Milano baseball to start 27A play Friday
MILANO–After just six warm up games, the Milano Eagles baseball team will begin District 27A action as they host Holland on Friday. Second year head coach Jayce Rasberry said that not getting a lot of games in before district starts is something you get used to in a small school that is successful in more than one sport.
Milano’s boys basketball team went three rounds deep in the post season.
“It obviously limits you to the amount of non-district competition you are able to face, but ultimately the success built throughout the athletic program is what carries your kids to compete year round,” Rasberry said.
“We are excited and fortunate to be healthy coming into district play. We are looking forward to a good week of workouts to get ready for our district opener.”
In their last tune up before league play, the Eagles (4-2) run- ruled Somerville on the road Friday 11-1 in five innings. Senior Jordan Hinistroza tossed the win, striking out eight batters.
Junior John Jentsch went two for three at the plate w ith a double and two runs batted in. Fellow junior Shawn Mullinix was two for four with a double and two RBIs also.
After their game with Holland, the Eagles will host Georgetown Gateway on Tuesday, March 29 and Bartlett on April 1.