Craig softball team triples its fun
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.
CRAIG 7, EAST 1
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.