Lady Eagles open district with win

Milano mashes Mumford with 11 hits

Stonie Guthrie was 3-for-3 with three triples in the Lady Eagles’ victory over Giddings. Stonie Guthrie was 3-for-3 with three triples in the Lady Eagles’ victory over Giddings. MILANO—The Milano Lady Eagles opened up District 27A play with a 16-0 pounding of the Mumford Lady Mustangs on Friday.

The team will host Burton on Friday and travel to face Snook on Tuesday.

The game against Mumford took just three innings as Milano (8-7) put up 16 runs on 11 hits, run ruling the Lady Mustangs.

Emily Overall went two for two with two doubles on the afternoon.

Both Sarah Pedroza and Samantha Waldrep had two RBIs a piece in the win.

Kiersten Bastow tossed the win, striking out four batters and allowed just two hits.

TOURNEY PLAY—The Lady Eagles brought home some hardware from their appearance at the Thorndale tournament. The team brought back first place from the silver bracket and went 2-2 at the tourney.

Milano defeated Thorndale’s JV squad 12-4 in the silver bracket first place game on Saturday afternoon.

Dakota Steinbecker tossed the win for the Lady Eagles.

Stonie Guthrie went three for three at the plate in the game, including a triple. Kiersten Bastow, Emily Overall and Guthrie each had doubles.

Bastow and Guthrie were named to the all-tournament team.

“Playing like we did Friday night boosted our confidence for the two games on Saturday,” Milano coach John Hughes said. “Our confidence had been down after those last three games.” All had been losses.

“I told the team (on Saturday) to walk into the next two games and build off what we did the night before,” Hughes said.

On Saturday morning, Mila- no defeated Giddings JV 10-5. Bastow tossed the win, striking out four batters. The Lady Eagles combined for 13 hits.

Guthrie and Bastow were each three for three at the plate. Guthrie had three triples and Bastow a double.

Hayleigh Lagrone and Emily Overall also ripped doubles. Lagrone and Sarah Pedroza (2-3) each had two RBIs.

Milano fell to No. 6 Bosqueville and Lago Vista during pool play on Thursday, which sent them to the silver bracket.

Against Bosqueville, the Lady Eagles struggled to move the runners they did get on base in the 11-0 loss.

Bastow absorbed the loss, fanning four batters and giving up eight hits.

She was the leading hitter for Milano, going two for two.

In the 7-3 loss to Lago Vista, the Lady Eagle batters got hot, but couldn’t overcome two errors to win the game.

Bastow and Overal l each recorded their first home runs of the season.

Those two, along with Samantha Waldrep had RBIs.

Bastow took the loss on the mound with six strikeouts and gave up nine hits.

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