— Janesville Craig's softball team earned its second Big Eight Conference doubleheader split of the week Thursday.

The Cougars lost to Middleton, 6-1 in game one, before rolling to an 11-0 win in five innings in game two.

Craig (4-6, 3-4) banged out 16 hits in game two, including four doubles in a six-run third inning.

"That's as well as we've swung the bats all year," Craig coach Dan Bayreuther said of game two.

"But I'm tired of the ‘splitsvilles' and I told the team that afterward. We're better than that. We have to come ready to play from the start."

Alison Hughes had three hits for Craig in game two, while Molly Osiecki had three RBI.

Craig plays crosstown rival Janesville Parker in a doubleheader Tuesday.

(Game one)


Middleton 000 122 2—7 12 0

Janesville Craig 100 000 0—1 4 0

Stormer and Karn; Loveland and Holford.

Leading hitters—Raffel (M) 2x4, Ballweg (M) 2x4, Henke (M) 2x4, Karn (M) 2x4, Fermanich (M) 2x2. 2B—Henke (M).

SO—Stormer (M) 3, Loveland (JC) 2. BB—Loveland 3.

(Game two)


Janesville Craig 206 21—11 16 0

Middleton 000 00—0 5 2

Milam, Loveland (5) and Holford; Brown, Stormer (3) Robson.

Leading hitters—Hughes (JC) 3x4, Grall (JC) 2x4, Holford (JC) 2x3, Loveland (JC) 2x3, Osiecki (JC) 2x3, Hackett (JC) 2x3. 2B—Ballweg (M), Hughes (JC), Grall (JC), Holford (JC), Loveland (JC), Osiecki (JC) 2.

SO—Milam (JC) 1, Brown (M) 1, Stormer (M) 3. BB—Milam 3.

-- Sun Prairie 15, Parker 0 (3)—The Cardinals shut out the Vikings in a Big Eight Conference game behind 17 hits.

Parker (3-4, 3-2) managed only one hit.

"Not a good day for us," Parker coach Jenni Seisser said. "Our defense was good, but they hit the ball hard and found the holes.

"This was one of those games you just forget about and move on."

Parker plays at Verona on Monday.


Janesville Parker 000—0 1 0

Sun Prairie 456—15 17 0

E. Muehlenkamp, Homan (3) and Coles; Hoppman and Holmes.

Leading hitters—Huemmer (SP) 3x3, Peterson (SP) 3x3, Hoppman (SP) 3x3, Hoffmann (SP) 2x3, Dammen (SP) 3x3, Betthauser (SP) 2x2. 2B_Huemmer (SP), Peterson (SP) 2, Hoppman (SP) 2, Dammen (SP). 3B—Huemmer (SP), Holmes (SP). HR—Hoppman (SP).

SO—Hoppman (SP) 6. BB—Homan 1.

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