Craig softball team triples its fun

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Gazette Staff
May 10, 2008
— The most exciting play in baseball or softball might be a triple.

Janesville Craig’s Gabrielle Cassady smacked three triples Friday as the Cougars rolled to a 7-1 Big Eight Conference softball victory over Madison East at Dawson Field.

Cassady smoked lead-off triples in the first, third and fifth innings. She scored Craig’s lone run in each of those innings.

“On all three of those triples I could have sent her home, but with nobody out I was thinking we were going to score here anyway,” Craig head coach Dan Bayreuther said. “She’s been in a groove lately.”

The Cougars (9-9 overall, 7-8 Big Eight) added three runs in the sixth. Kelly Lyke had a one-out single. Jillynn Mortensen followed with an RBI triple. She scored on a wild pitch. Audrey Freeman the cracked Craig’s fifth triple and scored the final run on a groundout.

The Cougars will play at Fort Atkinson on Monday and wrap up their regular and conference season at Madison La Follette on Tuesday.


Madison East 100 000 0—1 4 2

Janesville Craig 101 113 x—7 10 1

Gilbert and E. Monson; Smith and Cassady.

Leading hitters—Cassady (JC), 3x4; Lyke (JC), 2x2; Freeman (JC), 2x3. 2B—Gilbert (E), S. Monson. 3B—Cassady 3, Mortensen (JC), Freeman.

SO—Gilbert (ME) 6, Smith (JC) 3. BB—None.

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