Errors cost Craig against Madison West
MADISON--Two throwing errors in the sixth inning ruined a fine pitching effort by Janesville Craig and sent Madison West to a 6-2 home victory over in a Big Eight Conference baseball game Thursday.
The loss dropped the Cougars to 5-4 in the Big Eight and 9-4 overall.
The game was scoreless until the sixth.
Craig's McCauley Cox led off the top of the inning with a double. He went to third on a wild pitch, and Craig catcher Nick Blomgren walked.
West pitcher Simon Rosenblum-Larson then faked a throw to third and then threw the ball down the right-field line attempting to catch pinch runner Justin Filter. Cox scored, and Filter went to third.
Filter then scored on a wild pitch.
West responded with a six-run bottom of the inning, with two throwing errors allowing four of the runs to score.
Alex Faust went the first five innings before Connor Perkins came in during the sixth.
“Our pitchers threw too good to get this result,” Craig coach Vic Herbst said. “We've got to do better defensively.”
Rosenblum-Larson allowed three hits and struck out eight.
“We did not get very good swings against him,” Herbst said. “We took very defensive swings.”
The Cougars are at Middleton today.