The Cougars threatened in every inning but the second and scored in five of seven frames, pulling away to a 10-0 victory in a nonconference high school baseball game at Lake Geneva.
The Cougars won the opener 7-3 to complete an unbeaten run through the first half of conference play. The Cardinals won the second 9-8 to stay within a game and a half of Craig in the standings.
Brandon Dunham pitched five innings of two-hit ball and the offense banged out 11 hits Friday in a 7-1 nonconference win over Baraboo.
Parker and Craig both lost Thursday
The Cougars pulled away for another Big Eight win Thursday
Craig won 11-1 to set up a big doubleheader against MIddleton on Saturday
The Vikings fired their best score of the season but lost to state-ranked Middleton and Beloit
Evan Spry threw five solid innings and helped his own cause by scoring two runs and driving in two others, and Janesville Craig took sole possession of first place in the Big Eight Conference with a 5-2 road win over Sun Prairie.
Janesville Craig's boys tennis team beat crosstown rival Janesville Parker for the second time in a week Wednesday.
Jenna Brandt retired all 21 batters she faced Wednesday in Janesville Craig's 7-0 Big Eight win over Madison Memorial.