Congratulations to Coach Brian Martin and the Parker High School baseball team for an outstanding season. As Superintendent, I am very proud of your accomplishment.
Coach Martin stated it best in his comment, “When we focus on things and have a goal and a way to attain it, we’ve come through. The approach has been, let’s play one pitch at a time.” This philosophy earned Parker a top ranking in the Big Eight Conference.
With a record of 22-5, the team finished second place in the Big Eight Conference, another great accomplishment. The last time Parker High School qualified for the WIAA state baseball tournament was in 1992 (22 years ago). The coach at that time was Mr. Dan Madden.
Parker defeated the Bay Port Pirates by a score of 4-3 in their first game of the tournament to advance to the semi-finals. There they met the Sun Prairie Cardinals. The WIAA state tournament is taking place at the Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, Grand Chute, WI, from Tuesday-Thursday of this week.
Congratulations! You have made the School District of Janesville extremely proud.