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Janesville Craig's Stacked Roster Leads Team Into Post Season

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As the regular season comes to a close, the Cougars of Janesville Craig remain one of the top teams in division-1 and they have a college caliber roster to back that up. 

The Cougars entered the 2017 season ranked as the top team in the state and will be a No. 1 seed in Section-5 of the division-1 bracket of the WIAA Boys Baseball Tournament.

"Our pitching staff is solid. We got good depth there." Said Cougars head coach Victor Herbst. "We have excellent team speed. What makes us dangerous is our batting order one through nine."

Craig has a talented roster. Highlighting that are two brothers on the left side of the infield. Senior Jack Blomgren and sophomore Dan Blomgren. Both are committed to Michigan. Jack plays shortstop and Dan plays third base.

"Honestly when I committed, it makes me want to work harder and just be the best that I can." Dan said. "I fell into Jack's foot steps, he teaches me a lot." 

Jack said, "It's even cooler being the head honcho with the younger brother and telling him what to do. It's a cool experience, yeah." 

The Cougars also have junior catcher Jacob Campbell, an Illinois baseball commit, and Senior pitcher Evan Spry, a Creighton University baseball commit.

Craig's last state title in baseball came in 2015. Jack and Dan's older brother Nick was a senior on that team. Jack was a sophomore and that is the same situation Jack and Dan face this post season.

"It would mean everything. There is nothing more that I want then going out with a state championship." Jack said. "Hopefully we can do it again." 
 

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