The Vikings were held to two hits by Verona in an 8-0 loss Tuesday in a game between two of the Big Eight Conference's last three unbeaten teams at the Janesville Youth Sports Complex.
Naber pitched a complete game, striking out 11, and the Janesville Parker Vikings eeked out a 1-0 nonconference win over the Evansville Blue Devils at the Youth Sports Complex.
Katie Kealy limited Middleton to four runs and hit a two-run double to spark a seven-run fifth as the Janesville Craig Cougars defeated the Cardinals 11-4 on Monday for their first Big Eight Conference win.
Verona beat Janesville Craig 12-0 and 6-3 in a Big Eight Conference softball twinbill Saturday at the Youth Sports Complex.
Kailyn Packard tossed five shutout innings, and the Trojans took advantage of the Elks' defensive miscues to pull away for a 10-0 nonconference win Friday night at Turner High.
Delavan-Darien's Jaida Speth was a first-team all-Southern Lakes Conference selection as the lone senior on her basketball team and is now the lone senior for a softball program attempting to keep its recent run of success going.
Katie Kealy gave up no earned runs in 10 innings one day after she threw 12 in a home victory, and Craig's softball team beat Beloit 3-1 on Thursday.
Janesville Parker and Janesville Craig's softball teams have started the season a combined 1-7.
Yet neither Parker coach Steve Heilman or Craig coach Dan Bayreuther is overly concerned.
Ryley Rand's solo home run got Elkhorn's offense started, Haley Remington finished with two triples and four RBI and the Elks opened Southern Lakes Conference softball play with an 8-3 win at Delavan-Darien.
Milton held off Parker 6-4 in the first game, while defending Badger South champion Fort Atkinson overpowered Parker 10-2 in the nightcap. Janesville Craig also lost to Fort Atkinson and Milton
The high school softball season officially began this week. What can area fans expect in the Rock Valley, Southern Lakes, Badger South and Trailways conferences?
With 10 seniors on the roster and the return of ace pitcher Chelsea Naber, Janesville Parker's softball team believes it can be competitive in the Big Eight Conference this season.
Janesville Craig's softball team opens the season Thursday against Beloit Turner. The Cougars went 16-2 and shared the Big Eight Conference title last year but must replace the two-time league player of the year in the pitcher's circle.