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The (3-13) Monmouth-Roseville Titan baseball team has played their fair share of close games this season. Of the 16 games the Titans have played so far this season, half of them have been decided by 2 runs or less. Three have went to extra innings and three have ended in walk-off fashion. The young Titans are (2-6) in those 8 close games. Monmouth-Roseville is a big-hit away in any of those six losses from possibly being a .500 ballclub. The Titans are young at the head coaching position, as well. Jordan Ball just completed his own playing career a year ago, playing for and graduating from Monmouth College last spring. Coach Ball says he’s learning the coaching business just as his one-senior-only ballclub is learning the varsity game, too.
The Titan baseball squad is going to be busy before regional play starts on Monday, May 16th. They will have tonight off and then hit the road for their next six games. Monmouth-Roseville will go to Orion on Thursday night, before make up a double header at Morrison on Friday. On Saturday morning, the Titans go to United High School for the cross-town classic against the Red Storm. The road trip continues on Monday and Tuesday, with trips to Sherrard and Knoxville, respectively. The Titan lone home game left on the schedule, barring any makeup dates, will be next Thursday against Sherrard. The regular season ends with a road game at Bureau Valley on the Friday, the 13th. Saturday morning’s game against United will be broadcast on AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM, online at radiomonmouth.com. You can also hear the game on our free 1330 WRAM app for your smartphone or tablet.
For the entire interview with Ball, go the SPORTS PODCAST section.