Eagles clinch first ever spot in playoffs


Milano’s Jordan Hinistroza pitched a one-hitter at Gateway. 
Reporter/Holly Jentsch Milano’s Jordan Hinistroza pitched a one-hitter at Gateway. Reporter/Holly Jentsch Milano picked up District 27A wins at Bartlett and Georgetown Gateway over the week, securing the school’s first ever playoff appearance for its baseball team.

The school has had a baseball program since 1994.

The Eagles (11-3, 7-1) are currently sitting in second place with two games remaining.

On Tuesday night’s clinching game, the Eagles blasted Bartlett on the road 23-0.

Senior Thomas Sanders hit the cycle for Milano with two singles, a double, a triple and a home run. He was five for five at the plate.

Mayson Gibbons was foru for four with a home run and three runs batted in, while Jacob Willingham was three for four with four RBIs.

Sophomore Toby Sanders tossed the win, giving up just two hits on the night and walking one batter.

On Friday, Milano’s Jordan Hinistroza pitched a one-hitter in the Eagles 17-0 road win over Georgetown Gateway. He struck out 13 of Gateway’s 18 batters.

Milano will host third place Granger on Thursday, then close out the regular season at Thrall on Tuesday, April 25.

Thrall is the only team to have beaten the Eagles during district play and lead the league in the standings.


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