Baseball Wins Semi-final Sectional game 5/31/14
June 1, 2014Monroe Central Jr.- Sr. High School
Written by: Doug Zalaski of the Star Press--
Monroe Central Clobbers Daleville
The game between Monroe Central and Daleville appeared early as though it might be a pitchers’ duel. But the Golden Bears strung together hot hitting and poor defense by the Broncos to score six runs in the fourth inning and seven in the fifth for a 13-0 win. “A few bunts went our way there – some crazy bunts that the baseball gods must have helped us with – and that opened things up,” Monroe Central coach Blake Turner said. Cody Woolf’s basesloaded single scored the first two runs of the game, and the onslaught ensued against a Daleville team (16-13) that was receiving votes in the Class A state poll.
“That was a total beatdown,” Daleville coach Daniel Hanson admitted. “We got beat in all facets of the game.”
Monroe Central pitcher Jesse Reum (5-1) challenged Daleville with one fastball after another, and the Broncos were slow on the trigger. He pitched four innings, allowing one hit and striking out six. “We didn’t adjust,” Hanson said. “We didn’t try to shorten up (our swings) and put the ball in play. He threw it by us. ... We knew what was coming and couldn’t hit it.” Kaiser Phillips and Jordan Bowmer each had two hits, including a double, to lead the Golden Bears (14-11). Beau Combs and Woolf each drove in two runs.
Monroe Central 13, Daleville 0, 5 innings
Score by innings
Monr. Central 000 67 — 13 9 2
Daleville 000 00 — 0 3 5
LOB — Monroe Central 9, Daleville 5. 2B — MC: Phillips, Bowmer, Col. Woolf.
S — MC: Reum. SF — MC: B. Combs.
Monroe Central: Reum 4-1-0-0-1-6, Miller 1-2-0-0-0-1-0
Daleville: Jackson 3-4-3-3-3-2, Lu. Floyd 1-2-3-0-3-2, Stephens 2/3-4-7-2-1-0, Vermillion 1/3-0-0-0-1-0
W— Reum, 5-1. L — Jackson
Monroe Central (14-11) 5 p.m. Monday vs. Wes-Del at Daleville;
Daleville season ends 16-13
Bears will play Wes-Del in Finals Monday 6/2/14 at Daleville. Game time is 5:00 PM.