Lady Eagles open district play
The Granger Lady Lions came in ranked No. 20 and went home spanked in the 27A opener for both teams on Friday as Milano won 17-7 in just six innings.
Senior Masey Turnage went five innings, facing 27 batters, giving up three earned runs and six hits. She had five strikeouts. Kiersten Bastow recorded the save, facing four batters, giving up one hit and striking out two.
The Lady Eagles were up 7-3 after one inning, but Granger battled to close the gap 6-7 after two. Milano was able to put up five runs in the third frame, three in the fifth and two in the sixth to put the game out of reach. The Lady Lions scored their other run in the top of the fifth.
“Our goal as a team was to have everything going in a positive direction by district play. I believe we have met that goal as a team,” Lady Eagles head coach Greg Decker said. “We are hitting the ball really well right now and our defense is making routine plays.”
Milano pounded out 17 hits against Granger, led by Allison Dodd who went five for five at the plate with four singles, a double and scored three runs. Turnage was two for four with a home run and four RBIs. Emily Overall pelted two doubles, driving in three runs.
The Lady Lions dropped out of the polls this week.
TUESDAY NIGHT–Milano suffered its first district loss on the season Tuesday on the road against No. 25 Thrall. The Tigerettes defeated the Lady Eagles 10-1, with Bastow taking the loss for Milano. She gave up nine hits and six earned runs.
Brittany Scruggs pitched the win for Thrall, striking out 14 Lady Eagles.
Turnage was two for three at the plate and scored the only Lady Eagle run in the sixth inning after Dodd ripped a single. She was one of three.
Elizabeth Holt doubled and Hayleigh Lagrone singled to account for the other Milano hits.