Milano gets back on winning track; Thorndale still struggling in district

Lady Eagles chalk up first league victory

Charity Tatroe puts the tag on at second base in the Lady Dogs win over Lago Vista on Saturday. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Charity Tatroe puts the tag on at second base in the Lady Dogs win over Lago Vista on Saturday. Reporter/Teresa Ging Milano got back on the winning track Friday as the Lady Eagles took down Bartlett on the road 13-3 in District 27A. The girls are now 5-9-2 on the season and 1-3 in league play.

Milano will travel to Granger on Friday to face the Lady Lions who are winless in district play.

The team will open up the second round of loop play when they travel to Thrall on Tuesday.

Coach John Hughes feels his team can turn things around and put itself in position to claim one of the district’s three playoff spots.

“The problem was that in all of our loses we committed way to many errors, but I think we got that fixed this last game,” Hughes said.

In Friday’s win, senior Elizabeth Bradshaw and sophomore Elizabeth Holt each went four of five at the plate. Bradshaw hit two double and Holt four.

Sophomore Emily Overall and junior K iersten Bastow each ripped doubles as well.

Bastow fanned nine batters in the win.

On Thursday, the Lady Eagles fell on the road 13-5 at Burton. The game was originally scheduled for March 20 but was moved due to wet field conditions.

Emily Overall and Holt combined for four of Milano’s five hits against Burton, smashing two doubles apiece.

Bastow took the loss on the mound.


The Thorndale Lady Dogs fell to Lexington (5-3) 13-1 in five innings to open the second half of 27-2A action.

Shelby Anders absorbed the loss on the mound.

Skyler Sumner went one for two at the plate to lead the Lady Dogs.

The Lady Dogs (2-6) got a 13-9 win over Lago Vista on Saturday. Shelby Pausewang was three for four at the plate.

Freshman Bailee Hilton tossed the win.

Last Wednesday, Thorndale fell on the road at No. 14 Rogers 15-0 in three innings. The game was originally set for March 20 but was postponed due to rain. Shelby Anders took the loss on the mound for the Lady Dogs.

Kamryn Holder was one of two at the plate.

“ We have still been moving around players to different positions to see how they fit together. I don’t have one person playing the same position they played last year,” Lady Dogs head coach Lance Betak said. “Therefore a lot of coaching is being done day to day for the players when they go to a new position.”

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