Hoosier Signee Monar Shines at Connie Mack World Series
Aug. 13, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University signee Blake Monar led the Midland Redskins to a runner-up finish at the prestigious Connie Mack World Series on Friday, August 8. Monar, who was selected in the 26th round by the New York Yankees in the 2008 MLB Draft, pitched a gem in his lone outing of the Series.
In Midland's matchup with the Arizona Finest, the 6-foot-1 southpaw was dominant, throwing a two-hit shutout over seven innings to advance Midland in the premier summer baseball tournament in the country for high schoolers. The Redskins emerged out of the losers bracket to force a deciding game with the champion East Cobb Yankees, but fell in the finals, 4-2.
Monar was a unanimous all-state selection in 2008, earning honors from the Indianapolis Star and the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association. He finished third in the voting for Indiana Mr. Baseball after going 5-0 with 82 strikeouts in 43 innings for South Spencer High School. He also posted a .644 average for the season.
The lefty also was selected first team all-state following his junior season for South Spencer, when he led the squad to the 2A state title. Monar was selected a 2008 High School All-American by College Baseball News following his efforts on the season. He has until August 15 to decide whether to sign with the Yankees or join the Hoosiers for the fall of 2008.
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