Italy’s select baseball team gains experience during State tournament hosted in Italy, Hillsboro and Maypearl.
Extra images of Italy’s select baseball team in action during State tournament.
Italy’s varsity level select baseball team splits games with Grandview and will play two more dates before competing in a State tournament to be held locally.
Italy’s select baseball team out slugs, out plays and out lasts Alvarado to claim both wins of a double-header.
Italy Gladiator head baseball coach, Josh Ward, is proud to announce the team’s 2012 All-District selections.
Italy Baseball wraps up their 2012 season leaving plenty of memories floating on dust stirred up between the bases. Enjoy extra photos from their final games against Rio Vista.
Additional photos from the final JV/varsity baseball games between the 2011-2012 Italy Gladiators and the Rio Vista Eagles.
It was bittersweet for the Gladiators as they put their gloves down after the last game of the season. The team traveled to Rio Vista and after a gallant effort, the Eagles soared high with a final score of 2, Italy 1.
The battle raged on between the Lady Gladiators and Clifton while the JV/varsity Gladiators were contained by the Cubs.
The 2012 Senior Lady Gladiators and Gladiator were honored before their games against Whitney on Tuesday.
Seniors reflect during final home games as they defend their diamonds one last time.
The Italy varsity baseball team hosted the Whitney Wildcats during district play on Tuesday night. This was the last home game of the season and in Gladiator tradition, the seniors were escorted to first baseline by their parents and family. This year the Varsity includes seven graduating seniors.
The Italy JV Gladiators improved as the day went on during a double-header in Glen Rose Saturday.
More images from the double-header between the Italy JV Gladiators and the Glen Rose JV Tigers.
Italy’s Lady Gladiators improve to 8-2 in district play while the Gladiators get overpowered by Maypearl in Pantherville.
Enjoy extra photographs from Lady Gladiator Softball and Italy Gladiator Baseball from Friday’s games in Maypearl.
The Italy JV Gladiators were unable to contain Grandview’s offense on Tuesday but hope to fair better against the JV Panthers today in Maypearl.
Monday night, the Italy Gladiators hosted the visiting Grandview Zebras at Loyd Davidson Field. In the varsity matchup, the Gladiators were strong but the Zebras put another mark in their win column which moved Grandview to a 7 and 0 statistic.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team sponsored a fundraiser benefitting the Susan G Komen Foundation on Friday night at the Loyd Davidson Field in conjunction with the Lady Gladiator Pink-Out night held previously in March.
The Italy JV and varsity Gladiators along with the Hubbard Jaguars, joined forces on Friday to “Pitch in for a cure!” Both teams adorned pink shirts and wristbands as part of a fundraiser to help support cancer research while the Lady Gladiators traveled to Axtell for a district rematch.
The Gladiators invite the community to come and join their efforts to raise money for cancer research. On Friday, April 6 the Gladiators varsity and JV squads will take on the Hubbard Jaguars in non-district match ups beginning at 4:30pm. Also planned is a Easter egg hunt in right field immediately following the varstity game. Come for the cause and stay for the candy!
The Italy Gladiators lead 1-0 early, but Axtell gets the 2-1 comeback with an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth-inning.
The Lady Gladiators and Gladiators earn impressive home wins over Rio Vista teams on Friday.
The Italy Lady Gladiators team up to conquer the Clifton Lady Cubs while both Gladiator squads endure low scoring losses to the Cubs.
The JV Gladiators, the Gladiators and the Lady Gladiators all record district wins in Whitney with the Clifton Cubs on deck.
Italy was unable to collect a win in Grandview but big plays and special moments prove both the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators are charging in the right direction.
Richard Cook throws out the opening pitch to get things started between Italy and Maypearl at Loyd Davidson Field and Gladiator Brandon Souder takes one for the team allowing his hair to be cut as part of a team fundraiser.
The second district game for the Italy High School Gladiators came and went Friday night. Italy had clear intentions they would travel to de-stripe the Grandview Zebras but the herd just wouldn’t stand for it.
Italy High School baseball is in full swing and started on a high note. Axtell High School traveled to Italy on Monday and stood their ground as best they could. Senior Justin Buchanan was the winning pitcher with the final score Italy 4, Axtell 1.
Ward’s Warriors shine in all facets of the game to dehorn the Axtell Longhorns at home.
Italy High School Senior, Brandon Souder, has a head full of hair, thick and curly and reminiscent of Harpo, a member of the comedy team, The Marx Brothers or Epstein, a character from the 70’s show, “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Well, that’s not a bad thing because Brandon is willing to go out on a limb and take one for the team.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band Booster Club will be giving away a Texas Ranger 11-game pass for two on Tuesday, March, 20. This pass includes opening day.
Italy’s JV Gladiators have three games in the books including a win over Meridian as they prepare for district play.
Baseball season always begins with a little cold weather. However, die hard fans are ready for that with sleeping bags and blankets in the stands. The Italy Gladiators hosted their first exhibition game against Waxahachie Faith Family this past Thursday night.
On Friday night, the Italy Gladiator Baseball parents pulled together and sponsored a hamburger fundraiser. Careful planning and good cooking brought the Gladiator Baseball team and their parents serving the community burgers and homemade desserts. All the food was donated, so the team cleared profits enough for practice bats and other equipment desperately needed.
Friday, February 3, family and friends of Italy Gladiator Baseball will kick off the 2012 season with a burger dinner inside the Italy High School Cafeteria. Come by the cafeteria and support your Gladiators then make your way on to the Dome to watch the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Keene Chargers on the hardwood.
Monday, January 23, 2012, head baseball coach Josh Ward will be having a baseball player/baseball parent meeting at 6:30 in the High School Library.
After four tournament games to end their 2011 summer league experience, Italy’s select baseball team will be wiser, more skilled and extremely confident come spring.
Italy’s select baseball team will be riding a wave of confidence going into their final tournament of the summer on Friday.
The recipients of the 2011 15-2A All District Team has been announced and kudos go to some of our Italy Gladiator Varsity Baseball players.
With one last district game in which to compete, the Italy Gladiators played their last home game on Friday night at Loyd Davidson Field. They took on Clifton but that wasn’t the most important part. The last home game is over and the seniors are taking a step towards the next stage of their life.
The Italy Gladiators will honor the seniors of the team Friday night. They also host Clifton, the number 1 team in our district. Please take this opportunity and come out to Loyd Davidson Field and support our home team.
Gladiator Baseball and Lady Gladiator softball seniors will be honored just prior to their home games this Friday, April 22. Make plans to come out, cheer on your home team and applaud the efforts of these seniors, as well as their teammates, as they take on the Clifton Cubs.
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The Gladiators traveled to Clifton on Tuesday night to represent Italy in the fifth game in district play. They came to perform well and it showed, according to Head Coach Josh Ward.
Friday night the moon might have been full because the beast came out of the Gladiators as they took on Whitney Wildcats in a district game. The Cats were cut short at every move they made. The final score was Italy 7, Whitney 0.
Italy’s JV boys baseball team pencils in another win after a strong performance against Maypearl while the Lady Gladiators start strong but struggle late against the Lady Panthers in Maypearl.
“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.”
The Italy Gladiator baseball team traveled to Axtell Tuesday night and played in their first district game of the season. The Axtell Longhorns used their bats a little better and won the game 1-0.
The Italy Gladiator baseball team will travel to Berryville to play in a tournament hosted by Frankston ISD on Thursday, March 10 to begin play in the Keno Fitzgerald Memorial Tournament. Italy will take on Westwood in a 3:00pm game. The tournament will continue thru Saturday, March 12.
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The Italy Gladiator JV team took on the Avalon Eagles Tuesday night in pre-district game and did so with great success. The final score was 12-7 for our local baseball team.