2017 Varsity Season

Sectionals on Tuesday!

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Sectionals on Tuesday!

Come cheer on the ‘Cats at Stampfl starting 2 pm on Tuesday! 

Last Tuesday, Madison Memorial (#6)  defeated Stoughton (#11) 6-2 and moved on to face the ‘Cats in Regional Finals last Thursday. With their 5-4 win over the Spartans, Verona earned a spot in Sectionals on Tuesday to take on Elkhorn (#7).

The Elks defeated Milton (#10) 4-0 last Tuesday and then surprised Madison West (#2), fighting back from a 7-2 deficit to win the Regional Final 8-7.

VAHS is hosting all three sectional games, so the ‘Cats have a chance to leverage home-field advantage into a state playoff berth. If they defeat the Elks at 2 pm, they will play for the Sectional Championship and a trip to the state tournament at 5 pm against the winner of Janesville Craig (#1) v. Beloit Memorial (#4). That matchup kicks off the day at 11 am.

Follow the ‘Cats progress through their Sectional bracket here. They are seeded #3 in Sectional #5 and earned a first-round bye for Regionals this year.

 

Final Week Special Home Games: 5/23 & 5/25

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Final Week Special Home Games: 5/23 & 5/25

As we enter the final week of the regular season, we invite all fans to come out and support the ‘Cats in home games this week. We have planned some special festivities for these nights as well!

Tuesday, May 23th – Senior Night

Before the 5 pm home game against Sun Prairie, our 14 senior players and team managers will be honored with their families. Pre-game festivities at Stampfl start around 4:4o pm.

(Note: If the game is rescheduled to Wednesday due to weather, we will hold Senior night before that game instead.)

Thursday, May 25th – Alumni, Teacher Appreciation, & VLL Night

Join us at Stampfl Field for a special night to honor VAHS teachers and Wildcat baseball alumni. Varsity will be taking on Janesville Craig in their final regular-season game.

Verona Little League players and families are also specially invited to come cheer on the Wildcats! Come see former VLL players try to avenge a narrow loss in their first matchup and take down the conference leaders before playoffs begin. 2017 posters will be available, and Varsity players will be signing!


Fab Fields then Home Stretch

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Fab Fields then Home Stretch

While there are only two weeks left in the regular season, the Varsity ‘Cats have a nice series of games coming up. This week they will be playing at Miller Park against Kenosha Indian Trail on Wednesday (2 pm) flanked by a pair of games at the Duck Pond against La Follette and East (Tuesday & Thursday, 5 pm). Then, Saturday’s triangular with Beaver Dam and Kaukauna starts a four-day home stretch to cap off the regular season.


4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 5/1, & 5/2: Rain, rinse, repeat

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4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 5/1, & 5/2: Rain, rinse, repeat

For those not on the ark already… we’re up to 5 days straight of rainout baseball. Here’s the latest update:

  • Last Thursday’s games against Craig were pushed to Friday and then postponed again. As of today, Varsity and JV will play on Friday, 5/12 in Janesville. The Freshman matchup does not have a new date yet.
  • Saturday’s Freshman game against Middleton will now be part of a double-header on Thursday, 5/11, at Middleton High School. The first game will start an hour earlier (4 pm) than the single game that was originally scheduled.
  • NEW: The Varsity and JV games away at Stoughton originally scheduled for Monday, 5/1, have been rescheduled for Saturday, 5/13, at 11 am.
  • Tuesday (5/2) games against Parker were washed out as well with fields still unplayable. Varsity and JV will play their home games Wednesday at 4:30 pm. JV’s double-header is now only a single game. Freshman are rescheduled for an away game in Janesville on Monday, 5/15 at 5 pm.

The silver lining(?) of all this is that there may be scarce a day between now and the end of the season when you could not play or catch a game. On the other hand, pitching machines may need to be called in for late-inning relief in a few weeks…

4/20 – Games rescheduled for 4/21

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4/20 – Games rescheduled for 4/21

The rain last night has made fields unplayable today. The Varsity and JV games against East this afternoon have been postponed to tomorrow, April 21 (Friday). Starting times (5 pm) and locations (Stampfl & VLL) remain unchanged.

Yes, this now means 3 games in < 24 hours…

 

4/13 – All games postponed to 4/17

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4/13 – All games postponed to 4/17

Rain strikes again…

All three games against West this afternoon have been postponed. Games have been rescheduled for Monday, April 17. The Freshman game will start at 5 pm while JV and Varsity will begin at 6 pm. Locations remain unchanged at this time.

Varsity Roster (2017)

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Varsity Roster (2017)
NumberPlayerPositionGrade
Brad D’Orazio Head Coach
Justin ScanlonAssistant Coach
Tony BertucciAssistant Coach


Lisa Ferguson Manager
Megan NgoManager


1Luke Frahm*12INF
2Jacob Slonim**12INF
3Connor McGowan11INF
5Tyler McClure**12INF
6Tucker Teskey11OF/P
7RJ Woppert*12INF
8Brad Laufenberg**12OF/P
9Jeff Bishop*12INF/P
11Reagan Klawiter*10OF/P
12Stephen Lund** (IR)11INF/P
13Gaelan Combs11OF/P
14Jared Grassman*12C
15Noah Anderson*12OF
16Grant Kelliher11OF/P
17Brandon Ellestad12OF/P
18Aaron Faga*12INF
19Tristan Largent11INF/P
20John Coshun12INF/P
21Nick Pederson12OF

* Denotes prior year(s) Varsity Letter earned

Varsity Schedule (2017)

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Varsity Schedule (2017)
DateTimeOpponentLocationScore / Record
3/314:30PMAway vs. MiltonSchilberg Park
Stampfl Field
W 4-3
1-0
4/45:00PMAway vs. Janesville ParkerRiverside Park, JanesvilleW 6-5 (16)
2-0
4/65:00PMBeloit MemorialStampfl FieldW 2-1 (8)
3-0
4/115:00PMMadison MemorialStampfl FieldW 3-0
4-0
4/13Rescheduled to 4/17 Away vs. Madison West
4/1511:00AMAway vs. MiddletonMiddleton High SchoolL 1-2
4-1
4/176:00PMAway vs. Madison WestMansfield StadiumL 8-18
4-2
4/185:00PMMadison La FolletteStampfl FieldW 10-2
5-2
4/20Rescheduled to 4/21Madison East
4/215:00PMMadison EastStampfl FieldW 3-2
6-2
4/2210:00AMArrowheadStampfl FieldL 12-2
6-3
4/2212:00PMArrowheadStampfl FieldL 6-5
6-4
4/255:00PM Away vs. Sun PrairieSun Prairie High SchoolW 3-1
7-4
4/27Rescheduled to 4/28Away vs. Janesville Craig HHS
4/28Rescheduled to 5/12 Away vs. Janesville Craig HHS
5/1Rescheduled to 5/13 Away vs. Stoughton
5/2Rescheduled to 5/3Janesville Parker
5/34:30PMJanesville ParkerStampfl FieldL 1-11
7-5
5/45:00PMAway vs. Beloit MemorialStateline Youth Sports ComplexW 8-5
8-5
5/611:00AMAway vs. Madison MemorialMansfield StadiumW 7-5
9-5
5/95:00PMMadison WestStampfl FieldL 2-3
9-6
5/115:00PMMiddletonStampfl FieldW 3-2
10-6
5/125:00PMAway vs. Janesville Craig HHSRiverside Park, JanesvilleL 0-2
10-7
5/1311:00AMAway vs. StoughtonStoughton High SchoolL 5-6
10-8
5/165:00PM Away vs. Madison La FolletteWarner ParkW 11-0
11-8
5/172:00PMAway vs. Kenosha Indian TrailsMiller ParkL 0-5
11-9
5/185:00PM Away vs. Madison EastStampfl FieldL 5-6
11-10
5/20PostponedBeaver Dam, Kaukauna
5/235:00PMSun PrairieStampfl FieldW 3-1
12-10
5/255:00PMJanesville Craig HHSStampfl FieldL 1-7
12-11
6/15:00PMMadison MemorialStampfl FieldW 5-4
13-11
6/62:00PMElkhornStampfl FieldW 1-0
14-11
6/65:00PMBeloit MemorialStampfl FieldL 1-2
14-12
Last Modified: January 16, 2017 1:14 am