2016 Spring  Schedule more details

Day Time Opponent Location
2/25 1/3 pm at Highland  Highland, KS
3/1 2/4 pm Kansas City Kansas  Happy Rock Park
3/3 2/4 pm North Central MO# Happy Rock Park
3/5 1/3 pm Ft. Scott Happy Rock Park
3/7 3/5 pm Mineral Area Happy Rock
3/8 2/4 pm Jefferson# Happy Rock Park
3/9 1/3 pm Cowley Happy Rock Park
3/15 1/3 pm Ellsworth Happy Rock Park
3/17 TBA at Crowder# Neosho, MO
3/20 TBA St. Charles# Happy Rock Park
3/24 2/4 pm at Iowa Western Council Bluffs, IA
3/29 3/5 pm at Marshalltown Marshalltown, IA
4/2 TBA at Three Rivers# Poplar Bluff, MO
4/3 TBA at Three Rivers# Poplar Bluff, MO
4/6 2/4 pm at North Central MO# Trenton, MO
4/7 2/4 pm Allen County Happy Rock Park
4/10 1/3 pm MO Valley College Happy Rock Park
4/13 2/4 pm at Kansas City Kansas City, KS
4/15 TBA at St. Charles# St. Charles, MO
4/16 TBA at Jefferson# Hillsboro, MO
4/21 1/3 pm Central Methodist JV Happy Rock Park
4/23 1/3 pm Crowder# TBA
4/29 TBA Region 16 tournament Columbia, MO
4/30 TBA Region 16 Tournament Columbia, MO
5/6 TBA District J Championship TBA
5/7 TBA        District J Championship TBA
5/18-5/21   NJCAA National Championship  
    all games are DH  
    # denotes Region 16 game  

Athlete Spotlight

Autumn Hughes

Autumn Hughes is a sophomore from Savannah, Missouri where she attended North Andrew High School.

Hughes is a true utility player but will mainly play third base for the Monarchs. Last year, Hughes started all 40 games and hit .280 with 8 doubles and 2 home runs, and led the team in walks with 19.

Her parents are Jason and Terra Hughes. Hughes plans to attend Missouri Valley College where she will continue her academic and softball career.

NJCAA - 75yrs: 1938-2013

Sports Training Center (STC): MCC-Maple Woods

Monarchs Softball News


Three Monarchs Sign with 4-Year Colleges

Three Monarchs softball players, Bailey Guiles, Autumn Hughes, and Amy Spieler, recently signed Letter of Intents to continue their education and softball career after they finish at MCC-Maple Woods.

  • Centerfielder Bailey Guiles (Kirksville, MO/Kirksville HS) signed with NAIA Park University (Parkville, MO).  Guiles started all 40 games for the Monarchs in 2015 and was third on the team in batting average, hitting .346, with 3 homeruns (2nd on team), 10 doubles (tied for the team lead), 28 runs (2nd on team), and 23 RBI’s (2nd on team).  The strong-armed outfielder also had 8 assists from her spot in CF.
  • 3rd baseman Autumn Hughes (Savannah, MO/North Andrew HS) signed with NAIA Missouri Valley College (Marshall, MO).  In 2015 Hughes started all for 40 games for the Monarchs, hitting .280 with 8 doubles (tied for 2nd on team), 2 homeruns, and 19 BB (led team).  Known for her tough defense, she also led the Monarchs in assists in 2015.
  • 1st baseman Amy Spieler (Kansas City, MO/Winnetonka HS) signed with NAIA Missouri Valley College (Marshall, MO).  Spieler led the Monarchs in hitting in 2015 with a .373 batting average.  She also had 10 doubles (tied for the team lead), 2 homeruns, 18 RBI’s, and 30 runs (led team).  Spieler, also led the team in on-base percentage at .433. 
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Monarchs finish season with strong showing at regional tournament

The Maple Woods softball team finished up the 2015 campaign with a strong showing at the Region 16 Tournament.  Going into the tournament as the fifth seed out of six seeds, the Monarchs defeated 4-seed North Central Missouri College 4-1, feel to 1-seed and eventual champion Jefferson College 5-1, then defeated sixth seed St. Charles College before falling to NCMO 7-3 to finish 2-2 in the tournament.
Highlights of the season include four walk-off wins, including their first win of the season against Region 16 rival Crowder College.  Anna McFadden’s base hit up the middle scored Audrea Allen with the winning run with one out in the seventh inning to cement the Monarchs’ comeback with a 5-4 win.

The Monarchs’ also recorded walk-off wins in back to back games against Kansas City Community College. In Game 1, Autumn Hughes scored the winning run with two outs when Chelsea Long was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  In Game 2 of the double-header, Kelsi Broyles slammed a seventh inning 2-run home run to send the Monarchs to their first win of the doubleheader 9-8.  The fourth walk-off win came against Region 16 rival NCMO, when Bailey Guiles scored on a misplayed ground ball hit by Alyson Klint.
The biggest non-Region 16 win came against then #5 NJCAA Division II ranked Highland College, a 5-2 win.  Jordyn Tieman picked up the win and Audrea Allen blasted a homerun to pace the Monarchs.
The Monarchs finished the season 14-26 (6-14 Region 16), doubling their win total from the 2014.  The Monarchs must replace their entire pitching staff for 2015, as Audrea Allen, Kelsi Broyles, and Jordyn Tieman all are out of eligibility.

Ten players return for 2016, including four of the top five hitters on the team: first baseman Amy Spieler; first team Region 16 shortstop Chelsea Long; centerfielder Bailey Guiles; and third baseman Autumn Hughes.


Monarchs Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month nationwide, and the Monarchs showed their support by wearing pink in fall game against Avila University.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month