By: Deb Wallace
With the NABF Summer College World Series selection on Friday, July 25th, both Monarchs teams are poised to be selected to play in the tournament. The World Series is being played here in the Toledo area Thursday, August 7th through Sunday, August 10th.
The Monarchs Blue team has played in 30 games with a record of 21-9 as of Tuesday, July 22nd. They are scheduled to play Taylor Business on Wednesday the 23rd and Tri-County Merchants on Friday the 25th, both games at Bowman Field in Toledo.
Leading the Blue team in batting average is Phil Reed with .372 through 29 games. Reed also has hit 3 home runs, scored 16 runs, and has batted in a team high 20 runs. Chris Pfund has played 20 games so far this season with a .340 average. Pfund is leading the team 21 stolen bases. Ryan Price has garnered 18 walks and has a batting average of .333 to go with 17 runs scored. Austin Ritson has scored 14 runs through 23 games and has a .315 average. Ritson has also pitched 13 innings over 7 games earning 3 saves and has an earned run average of 2.15.Brad Timofeev has played 26 games, has a .300 average, and leads the team with 19 runs scored. Timofeev has also appeared in 8 games as a pitcher with a record 1-0 with and a 1.07 earned run average through 19.67 innings of work.