July 28, 2021

Kansas City, Kan. — The Monarchs added their second pitcher fresh out of college on Wednesday, as the club announced the signing of RHP Gunnar Groen.

Groen, a native of Austin, Texas, last pitched for Pepperdine University. Over three seasons, he pitched in 19 games with 11 starts — posting an ERA of 6.01 over 67.1 innings. In 2021, Groen appeared in 12 games and made eight starts with 35 strikeouts in 45.1 innings. Groen will wear #29 for the Monarchs.

The Monarchs continue their series today with the Houston Apollos at Legends Field in Kansas City.  Game 1 is set for 12:00 p.m. and Game 2 is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.  Both games will air on the Monarchs Broadcast Network with the pre-game beginning at 11:35 a.m. in Game 1 and 4:35 p.m. for Game 2, while the video stream airing on at first pitch.

Tickets to all Monarchs games can be purchased by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the Monarchs Media Relations Department at (817) 739-3693. Stay tuned to and the Monarchs Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the season.

Stay tuned to and the Monarchs Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the season.