Parker baseball team knocks off top-ranked Middleton

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Gazette Staff
April 30, 2008

Big Eight baseball


Middleton 6 1

Madison Memorial 5 3

Madison East 4 3

Janesville Parker 4 4

Beloit Memorial 4 4

Madison La Follette 4 4

Sun Prairie 4 4

Janesville Craig 2 5

Madison West 0 5


Janesville Parker 11, Middleton 9

Madison Memorial 4, Janesville Craig 3

Beloit Memorial 3, Madison East 2

Sun Prairie 2, Madison La Follette 0


Middleton at Janesville Craig


(11 a.m. doubleheaders)

Beloit Memorial at Janesville Craig

Janesville Parker at Madison Memorial

Middleton at Sun Prairie

Madison West at Madison East


Middleton High’s top-ranked baseball team played giveaway Tuesday afternoon, and Janesville Parker was more than happy to accept.

Parker High took advantage of six Cardinal errors to score nine unearned runs en route to an 11-9 Big Eight Conference victory.

The visiting Vikings (4-5, 4-4) jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the third inning, but they needed three runs in the sixth to secure the win over the previously unbeaten Cardinals (8-1, 6-1).

“Anytime you can beat the No. 1 team in the state, it’s a big win,” Parker coach Brian Martin said. “Yeah, they gave us some gifts, but we were able to take advantage of them. That hasn’t always been the case this season.

“And I can’t say enough about Garrett Morris. He really gutted it out for us today on the mound. He didn’t get frustrated, and he made some really big pitches when he had to.”

Parker’s 1-2 hitters, Matt Beyer and B.J. Scharenbroch, scored three runs apiece. No. 9 batter Ian Larson had three hits for the Vikings, while Morris had two hits and drove in two runs.

Trailing 7-0, Middleton tied the game with three runs in the third and four in the fourth. The Vikings took the lead for good with three in the sixth.

“There were a few heads down in our dugout after Middleton tied the game,” Martin said. “But instead of doubting ourselves, we went out and got three runs in the sixth. That was huge.”

Morris picked up the complete-game victory. The senior righthander allowed nine earned runs, but he had no walks and struck out four.

Parker is at Madison Memorial in a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.


Parker (ab-r-h-rbi)—Beyer, 2b, 3-3-0-0; Scharenbroch, 2b, 4-3-1-2; Morris, p, 4-0-2-2; Koning, cr, 0-1-0-0; Meehan, 1b, 4-1-0-0; Jacobson, ss, 3-0-2-2; Koel, 4-1-0-0; Silha, c, 3-0-2-1; McCann, cr, 0-1-0-0; Teubert, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Mauermann, ph, 1-0-0-0; Larson, rf, 4-1-3-1. Totals: 33-11-10-8.

Middleton (ab-r-h-rbi)—Bragga, 3b, 4-2-4-1; Layton, cf, 4-2-1-2; Adler, ss-p, 4-2-2-1; Drunasky, dh, 3-0-2-2; Heise, p, 0-0-0-0; Lochner, rf-ss, 3-0-2-0; Martin, 2b, 2-0-0-0; Novinsky, 2b, 2-0-0-0; Ripp, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Mathias, ph, 1-0-0-0; Diebold, c, 3-0-1-0; Wright, cr-ph, 1-1-0-0; Ziegler, lf, 3-1-2-0; Tiedt, pr, 0-1-0-0. Totals: 33-9-13-6.

Janesville Parker 331 003 1—11

Middleton 003 402 0—9

E—Parker 3, Middleton 6. LOB—Parker 7, Middleton 6. SAC—Scharenbroch. SF—Jacobson, Drunasky, Lochner. SB—Beyer, Scharenbroch, Larson, Bragga. 2B—Silha, Layton, Drunasky.


Janesville Parker

Morris (W) 7 13 9 9 0 4


Heise (L) 5 2/3 8 9 1 2 6

Adler 1 1/3 2 2 1 1 2

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