Lady Eagles chalk up first win of the season vs. Normangee
The Milano Lady Eagles got their first win of the season over the weekend at the Lexington tournament.
“The girls were excited about winning their first game,” Milano head coach Greg Decker said. “The biggest confidence booster was the fact that they played with several bigger schools and they know that if we cut back on a few errors that we would have won several more games.”
The victory came against Normangee on Thursday with a 13-8 decision. Sophomore pitcher Kiersten Bastow had five strike outs in the win.
Milano’s bats are continuing to stay alive, with the team compiling 40 hits during tourney play.
Masey Turnage (who earned all-tournament honors) went 10 for 16 at the plate, and also had five runs, five stolen bases and five RBIs. Stonie Guthrie was six for eight with seven RBIs and four stolen bases.
Lyndsie Gray was five for seven and Allison Dodd five for eight.
The Lady Eagles lost close games to Hutto (8-6) and Madisonville (10-8) and also fell to Navasota 8-2.
On Tuesday night, Milano (1-10- 1) lost to Somerville on the road 8-3, with Bastow taking the loss, striking out three, giving up eight hits and five earned runs.
Guthrie was two for three with two RBIs and two stolen bases , while Dodd was two for four at the plate with an RBI and stolen base.
Milano will host Mumford on Friday before opening up District 27A play versus No. 20 Granger on Friday, March 18.
The Thorndale Lady Dogs participated in the Taylor tournament over the weekend, winning three and losing two.
Senior pitcher Kim Leschber ( 5- 5) fanned 24 batters over the weekend. Freshman Shelby Anders is also seeing time on the mound this season.
Thorndale defeated Rockdale, CCCA and Westlake JV and fell to Thrall and Burnet.
The Lady Dogs will continue loop play as they travel to Florence on Friday, host Cameron on Monday and play at Academy on Tuesday before earning themselves a break.