Brookfield Central defeated West Allis Central to end the week, snapping a six-game losing streak and getting their first Greater Metro Conference win.
Central is 2-9 overall and 1-4 in the GMC, and the first sign of some good pitching news came when Justin Stollberg, coming off a rehab program, pitched in relief against the Bulldogs.
Central opened the week with a 10-0 loss to the Hilltoppers on June 6, as the Lancers never recovered after a rocky start that saw Marquette score five times in the top of the first.
Central dropped another 10-0 decision, this time at Franklin on June 7, as singles by Joe Dubois and Michael Dragotta were the only hits from the Sabers.
Central's Adam Baade pitched four innings and allowed only two earned runs (five total) as the Lancers had three errors. He scattered eight hits, walked four and fanned one.
The Lancers dropped their sixth straight decision on June 9, losing a 12-7 thriller at Menomonee Falls.
After finding themselves down, 4-0, going into the bottom of the third, the Lancers came to life scoring four to answer, with senior captain Michael Hauser's two-run double highlighting the inning.
Central then took a 6-4 lead in the fourth as Cameron Below and Zach Heckman both scored. Senior lefty Justin Stollberg gave the Lancers a big lift on the mound, stifling a threat by Falls in the fifth with a bases-loaded strikeout.
Stollberg sailed through the sixth as well in his first appearance of the season after an extensive rehab throwing program. However, the Lancers allowed seven runs on only one hit in the seventh inning.
Hauser went 42/3 innings on the mound while he joined John Schneider and Below, and all had multiple-hit games.
West Allis Central
The Lancers snapped a six-game losing streak on Friday, June 10, crushing the Bulldogs, 17-5, at West Allis Central's Belich Athletic Fields.
Dubois worked five innings to get the win, as the Lancers outhit WAC, 13-6. Sehmer singled twice, tripled and drove in two runs; Hauser singled, tripled and drove in two runs; Schneider singled, doubled and drove in a run; and Adam Baade singled twice and scored twice.
The Bulldogs led, 4-0, before the Lancers scored seven runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth to take a 12-4 lead. Five more runs in the sixth ended the game early.