Monahan has stepped up at the perfect time to experience a power surge at the plate for East Lake. The junior has two home runs in as many days, including Friday’s grand slam that essentially sealed the Eagles’ nine-inning 7-3 Class 7A region final win at Melbourne.
After entering the postseason struggling to score runs, East Lake has recorded 16 in the past two on its way to the state semifinals.
This will be the Eagles’ second trip to states in school history. The first came in 2002 when East Lake was edged 8-7 in the Class 5A state championship game by Lynn Haven Mosley.