A tough first half of the season continued last week for the New Berlin Eisenhower baseball team, as the Lions dropped four games to run their losing streak to six.
Eisenhower began the week with a pair of losses to Pewaukee before falling to Cudahy and West Bend West to fall to 3-12 overall and 2-8 in the Woodland West.
Pewaukee features two of the top pitchers in the area, something Eisenhower experienced first-hand in a two-game series with the Pirates.
The Lions ran into Patrick Tomfohrde in a 3-1 loss on June 12 and Carl Renz in a 4-0 defeat on June 13.
Eisenhower scored an unearned run in the first inning against Tomfohrde but that's all it could muster, as the right-hander struck out 12 and allowed just four hits over 6 2/3 innings before WIAA pitch count rules forced him from the game. Ricky Glowe came on to record the final out.
Bryce Wesling went 2-for-3 at the plate and also kept the Lions in the game on the mound, striking out six and allowing three earned run over 5 2/3 innings. Dylan Smith replaced Wesling and got the third out of the sixth inning.
Renz struck out 12 in a three-hit shutout of Eisenhower.
Joey Scaffidi kept the Pirates off the scoreboard until the fifth when Pewaukee broke through for a run. The right-hander gave up three earned runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings before giving way to Smith.
A triple by Scaffidi was Eisenhower's lone hit in a 13-0 loss to Cudahy on June 15.
Matt Baumann walked three over three innings and Mason Klefka tossed two innings without a walk or a strikeout.
Cudahy went up 4-0 in the first inning, scored twice in the third and put the game away by run rule with a seven-run fourth.
West Bend West
Eisenhower ended last week with a 9-2 nonconference loss to West Bend West on June 16.
The Spartans are the top-ranked team in the state and improved to 16-0 with the win.