(8) Craig at Verona (6)

Home Team: Verona – 6

Away Team: Craig – 8

Verona Area High School Wildcats BaseballThe Verona Area Wildcats Varsity lose 8-6 to Craig (Janesville, WI).

Keaton Knueppel did all he could to give the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Craig , as the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity lost 8-6 in seven innings at Stampfl Field on Saturday.

Knueppel led the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity’s offensive threat, as he got on base four times in the game. He singled in the first inning.

Jeff Bishop shut down Craig while he was on the bump. Bishop gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his four innings of work.

Brandon Dunham got the win for Craig . He allowed four runs over five innings. Dunham struck out four, walked four and gave up six hits.

Craig was sparked by Jack Blomgren and Noah Berghammer, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.

Reagen Klawiter couldn’t get it done on the rubber for the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity, taking a loss. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked two and struck out four.

Craig never trailed after scoring six runs in the first on an RBI double by Blomgren, an error, and two singles.

After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the third, the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity faced just a 6-2 deficit. A groundout by Sam Favour and an RBI double by Stephen Lund triggered the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity’s comeback. Craig stopped the rally after Dunham got Jason Frahm to strike out.

After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity faced just a 6-4 deficit. A groundout by Tyler McClure and an RBI double by Josh Hano sparked the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity’s rally. Ben Rortvedt flew out to end the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity threat.

The Verona Area Wildcats Varsity scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut their deficit to one. An RBI double by Favour and fueled the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity’s comeback. Blomgren got the last out, as the Verona Area Wildcats Varsity’s Hano struck out.

This game was played on: 05/07/2016
Updated: 05/07/2016

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