Burlington’s Morgan Klein, shown pitching against Union Grove earlier this season, is one of the reasons the Demons are in first place in the Southern Lakes Conference. (Photo by Mike Ramczyk)

Two no-hitters, key victories highlight perfect week

 

By Mike Ramczyk

Correspondent

As a light rain sprinkled the Burlington High School varsity softball field Tuesday afternoon, the Demons were putting the finishing touches on another no-hit blowout.

Morgan Klein and Brianna Morris combined to fire the Demons’ second no-hitter of the week against Delavan-Darien in a 19-0 victory.

Burlington improved to 10-1 overall and remained perfect 9-0 in the Southern Lakes Conference.

The Demons are set for a first-place clash with fellow unbeaten Elkhorn (7-0 SLC) Tuesday in Elkhorn.

But for now, Burlington is riding high on a nine-game win streak, including wins last week over Westosha Central and Union Grove.

“Tonight’s combined no-hitter against DDHS was split evenly between Morgan and Brianna. These two combined for 6 strikeouts and no walks in 4 innings,” said Burlington coach Val Auseth Tuesday. “The girls are focused, game to game, and playing strong together right now. Our energy is high, we’re getting more and more quality at-bats and the camaraderie of this team is second to none.”

Klein slugged a home run and two RBIs, while Cheyanne Hammiller, Abby Alan and Morris each notched two hits and multiple RBIs.

Morris blasted a triple.

“We have some tough games ahead the next couple of weeks, which is exactly what we need heading into playoffs,” Auseth said. “I’m proud of the way this group of young athletes are working together and just loving the game.”

Burlington was scheduled to host Westosha Central, Auseth’s alma mater, on Thursday.

Burlington outscored its opponents 80-11 during the nine-game winning streak.

      To read the entire story see the May 20 edition of the Burlington Standard Press.