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Munroe finishes season with 19 wins

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By Joe Ferolito

Mike Troblstrup had just watched his Robert F. Munroe Day School baseball team lose its final regular season game to Wakulla County 10-0 Friday night.

The 1A Bobcats scheduled the tougher 3A War Eagles in a tune-up for upcoming district play.

Ryan Smith and Shay Barwick pitched the shutout and Barwick had a pair of two-run doubles.

"I thought we played well for a while, but Wakulla has a lot of good hitters and their pitching was on tonight," Troblstrup said. "This game really has nothing to do with how the season has been. I really feel like it's been a real successful year."

And it has been quite a regular season. Munroe won 19 games, including two last week in front of the Wakulla loss.

On Tuesday, the Bobcats defeated Blountstown 15-0 in a mercy rule game with Clay Kramm and Jacob Jones combining to pitch the shut out.

Aaron Iglesias got Munroe started right offensively in the game when his bases loaded triple led to a six-run inning.

Before the game was over Iglesias had three hits and five RBIs.

Parth Patel also had three hits in the game for the Bobcats and Kramm and Sam Young had two hits and a pair of runs batted in each.

Kendal Weeks had two RBIs and Josh McClendon a triple in the contest.

On Thursday, Munroe defeated East Gadsden 16-12. Cody Watson was the winning pitcher in relief. Watson came in the game with Munroe trailing 8-1 in the second inning. He had five strikeouts and held the Jaguars off until Munroe took advantage of East Gadsden walks and errors to catch up and go ahead. Watson's record is 8-0.

The big inning for the Bobcats was the seventh when the team scored six runs helped by Brock Hinson's two-run double.

Munroe took its 19-win season into the District 3-1A Tournament in Aucilla Tuesday. The Bobcats faced FAMU in the opening round.

A victory would give them a 20-win year and a berth in the championship game Thursday.

It would also allow them access to regional play, which starts May 8.