Lady Eagles will face No. 20 Shiner in first round action

Milano represents as third place team in district

Samantha Waldrep accounted for one of three hits for Milano in the loss to Burton. Samantha Waldrep accounted for one of three hits for Milano in the loss to Burton. MILANO—The Milano Lady Eagles (12-12, 5-3) will face No. 20 Shiner (11-4) on Friday night in Class A bi- district softball playoff action.

First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Giddings High School.

After falling to Burton 5-1 in a game to determine seating for the post-season, Milano will represent District 27A as the third place team.

Shiner is the second place team from 28A.

FOR SPOTS—On Friday, the Lady Eagles had to play Burton for the third time this season, this time at Somerville.

The two teams split during their previous two meetings during district play.

Milano jumped out to a 1- 0 lead in the top of the second inning, but Burton then scored five unanswered runs over the next four innings to get the second place spot.

Kiersten Bastow absorbed the loss, striking out six Lady Panther batters.

The Lady Eagles managed just three hits on the evening—singles by Emily Overall, Tera Arledge and Samantha Waldrep.

Waldrep’s hit scored Bastow for Milano’s only run in the contest.

WARM UP— On Monday night, the Lady Eagles traveled to Holland for a warm up game, falling 15-5 in five innings.

Bastow took the loss on the mound with six strikeouts.

At the plate, Milano managed seven hits, led by Stonie Guthrie’s two-for-three performance, including a double and two runs

Keely Lagrone was also twofor three with a RBI.

Elizabeth Holt also added a double.

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