Joette Kassa threw five strong innings for the West Allis Central softball team in a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee Hamilton on March 23.

Kassa struck out six in those five innings, helping the Bulldogs win their season opener.

Arianna Brunner and Karley Vega each had one hit and drove in one run for Central, which was scheduled to begin its Greater Metro Conference season on March 28 against Sussex Hamilton.

The Bulldogs are slated to visit Brookfield East at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and take on Waukesha South at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Dorrow Field.