The Monarchs couldn't overcome mistakes, dropping a close game, 8-7, to MCC-Longview.
Maple Woods got ahead early in the game, but allowed the Lakers to score and got behind early. The Monarchs capitalized in the later innings on two home runs, one by Connor Simpson and the other by Will Mahnken, and took the lead 6-5 heading in to the bottom of the 8th. Unfortunately, two errors in 8th led to the Monarchs dropping the game 8-7 to Longview.
Freshman Andrew Curry was 4-5 at the plate with an RBI and sophomore Ramsey Scott also had two RBIs. Freshman pitcher Jake Smith threw seven innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out three. The Monarchs fall to 5-12 on the season.
Maple Woods dropped a close game to Kansas City Kansas Community College with a score
The Monarchs opened up the game with a three-run first half thanks to a two-RBI base hit by Ramsey Scott. The Monarchs failed to capitalize for several innings though, and allowed KCKCC to tie the game. The Monarchs battled back and retook the lead, but KCKCC managed to outlast the Monarchs for a final score of 11-9.
The Monarchs drop to 5-11 on the season.
The Monarchs split a 4-game series with Mineral Area Community College, winning the first two and losing the second.
Maple Woods jumped out to an early lead in game 1, but a costly error and few base hits by Mineral Area got them back in the game as they took a 1 run lead heading into the 6th inning. In the top of the 7th, Ramsey Scott hit a game-tying home run to make the score 5-5 and thanks to an error by Mineral Area, Maple Woods was able to take the lead 6-5 and capture game one of the series.
Game two for the Monarchs got off to a good start as well. The Monarchs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a home run by catcher Jake Perry. The Monarchs never looked back after that, tallying 10 hits and scoring 10 runs to run-rule Mineral Area after eight innings with a score of 10-2. Sophomore Derek Pike picked up his second win of the season moving him to 2-1 on the year.
After notching wins in the first two games of the series, Maple Woods dropped both games Sunday's of the double header. The Monarchs could not get anything going offensively and lost game one by a score of 6-2.
Game two was a pitchers duel for most of the game until the Monarchs made an error
and allowed four runs to score during the inning. Maple Woods battled back in the
late innings scoring 4 runs themselves, but could not overcome their deficit and dropped
the game 6-4.
The Monarchs are 5-10 on the season and 2-6 in Regional play.
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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