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Monroe Central Sports 4/17/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:46 AM

Tanner Burkhart had two singles, a home run and an RBI as Monroe Central won a close 6-5 game in their meeting on the mound with Fort Frye in baseball action Apr. 9. Monroe Central scored three runs in the seventh inning including two with two outs. Eric Ward tied the game with an RBI base hit and Chad Alleman drove in his second RBI and the game-winning run with a base hit. Adding to Seminole scoring were: Devin Jackson, with a double and an RBI; Ethan Groves, a single and an RBI; Eric Ward, a single and an RBI. On the mound for Monroe Central were Bryan Duffy, Ethan Groves (wp) with catcher Peter Frontz.

Monroe Central’s Seth Alleman singled for the go-ahead run in the fifth inning Apr. 10 to give the Seminoles a 3-2 win over Shenandoah. Tanner  Burkhart had the victory striking out six and walking one. He also helped his team with a singled an an RBI. Ward posted an HR.

Monroe Central went down to a 17-7 defeat at the hands of Martins Ferry Apr. 12, but came back to post an 8-7 win in the second game of the double header. Monroe Central’s offense in the first game was led by Chad Alleman with a double and 4 RBIs. Ethan Groves who had an RBI single, Peter Frontz had two singles  and Eric Ward added an RBI.

Monroe Central Seminoles Baseball Play at PNC Park PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:38 AM

The Monroe Central baseball team had the opportunity of a lifetime April 11 when they played a game at PNC Park, the home of the Major League Pittsburgh Pirates. The Seminoles, who were supported by an estimated 180 fans at the game, played Pennsylvania powerhouse Shenango High School Wildcats. The Noles lost the game but, according to Coach Ryan Rosnick, “It wasn’t whether we won or lost; it was allowing these players and fans the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to see their son or friend play in such an environment.” Taking part in the game were all 16 Seminole players and coaches. “I would like to thank all my support from local businesses and individuals that helped us out in the process,” said Rosnick. “Without them this would not have been possible. This was the greatest experience that I have ever been a part of as a coach and I will remember this forever.” Shown, from left, back row: assistant coach Greg Biedenbach, Eric Ward, Tanner Burkhart, Seth Alleman, Sean Witt, Peter Frontz, Evan Blackstone, Austin Swallow, Devin Jackson, Keith Bable and assistant coach John Rosnick; second row: head coach Ryan Rosnick, Bryan Duffy, Clay Weckbacher, Ethan Groves, Chad Alleman, Cody Ward, Garrett Langsdorf and asst. coach Tim Blue;  front: bat boys Peyton Blue and Zayne Rosnick.

MCHS To Play at PNC Park PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:38 PM

The Monroe Central Seminoles baseball team will get a unique opportunity to play on a Major League Baseball field on Fri., April 11. The team will play a Pennsylvania team on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home field (PNC Park) at 3 p.m.

The opportunity came when a friend of head coach Ryan Rosnick, who happens to work for the Pirates, approached Ryan about playing at the field. “It should be a pretty good time. It’s a once in a lifetime thing for the kids, so I jumped at the opportunity,” said Rosnick.

Admission for the game will be free, but there may be a parking fee.

Monroe Central Sports 4/10/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:25 PM

Monroe Central baseball began the week with a crushing win over PVC rival Buckeye Trail. The home-standing Seminoles were able to win via mercy rule after only five innings. When runs came, they came in bunches as Monroe Central scored two in the bottom of the second, seven in the bottom of the third and three in the bottom of the fifth.

Leading the Seminoles’ effort was Devin Jackson with a homerun, single and three RBIs. Evan Blackstone was the winning pitcher with five shut-out innings and seven strikeouts, while also contributing at the plate with a single and two RBIs. Seth Alleman also added a single and two RBIs.

The Monroe Central softball team began its week with a game against in-county rival River on the road on March 31. The Lady Seminoles quickly fell behind 4-0 after the second inning. River extended its lead to 8-0 before Monroe Central finally scored a run in the top of the seventh to break-up the shut-out. 

Monroe Central Sports 4/3/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:55 PM

The Monroe Central Seminoles baseball team began its spring sports season on the road against Bishop Donahue on March 29. The Seminoles fell behind 1-0 after the first inning but jumped ahead to 3-1 in the second inning. As both teams scored at relatively the same pace,  the end of the fourth inning saw the Seminoles clinging to a 7-6 lead.

However, the bottom of the fifth inning quickly changed things as Bishop Donahue scored 10 runs. Bishop Donahue added one run in the bottom of the sixth as the game ended in mercy rule by a final of 17-7. A highlight for the Seminoles was Seth Alleman who hit a home run and had two RBI.