Verona 13 Madison East 2 (5 innings)
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity beat Madison East 13-2 in six innings on Monday at Warner Park after a seven-run explosion in the fifth inning.
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity scored in the fifth on a wild pitch, an RBI single by Ryan Pynnonen, a walk by Eric Schmid, an RBI single by Joe Toner, an RBI single by Blake Laufenberg, and a fielder’s choice.
Keaton Knueppel boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity. He tripled in the first inning and singled in the fourth inning.
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity got the win thanks in large part to Ryan’s dominant, three-strikeout performance. Ryan allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks over five innings.
Zach Zilm took the loss for Madison East. He allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked four and struck out two.
The game’s last lead went to the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity thanks to a first inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on an RBI double by Ben Rortvedt and an RBI triple by Keaton.