Eagles, Thorndale continue district play

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Milano’s Toby Sanders slides safely in to third in the Eagles 25-2 routing of Bartlett on Friday. 
Reporter/Holly Jentsch Milano’s Toby Sanders slides safely in to third in the Eagles 25-2 routing of Bartlett on Friday. Reporter/Holly Jentsch GRANGER–Milano moved to 4-0 in 27A play with a 5-1 win at Granger on Tuesday night. That puts the Eagles at 8-2 on the season with just one game left in the first round of league play.

At Granger, Thomas Sanders tossed the win, striking out seven and walking three. He allowed 12 hits, but a solid defensive effort by the Eagles held the Lions to just one run.

Sanders was three for four at the plate with two stolen bases.

John Jentsch went two for two with two runs batted in, while Jaxson Robinson was two for three with a stolen base.

Milano demolished visiting Bartlett on Friday night in five innings 25-2.

Jacob Willingham tossed the win for the Eagles, with seven strikeouts and three hits.

Jordan Hinistroza had a great night at the plate, going four for five and hitting a home run, a double and a triple on the night. He also collected seven RBIs.

Sanders was also four for five with a double and three RBIs.

Jentsch was three for three with a double, home run and five RBIs, while Chance Pack was three for four with a double and two RBI.

The Eagles finish up the first round of 27A play on Friday as they host Thrall. They will then hit the road again to Holland on Tuesday, April 12.

THORNDALE–The Bulldogs (14-6, 4-4) started the second part of 27AA play on Tuesday night by hosting Florence. Thorndale won 6-2 behind the arm of Paxton Jordan. He struck out nine and gave up just one walk.

Josh Ware was two for four with an RBI, while Eric Guzman was one for two with a double.

“ We have started to play a lot better defense and that has kept the games close where we can do the little things that we like to do,” Bulldogs head coach Kelly Kuhl said. “We still have to execute better offensively. Our kids are working hard and we are going to bring everything we have the second round of district.”

On Saturday, Thorndale hosted Jarrell for an afternoon league matchup and snuck away with 5-4 victory.

The Bulldogs were up 4-3 until Jarrell tied things up in the sixth. The home team managed a run in the bottom of the seventh to seal the win.

Riley Scheafer tossed the win, striking out six and walking just one.

Jordan was two for four at the plate with a double.

The Bulldogs will travel to No. 10 Cameron on Friday then host Academy on Tuesday, April 12.

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