Cory Hornyak’s offense, defense earns him MVP
Written by Steve Timofeev   
Monday, 18 August 2008 17:54

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Cory Hornyak - Ohio Monarchs Summer College Baseball Former All-Suburban Lakes League and Genoa baseball star Cory Hornyak has made another mark on the area baseball scene.

Hornyak recently earned the National Amateur Baseball Federation College World Series Most Valuable Player award after helping lead the Ohio Monarchs Gold to championship triumph.

Using a wood bat, Hornyak hit .458 in the CWS, held at Ned Skeldon Stadium, the former home of the Toledo Mud Hens in Maumee at the Lucas County Fairgrounds.

He swiped six stolen bases, scored seven runs, clubbed a double and a triple, and played sensational defense in center all tourney long for the Monarchs.


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Monarchs Gold Win NABF College World Series
Written by Steve Timofeev   
Monday, 11 August 2008 09:42


The Ohio Monarchs Gold captured their first NABF World Series title Monday morning in dramatic fashion.  Casey Winckowski singled in Kyle O'Connell in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs.  The win captured the title over a 5 day period of baseball.  The Gold seemed to play their best baseball of the season with timely hitting, good pitching, and excellent defense.

The Gold started Ben Kauder in the championship game against Long Island Astros and he proved to be up to the task.  The Astros struck first in the top of the 2nd inning by scoring 3 runs.  The Astros loaded the bases with a hit batter and 2 singles.  They scored on a sacrifice fly, an error, and another single.  In the bottom of the inning the Monarchs came back with a run when Cory Hornyak singled and Brandon McFarland followed with a double down the right field line that scored Hornyak.

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Ohio Monarchs Gold Reach Championship Round
Written by Steve Timofeev   
Sunday, 10 August 2008 19:26

Monarchs Gold continues it’s winning ways with another victory on Sunday August 10, 2008. The Monarchs team opened up the game with one run in the top of the first to take the early lead. Matt Kaighin started the game on the hill for the monarchs gold in the bottom of the first. He started the game by getting the Maryland Orioles lead-off hitter to fly out to the Monarch second basemen. He would then walk the next hitter on 4 pitches.

This would prove to be meaningless as he would later be thrown out on an attempted steal with the count at 1 and 1 on the Orioles three hitter.

After he was caught stealing Kaighin got the Orioles batter to fly out  to right field to end the inning.

The second inning started with a triple by Cory Hornyak deep into right center field on a 1-2 count. He would later score on a single to center.

They would score once more this inning on a Brian Bilius double. This would give the monarchs a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the second.


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Monarchs Advance to NABF CWS Quarter Finals
Written by Steve Timofeev   
Saturday, 09 August 2008 04:29

Ohio Monarchs Gold and Blue advance to the quarter finals of the NABF College World Series played in Toledo Ohio.

Monarchs’ Gold advanced in pool play with a record of 2-1, a loss to the Ohio Heat, Gold advances as the runner up in the pool.

Monarchs’ Blue advanced in pool play with a record of 2-1, a loss to Maryland Orioles. The Monarchs Blue  pool had a 3 way tie between Blue, Maryland and Dix Hills Dodgers. The team with the least runs given up was Maryland, which won the pool. The next tie breaker was head to head which Blue beat the Dodgers in their second game of pool play, giving the Blue the runner up spot.

Schedule listed below all games played at the NED:

Saturday Quarter Finals
9:00 AM   Ohio Heat vs. Alton Indians (Game 25)
12:30 PM  Long Island Astros vs. Ohio Monarchs Blue (Game 27)

4:00 PM Norton Bears vs. Ohio Monarchs Gold  (Game 26)
7:30 PM Maryland Orioles vs. Canton Terriers (Game 28)

Sunday Final Four
11:00 AM Winner Game 25 vs. Winner Game 27
 2:30 PM  Winner Game 26 vs. Winner Game 28

 7:00 PM Championship

Michigan Monarchs end their season with a 1-2 record in pool play. Michigan started strong by run ruling Kings Bridge Knights 13-3. In Saturdays pool play Michigan took their first loss against Alton Indians 0-2 and then later in the day took their second loss to the Norton bears 2-5.

16 teams to compete locally in college World Series tourney

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The Monarchs' Brian Bilius singles.

While it may not be the true "Fall Classic," local baseball fans will have the opportunity to watch a World Series this weekend in northwest Ohio.

The 2008 National Amateur Baseball Federation College Division World Series is being held at four area facilities today through Sunday. The NABF College World Series is the championship tournament for players age 22 and under.

Games will be held at Ned Skeldon Stadium in Maumee and at Joe E. Brown, Bowman, and Scott parks in Toledo. Skeldon Stadium will be the main facility.

Shawn Sobel, the local tournament director, said the last year an NABF World Series was held in Toledo was 2006.

The City of Toledo's Division of Recreation is hosting the national tournament, which will feature 16 teams from eight states.

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Monarchs Gold - League Champions
Written by Steve Timofeev   
Sunday, 03 August 2008 15:48

The Ohio Monarchs Gold won the City of Toledo Federation League this summer.  They concluded their run with a 5-2 win over The Ohio Monarchs Blue team on Sunday.  The Gold team posted a 20-3 record in the league and an overall record of 33-10 heading into the NABF World Series later this week.  The Gold team finished 2 games ahead of 2nd place All American Coach, a tough team that is headed to the NABF regional this week, and 4 games ahead of The Monarchs Blue squad that is also headed to the NABF World Series.  The Gold team finished with a 4-1 record against All American Coach and was 2-2 against The Blue team.  The team outscored their opponents 171-72 or an average of 7-3.  Every player played an important role in the team's dominant season in the league.

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Tri-State League Standings

Team W L T PCT
Hawks 27 5 0 0.844
Shannon 16 14 0 0.533
Select 16 13 0 0.552
Ohio 13 15 0 0.464
Sting 10 21 0 0.323
Northern 3 21 0 0.125
Team W L T PCT
Chardon 25 6 0 0.806
Valley 16 12 0 0.571
Pandas 14 14 0 0.500
Terriers 12 16 0 0.429
Glaciers 12 12 0 0.500
Athletics 5 14 0 0.263
Tri-State League