The Madison Broncos evened their overall record at 2-2 with an 8-4 win over the Canova Gang in Cornbelt League action on Sunday afternoon at Flynn Field.
The Broncos grabbed a 1-0 lead after one frame. Matt Burpee had an RBI single for Madison in the opening inning.
Madison stretched its lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Broncos sent 10 batters to the plate and scored four runs in the inning. Ray Wagner and Trent Miller each had an RBI single in the inning.
Canova got on the board in the fifth inning. The Gang scored twice and trailed 5-2.
Madison added another run in the bottom of the fifth frame on one swing of the bat. Wagner smacked a solo home run for the Broncos.
The Gang added a single run in the sixth inning.
The Broncos answered with two runs. With one on and two out, Burpee hit a two-run homer off the scoreboard as the Broncos grabbed an 8-3 lead.
Canova scored once in the eighth inning to make the final score read 8-4.
Madison outhit Canova 10-9.
Burpee and Wagner each ended the game with a home run and a single. Trent Miller was 3-for-4 with three singles, Nick Bird had a pair of singles, and Greg Biagi had one single.
"We were hitting the ball and playing defense well," said manager Trent Miller. "This was a complete effort and we corrected the mistakes we had in previous games."
Two young pitchers were on the mound for the Broncos: Brock Selgestad and Matt Schoeberl. Selgestad pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed four hits, five walks and had seven strikeouts.
Schoeberl pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed five hits, one walk. He had four strikeouts and picked up the win in relief.
Both of the pitchers are first-year players for the Broncos.
"They both got out of trouble and pitched really well," Miller said.
Madison (1-0 in league play) will host Salem in a 7:30 p.m. game on Wednesday at Flynn Field.