Middleton 7 Verona 6
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity jumped out to an early lead, but were unable to hold on and lost 7-6 to Middleton on Tuesday. An RBI double by Elliot Tanin gave Middleton the lead in the sixth inning. Ryan Pynnonen boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 1-1 day at the plate to pace the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity. He doubled in the seventh inning. Matt Ash recorded the win for Middleton. He tossed 4 2/3 innings of shutout ball. He struck out three, walked two and surrendered two hits. Middleton’s Alex Elliot, Luke Schafer and Elliot combined for five hits and three RBIs. Tekora Whitehead was charged with the loss. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out none, and allowed three runs. The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity’s threat began with a single by Troy Granick. David Rogowski singled, scoring Ryan. Middleton scored two runs of its own in the second. Middleton scored on a groundout by Nolan Schoonveld and an RBI single by Hayden Denson. Middleton matched its two-run third inning with two more in the fifth. In the third, Middleton scored on an RBI double by Alex, plating Luke. The game’s last lead went to Middleton thanks to a sixth inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI double by Elliot.