Varsity Roster (2013)

Varsity Head Coach: Brad D’Orazio Brad was a 3-year Collegiate Varsity Baseball Letter Winner at Edgewood College and 2-time Lake Michigan Conference Scholar Athlete (2000-01).  Coach D’Orazio holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Edgewood College. Varsity Asst. Coach: Brad Crandell Coach Crandell attended Eau Claire Memorial High School and was a member of the 1999...

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Varsity Season (2013)

Day Date Time Opponent Location Score Record Tuesday April 16 5:00pm At Janesville Parker Riverside Park Janesville Loss 14-10 0-1 Monday April 22 5:00pm At Janesville Craig Coyle Field, Janesville Win 6-3 1-1 Tuesday April 23 5:00pm Madison West Verona Loss 12-5 1-2 Thursday April 25 5:00pm Beloit Memorial Stampfl Field Loss 8-4 1-3 Friday April 26 5:00pm Madison East Stampfl Field Win 15-5 2-3 Tuesday April 30 5:00pm At Sun Prairie...

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Milton 3, Verona 2
May28

Milton 3, Verona 2

Milton 3, Verona 2 The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead 1-0 in the first inning. Junior Mitch Flora led off with a double and later scored on a RBI ground out from freshman Ben Rortvedt. In the top of the fourth inning senior Kyle Reichert hit a one out double and later scored on a RBI bases loaded walk from senior Tyler Stone. The Red Hawks tied the game with two runs in the top of the 5th inning. The Wildcats left a runner on...

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Monona Grove 4, Verona 2
May24

Monona Grove 4, Verona 2

Monona Grove 4, Verona 2 The Wildcats found themselves in an early 3-0 hole after the top of the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 1st the Wildcats bounced back scoring two runs. Juniors Mitch Flora and John Moynihan scored on a two RBI double from senior Kyle Reichert. The Silver Eagles added another run in the top of the 3rd inning and that was all the scoring that would happen during the game. The Wildcats threatened in the bottom...

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Verona 4, Beloit 1
May23

Verona 4, Beloit 1

Verona 4, Beloit 1 The Wildcats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Freshman Ben Rortvedt and junior John Moynihan each had RBI singles. Junior Jake Armstrong was then hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Verona added another run in the top of the second inning when Rortvedt hit his second RBI single. Offensively the Wildcats were led by junior Mitch Flora (2 x 4), Rortvedt (2 x 4), and senior Kyle Reichert (2 x 3)....

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Madison West 7, Verona 5
May21

Madison West 7, Verona 5

Madison West 7, Verona 5 The West Regents struck first as they scored two runs in the top of the 1st inning. The Wildcats tied the score in the bottom of the 3rd with two of their own runs. Freshman Ben Rortvedt and senior Kyle Reichert each had RBI singles in the inning. The Regents scored one in the top of the 4th, and two more in the top of the 5th, to push the score to 5-2. In the bottom of the 5th inning the Wildcats scored a run...

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Kaukauna 4, Verona 1
May18

Kaukauna 4, Verona 1

Kaukauna 4, Verona 1 The Wildcats jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning when junior MItch Flora singled, and then stole 2nd and 3rd base. Sophomore David Rogowski hit a RBI groundout to score Flora. Kaukauana took advantage of two Wildcat errors in top of the 4th inning to score all four of their runs. The Wildcats out hit the Galloping Ghosts 10 to 5, but could not score any more runs after the first inning....

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Verona 10, Appleton North 0 (5 innings)
May18

Verona 10, Appleton North 0 (5 innings)

Verona 10, Appleton North 0 (5 innings) The Wildcats used an eight run third inning to take a commanding lead over the #8 ranked Appleton North Lightning. They added two more in the bottom of the fourth inning to win the shortened game. Offensively the Wildcats were led by junior John Moynihan (2 x 3), senior Trevor Kermicle (2 x 3), and senior Tyler Stone (2 x 3, 2 RBI). The Wildcats also got two RBI from freshman Ben Rortvedt,...

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Oregon 3, Verona 2
May17

Oregon 3, Verona 2

Oregon 3, Verona 2 The Wildcats only allowed two earned runs, but lost to the Panthers 3-2 in a non-conference game. The Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The Wildcats bounced back and scored two runs in the top of the 4th inning, getting a RBI groundout from sophomore Connor mobile casino Volker. Freshman Keaton Knueppel went 3.2 innings on the mound for the Wildcats allowing only one earned run on one base...

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Madison East 13, Verona 3
May16

Madison East 13, Verona 3

Madison East 13, Verona 3 The Purgolders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Wildcats answered in the top of the 2nd inning with a RBI single from junior Jeff Reinholtz. The Purgolders scored three more in the bottom of the 3rd and another 8 in the bottom of the 5th to end the game after five innings. Senior Derek Witte started on the mound for the Wildcats, he allowed seven earned runs while striking...

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Janesville Parker 19, Verona 3
May14

Janesville Parker 19, Verona 3

Janesville Parker 19, Verona 3 At Verona Little League night the Wildcats were unable to provide the home crowd with a victory. The Wildcats gave up a run in the top of the 1st inning, five runs in the top of the 2nd, six runs in the top of the 3rd, four runs in the top of the fourth, and three runs in the top of the seventh. The Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, getting a RBI walk from freshman Keaton...

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Verona 13, Madison LaFollette 9 (Game 2)
May11

Verona 13, Madison LaFollette 9 (Game 2)

Verona 13, Madison LaFollette 9 (Game 2) The Wildcats scored first in the game as senior Sam Sharer hit a triple to lead off the game and later scored on a RBI groundout from junior Mitch Flora. The Wildcats found themselves in a 8-3 hole after five innings. In the 6th inning the Wildcats erupted for six runs on four base hits highlighted by a two RBI double from senior Lucas Kirch. The Wildcats held a 9-8 lead headed into the bottom...

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Madison LaFollete 9, Verona 7 (Game 1)
May11

Madison LaFollete 9, Verona 7 (Game 1)

Madison LaFollete 9, Verona 7 (Game 1) The Lancers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, and added another two runs in the top of the 2nd inning. The Wildcats battled back to tie the score at 3-3 with a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning and two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The Wildcats got RBI’s from senior Derek Witte and freshman Ben Rortvedt. The Lancers scored two runs in the top of the 4th...

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Verona 7, Middleton 2 (Game 1)
May10

Verona 7, Middleton 2 (Game 1)

Verona 7, Middleton 2 (Game 1) The Wildcats found themselves in a 2-0 hole after three innings. In the top of the 4th inning junior Mitch Flora belted a two run home run to tie the game. In the 6th inning the Wildcats took advantage of two Cardinal errors to score five runs. Junior Jake Armstrong led the Wildcats offensively going 2 x 2 with two doubles. He started on the mound working five innings and not allowing an earned run. He...

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Middleton 8, Verona 1 (Game 2)
May10

Middleton 8, Verona 1 (Game 2)

Middleton 8, Verona 1 (Game 2) The Wildcats were held hitless during this game, but did work to earn 9 walks. Senior Derek Witte worked the first five innings allowing one earned run on six base hits. He struck out five and walked six batters. Junior Ryan Pynnonen worked the final two innings and did not allow an earned run. He gave up four base hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out one. The loss drops the Wildcats to 3-9...

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Madison Memorial 9, Verona 0 (Game 2)
May07

Madison Memorial 9, Verona 0 (Game 2)

Madison Memorial 9, Verona 0 (Game 2) The Spartans broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the 3rd inning as they scored four runs. They added another unearned run in the 4th inning and scored four more in the bottom of the 5th inning for the 9-0 win. The Wildcats were held without a hit until junior Jeff Reinholtz hit a single with two outs in the 7th inning. Freshman Keaton Knueppel started on the mound for the Wildcats. He worked...

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Madison Memorial 11, Verona 2 (Game 1)
May07

Madison Memorial 11, Verona 2 (Game 1)

Madison Memorial 11, Verona 2 (Game 1) The Spartans jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom half of the 1st inning when senior Sam Sharer, who led off with a single, scored on freshman Ben Rortvedt’s RBI double. The Wildcats tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning when sophomore Connor Volker hit a RBI single to score junior Mitch Flora. The Spartans added a run in...

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Sun Prairie 2, Verona 1
May06

Sun Prairie 2, Verona 1

Sun Prairie 2, Verona 1 The Wildcats battled the #5 ranked team in the state to a 2-1 loss. Both teams were held scoreless through 5 innings until the Wildcats’ junior Jeffrey Reinholtz scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 6th inning. The Wildcats went into the 7th inning holding a 1-0 lead. After two Sun Prairie runners reached 2nd and 3rd base, the Wildcats intentionally walked the bases to set up the double play. Sun...

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Janesville Craig 5, Verona 4
May02

Janesville Craig 5, Verona 4

Janesville Craig 5, Verona 4 The Janesville Craig Cougars took an early 3-0 lead after two innings on four base hits. They would not manage a hit the rest of the game. The Wildcats scratched across their first run in the bottom of the 4th inning when senior Kyle Reichert scored on a RBI single from fellow senior Derek Witte. The Wildcats added three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to take a 4-3 lead. Junior John Moynihan had the...

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Sun Prairie 11, Verona 1 (6)
Apr30

Sun Prairie 11, Verona 1 (6)

Sun Prairie 11, Verona 1 (6) The Wildcats threatened to score early in the game as they loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the 1st inning, but were unable to cash in as Sun Prairie struck out the next three Wildcat hitters. The Wildcats allowed five unearned runs in the first three innings and found themselves in an early 5-0 hole. In the top of the 5th inning the Wildcats scored their only run as freshman Ben Rortvedt scored...

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Verona 15, Madison East 5 (5)
Apr26

Verona 15, Madison East 5 (5)

Verona 15, Madison East 5 (5) The Wildcats took an early lead as they scored two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Junior Jake Armstrong belted a two run RBI double to score senior Kyle Reichert and junior John Moynihan. The Wildcats took advantage of a Madison East defensive miscue and scored six runs in bottom of the 2nd inning. The inning was highlighted by a two RBI double from senior Sam Sharer. Madison East scored a run in...

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Beloit Memorial 8, Verona 4
Apr25

Beloit Memorial 8, Verona 4

Beloit Memorial 8, Verona 4 The Wildcats jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning on a RBI single from senior Tyler Stone. The Purple Knights took the lead in top half of the 3rd inning scoring three runs. They added another run in the top of the 4th inning to push their lead to 4-1. The Wildcats battled back in the bottom half of the frame scoring two runs. Stone again had a RBI single and sophomore Connor...

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Madison West 12, Verona 5
Apr23

Madison West 12, Verona 5

Madison West 12, Verona 5 Again the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead scoring four runs in the top of the 1st inning. Junior John Moynihan drew a RBI bases loaded walk and senior Derek Witte followed that with a three RBI bases clearing triple as the Wildcats lead 4-0 after the 1st inning. They added another run in the top of the 2nd inning when junior MItch Flora scored on a RBI single by freshman Ben Rortvedt. The Wildcats would...

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Verona 6, Janesville Craig 3
Apr22

Verona 6, Janesville Craig 3

Verona 6, Janesville Craig 3 The Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning when senior Sam Sharer scored on a RBI triple from freshman Ben Rortvedt. The Wildcats added another run in the 3rd and three more in 4th. Junior Jake Armstrong hit a three RBI bases loaded double to account for the runs in the 4th. The Wildcats were able to plate an insurance run in the 5th when senior Derek Witte scored on a RBI double from...

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Janesville Parker 14, Verona 10
Apr16

Janesville Parker 14, Verona 10

Janesville Parker 14, Verona 10 The Wildcats finally opened up their 2013 season with Big 8 Conference opponent Janesville Parker. The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs in the top of the 1st inning, which was highlighted by a two out two RBI single from senior Derek Witte. The Wildcats gave back two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to make the score 3-2. The Wildcats added another run in the top of the 2nd...

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