Lady Eagles earn second at North Zulch tourney
Milano (5-5-1) will start district play on Friday and head coach Chad LaGrone thinks his team could win the league title.
“We have played playoff caliber teams thus far. They have helped us discover our strengths and weaknesses,” Coach LaGrone said. “We are ready to challenge for a district championship.”
Milano run-ruled Centerville and Iola on Thursday in the round robin style tournament by scores of 22-3 and 12-2, respectively.
Against Centerville, Cashlyne Blake tossed the win, fanning four batters and walking one.
Emily Overall belted a home run, with Blake and Tera Arledge adding triples. Blake, Arledge, Madison Westbrook, Naomi Graham and Keely LaGrone hit doubles.
Against Iola, Graham tossed the win, striking out five and walking two.
Elizabeth Holt and Arledge each busted a double in the win.
On Saturday, the Lady Eagles defeated Latexo 16-1, before falling to host North Zulch 10-2 in the championship game.
Blake tossed the win against Latexo, striking out five players and walking four in just three innings.
Arledge hit another triple, with Westbrook, Overall and Graham slamming doubles.
In the championship game against North Zulch, Graham absorbed the win, fanning five batters and walking three.
Holt ripped a triple to lead Lady Eagle batters.
In between tourney days, Milano traveled to play Bremond on Friday night, falling in the decision 7-6.
Graham took the loss, striking out two and walking three.
Holt, Arledge and Graham all had doubles.
Milano was set to play Holland in the Lady Eagles’ season home opener on Tuesday, but the game was canceled due to winter weather conditions.
Milano will play in the Thorndale tournament on Thursday and Saturday. The Lady Eagles will open up District 27A play on Friday when they host Mumford.
The game was switched to Milano from the original schedule .
The Thorndale Lady Dogs went 1-3 over the weekend at the Schulenburg tournament, but head coach Lance Betak said the team learned a lot.
“I think we got a lot of good from it. We played pretty good defense and we were in three close games and were able to work on many situations,” he said.
The Lady Dogs (4-8) got their lone win in a 9-7 decision over East Bernard JV. Mary Leopold tossed the win.
Shelby Anders threw the ball in from center field to get a runner out at home plate to end the game.
Leopold helped her own cause, going two-for-two at the plate. Savannah Garcia was two-for three.
The Lady Dogs fell 11-0 to host Schulenburg, with Jordan Schramm taking the loss on the mound.
Kourtney Roddam and Schramm were both onefor two at the plate.
Thorndale lost to East Bernard’s varsity 3-1, with Schramm absorbing that loss too.
Heather Remmert went two-for-three at the plate with a triple and scored the team’s lone run.
The Lady Dogs fell 6-3 to Sacred Heart, with Leopold taking the loss.
Skyler Sumner was onefor two at the plate, with Gabby Moreno going onefor three.
Thorndale will host their own tournament this weekend and are set to start District 26A play next week, hosting Holland on Tuesday.