Verona senior Meghan Anderson was in the zone last week, pitching her third straight no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, May 11, against Madison East. That gem helped the Wildcats (17-4 overall, 15-0 conference) clinch at least a share of the Big Eight title.
The Wildcats kept rolling on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, blowing out Madison Memorial and Madison La Follette, respectively.
Verona 16, Memorial 3 (5 inn.)
The Wildcats erupted for 10 runs in the fourth inning Monday at Jefferson Middle School en route to a 16-3 win over Madison West in five innings.
Junior Alyssa Bostley (2-for-3) drove in five runs on two hits to lead the Wildcats. Bostley singled home two runs in the second and three more in the fourth inning. Sophomore Sydney Toman plated another three runs in the blowout, while Jordan Armstrong knocked in two.
Anderson earned the win, scattering three hits over five innings. She struck out six.
Carmyn Decker took the loss for Madison Memorial. She surrendered 16 runs on 14 hits over five innings and struck out nine.
Verona 14, La Follette 0 (5 inn.)
Anderson and Bostley combined for another shut out on Tuesday, scattering one hit over five innings in a 14-0 drubbing of Madison La Follette.
Bostley helped the cause going 3-for-3 at the plate with four RBIs. She had an RBI single in the first and a 3-run home run in the second.
Anderson lasted four innings in the circle, allowing one hit and striking out five. Bostley threw one inning of relief out of the bullpen.
Senior Molly McChesney, Sydney Breitbach, Armstrong, Toman and Bostley all had multiple hits for the Wildcats, who collected 16 base knocks.
The game was over early as Verona put up 11 runs in the first inning and three more in the second.
Junior Kasie Keyes and Toman each drove in a pair of runs in the first inning. Katie Pederson, Armstrong, Breitbach, McChesney, Bostley and Toman all had RBI singles. Bostley cracked a 3-run home run to right field in the second to score Breitbach and Hust.
Verona, East (DH)
The Wildcats clinched a conference title after sweeping Madison East on Saturday in a doubleheader. Verona rolled 10-0 in five innings in the first game and 17-4 in the nightcap.
Anderson tossed a no-hitter, struck out 12 and walked two in the first game.
Keyes went 2-for-2. Armstrong, Pederson and Toman each finished 2-for-3.
In the second game, Alina Yazek, Pederson, Toman and Keyes each hit home runs.
The Wildcats scored two runs in the first and broke the game open with a seven-run second to take a 9-0 lead.
McChesney and Toman each went 2-for-2. The Wildcats pounded out 15 hits. Bostley, Keyes and Yazek each went 2-for-4.
Bostley pitched five innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits. She struck out four and walked one.
Verona 18, West 0 (5 inn.)
Anderson and Bostley combined to pitch a no-hitter in an 18-0 win on Friday over Madison West.
Anderson pitched three shutout innings, struck out four and walked one. Bostley pitched two innings, struck out three and walked one.
McChesney went 4-for-4 to lead the Wildcats’ 16-hit attack. Keyes went 2-for-2 and Yazek finished 3-for-4. Bostley went 2-for-4 with a home run and had five RBIs to lead the Wildcats.