Sun Prairie 2, Verona 1
The Wildcats battled the #5 ranked team in the state to a 2-1 loss. Both teams were held scoreless through 5 innings until the Wildcats’ junior Jeffrey Reinholtz scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 6th inning. The Wildcats went into the 7th inning holding a 1-0 lead. After two Sun Prairie runners reached 2nd and 3rd base, the Wildcats intentionally walked the bases to set up the double play. Sun Prairie 3rd baseman Carter Brekke hit the game winning two run single. In the bottom of the 7th the Wildcats battled back as junior Mitch Flora led off the frame with a sharp single to left field. He advanced to 2nd and then 3rd base on two fielders choice plays, but would not cross the plate. Senior Nick Phillips started on the mound for the Wildcats going 3.1 innings not allowing a run, only allowing a single base hit. He struck out one and walked four batters. Senior Trevor Kermicle took the tough loss for the Wildcats as he pitched 3.2 innings allowing two earned runs on three base hits. He struck out four batters and walked two.
The loss drops the Wildcats to 2-6 overall and 2-6 in Big 8 Conference play. The Wildcats host the Madison Memorial Spartans in a Big 8 Conference double header tomorrow, game time is 4:30 pm.