In a game that took nearly three hours to complete, William Monroe baseball throttled Thomas Jefferson 26-0 in the Region 3B quarterfinals on Friday. With 25 hits and seven walks, the Dragons were busy and with four pitchers combining for a no-hitter on the other side of things, it was a truly one-sided affair.
“I’m glad we were ready to play and hopefully this gives us some momentum into the next game,” said Monroe coach Mike Maynard. “Brice Slaughter got us started by throwing a lot of strikes and then the offense just exploded so I’m really proud of the guys and their effort.”
Slaughter, Sal Coyle, Derek Ryan and Alex Kinsey combined for the no-hitter. Slaughter threw the bulk of the game, going three innings and striking out six.
Monroe got 2-run doubles from Kinsey and Jonathan Sexton in the second inning to pace the way to an 8-0 start. After a 2-run third, the Dragons plated seven runners in the fourth including a 2-run single from Sexton to make it 17-0.
With no slaughter rule in effect, much to everyone’s chagrin, the sixth and seventh innings had to be played. Monroe worked in its bench and was able to wrap up the win easily from there.
At the plate, Sexton was 3-for-3 with five RBI including a solo homerun in the third. Logan Jones was 5-for-6 with four runs scored. Kinsey was 2-for-6 with three RBI. Braydon Collier was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Reilly Owen and Coyle were each 2-for-4.
Monroe will host Spotsylvania on Tuesday. The two split their regular season home-and-away meetings at the end of March and beginning of April, both with scores of 7-3.