Matt McQuain and Keegan Naugle certainly aren’t very imposing figures when they step on to the baseball field. Both are only about 5-foot-8. Their size, however, has never held them back. McQuain and Naugle have played key roles in Madison Central’s success the past few seasons. They helped the Indians win an 11th Region Tournament title this year.
Next year, the recent Madison Central graduates will get the chance to play at the next level. Both recently signed national letters of intent. McQuain will play at Union College, while Naugle is headed to Georgetown College. “It’s really the same story with this entire group of seniors,” Madison Central coach Steve Roof said. “They work really hard in the offseason and in the weight room. They push each other. It’s something really special. They are really selfless.”
Madison Central’s season came to an end with an 8-6 loss to #19 Bowling Green (22-11) on Friday night in the opening round of the KHSAA State Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The #5 Indians didn’t trail until the Purples scored five times in the top of the sixth inning. Central (30-8) got a run in the bottom of the sixth, but left the bases loaded.