Monona Grove 4, Verona 2

Monona Grove 4, Verona 2

The Wildcats found themselves in an early 3-0 hole after the top of the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 1st the Wildcats bounced back scoring two runs. Juniors Mitch Flora and John Moynihan scored on a two RBI double from senior Kyle Reichert. The Silver Eagles added another run in the top of the 3rd inning and that was all the scoring that would happen during the game. The Wildcats threatened in the bottom of the 7th inning putting runners on 1st and 2nd base with no one out, but they were not able to advance them. Senior Nick Phillips started on the mound for the Wildcats and he worked three innings. He allowed four earned runs on four base hits, while issuing three walks. Junior Ryan Pynnonen worked the next two innings allowing only two hits while striking out a batter. Senior Lucas Kirch pitched a scoreless 6th inning and did not allow a hit. Senior Derek Witte worked the final frame striking out all three batters he faced.

The loss drops the Wildcats to 6-16 overall (5-13 in Big 8 Conference play). The Wildcats are the #11 seed in the WIAA playoffs and travel to play the #6 seed Milton Red Hawks on Tuesday.

Author: Team Editor

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