Janesville Cougars run streak to five games
The Cougars pounded out a season-high 13 hits en route to their fifth straight victory. Craig improves to 3-0 in the Big Eight and 5-1 overall.
“Middleton is a well-coached team, and we are happy to get a win, especially a 10-2 win,” Craig coach Dan Bayreuther said.
Middleton jumped to a 2-0 lead, but Craig scored six runs on five hits in the second inning to erase the deficit. The Cougars added two runs in the third for an 8-2 lead and added two runs in the sixth to complete their scoring.
Gabrielle Cassady ripped a two-out, two-run single and Lindsey Oliver hit a two-out, one-run single to key the second inning rally.
Bailie Whittaker notched two strikeouts and walked none through four innings to earn the victory. Reliever Paige Weber blanked the Cardinals the rest of the way.
Craig will face host Janesville Parker this Friday at Dawson Field.
CRAIG 10, MIDDLETON 2
Middleton 200 000 0—2 7 5
Janesville Craig 062 002 x—10 13 3
Statz, Nonn (6) and Emden; Whittaker, Weber (5) and Cassady.
Leading hitters—Schreier (M), 3x4; Wolff (W), 2x3; Bayreuther (JC), 2x5; Cassady (JC), 2x4; L. Oliver (JC), 2x4; Mortensen (JC), 2x4; Perleberg (JC) 2x3. 2B—Schreier (M), Mortensen (JC).
SO—Statz (M) 2, Whittaker (JC) 2, Weber (JC) 4. BB—Statz 4, Weber 1.
Janesville Parker bowed 3-1 to Sun Prairie in Big Eight Conference softball at Sun Prairie on Wednesday.
All of the Cardinals’ runs were unearned on five Vikings’ errors.
“It comes down the fundamentals,” Parker coach Jenni Seisser said. “We make a good effort, but there is a problem with communication.’’
Sun Prairie starter Kristen Hoppman stopped Parker on three hits and 12 strikeouts. Parker starter Ashley Ross allowed eight hits, posted 10 strikeouts and walked three.
Parker will host Janesville Craig on Friday at Dawson Field.
SUN PRAIRIE 3, PARKER 1
Janesville Parker 100 000 0—1 3 5
Sun Prairie 001 200 x—3 8 1
Ross; Hoppman and Huemmer.
Leading hitters—Huemmer (SP) 2x3. 2B—Rodenkirch (SP), Huemmer (SP).
SO—Ross (JC) 10, Hoppman (SP) 12. BB—Ross 3.
Junior varsity—Parker 10, Sun Prairie 4