Arrowhead Varsity Baseball Wins Three, Drops One

Jake Kellerman, Reporter

The Arrowhead Varsity baseball team won three straight games over the weekend. They then lost the conference matchup against Muskego on Tuesday. The first game of the three-game win streak was against Westosha. The following two wins were against Menomonee Falls.     

In the first game against Westosha, Arrowhead won 14-4. On the mound pitching for the Warhawks was Senior Luke Schruafnagel. Schruafnagel threw four innings with a total of 71 pitches, 70.4 percent of them being strikes.

Schruafnagel gave up four hits, and three earned runs.

Junior JJ Smerz pitched after the first four innings and threw 25 pitches. Smerz threw for two innings, throwing 60 percent strikes, giving up only one hit. Smerz had one strikeout.

The Warhawks won that game thanks to their hitting. The team brought in a total of 13 hits, led by junior outfielder Adam Polczynski who collected three hits. Senior first baseman Tyler Lamack led the team in runs batted in with three.

The game ended with a walk-off double to run-rule Westosha with having 10 more runs than the opponent after five innings. The walk-off double came off the bat from senior outfielder Jacob Boray.

The game was played on Friday, April 5th, at Arrowhead’s O’Driscoll Field.

On Saturday, April 6th, the Warhawks hosted Menomonee Falls for a doubleheader at O’Driscoll Field. The Warhawks took both games, 4-2, and 12-2.

Pitching for the Warhawks the first game was senior Davis Zeutzius throwing for three innings, with one hit, zero earned runs, and five strikeouts.

In the fourth inning, Junior Tyler Loebel came into to pitch for three innings. He gave up three hits, one earned run, with zero strikeouts. Closing the game for the Warhawks was Junior Mac Crawley, who threw 20 pitches, had one strikeout and zero walks.

The Warhawks had a total of seven hits. Two of those hits were home runs from senior center fielder Nic Wohlfiel. He led the team with three runs batted in. Schruafnagel had the remaining RBI.

In the following matchup against the Falls, the Warhawks made quick work. The Warhawks won in five innings off a run-rule winning 12-2. Schruafnagel brought in five of the 12 runs across the plate.

Crawley started the game pitching throwing 3.1 innings only giving up two hits. Senior Raymond Ripplinger came in to throw the remaining 2.2 innings ending with three strikeouts.           

Tuesday, April 9th, the Warhawks traveled to Muskego High School to play in a conference match-up against Muskego. Muskego won 7-3 having four hits and no earned runs.

“It was a bad game. I would say there were some questionable calls. I personally feel like we just weren’t playing at our best, all the pitchers including myself struggled, but I do feel that we will fix what wasn’t working and that will not happen again,” says Zeutzius.

The Warhawks were scheduled to play their second game against Muskego Thursday, April 11th, but due to snow and poor field conditions, the game was canceled. The Warhawks next game will be against Waunakee, at Waunakee, on Monday, April 15th.

“There is nothing more than I want in the world to beat Waunakee. They beat us in the state title game last year, and I have been waiting to get my revenge ever since it will be a test, but I simply think that we just want to win it more,” says Lamack.