When most think of Monessen athletics, the highly-successful boys basketball program likely comes to mind first. If not, it's probably football.
In other words, Monessen and baseball aren't typically on the tips of peoples' tongues.
Lo and behold, it was in fact the Monessen baseball team that generated some buzz last week.
In one of the most surprising results of the WPIAL baseball season, Monessen went on the road and upset Greensburg Central Catholic, 7-1, last Monday. To say Greensburg Central Catholic was a heavy favorite would be an understatement. The Centurions had not lost a Section 3 game, were ranked No. 2 in Class 1A, and had won their last three games against Monessen by scores of 15-0, 16-0 and 22-1.