Verona 6, Madison Memorial 4 (Game 2)
The 2nd game of the double header was an exciting one. I hope you didn’t leave after the first game because you didn’t want to miss this! After each team couldn’t capitalize in the first inning with the bases loaded, Seliger got walked in the 2nd inning – got to second base on a passed ball – Got to 3rd base on another Roehrig Sac. Bunt – and Ryan “The Jet” Seliger stole home with a left handed pitcher on the mound to make the score 1-0. The Spartans scored 3 runs to answer in the bottom of the second inning. The Spartans added one more in the 4th inning, 4-1. The Wildcats went in to the last inning of the double header down by 3. Granick lead off the inning by reaching on an error. Frahm followed up on a hard hit ground ball which was fielded by the pitcher who threw it passed the first baseman. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Rogowski hit a ground ball to the shortstop which scored the first run of the inning and got thrown out at first for the first out of the inning. With Frahm on 3rd base, Miller hit a line drive up the middle for a base hit and an RBI. The score is 4-3, Memorial is still ahead with Miller on first base. Even with Miller’s speed… The Wildcats have Whitehead pinch run. Whitehead, the tying run, gets to second base on a passed ball. With first base open, and the memory of Toner’s home run in game one fresh in their minds, they intentionally walk Joe Toner to put runners on first and second. After a much needed strikeout by Memorial, Seliger steps up to the plate. After working the count with the tying run on second base, he hits a ground ball between 2nd and 3rd base which the shortstop dove for to keep the ball on the infield. Seliger’s hit loads the bases with two outs in the fifth inning. Roehrig steps up to the plate, and with ice in his veins he draws a walk to score Whitehead and tie the game at 4. Toman steps up with the bases loaded and the winning run at 3rd and draws a full count walk to score Toner from third. With Granick up to bat, the Wildcats push one more across as Seliger scores on a passed ball to make the score 6-4. Hoyer came in pitch for Smith, who threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing 5 hits, walking 4, and struck out 3. Hoyer is on the mound in the last inning and got the first batter to line out, walked the second batter, and allowed a line drive before his nerves cooled off. With the tying run on first base, he allowed two lazy, fly balls which were caught by Toman in center field, and Ethan Young in right field. The win puts the Wildcats at 5-4, with their next double header on Thursday at Middleton.