The Demons come into state with a gaudy .384 team batting average, including five players with averages over .400. Bryan Sturdevant is batting .495 with 47 hits and 37 runs scored.
Craig juniors Evan Spry and Jack Blomgren and sophomore Jacob Campbell play for a Hitters Baseball Academy traveling team out of Kenosha with Burlington's Jacob Lindemann and Zach Campbell.
With seven key seniors gone from last year's team and nearly everyone on the roster playing a new or increased role, these Cougars are out to forge their own championship identity.
The Cougars knocked off Janesville Parker 11-1 and Verona 2-0 at the WIAA Division 1 Beloit Sectional on Tuesday and earned a chance at defending their state championship next week in Grand Chute
Janesville Craig's baseball team is one win away from returning to the WIAA state tournament.
The pressure was on Janesville Craig to make a second straight appearance at the state baseball tournament, and it calmly marched to a 26-2 record, including hanging on during a tight seventh inning in the sectional final.
Craig defeated Verona 2-0 in the sectional final game held at Pohlman Field in Beloit.
Edgerton sophomore Ashlyn Oren wrapped up her weekend at the WIAA Division 2 track and field meet at UW-La Crosse on Saturday by running a leg for the Crimson Tide's state runner-up 400-meter relay team. She medaled—finishing sixth or better in the state—three times on the weekend and now has five for her career.
Jenna Brandt, Kayla Kaufman and Hannah Halverson made first-team all conference, while Cougars coach Dan Bayreuther was named coach of the year.
A recap of the first night of the WIAA girls soccer tournament on Thursday, June 3