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Monge masterful in men’s league

Aspen Times writer

Aspen’s Eddie Monge struck out 21 batters in eight innings of work on Sunday in Vail, leading the Roaring Fork Coyotes over the Vail Devil Rays.Suprisingly though, despite Monge’s mastery the Coyotes needed one extra inning to record their third win of the season, 9-4, in the Rocky Mountain Men’s Adult Baseball League.Monge, a 2002 Aspen High graduate who is now the closer of the Div. III University of Puget Sound, didn’t allow a single earned run or walk. He gave up three hits and faced 26 batters total (including two strikeouts where batters advanced to first due to a dropped third strike).Fortunately for the Coyotes, the team rallied for five runs in the top of the eighth to seal the victory. Then Monge proceeded to mow down the last three batters.”The guy is so confident,” said Corby Anderson of Basalt, the player/manager of the Coyotes. “He was throwing two-strike curveballs, just beautiful pitches; he is hitting his spots and overpowering batters and sitting ’em down.”Catcher Mark Viola was showing off his swollen right hand at the bar afterward, said Anderson, who estimated Monge’s fastball was reaching the high 80s.”He never got shaken, either,” Anderson said, “with us committing errors and giving up unearned runs. That can shake a guy. But he stayed with it and went after every batter.”The Rocky Mountain Men’s Adult Baseball League has seven teams: the Coyotes, the Basalt Braves, the Basalt Bears and the Glenwood Giants from the Roaring Fork Valley, and the Eagle Merchants, Vail Rebels and Devil Rays from the Vail area.The Coyotes face the defending league champion Merchants in Eagle this weekend. And Anderson will be giving the ball to Jake Boyle, a recent Roaring Fork High School graduate who is something of a flamethrower himself.”It’s a big game for us,” said Anderson. “Eagle is the team to shoot for in this area.”


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