Gladiator baseball is in full swing now with more than half the district games played. Avalon hosted IHS last Tuesday and the Gladiators were actually challenged this time. The no-score streak ended with this game but Italy is still going strong. The final score was Italy 8 and Avalon 4.
“A great job all around,” said Coach Matt Coker. “We had little hiccups when it came to defense but a fantastic job by the team.” Freshman Caden Jacinto started this show with a great pitching ability. “Caden was great on the mound,” Coker explained. “This is the best we have tested defensively all year. This was a good game.”
The turn around was quick because the team traveled to Grand Prairie on Thursday. The game was over just as quick with a run-ruled game for Italy and the score was 30-1.
The Gladiators are 7-0 in district play. The next game is against Waxahachie Faith Family in Waxahachie on April 9 and play begins at 5:00 pm. If you haven’t seen a ballgame this year, it’s time to go to one or two. Go Gladiators!