The Milan Lady Wildcats hosted Princeton, Scotland County, and Knox County in a four-team softball jamboree on Tuesday night at Legion Field in Milan.
Princeton, starting its first season under Lady Tiger alum Heather Johnson, looked strong in a 2-0 win over Scotland County (in three innings). Scotland County beat Milan head-to-head by a 2-0 final score, but the Lady 'Cats rebounded to beat Princeton in Milan's final tune-up of the evening.
For Milan, sophomore Kenna Michael pitched against Princeton, giving up only one hits in three innings of work. Freshman Erin Sayre pitched for MHS against Scotland County, giving up no hits, but two runs, both unearned. Lady 'Cats coach Nate Dodson indicated that "mistakes were made and weaknesses exposed against Knox County (a 5-0 loss) but they are very correctable". At the plate, Bre Sawyer was a combined 3 for 5, Katlynn Sylvester 2 for 4, and Haley Mason 2 for 4. Shelby May hit a bases loaded triple to end the evening for the home team (against Princeton).
Princeton, by all indications, had a solid night, but did let a potential victory over Knox County slip away, with the Lady Eagles scoring three runs in the bottom of the third inning to rally for the win.
Milan will open the softball season at home on Monday night, hosting the Trenton Lady Bulldogs in a 5:00 contest to be heard on Hot Country Z 101.7. Princeton will host the North Harrison Shamrocks on Tuesday night, August 26th. Scotland County will host Highland on Thursday, August 28th, while Knox County's season lifter will be Monday (August 25th) at South Shelby.