Arrowhead Baseball team falls to Waunakee and splits with KM

Jake Kellerman, Reporter

On Monday, April 15, the Arrowhead Varsity Baseball Team traveled to Waunakee High School to play a non-conference matchup. The Warhawks feel short of Waunakee 6-4.

The Warhawks were ranked as number 13 in the state by Wisconsin Baseball Central whereas the defending state champs, Waunakee were rank first.

On the bump for the Warhawks was senior pitcher Davis Zeutzius, Arrowhead’s ace. Zeutzius threw 5.2 innings, he had 102 pitches, 68.6 percent of them strikes. Zeutzius gave up six hits six runs (four of them earned), six strikeouts and two walks.

After Zeutzius threw his 5.2 innings, junior Adam Polczynski came into to throw the last third of an inning. Polczynski had five pitches and came up with a strikeout.

Fielding for the Warhawks was a factor in the loss. Arrowhead had six fielding errors. Senior second basemen Joey Bartolone had two errors, senior center fielder Nic Wohlfiel, freshmen catcher Charlie Jarvis, junior left fielder Tyler Loebel, and Zeutzius all had one. Those errors created two earned runs for Waunakee.

“It obviously wasn’t the outcome that we wanted, but to only lose to the best team in the state by two runs is going to go along way for this team,” said Zeutzius.  

On Tuesday, April 16th, the Lazers of Kettle Moraine came to Arrowhead’s O’Driscoll field to face off against the Warhawks. The game started at 5:00 pm due to the JV team’s playing on the varsity field beforehand.

Starting on the hill for the Warhawks was Junior Carter Endisch who threw for two-thirds of an inning due to giving up three runs on two hits from Kettle Moraine. Endisch had one strikeout, threw 33 pitches, and hit three batters.

Coming in for relief was Junior Mac Crawley. Crawley threw for four and one-third of the game. Crawley had 91 total pitches, six strikeouts, three walks, and gave up one earned run. 59.3% of Crawley’s were strikes.

“I feel pretty good about how I pitched. I really did not expect to pitch at all that game but I felt like it was one of my best outings,” said Crawley.  

The Warhawks won that game 7-6. Senior Luke Scraufnagel led the team to the victory with three runs batted in. Senior Tyler lamack, Bartalone, and Wohlfiel all pitched in a run batted in themselves.  

Due to poor field conditions at Kettle Moraine, the second game was also held at Arrowhead’s O’Driscoll Field. The game was held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 18th. Kettle Moraine was the home team.

Arrowhead had the early lead up four to nothing through the first three innings. junior JJ Smerz started on the bump for the Warhawks. Smerz pitched three and one-third innings giving up two hits and zero walks.

Junior Tyler Loebel came into pitch after Smerz. Loebel gave up one hit in two and one-third innings. In the time he pitched, the Warhawks gave up two unearned runs due to three team errors.

Schraufnagel came in to get the save for the Warhawks but failed due to a walk, a hit, and two errors. Kettle Moraine won the game because of a walk-off RBI error from Junior third baseman Caleb Lorbecki.

Kettle Moraine took the game 6-5.