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.