On senior night, Lady Eagles clinch playoff spot with win

Milano back in the bracket after one year absence


Milano seniors participating in their final home game were (left to right)—Samantha Waldrep, Stonie Guhrie, Hayleigh LaGrone, Kiersten Bastow, Raighley Shaw. 
Reporter/CMarie Bakken Milano seniors participating in their final home game were (left to right)—Samantha Waldrep, Stonie Guhrie, Hayleigh LaGrone, Kiersten Bastow, Raighley Shaw. Reporter/CMarie Bakken MILANO—It was senior night on Monday, during the Lady Eagles (12-9, 5-2) home finale. It was bittersweet because the team has also clinched a spot in the post-season after a one year absence.

On Monday against Snook, the Lady Eagles took just five innings to win 14-1. Prior to the game, team members recognized senior team members Kiersten Bastow, Hayleigh Lagrone, Stonie Guthrie, Raighley Shaw and Samantha Waldrep.

Bastow tossed the win, striking out Lady Blue Jays along the way.

Waldrep was pretty productive at the plate, going two-for-two with a double and two runs.

Emily Overall was two-forthree with a double and a run batted in, while Kelly Wadlington went one-for-two with 2 RBIs.

Elizabeth Holt was one-forthree with a triple and 2 RBIs.

ROAD LOSS— On Friday night, Milano could not hold onto its lead and Burton fought back to win 7-6.

The Lady Eagles led 6-4 after five innings, but could not plate another run in their final two at bats. Five Milano players were left on base.

Guthrie, who is batting .614 on the season and had started every game this season, was not in the line up Friday or Monday, due to a back injury.

Against Burton, Overall was two-for-four with a double. Sarah Pedroza was two-for-two with a double as well.

Bastow absorbed the loss, striking out just one batter and giving up 16 hits.

Milano’s defense also committed seven errors on the night.

DAY DELAY—The Lady Eagles travel to the Cotton Palace last Wednesday to face the Mumford Lady Mustangs in a league game that was delayed a day due to wet field conditions.

The two teams were suppose to face each other on Tuesday of last week.

It took just six inning for the Lady Eagles to put up 16 hits and win 20-7.

Overall was four-for-four at the plate with a triple and four RBIs. Bastow was three-for-four with a triple and two RBIs.

Holt was two-for-three with a double and two RBIs, with Shaw going two-for-two with a double and RBI.

Bastow was on the mound for Milano, striking out 11 Lady Mustangs in the win.

The two wins over the week secures Milano a spot in the playoffs, but what seed they will go in is still up for grabs.

The loss to Burton leave them, the Lady Eagles and Somerville fighting for the District 27A league championship.

The Lady Eagles have an open date on Friday and will finish up the regular season at Somerville on Tuesday night.


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