Monroe Central’s varsity baseball team jumped out early then staged an impressive comeback and defeated Seton Catholic in the bottom of the 7th inning, 5-4.
The Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning Tuesday only to see Seton put up a 4-spot in the top of the 4th.
In the bottom of the 6th with two strikes and two outs, freshman Seth Wilson doubled to deep left field to score the tying runs.
In the 7th, Brady Jones walked, stole second, and scored when switch-hitting Wyatt Snyder laid down a bunt and an errant throw sailed over the first baseman’s head allowing for a dramatic win.
Coach Keith Nunley said, “Perseverance and toughness prevailed.”
Derek Goodman started on the hill, while Nkaya Brown picked up the win in relief. Tucker Young also threw in the game.
The Bears are now 2-0 after opening the season with a win over Class 2A 7th ranked Centerville.
Tonight is the start of facing several ranked teams for the Bears. MC will host Class 3A 5th ranked Yorktown at 5 p.m. tonight. Upcoming is Class A 9th ranked Hagerstown who MC will host Saturday at 10 a.m.; Class A 2nd ranked Daleville will come calling next Tuesday and the next night the Bears will travel to face Class A 10th ranked Blue River. Down the road a ways is Wapahani who is currently 3rd in Class 2A.