Monroe Central was handed their first MEC loss of the year Monday by Class 2A 8th ranked Wapahani, 9-1.
Both Wapahani and the Lady Bears went into the game as co-MEC leaders at 2-0. Wapahani improved to 10-6 overall with the win, while MC fell to 5-7. The Lady Raiders are in the same sectional with Monroe Central as well.
The Lady Bears were led offensively by Jocelyn Peckham, Mikaela McGrath, Samantha Roderick and Adrianna Hardy each with one hit.
Wednesday at Union City the Lady Bears will open the Randolph County Tourney against the host at 5 p.m. If inclement weather presides, the game will be Friday night at 5 p.m.