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Craig baseball team collects sweep

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Gazette Staff
May 9, 2008
— Janesville Craig is knocking on the door of the elusive .500 mark in Big Eight Conference baseball.

Craig High carried over the momentum from Tuesday’s hard-hitting 9-6 victory over Janesville Parker to sweep last-place Madison West, 6-5 and 2-1, in a doubleheader here Thursday and climb to 6-7 in the conference.


Senior right-hander Trevor Foss, the fourth Craig pitcher, sealed the deal in Game 1 by pitching two scoreless innings. Foss then started the second game, but junior right-hander Brett Fredricks came on in the second and pitched three-hit, shutout ball through the final six innings.


Junior first baseman Dylan Grall had a double, home run and four RBIs for Craig to highlight the first-game victory.


After jumping off to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opener, Craig came from behind twice. The Cougars tied it at 4-4 in the bottom of the second after West scored four runs in the top of the inning. Craig went ahead to stay in a two-run sixth that wiped out the Regents’ 5-4 edge.


Ben Yaucher, Craig’s starting pitcher, finished with three of the Cougars’ nine hits and had an RBI. Senior catcher Kaleb Eichman had Craig’s other RBI.


Grall completed a six RBI day with a two-run double in the first inning of the second game. That was all the Cougars needed, as Fredricks shut down the Regents (0-10) after they got one run off Foss in the bottom of the first inning.


(First Game)


CRAIG 6, WEST 5


West (ab-r-h-rbi)—Daly, c, 0-0-0-0; Lubarsky, cf, 4-0-1-1; Mascitti, 2b, 2-0-1-1; Minkoff, p, 4-1-1-0; Kamp, dh, 4-2-1-0; Annen, 1b, 3-0-2-1; M. Horton, ss, 1-1-0-0; Schumacher, lf, 2-1-0-0; J. Horton, 3b, 3-0-1-1-; Kell, rf, 2-1-0-0; Heneghan, p, 1-0-0-0. Totals: 25-5-8-4.


Craig (ab-r-h-rbi)—Weber, lf, 0-0-0-0; Foss, p, 0-0-0-0; Bayreuther, ss, 3-1-1-0; Yaucher, p, 4-2-3-1; Eichman, c, 3-1-1-1; Grall, 1b, 2-1-2-4; Nagy, dh, 2-0-0-0; Fredricks, 2b, 3-0-1-0; Whalen, ph, 1-0-0-0; Olin, 3b, 3-0-1-0; Wright, rf, 2-0-0-0; Staun, p, 1-0-0-0; Miller, cf, 1-1-0-0. Totals: 22-6-9-6.


Madison West 040 001 0—5


Janesville Craig 310 002 x—6


E—West 1, Craig 0. 2B—Grall, Eichman, Yaucher. HR—Grall.


IP H R ER BB SO


Madison West


Minkoff 5 7 4 4 8 4


Heneghan (L) 1 2 1 1 0 2


Janesville Craig


Yaucher 1 2-3 3 4 4 3 2


Staun 2 1-3 2 0 0 4 1


Miller 1 1 1 1 2 1


Foss (W) 2 2 0 0 0 4


(Second Game)


CRAIG 2, WEST 1


Craig (ab-r-h-rbi)—Miller, cf, 0-0-0-0; Bayreuther, ss, 3-1-1-0; Foss, p, 1-0-0-0; Fredricks, p, 2-0-0-0; Yaucher, rf, 4-0-0-0; Eichman, c, 2-1-2-0; Grall, 1b, 2-0-1-2; McCrone, dh, 3-0-0-0; Mussey, 3b, 1-0-0-0; Whalen, 3b, 2-0-0-0; Weber, lf, 2-0-0-0; Staun, 2b, 3-0-1-0. Totals: 25-2-5-2.


West (ab-r-h-rbi)—Westby, c, 0-0-0-0; Lubarsky, cf, 3-1-1-0; Mascitti, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Minkoff, 1b, 3-0-1-0; Kamp, dh, 3-0-0-0; Annen, rf, 3-0-0-0; M. Horton, p, 3-0-1-0; Kell, ss, 2-0-0-0; J. Horton, 3b, 2-0-0-0; Schumacher, lf, 2-0-1-0. Totals: 24-1-4-0.


Janesville Craig 200 000 0—2


Madison West 100 000 0—1


E—Craig 1, West 1. 2B—Staun, Grall, Lubarsky. 3B—Bayreuther.


IP H R ER BB SO


Janesville Craig


Foss 1 1 1 1 0 3


Fredricks (W) 6 3 0 0 1 7


Madison West


M. Horton (L) 7 5 2 2 4 5




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