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Parker wins Big Eight softball finale

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Gazette Staff
May 15, 2008
— Janesville Parker closed its regular season with a flourish, scoring four ninth-inning runs Thursday for a 6-2 victory over Madison East in Big Eight softball.

Parker High (7-12, 6-10) pounded out six hits in the decisive ninth inning. Kelley Koebler cracked a leadoff double. Emily Lilburn singled Koebler home.


Lindsay Kluge singled and scored on Alex Klawitter’s hit. Amanda Benash drove in Kluge with a single, and Tess Fielder ended the uprsing with a run-scoring single to plate Klawitter.


“We did a nice job getting hits thoughout the lineup,” Parker coach Dyann Riley said.


The Vikings built a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a leadoff double by Koebler, a single by Lilburn, an RBI single by Klawitter and an RBI single by Benash.


The Vikings made two errors in the seventh, but Fielder started a 4-3 double play to end the threat.


“That was huge,” Riley said.


The Vikings will open WIAA Division 1 regional action Tuesday at Dawson Field against Janesville Craig. The Cougars won both regular season meetings.


PARKER 6, EAST 2 (9)


Janesville Parker 200 000 004—6 14 2


Madison East 100 010 000—2 14 3


Tracey and Kluge; Gilbert and Monson.


Leading hitters—Koebler (JP), 2x5; Lilburn (JP) 3x4. Klawitter (JP) 3x5, Benash (JP) 2x5. Clifcorn (ME) 3x5, Holmes (ME), 3x4. 2B—Koebler (JP), Monson (ME). 3B—Koebler (JP).


SO—Tracey (JP) 1, Gilbert (ME) 10. BB—Tracey 1.



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