Madison Memorial 11, Verona 2 (Game 1)
The Spartans jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom half of the 1st inning when senior Sam Sharer, who led off with a single, scored on freshman Ben Rortvedt’s RBI double. The Wildcats tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning when sophomore Connor Volker hit a RBI single to score junior Mitch Flora. The Spartans added a run in the top of the 5th inning to take a 3-2 lead. The Wildcats then committed three errors in the top of the 6th inning that lead to five unearned runs. The Wildcats found themselves trailing 9-2 as they entered the 7th inning. Memorial scored two more runs to make it a 11-2 defeat for the Wildcats. Junior John Moynihan worked 5.1 innings for the Wildcats and took the loss. He allowed three earned runs on eight base hits, he struck out four batters and walked two. Junior Ryan Pynnonen pitched the final 1.2 innings allowing two earned runs on three base hits, he struck out a batter and did not walk anyone.
The loss drops the Wildcats to 2-7 overall and 2-7 in Big 8 Conference play.