Parker, Craig have tough day
Johnson threw a no-hitter in the 6-0 first-game victory, then limited Parker High to four hits in the second game as the league-leading Spartans improved to 8-0 in the Big Eight and 10-0 overall.
“She can hit the outside corner, and we couldn’t do anything with her,” said Parker coach Dyann Riley.
The Vikings committed seven errors in the first game.
“We did make some outstanding plays defensively in both games, but you can’t win with zeros,” Riley said.
Parker, 4-5 in conference and 5-6 overall, plays at Middleton on Tuesday.
MEMORIAL 6, PARKER 0
Madison Memorial 001 300 2—6 6 3
Janesville Parker 000 000 0—0 0 7
Johnson and Selbach; Tracey and Kluge.
Leading hitters—Marquardt-Davis (MM) 2x4.
SO—Johnson (MM) 4, Tracey (JP) 5. BB—Tracey 3.
MEMORIAL 8, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 000 000 0—0 4 2
Madison Memorial 320 300 x—8 12 2
Koebler and Kluge; Johnson and Selbach.
Leading hitters—Umberger (MM) 2x3, Johnson (MM) 2x4, Selbach (MM) 3x4, Graf (MM) 2x3. 2B—Umberger (MM), Koykkar (MM). 3B—Buckingham (MM), Graf (MM).
SO—Koebler (JP) 4, Johnson (MM) 5. BB—Koebler 4, Johnson 1.
n Beloit sweeps Craig—Ali Goecks struck out 14 batters to help lead Beloit Memorial to a doublheader sweep over Janesville Craig in Big Eight Conference softball action Saturday at Dawson Field.
The Purple Knights won the first game, 9-7, and Goecks held the Cougars in check in game two in a 2-1 Beloit win.
Craig (6-6, 4-5) got a leadoff triple from Anna Fagerli in the top of the seventh of game two, but Goecks struck out the next three batters to preserve the victory.
“Goecks threw a little bit harder than the pitcher we saw the first game, but I thought we might get to her later in the game,” Craig coach Dan Bayreuther said. “We just couldn’t get a big hit at the end.
“Overall, I give both teams credit. It was cold and as windy as I think I’ve ever seen it down her. Considering the conditions, they were still two pretty exciting games. Beloit just got the best of us today.”
Fagerli was the hitting star for the Cougars. The senior went 4-for-4 in game one, and her triple was only one of three Craig hits in game two.
Craig will be at unbeaten Madison Memorial (10-0, 8-0) on Tuesday
BELOIT 9, CRAIG 7
Beloit Memorial 300 060 0—9 12 4
Janesville Craig 020 221 0—7 12 1
Culver and Masterson; Whittaker, Freeman (5) and Cassady.
Leading hitters—Culver (B) 2x4, Winterland (B) 2x4, Walters (B) 2x4, Kinzer (B) 3x4, Cassady (C) 2x4, Fagerli (C) 4x4. 2B—Culver (B), Mortensen (C). 3B—Walters (B), Cassady (C).
SO—Culver (B) 6, Whittaker (C) 4, Freeman (C) 1. BB—Culver 3, Whittaker 5, Freeman 1.
BELOIT 2, CRAIG 1
Janesville Craig 000 001 0—1 3 1
Beloit Memorial 010 100 x—2 5 2
M. Smith and Cassady, Geiger (5); Goecks and Masterson.
Leading hitter—Walters (B) 2x3. 2B—Smith (B), Masterson (B). 3B—Fagerli (C).
SO—M. Smith (C) 4, Goecks (B) 14. BB—Goecks 1.