McMonagle off to fast start
Name: Aden McMonagle
Athlete of the week achievement: McMonagle pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout of West Branch on Friday. He struck out 13 and only issued one walk as the Blue Pirates prevailed, 5-0.
Season update: It was Williamsburg’s first game of the season.
Coach Dan McMonagle’s quote: “As a four-year starter we’re looking for him to be consistent and a leader. We’ve been working hard to be more consistent with his pitch counts. The nice thing about Aden is he has a sidearm delivery we started last year. It makes it hard on hitters because it gives them a different look.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Over
Favorite subject: Gym
Favorite movie: “The Benchwarmers”
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite music: Country
Outside interests: Working on the farm, playing football and basketball
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Antonio Brown
Best athlete I ever competed against: Moshannon Valley’s Eric Sherkel
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Dan, and brother, Austin
Proudest athletic achievement: Earning home playoff games in football and basketball as a senior.
How I got my start in baseball: “My older brother, so I played with him. My parents got me into it.”
Future goal: “To become the owner of the farm where I work, Penn England LLC.”