Verona 4, Beloit 1
The Wildcats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Freshman Ben Rortvedt and junior John Moynihan each had RBI singles. Junior Jake Armstrong was then hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Verona added another run in the top of the second inning when Rortvedt hit his second RBI single. Offensively the Wildcats were led by junior Mitch Flora (2 x 4), Rortvedt (2 x 4), and senior Kyle Reichert (2 x 3). The Purple Knights scored a run in the bottom of the second inning and that was the last run of the game for either team. Freshman Keaton Knueppel worked six strong innings on the mound allowing only three base hits. He struck out nine and walked only three. Senior Derek Witte worked a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save.
The win moves the Wildcats to 6-15 overall and they finish the Big 8 season at 5-13.