Parker softball falls
Parker High starter Ashley Ross pitched a shutout through the first six innings, but the Purple Knights touched her for three runs on four hits in the seventh for a 3-2 lead.
The Vikings' Natalie McDonald drew a walk, advanced on an error and passed ball, and scored on a fielder's choice to tie it. In the eighth, the Knights scored on a home run and an RBI triple for the victory.
"We had a few mental mistakes on the base paths, and we could have scored a couple of runs," said Parker coach Jenni Seisser. "We hit the ball and did well in the field.''
The Vikings (3-17, 2-15) host Madison East at 4 p.m. today at Dawson Field.
BELOIT 5, PARKER 3 (8)
Beloit Memorial 000 000 32—5 12 4
Janesville Parker 000 020 10—3 9 2
Shultz and Masterson; Ross, Tracey (8) and Henke.
Leading hitters—Hankins (BM) 3x4, Heyerdahl (BM) 3x3, Duzan (B) 2x4, Carney (JP) 3x4, McDonald (JP) 2x3. 2B—Hankins (BM) 2, Heyerdahl. 3B—Duzan (BM). HR—Hyerdahl.
SO—Shultz (BM), 1, Ross (JP) 4, Tracey (JP) 1. BB—Shultz (BM) 2, Tracey 1.