The St. Joseph baseball team hammered out 16 hits and cruised to a 9-3 Metro Classic Conference victory over Shoreland Lutheran on Thursday in Somers.
Matt Hill went 4-for-4 with a walk and Tim Berry added three hits, including two doubles, for St. Joseph.
Andrew Setter earned the win with a complete game for the Lancers, who improved to 12-5 and 8-2. The Pacers fell to 7-9 and 7-7.
“I feel good about the team right now,” St. Joseph coach Joe Gricar said. “The players brought the energy and inspired each other. When our hitting is on point, we will be a difficult team to beat.”
Shoreland statistics weren’t provided to the Kenosha News prior to press time.
Central 5, Delavan-Darien 0
Dylan Anderson pitched a two-hitter in the Falcons’ Southern Lakes Conference win over the host Comets (4-16, 1-13).
Anderson struck out eight and walked one over seven innings.
“Dylan was outstanding tonight,” Central coach Jacob Morman said. “He had great tempo from the start and had all his pitches working. We can always count on Dylan to give us a chance to win when he’s on the mound. He comes prepared, he’s focused, and he gets the job done.”
The Falcons (8-12, 6-8) did all of their damage early with two runs in the first inning and three more in the third.
Tyler Horton (stolen base) and Alex Salerno led Central’s offense with two hits and two runs apiece. Austin Glidden delivered the game’s big hit with a two-run double, stole a base and scored a run.
“It was good to see Austin come up with the two-run double,” Morman said. “Getting him locked in at the plate will be big for us as we enter the stretch run.”
Indian Trail 11, Racine Horlick 1, 5 inning
The Hawks celebrated Senior Day with a dominant performance against the visiting Rebels (2-14, 2-11).
Indian Trail (15-7, 7-6) took control of the game with six runs in the second inning, two in the third and three more in the fourth.
“We had a great Senior Day with all of our seniors contributing today,” Indian Trail coach Matt Bradley said. “They have been awesome for us all year and I’m very proud of them. The team was very efficient and made sure we ended things in five, and hopefully this carries over at Tremper tomorrow.”
Lizzie Barber hit her first home run of the season and doubled for the Hawks. Anna Vignali added two hits, including a two-run homer, and three RBI. Abby Wierzbicki and McKenzie Lamos each went 2-for-3 with a RBI.
Morgan Fuhrer beat the Rebels for the second time this week, allowing a run and four hits while striking out seven over five innings.
Central 1, Delavan-Darien 0
The Falcons (6-5-1, 4-3-1) opened the Southern Lakes Conference tournament with a shutout win over the Comets (2-10-5, 0-6-2) at Paddock Lake.
Megan Zeller scored the game’s lone goal off an assist from Jordan Dahlberg. Goalkeeper Kelsey Gross made seven saves to earn the victory.
“Altogether, defensively we worked as a team and MacKenzie Fricke controlled the middle,” Central coach Vlatko Minic said. “It was a great team win.”
St. Joseph 6, Burlington Catholic Central 3
The Lancers roared back from a 3-1 deficit with five unanswered goals in a Metro Conference Classic win over the Hilltoppers (5-3-2, 2-3-1).
“We played, or tried to play, a new formation in the first half,” said St. Joseph coach Gina Alia, whose team faced a 3-2 halftime deficit. “We didn’t execute it well and it showed. In the second half, we switched things up and our play and comfort level improved at all levels of the field.
“A 4-0 second half after a poor first half speaks to the true capability of this team. While we don’t like to self-inflict adversity, the girls responded well and that should help us moving forward.”
Martina Harrington led the Lancers (10-3, 5-0) with a pair of second-half goals. Arianna Bosco and Elizabeth Alia each added a goal and an assist.
Junior Katie Hamm had a successful return from off-season knee surgery with a goal, while Maggie Del Fava (goal) and Elizabeth Russert (assist) also contributed to the Lancers’ attack.
Lake Country Lutheran 7, Christian Life 0
The Eagles fell behind, 3-0, at halftime and couldn’t recover in the Midwest Classic Conference loss Wednesday night.
Christian Life goalie Abby Joseph had 12 saves. Coach Alan Krass also cited the play of midfielder’s Chloe Yonkee and Naomi Driver.
Scott Koker and Dan Truttschel