Verona Little League was excited to welcome hometown hero, former Verona Wildcat, and Minnesota Twin, Ben Rortvedt to the hitting facility in mid January. Ben spent a few hours with the boys stressing the importance of skills and fundamentals centered around hitting. The kids and coaches appreciated Ben’s time and expertise. Not only did he provide some solid fundamental work but he also took a few pitches from Coach Steve Fenrick while the players watched. He ended with signing autographs which ranged from balls to hats. Ben Rortvedt was 4 year varsity starter and 1st team all state catcher in 2015 & 2016. He was drafted 56th overall by the Minnesota Twins in 2016 and this past summer played for the Class A Cedar Rapids Kernals of the Midwest League.