Eagles regrouping after busy basketball season

Milano returns five starters off quarterfinals squad

Toby Sanders fanned 13 batters in the Eagles’ win over Geogetown Gateway. 
Reporter/Holly Jentsch Toby Sanders fanned 13 batters in the Eagles’ win over Geogetown Gateway. Reporter/Holly Jentsch The Mila no Eag les a re in regrouping mode af ter their regional quarterfinals appearance last season.

After losing a handful of starters to graduation and taking a hit to its bullpen, Milano will look to just six returning from last year’s roster, plus three sophomores who didn’t play last year and seven freshman to try and reach the post-season again.

The Eagles w ill be led by returning starters John Jentsch, the lone senior on the roster, juniors Toby Sanders and Jacob Willingham, along with sophomores David Jentsch and Chance Pack.

Sophomore Chris Rowan also returns from last season’s roster.

In reaching the third round of the playoffs in 2011, that year’s team went further than any other Eagle baseball team had and finished with a 17-8 record.

With the success of its boys basketball team and the unpredictable Texas weather, Eagles’ coach Jayce Rasberr y, in his third year at the helm, saw his baseball team play in just three games over the course of spring break in the Fayetteville tournament before they had to open up District 26A play.

Milano managed its lone victory so far this season in that league opener 5- 3 over Georgetow n Gateway on Thursday. Sanders tossed the win for the Eagles, fanning 13 batters.

John Jentsch was two for three at the plate with a double and two runs batted in.

Milano then hit the road on Friday, losing to a much improved Bartlett squad 8-1. Jacob Willingham took the loss for the Eagles, striking out five.

Sanders did have a good night at the plate, going three for three with two doubles.

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