(15) Verona Freshman at Madison Memorial (12)
Home Team: Madison Memorial – 12
Away Team: Verona Freshman – 15
The Wildcats Freshman and Madison Memorial lit up the scoreboard on Thursday as they combined for 27 runs. In the end, Wildcats Freshman won the offensive battle 15-12 in seven innings.
There were 36 hits, including three extra base hits in the game.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the second, with five lead changes.
The Wildcats Freshman pulled out the win thanks to a strong second inning. The Wildcats Freshman scored on an RBI single by Jack Lilly off #8, plating Tristan Largent.
The Wildcats Freshman were led by a flawless day at the dish by Carter Van Fossen, who went 5-5 against Madison Memorial’s pitching. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first, second, fifth, and sixth innings.
The Wildcats Freshman jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Van Fossen singled to ignite the Wildcats Freshman’s offense. Connor McGowan singled, bringing home Tucker Teskey.
Madison Memorial quickly matched the Wildcats Freshman’s strong inning with a five-run inning of its own in the first. Madison Memorial scored on an RBI single by #9, a groundout by #20, an RBI single by #19, a sacrifice fly by #8, and an RBI single by #3.
The Wildcats Freshman never surrendered the lead after the second inning. The runs piled on thanks to a passed ball and two singles.
The Wildcats Freshman added two more runs in the top of the third. Van Fossen kicked things off with a double, plating Teskey.
One run in the bottom of the fourth helped Madison Memorial close its deficit to 9-6. An RBI double by #2 sparked Madison Memorial’s rally. Finally, Jon Buchert got #4 to fly out to end the threat.
One run in the bottom of the fifth helped Madison Memorial close its deficit to 9-7. A groundout by #8 set off Madison Memorial rally. Finally, Buchert induced an inning-ending ground out from #10.
The Wildcats Freshman tacked on another six runs in the sixth. A single by Mitch Lokken ignited the offense,, bringing home Eli Hano. That was followed up by Ben Felsheim’s single, scoring Lilly and Lokken.
Three runs in the bottom of the sixth helped Madison Memorial close its deficit to 15-10. A two-run single by #7 and an RBI single by #6 gave Madison Memorial life. But, Buchert got #8 to fly out to end the inning.
A two-run seventh inning helped bring Madison Memorial within three. A walk by #9 and an RBI single by #7 triggered Madison Memorial’s comeback. The game went final when #6.
This game was played on: 05/28/2015