Parker baseball jumps on Regents' miscues
Martin watched his Vikings battle back from a five-run deficit to earn a 9-7 Big Eight Conference win over Madison West at Riverside Park. Parker took advantage of four Regent errors to claim its second straight conference win.
“Anytime you get a win in our conference, it’s a good thing,” Martin said. “It wasn’t pretty, but it’s a win.
“I like the fact that we fought back and didn’t hang our heads. And Garrett (Morris) really gutted it out on the mound.”
Morris picked up the complete-game win. The senior righthander allowed six hits and only three earned runs. He struggled in the middle innings but was strong in the fifth, sixth and seventh.
“You’re not always going to have your best stuff out there, and that was the case with Garrett today,” Martin said. “But he kept battling and made pitches when he had to.
“The defense let him down a little bit when they scored five in the third, but he calmed down and was able to regain his composure.”
With the game tied at 1-1, the Regents (0-2, 0-2) took a 6-1 lead in the top of the third thanks to four unearned runs. Ryan Kell’s leadoff double keyed the rally.
Parker sliced the deficit in half with single runs in the third and fifth before exploding for six in the sixth. Kelly Silha reached on an error to lead off the inning and advanced to second on Tyler Teubert’s infield single.
After both runners advanced on a passed ball, Silha raced home on a wild pitch to make it 6-4. Teubert scored on Ian Larson’s RBI single before Morris ripped a two-run double to deep center to give Parker the lead for good.
The Vikings finished with seven hits and sprayed the ball all over the field. Martin credited the weather for the bats coming alive.
“We were finally able to get outside yesterday and work on some things,” Martin said. “That was really the first full practice we’ve had outdoors.
“Just being outside allows you to work on some things that you can’t do indoors. Hopefully, we can continue our winning ways.”
Parker is at Sun Prairie on Thursday.
PARKER 9, WEST 7
West (ab-h-r-rbi)—Lubansky, cf, 3-2-1-1; Mascitti, 2b, 3-1-0-0; Minkoff, 1b, 3-1-0-1; Kamp, 3b, 4-1-3-1; M. Horton, p-ss, 2-0-0-0; Dailey, 0-1-0-0; Annen, dh, 4-0-1-2; Westby, c, 0-0-0-0; Schumacher, lf, 2-0-0-0; Kell, ss, 3-1-1-0; J. Horton, rf, 3-0-0-0; Heneghan, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 27-7-6-5.
Parker (ab-r-h-rbi)—Larson, lf, 3-2-1-1; Scharenbroch, 3b, 4-0-1-0; Beyer, cf, 3-3-1-0; Meehan, 1b, 3-0-0-1; Morris, p, 3-0-2-3; Mauermann, cr, 0-0-0-0; Kobs, pr, 0-1-0-0; Koel, rf, 3-0-1-1; Silha, dh, 3-1-0-0; Hesser, c, 0-0-0-0; Teubert, ss, 3-1-1-0; McCann, 2b, 2-1-0-0. Totals: 27-9-7-6.
Madison West 105 000 1—7
Janesville Parker 101 016 x—9
E—West 4, Parker 2. LOB—West 5, Parker 8. SAC—M. Horton. SF—Minkoff, Meehan. SB—Lubansky 2, Larson, Scharenbroch, Beyer. 2B—Kamp, Kell, Beyer, Morris.