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High school baseball: Cougars pound Middleton Cardinals

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Gazette staff
May 9, 2014

MIDDLETON—Chase Nyborg got Janesville Craig’s baseball team back on the winning track Friday.

The sophomore left-hander pitched a complete game five-hitter to lead the Cougars to a 10-1 Big Eight Conference win over Middleton.

Craig (10-4, 6-4), which was coming off a 6-4 loss to Madison West on Thursday, went scoreless through the first five innings before scoring 10 runs in its last two at-bats.

Nyborg stymied Middleton’s hitters by striking out four and allowing only one walk.

“Chase was outstanding on the hill tonight,” Craig coach Vic Herbst said. “He pitched a complete game and threw only 88 pitches, which is very efficient.

“Offensively, we took advantage of 10 walks and some errors to finally put some runs on the board. It was a good win after a tough loss against West.”

Craig took a 4-0 lead in the sixth thanks to four walks and two Middleton errors.

The Cougars made it 10-1 in the seventh, including RBI singles from Charlie Platts and Nick Blomgren.

“Middleton couldn’t find the strike zone the last couple of innings,” Herbst said. “And the way Chase was throwing, we didn’t need a lot of runs.”

Craig hosts Verona at Riverside Park at 11 a.m. today.

CRAIG 10, MIDDLETON 1

Craig (ab-r-h-rbi)—Olson, cf, 2-1-1-1; Cox, 2b, 4-1-0-1; Blomgren, c, 3-0-1-1; Filter, lf-cr, 0-1-0-0; Brandt, 1b, 4-1-1-0; Graham, ss, 4-2-1-0; Marro, dh, 3-0-0-0; Christianson, rf, 0-0-0-0; Nyborg, p, 1-0-0-1; Kindelsberger, 0-2-0-0; Faust, 3b, 2-1-0-1; Platts, lf, 4-1-1-1. Totals: 27-10-5-6.

Middleton (ab-r-h-rbi)—Keeler, c, 3-0-1-0; Kasdorf, 3b, 3-0-1-0; Elliott, 1b, 3-0-0-1; Miller, dh, 3-0-0-0; Monreal, ss, 0-0-0-0; Tanin, rf, 3-0-1-0; Schafer, 2b, 3-0-1-0; Holley, lf, 2-0-0-0; Beyer, lf, 0-0-0-0; Ash, p, 0-0-0-0; Schonfeldt, p, 1-0-0-0; Maly, p, 2-0-0-0; Leuck, cf, 2-1-1-0. Totals: 25-1-5-1.

Janesville Craig     000     004     6—10

Middleton              000     001     0—1

E—Middleton 3. LOB—Craig 10, Middleton 4. DP—Middleton. SAC—Faust, Brandt. SB—Olson 2, Graham, Filter.

                          IP     H     R    ER   BB  SO

Craig

Nyborg (W)        7       5     1     1     1     4

Middleton

Maly               5 1/3     1     1     1     4     3

Schafer (L)         0       0     3     2     2     0

Ash                1 1/3     3     5     3     3     1

Schoenfeldt     1/3      1     1     0     1     0



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