Justin Scanlon

Justin Scanlon

Verona’s Justin Scanlon delivers an RBI single in the fifth inning to tie West Middleton 1-1. The Cavaliers went on to beat the Braves 4-1 on Sunday at Stampfl Field.

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.