After posting three victories against Brown Deer and Wauwatosa West last week, the Whitnall baseball team stumbled a bit in a doubleheader against Pius XI on June 18.
The Falcons routed Brown Deer twice, 18-2 on June 14 and 10-1 on June 13. In the June 14 game, JT Reed was 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and four runs batted in; Jayvin Redieske 3-for-5 with three RBIs; and Dillon Peters 2-for-2. Those three players also combined to score eight runs.
Joe Tilley picked up the victory in five innings, surrendering just one hit.
In the earlier contest, Ed Trensch was the winning pitcher, working seven innings and allowing two hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks.
Peters went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs; Tilley 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs; Reed 2-for-3 with a triple and RBI; and Andrew Mixon 1-for-4 with three runs scored. Reed and Mixon also stole bases.
Whitnall then blanked Wauwatosa West, 7-0, on June 16 behind a four-hitter by Redieske, who struck out six and walked three. Mixon had two hits for the Falcons.
Those victories boosted Whitnall to 6-4 in the Woodland Conference.
The Falcons then met Pius XI in two nonconference games on June 18 at Wisconsin Dells and lost twice, 6-5 in eight innings and 5-1.
In game one, Ty Greco went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Brian Sullivan 2-for-4 with an RBI and Reed 2-for-5. In the nightcap, Mixon had two of his team's four hits.
Whitnall, which was 7-6 overall coming into this week, meets Pius XI in a conference game at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at home.
The Falcons play Shorewood at 5 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Henry Aaron Field and then take on the Greyhounds again at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at home.
They close out regular-season Woodland action at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at New Berlin Eisenhower.