Having already defeated Pewaukee during the regular season, Shorewood's baseball team entered the Woodland Conference tournament knowing it was capable of knocking off the top-seeded Pirates.
The fourth and final seed into the field from the Woodland East hung with the Woodland West champions in a quarterfinal matchup July 5 at The Rock Sports Complex, but Shorewood couldn't muster up the offense to spring the upset in a 5-0 loss.
Shorewood then fell 4-1 to Whitnall in the consolation bracket July 6 before bouncing back for a 4-1 win over Greenfield. The Greyhounds closed the regular season with a 7-6 victory over Waukesha South to enter the playoffs with a 14-16 record.
Seeded ninth in its sectional, Shorewood was scheduled to play at eighth-seeded Whitefish Bay in a regional semifinal July 11.
The winner was to advance to play top-seeded West Bend West in a regional final July 12.
Patrick Tomfohrde and Ricky Glowe combined to shut out the Greyhounds, as the Pirates pulled their ace after three scoreless innings on 29 pitches to save him for the following day.
Aided by two walks, a balk and an error, Pewaukee scored three runs in the third inning. Another error helped the Pirates add two insurance runs in the fifth.
Chris Zak started and worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the Greyhounds. Jack Schill came on to allow four earned runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.
The Falcons scored three in the first and added another run in the second to take command early in a 4-1 win over the Greyhounds.
Joe Tilley held Shorewood to just one run on six hits in a complete game.
Aaron Eimers and Dayton Simenz each had two hits for the Greyhounds.
Benji Bussen started on the mound for Shorewood and was hit for four runs on 11 hits over five innings. Milo Bakos threw a scoreless sixth inning out of the bullpen.
Calvin Snyder helped Shorewood come out of the Woodland Conference tournament with a victory by holding Greenfield down in a 4-1 victory.
Snyder did not allow an earned run and surrendered just two hits with five walks and seven strikeouts in a complete-game effort.
He helped his own cause by connecting for a sacrifice fly in the first inning to give Shorewood a 1-0 lead. Simenz hit an RBI double and Snyder added another sacrifice fly to increase the lead to 3-0 in the third.
Greenfield scored an unearned run to pull to within 3-1 in the sixth, but an error by the Hustlin' Hawks allowed Shorewood to grab that run back in the seventh.
Eimers had two of Shorewood's five hits.
Shorewood built a 7-3 lead and held on for a 7-6 nonconference victory over Waukesha South on July 8.
Snyder was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Ben Grabowski collected two hits, including a home run. Eric Mueller finished 3-for-3 with an RBI and Zak drove in two runs.
Noah Dess started on the mound and allowed three runs over three innings. Bakos secured the win by tossing the final four innings, giving up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts.