Monaghan and Offense Lead White Team to Game One Win in Blue-White Series
Oct. 13, 2013
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Lefthander Trent Monaghan led the White Team to an 11-5 victory over the Blue team in game one of the 2013 Air Force baseball Blue-White World Series Saturday at Falcon Field. Monaghan, a Sophomore, threw six innings allowing only three hits and one unearned run, while striking out six.
"Trent pitched wonderful," said Toby Bicknell, head coach of the White Team. "He really kept the Blue team off balance, and showed great toughness pitching out of a couple innings with runners on base."
The White team was led at the plate by sophomore Coleman Poje, freshman Griffin Jax, and sophomore Peter Johnson. Poje drove in five, going 2-for-3 including a towering three-run home run in the sixth inning. Jax, a Colorado native ,went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Johnson was 2-for-2 with double and three RBIs.
The White teams offense got off to a great start with a leadoff triple from sophomore Spencer Draws to start the game. After a walk and a strikeout, the White team racked up six consecutive hits and sent all nine players to the plate. The White team saw eight of its nine hitters tally at least one hit and had five players with multiple hits, including seven extra base hits.
Game two of the series is set to begin Sunday at noon. The starting pitching matchup will be senior RHP Cameron White, going for the Blue team against Jax for the White team.