Oliver helps Janesville Craig run past Memorial
Oliver singled to lead off the bottom of the seventh, stole second, and scored on Erica Mortensen’s ground ball in Craig High’s 2-1 Big Eight Conference win over Madison Memorial.
The Cougars (13-4, 11-2) remained one game behind front-running Verona in the conference.
Paige Weber pitched a complete game in picking up the victory. Weber struck out six and allowed no walks.
“It’s always nice to get a win, but we’ve got to start swinging the bats better than we have the last couple of games,” Craig coach Dan Bayreuther said.
“Today, it was a matter of taking advantage of a couple of opportunities that Memorial gave us, but you can’t always get by doing that.”
The Cougars will play crosstown rival Janesville Parker at 4 p.m. today at Dawson Field.
CRAIG 2, MEMORIAL 1
Madison Memorial 000 000 1—1 6 2
Janesville Craig 000 001 1—2 5 1
DeJongh and Lemkuil; Weber and Cassady.
Leading hitters—Schmitz (M) 3x3, Grall (C) 2x3. 2B—Grall (C), Houden (M), Martiny (M).
SO—DeJonghe (M) 6, Weber (C) 6.