Verona 5 Madison LaFollette 4
The Wildcats jumped out to an early 5-0 lead scoring five runs in the top of the 2nd inning. The inning was highlighted by a RBI single from senior Jake Armstong. Others with RBI’s that inning were sophomores Jason Frahm and Ben Rortvedt, and senior John Moynihan.
The Lancers scored two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and another two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Sophomore Keaton Knueppel earned the victory on the mound for the Wildcats allowing two earned runs on four hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three batters. Moynihan worked the final two frames to earn the save. He allowed an earned run on three hits while striking out two batters.
The win moves the Wildcats to 2-1 overall and 2-1 in Big 8 Conference play. The Wildcats will have their season home opener on Saturday as they host Madison Memorial.