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Big Eight baseball: Parker alone in first after Saturday win

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Gazette staff
April 19, 2014

MADISON—Janesville Parker is sitting on top of the Big Eight Conference baseball standings by itself.

The Vikings continued their impressive start to the season with a 4-1 victory at Madison East on Saturday.

The victory, combined with Sun Prairie's 3-2 loss at home to La Follette, sent the Vikings to the top of the standings with the lone undefeated record at 4-0.

Parker scored all of its runs in the fifth inning and rode the complete-game pitching of Darin Brewster in going 5-1 on the season.

The four-run fifth broke up a scoreless tie. Cullen Osmond got the inning going with a one-out double. Zach Bailey got Osmond home with another double. Logan Coulter kept the extra-base parade going with an RBI triple.

Will Theisen delivered an RBI single to score Coulter. Theisen stole second and went to third on a passed ball. Brennan Olin completed the inning with a sacrifice fly to score Theisen.

That was all Brewster needed. The senior right-hander allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out seven.

“That was very nice to see,” Parker coach Brian Martin said. “He struggled a bit in his first couple of times out, so it was big for him.”

The Vikings are playing well in all parts of the game, as their first-place status shows.

“Even though we had three errors, defensively we've been playing pretty good,” Martin said. “We had a double play that bailed us out of one of our errors. Our pitching as been great.”

The Vikings play at Beloit Memorial on Monday starting at 5 p.m.

PARKER 4, EAST 1

Parker (ab-r-h-rbi)—Cu. Osmond, cf, 4-1-1-0; Bailey, ss, 4-1-1-1; Coulter, lf, 2-1-1-1; Theisen, c, 3-1-2-1; Olin, 3b, 2-0-0-1; Brewster, p, 3-0-1-0; Welch, cr, 0-0-0-0; Powers, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Benway, dh, 1-0-0-0; Gruenwald, 2b, 0-0-0-0; Con. Osmond, rf, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 25-4-6-4.

East (ab-r-h-rbi)—Cratic, cf-p, 3-0-1-0; Schwendemon, ss,-p, 2-0-0-0; Tomony, dh, 3-0-0-0; Scfarbi, 2b, 0-0-0-0; D. Baggot, 1b, 3-1-1-0; Zilm, p-c, 2-0-1-0; Schlichting, lf, 3-0-1-1; Graham, c, 2-0-0-0; Harnack, ph, 1-0-0-0; Thompson, rf, 3-0-0-0; S. Baggot, 3b, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 24-1-4-1.

Parker                000     040     0—4

Madison East     000     000     1—1

E—Parker 3, East 0. LOB—Parker 8, East 4. DP—Parker 1. 2B—Cu. Osmond, Bailey. 3B—Coulter. SF—Olin. Sac—Schwendemon. SB—Theisen 2, Schwendemon.

Parker                  IP     H    R    ER    BB   SO

Brewster (W)        7     4     1     0     1     7

East

Zilm                      3     1     0     0     3     4

Cratic (L)              2     5     4     4     0     0

Schwendemon     2     0     0     0     3     1



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