McMonagle off to fast start

Name: Aden McMonagle

School: Williamsburg

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Williamsburg

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.”

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