Lady Eagles can’t solve Shiner
Milano finishes the season at 12-13 overall and were third in District 27A. Shiner (16-11), the second place team in 28A will now play 25A champion Bremond in a best-of-three series beginning Thursday at Pf lugerville Hendrickson High School.
Shiner came out swinging, putting up eight runs in the first three innings.
The Lady Eagles just could not get a rally going to keep up.
“It fell into the same category as to how we played at the end. We hit the ball extremely well, but just right at people and just couldn’t get the timely hits that we had been getting earlier in the year,” Lady Eagles coach John Hughes said. “Shiner, though, was a really good team and young with only one senior. They did everything that they needed to do to win the game so hats off to them.”
Kiersten Bastow tossed the loss for Milano on the mound, walking three batters and giving up seven hits.
Bastow led the Lady Eagles at the plate, going two-for-three with a run batted in.
Emily Overall was also two-forthree on the night.
“The team made great strides this year as they achieved one of the goals that they set for themselves (reach the playoffs),” Hughes said. “We will be losing five really good seniors off the team, all who were major contributors to the success that we had.”
Those seniors are Stonie Guthrie, Hayleigh Lagrone, Raighley Shaw, Samantha Waldrep and Bastow.
“As for next year, I’ll be looking at the to-be seniors to keep the success from this year going. There will be a few holes to fill, but there is a good group of freshman coming up that should fill some of those holes along with the other returners. So the future for Milano softball will be looking good for the next couple of years,” Hughes said.