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Monroe Central Sports 5/22/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:56 AM

A furious comeback fell short for the Monroe Central Seminoles baseball team as they fell in the Division III sectional game against St. Clairsville on May 13. The Seminoles had largely been dominated, losing 7-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. However, the Seminoles exploded in that inning for six runs before the final two batters struckout for a 7-6 loss.

In track and field action, the Monroe Central boys and girls teams each competed in the Ohio Valley Track League (OVTL) Championship and in the Pioneer Valley Conference (PVC) Championship last week.

In the OVTL Championship, the Seminole girls placed third with a team score of 96. Laycie Ball was victorious in the 800 M race, while Annie Digity won the 300 M LH and Kelsey Dick won the shot put event. Monroe Central’s relay team was also victorious in the 4 X 400 event.

The boys placed last in the OVTL Championship with a team score of three as Shadyside and Linsly dominated all competitors. No Seminole boys won an individual event. 

Monroe Central Sports 5/15/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 AM

The Monroe Central Seminoles baseball team started the week with a home game against local rival Frontier on May 5. The Seminoles scored all six of their runs in the bottom of the second inning and barely held on for a 6-5 victory.

Ethan Groves led the Seminoles with a home run, single and two RBIs. Eric Ward also had a strong outing with a double, two singles and an RBI. Bryan Duffy and Tanner Burkhart each pitched in the winning effort.

The Seminoles next faced in-county rival River at home on May 6. They cruised to victory, using an exploding 12-run third inning to springboard to a 14-0 win.

The winning pitcher was Ethan Groves who allowed only one hit (coming in the second inning) and struck out eight. Devin Jackson led the Seminoles at the plate with a home run, a single and four RBIs. Evan Blackstone added three singles and two RBIs, while Tanner Burkhart had two RBIs on two singles.

The Seminoles continued their strong run at Buckeye Trail on May 7. After jumping ahead 7-3 after two innings, the Seminoles cruised to a 15-4 blow-out.

Peter Frontz led the Noles with a double, two singles and four RBIs. Tanner Burkhart had two RBIs on three hits (a double and two singles). Seth Alleman also had two RBIs in the victory.

After beginning the week with a 9-8 record, the Seminoles pushed their record to 13-8 with another blowout victory, this time on the road against Shenandoah. The Seminoles were ahead by 5-2 after three innings and continued to pull away to a final of 9-3.

Eric Ward led the Seminoles with three RBIs on a double and single. Ethan Groves homered and knocked in two runs. Bryan Duffy added two doubles. 

Monroe Central Sports 5/8/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, May 08, 2014 9:08 AM

Against in-county rival River, the Monroe Central Seminoles baseball team dominated both at the plate and on the mound on its way to a 5-0 rain-shortened five inning victory. The Seminoles scored a run in the top of the first to take the lead. Both teams were scoreless until the fifth when the Seminoles secured the victory with four more runs. The Seminoles again held the Pilots scoreless in the bottom of the fifth for the shut-out.

Leading the Seminoles was Tanner Burkhart who was the winning pitcher allowing just two hits. Burkhart also had a solid day at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Seth Alleman added an RBI, while Ethan Groves hit for three base hits.

Monroe Central Sports 5/1/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:52 PM

In baseball action, Monroe Central faced Shadyside on the road on April 24. After plating a run in the top of the first, Monroe Central quickly fell behind 3-1 at the end of the first inning and 7-1 after two innings. In the end, Shadyside cruised to a 9-3 victory. Monroe Central was led in the loss by Frontz (triple and single), Duffy (a double), and Burkhart (a single).

The Monroe Central Lady Seminoles softball team had an extremely busy week playing six games in just four days.

The team traveled to Fort Frye on April 21 and lost 10-3. B. Christman and S. Schuerman each had doubles while B. Hooper, E. Miller and M. Schumacher each added singles. K. Logston pitched, striking out seven.

The Lady Seminoles hit the road again on April 22 to face PVC foe Caldwell. After a tight game, Monroe Central fell in a heartbreaking walk-off loss in the bottom of the seventh by a final of 8-7. Leading the Lady Seminoles was H. Majors (double, two singles), B. Christman (two doubles),  and B. Hooper (two singles).

On April 23, Monroe Central hosted in-county rival and local juggernaut River. River cruised to an easy 11-1 victory over the Lady Seminoles. B. Hooper scored the only run for Monroe Central in the first inning after hitting a lead-off double. B. Christman had a single, double and RBI. 

Monroe Central Sports 4/24/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 AM

Monroe Central baseball traveled to New Martinsville for a double-header against Ohio Valley powerhouse Magnolia on April 17. Both games were lost after five innings by mercy rule at a final score of 11-1.

In the first game, the Seminole effort was highlighted by an Ethan Groves double. In the second game, Devin Jackson had a single and RBI.

Monroe Central baseball again struggled on April 18 as they fell to PVC rival Caldwell 9-1 at home. Caldwell jumped ahead early with a 3-1 first inning lead. Peter Frontz’ first inning RBI proved to provide the only Seminole run. Seth Alleman added two singles in the loss.

The Seminoles finally bounced back in a big way on April 19 in Barnesville’s Shamrock Classic. Against the home team, Monroe Central took a 4-0 lead after three innings on its way to an 11-4 victory.

Chad Alleman led the effort with four hits including a home run and three RBIs. Seth Alleman added a double and RBI, while Tanner Burkhart had a single and RBI.

In softball action, the Lady Seminoles faced Union Local on the road on April 16. Although Union Local brought in a better record at 5-3, the Lady Seminoles gave them all they could handle before falling by a final of 5-4.

Monroe Central led for much of the game after taking a 3-1 lead in the second inning. Union Local briefly took the lead at 4-3 in the fifth before Monroe Central tied it in the sixth. The game ended in walk-off fashion as the home-standing Jets scored in the bottom of the seventh for the victory.

Brittany Hooper and Haleigh Black each had RBIs in the loss. Erin Miller added two singles.