John Moynihan was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity to a 5-4 victory over Beloit Memorial on Thursday at Stampfl Field.
John had two extra-base hits for the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity. He singled in the sixth inning and doubled in the first and eighth innings.
John baffled Beloit Memorial, striking out nine batters. John allowed three earned runs on two hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the eighth, with five lead changes.
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity finally managed to grab the lead after a strong eighth inning. A groundout by Ryan Pynnonen scored Jeffrey Reinholtz and gave the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity the lead for good.
Keaton Knueppel got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered four hits.
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity were sparked by Ben Rortvedt and John, who teamed up for five hits and two RBIs.
Armann Cabrera took the loss for Beloit Memorial. He lasted just two innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed two runs.
In the bottom of the first, the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity grabbed the early lead, 2-0. John doubled, scoring Ben after a single by Ben got things started. The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity pushed more runs across when Schmid scored on an RBI single by Jeffrey.
The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity answered Beloit Memorial’s top inning with two runs of their own in the eighth.