As warmer weather approaches and Spring officially comes to Kansas City, the Monarchs are hitting their stride mid-season. While their overall record stands at 10-17, the Monarchs have won 7 of their last 10 games. more importantly, they are 4-0 in conference play and are only getting stronger as the season continues.
Scoring runs has been a strength for the Monarchs all season long - the team has posted 139 runs in just 27 games, with sophomore Trenton Hill and freshman Nate Winfrey leading the way with over 20 hits each.
Former Monarch Logan Morrison, who has spent the previous two seasons with the Miami Marlins, was recently traded to the Seattle Mariners. He signed a one-year contract worth just over 1 million and will carry out first base/left field.designated hitter duties for the Mariners.
Former Monarchs catcher and MLB draft prospect Joe Lincoln has joined the 2014 Southern Illinois University coaching staff. He began his collegiate career at Maple Woods, where he hit 48 RBIs as a freshman before transferring on the Kansas State University as a sophomore.
Lincoln was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 38th round of the 2007 draft and then again by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 34th round of the 2010 draft. He played for the Dodgers' minor league affiliates for two years before turning to coaching - first with Austin Peay State University, then with SIU.
The Monarchs recently added another powerful pitcher to the lineup - Benton High School's Dillon Mattice committed to play for the Monarchs in 2014.
Mattice excelled as a pitcher with a 2.73 ERA and struck out 39 batters through 59 innings. He was a force at the plate, batting .294 on the season.
Mattice joins fellow St. Joseph Monarch Will Carter, who has had great career for the Monarchs.
The Monarchs coaching staff is always interested in meeting with players and their families throughout the year. If you are looking to man the field for the Monarchs, visit our Recruiting page and make an appointment.
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