Madison West 12, Verona 5
Again the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead scoring four runs in the top of the 1st inning. Junior John Moynihan drew a RBI bases loaded walk and senior Derek Witte followed that with a three RBI bases clearing triple as the Wildcats lead 4-0 after the 1st inning. They added another run in the top of the 2nd inning when junior MItch Flora scored on a RBI single by freshman Ben Rortvedt. The Wildcats would watch their lead get trimmed to 5-4 as they entered the bottom of the 5th inning. The Wildcats committed two errors and allowed 8 unearned runs to seal their fate as they lost 12-5. Witte started on the mound and worked four innings allowing four runs (three earned) on seven base hits. He struck out four and walked three. Junior Ryan Pynnonen pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing seven unearned runs to score. Freshman Keaton Knueppel worked the final 1 1/3 innings allowing a run on a base hit.
The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-2 in Big 8 Conference play and 1-2 overall.