Thorndale, Milano await post season possibilities

Lady Dogs lose pitcher Leopold to broken finger


Gabby Moreno went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in Thorndale’s 16-13 shootout win over Granger Tuesday. Gabby Moreno went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in Thorndale’s 16-13 shootout win over Granger Tuesday. The Thorndale Lady Dogs clinch third place in District 26A and a spot in the state playoffs with a 16-13 road win over Granger on Tuesday night.

Thrall is sitting in first and Holland in second.

With the bases loaded, Thorndale’s Peytyn O’Campo threw from her short stop position to Skyler Sumner at third base for the final out of the game.

Jordan Schramm got the win, with Kourtney Roddam entering the game in the third inning to finish out the game.

Savannah Garcia was hot at the plate, going three for four with four runs batted in and two runs scored.

Shelby Anders was three for six, with Skyler Sumner and Gabby Moreno each going three for five. Sumner scored three runs and Moreno had two scores.

The Lady Dogs (11-15, 5-4) managed 17 hits on the night, but the defense did commit eight errors against the Lady Lions.

Thorndale will find out later in the week who and when they will play in the first round of the playoffs.

On Friday, the Lady Dogs suffered a big loss to No. 8 Thrall 9-1, but also a big loss on the mound.

Pitcher Mary Leopold was hit in the hand by a Chelsea Seggern line drive in the third inning, breaking one of her fingers. She is out for the season according to Lady Dogs head coach Lance Betak.

“I was proud of how we

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played after she went out. We did not execute our bunts in a couple of key spots which would have helped a lot offensively,” Betak said.

Sumner led Thorndale at the plate, going two for three.

Thorndale will finish up its regular season schedule on Thursday when they host Georgetown Gateway.

Milano

The Milano Lady Eagles (12-9, 4-2) should be in the postseason, but it is about as clear as mud in District 27A play.

Milano was to host Somerville on Tuesday night, but the game was postponed until a later date due to wet field conditions. It might be played on Friday, but that was not confirmed at Reporter press time on Wednesday morning.

Lady Eagles head coach Chad LaGrone said that currently Somerville has one loss in league play, Milano has two losses and Burton has four losses. Snook is also in the mix for the playoff hunt.

Milano still has to host Somerville and Burton this week to finish out the regular season. The outcome of those game will determine the playoff bracket.

The game against Burton will is set for Thursday be the regular season finale for the Lady Eagles. The game was originally set for April 4 but was moved at the request of Burton.

Milano did not have a game on Friday, as it was an opening date.


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