C.J. Koehler used his pitching arm and bat to lead the Grafton Black Hawks past host West Bend East, 4-1, in a North Shore Conference baseball game Monday.
The senior right-hander struck out two and walked three in a complete-game effort, as Grafton improved to 2-4 in NSC play.
The Hawks built a 2-0 lead by scoring in the first and fourth innings. After East (3-3) pulled within 2-1 in the sixth, Grafton added a pair of insurance runs in the seventh.
At the plate, Koehler went 3-for-3 to lead his team, which had 10 hits. The Hawks also got a 2-for-3 effort from Ryan Donahue, who drove in a run.
In another North Shore game Monday, Port Washington lost to Cedarburg, 15-3.
Cedarburg scored in five innings, including five-run outbursts in the second and fifth, and never trailed.
Host Port pulled within 7-3 after four innings but couldn’t keep pace with the Bulldogs, who pounded out 15 hits.
Alex Nuelk led Cedarburg with a 4-for-5 effort and two RBI. Nick Boehnlein was 2-for-5 with five RBI, including a three-run homer in the second.
Nick Godersky pitched the first four innings for the Pirates and took the loss. He led his team offensively by going 2-for-3 and scoring twice.
Taylor Piel pitched a complete game for the win, scattering nine hits. He struck out 10 and walked one.
Cedarburg improved to 2-2 in league play. Port fell to 1-4.
In Central Lakeshore Conference play Monday, Ozaukee blanked Oostburg, 15-0, in a game called after six innings.
The Warriors pulled away by scoring five runs in the fourth and seven in the sixth.
Ozaukee’s 11-hit attack was led by Zach Beck, who went 3-for-5. Jim d’Angelo, Nick Dupey and Alex Janke each had two hits.
The Warriors improved to 4-2 in the conference. Oostburg fell to 1-4.
Also on Monday, Cedar Grove-Belgium was edged by host Plymouth, 7-6, in a nonconference game.
The Panthers scored the winning run on a throwing error after Cedar Grove-Belgium rallied from a 6-2 deficit.
Kyle Kirst and Max Strehlow were each 2-for-3 for the Rockets, and Josh Ruppel was 2-for-4.