The Italy Gladiators made fairly quick work of the visiting Grand Prairie Advantage Academy Eagles on Friday after winning via the run rule, 12-2 in the top of the fifth-inning. Junior Kyle Fortenberry put the exclamation point on the win with a 2 run inside-the-park homerun.
The Italy Gladiator hitmen flirted with putting one over the fence all game in Frost but it was finally accomplished when John Byers cleared the left field fence and scored a field goal thru the uprights of the Polar Bears’ goal post on their football field.
The Gladiators post their second shutout of district play with a 10-0 win over the visiting Itasca Wampus Cats, improving to 4-0 in district play. Pitcher Ty Windham goes the distance recording 9 strikeouts and John Byers records a 3 run inside-the-park homerun.
The JV Gladiators batted their way back into the game and then a walk off hit by Pedro Salazar clenched an 8-7 comeback win for Italy in front of their hometown fans.
The Milford Bulldogs led by pitcher Eric Evans tested the Gladiators on Tuesday with Evans locked in a bit of a pitcher’s duel against Italy senior Tyler Anderson. In the end, the Gladiators made a late rally to win 4-3 and improve to 3-0 in district play.
The Gladiators win big in Avalon off the right arm of pitcher Ryan Connor and an over-the-fence homer by Levi McBride.
Friday night, April 4th, there will be big goings-on at the Italy High School Baseball and Softball fields! Besides our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators taking on rival Itasca on the sacred red sand, our IYAA will be honored during the pre-game introductions. Also, during the night, in a joint effort between the baseball and softball teams, there will be a drive-thru hamburger stand available—YUM!
information updated 4/2/14-2:15pm
The Gladiators baseball team dropped their final two preseason games to both Maypearl and Buffalo but responded with a win over Grand Prairie Advantage Academy to begin district play.
The Italy Gladiators get the job done to begin district play with a 24-1 trouncing of Grand Prairie Advantage Academy.
The baseball team has a variety of items up for sale online thru their new web page. Items range from hoodies, golf shirts, t-shirts, bags, and hats. Check out their new site and get your Gladiator Baseball gear on!
Italy’s JV Gladiators open the Milford JV Invitational baseball tournament on Saturday, March 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. against Milford’s JV Bulldogs.
Calling all Gladiator fans! The tournament championship will be Monday, March 10, between the Italy Gladiators and the Blooming Grove Lions starting at 5:00 p.m. at Davidson Field in Italy.
The Italy Gladiator baseball team was on their way to Davidson Field when head coach Jon Cady announced their tournament championship duel against the Blooming Grove Lions has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The game has been moved to Monday.
The twelve game, three-day 2014 Italy Baseball Invitational Tournament will begin Thursday, March 6, and conclude Saturday, March 8. The varsity Gladiators will compete along with six other area schools.
Italy Baseball has official fitted baseball hats available for our fans with the proceeds benefitting the Gladiator Hitmen.
The JV Gladiator baseball team made strides against Red Oak Life but the Mustangs won by a nose during a back-and-fourth race to the finish.
The Gladiators will travel to Blooming Grove to participate in their annual baseball tournament scheduled this week. Italy’s first game will be Friday, February 28 at 10:00am against Kerens. The tournament bracket is attached.
Impending rain has forced tonights JV baseball game between Italy and Wortham to be cancelled allowing the varsity game between Italy and Hubbard to start earlier at 4:00 p.m.
The Gladiators fought until the end against the visiting 2A Rio Vista Eagles in an exciting season opener at Loyd Davidson Field.
IHS Baseball parents, coaches and players would like to thank everyone who helped out with the baseball fundraiser this past Friday night. We had several raffles throughout the night and here is a list of the winners:
Rise To Victory! New Gladiator Baseball shirts are available for purchase. Order forms can be picked up and/or returned to the front reception desk at Italy High School along with payment.
Gladiator discount card available for purchase at the Uptown Cafe-Italy, Varner’s Alon gas station-Italy and inside the Italy Auto Supply store. The $10.00 card offers great deals on meals at several area eateries, coffee and ice cream and/or yogurt shops.
Gladiator Baseball hosting Chili Supper on Friday, November 8 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm inside the Italy High School Cafeteria. Club funds are low so please help us knock this one out of the park!
Italy Baseball parent meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. inside the high school cafeteria.
Jon Cady is a new math teacher at Italy High School. He is also the new head baseball coach and an assistant football and basketball coach. Prior to coming to Italy, he was a teacher/coach at Mason, Buffalo and Mansfield. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Kinesiology.
Italy Baseball proudly announces pitcher Caden Jacinto and shortstop Marvin Cox as recent selections to the Collin Street Bakery / Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A all-state baseball team!
Italy Baseball head coach Josh Ward is proud to announce that Gladiator seniors Reid Jacinto and Cole Hopkins both made the district 14-A baseball’s 2013 Academic All-District list, proving the old adage that the pencil is mightier than the sword.
Italy Baseball boasts 9 players selected to this season’s All-District team with Caden Jacinto chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year and Marvin Cox named Newcomer of the Year.
The Italy Gladiators have their baseball playoff run come to an end with Trenton winning game two of the regional quarterfinal matchup on Saturday, 8-2.
With several sport achievements by student-athletes from Italy High School culminating around the same time, the school, in conjunction with the City of Italy, held a small but enthusiastic parade to honor the school’s sports heroes on their recent accomplishments.
Trenton wins game one of the regional quarterfinal last night to put Italy in a must win situation going into game two starting at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon in Forney.
Italy Baseball has been working hard this week in practice to prepare for their upcoming regional quarterfinal matchup against Trenton. Here is a sneak peek into Gladiator training where these young men have been honing their skills, sharpening their swings and striving to be better than yesterday.
On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, Italy school and city leaders have planned a downtown Italy parade to honor state record breaking track sprinter, Kortnei Johnson along with state qualifying runners, Halee Turner, Ryisha Copeland and Kendra Copeland. Parade time is 10:00am. Also included in the parade will be a send off for the Gladiator Baseball team as they head out to battle Trenton in game two of a best of three series for the regional quarter-final title. The entire community is welcome to come and hail these outstanding young athletes.
The Gladiators will take on the Trenton Tigers this week to battle it out in a three game series for the regional quarterfinal title.
Congratulations to our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators as they continue their baseball and softball playoff journey. The following is this week’s game information for both.
Italy’s JV baseball players get a ton of work done against two quality clubs in Crandall and Clifton while just being ecstatic to playing at home for a change.
The Italy Gladiator baseball team will travel to Cayuga on Thursday, May 2 for a warm-up game. Game time is slated for 6:00pm.
The Italy Gladiators finish 9-1 in district to take the 1A Region II District 14 Championship outright after defeating Avalon in Italy’s final district game. Bring on the playoffs!
Saturday, April 27 the JV Gladiators will take on Clifton at 12:30 here in Italy. The varsity squad will not have a game due to another late cancellation, this time by Wortham.
Gladiator Baseball playoff shirt orders are being accepted now. The shirts are $14 each and feature a front and back design including the complete varsity playoff roster. Payment is due at the time of order. No payment at delivery will be accepted and no extra shirts will be ordered.
The Gladiators clip Waxahachie Faith Family 10-4 to guarantee Italy a piece of the district title but still need a win over Avalon on Tuesday to clinch district.
Italy Baseball will play Avalon on Thursday instead of Friday this week to avoid conflict with the regional track meet.
Your invited to cheer on Italy’s senior baseball players during their final home game on Friday, April 19, against Faith Family of Waxahachie.
Coach Ward wants to make everyone aware that the double header planned for tomorrow has been reduced to one game with a start time of 1:00pm. Due to SAT testing, the Dawson squad will not be available but for one afternoon game. It will be gorgeous weather, so make plans to support our Gladiators tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm when they take on the Dawson Bulldogs.
Italy — The Italy Gladiator baseball boys get a stellar performance form senior pitcher Caden Jacinto who led his club to a vital district win over the Frost Polar Bears. Jacinto went the entire game on the mound recording 11 strikeouts while freshman catcher Ryan Connor came through with a solid effort for head coach Josh Ward and assistant coach Brian Coffman.
The start time for the Italy Gladiator home baseball game against Frost will be 3:00pm instead of 6:00 for Good Friday, March 29. This should still give fans some time to make it to both the softball game in Frost at 1:00 then return to Italy for the baseball game at 3:00 if they wanted to.
Italy heats up at the plate to build a 17-7 district win over Itasca who was sent home after five-innings of play.
Italy — Italy Baseball hosted a tournament over the weekend leading into the spring break holiday with the club using the the three-day event as both a fundraiser as well as chance to improve their level of play outside district competition, a two-fer!
Italy’s bat yielding Gladiators score 31-runs while giving up just 16-runs during Blooming Grove tournament.
Gladiator Baseball’s varsity squad will travel to Blooming Grove for a tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week (February 28 through March 2). Game one for the Gladiators will be against Kerens at 10:00am on Thursday, February 28.