New Berlin Eisenhower just missed out on the fourth and final spot in the Woodland Conference tournament from the Woodland West, which left the Lions to compete in the consolation bracket.
The Lions dropped two of three at Breitlow Field in Wauwatosa, beating Brown Deer and losing to New Berlin West on July 5 and falling to South Milwaukee on July 6.
At 10-18 overall, Eisenhower earned the eighth seed in its sectional and was slated to host ninth-seeded New Berlin West in a regional contest July 11.
The winner of the rivalry game between the Lions and Vikings advanced to the regional final against top-seeded Oak Creek on July 12.
Eisenhower used a four-run fourth inning to earn a 6-5 win over Brown Deer on July 5.
Trailing 3-2, Tom Nowak and Jack Semanski drew one-out walks in the fourth. Mason Klafka followed with an RBI single to tie the game. After an error plated another run, Mike Baumann singled home a run. He would later score on a wild pitch to cap the inning with Eisenhower up 6-3.
Baumann and Matt Lalor each had a pair of hits.
Klafka started on the mound and allowed just one earned run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts over four innings. Jordan Powell did not allow an earned run on three hits with three strikeouts and a walk over three innings to earn the win.
New Berlin West
The Lions turned a 6-1 deficit into a one-run game but could not plate the tying run in a 6-5 loss to New Berlin West on July 5.
Nowak and Baumann each hit run-scoring singles in the fourth to bring Eisenhower to within 6-3.
Joey Scaffidi connected on a two-run home run in the fifth to make it 6-5, but the Lions did not threaten to tie the game over the final two innings, only collecting a single by Bryce Wesling in the seventh.
Nowak finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Scaffidi drove in two runs and Wesling was 2-for-4.
Nate Clark took the loss by giving up five earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. Baumann came on to give up just one run over the final 5 1/3 innings.
An early lead and a late comeback attempt couldn't help Eisenhower overcome a stretch of rough middle innings in a 9-7 loss to South Milwaukee on July 6.
The Lions led 2-0 after three innings before the Rockets scored five in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. Eisenhower answered with a pair in the fifth but South Milwaukee plated three in the sixth and one more in the seventh.
Eisenhower scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh but its comeback attempt fell short.
Clark had two hits and three RBIs. Lalor, Dylan Karvala and Jack Angiolo each were 2-for-4.
Jack Osielski was hit with the loss despite allowing just one earned run over 3 2/3 innings. Dylan Smith gave up two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings and Mark Shields allowed an unearned run in one inning of work.