After winning the past two Home Talent League batting titles, Verona’s Justin Scanlon is off to another hot start.
Scanlon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Verona to a 4-1 comeback win over West Middleton in a Home Talent League game Sunday, May 26, at Stampfl Field.
The Cavaliers’ game against Pine Bluff/Mount Horeb (2-1) was postponed on Monday, May 27, because of rain.
Verona (3-0), the defending Home Talent League champion, posted a three-run seventh inning to break open a tie game. Scanlon had an RBI double and Derek Burgenske had a two-run single to spark the Cavaliers to the win.
West Middleton’s Dakota Daniels had an RBI single to left in the second to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. It was a pitchers’ duel between Verona’s Jason Erxleben and Middleton’s Justin Langley for the first six innings.
Langley retired the first nine batters he faced. The Cavaliers didn’t get a hit until Scanlon’s double in the fourth. Scanlon delivered an RBI single to center in the fifth to tie the game 1-1.
Erxleben, a former pitcher at Clemson, pitched a complete game and gave up one run on five hits.
He struck out six and walked one.
Pine Bluff (ppd.)
The game on Monday against Mount Horeb/Pine was rained out.
Pine Bluff and Dodgeville (2-1) trail Verona by one game.
Verona will host Argyle at 7 p.m. on Friday.