Both the Princeton Tigers and Gallatin Bulldogs played dominant softball on Tuesday night, winning their Grand River Conference openers as they prepare to play one another Thursday afternoon in Gallatin.
Princeton rolled to a 7-1 win over the Albany Lady Warriors, while Gallatin exploded for 11 first-inning runs and blitzed the defending state champion Maysville Wolverines 18-4. Princeton's game at Gallatin will start at 5:30 on Thursday night. Elsewhere in the GRC, Worth County blasted South Harrison 20-4, while Stanberry claimed a close win over Polo, 7-5.
In Galt, East Harrison only had seven girls available for their game at Grundy R-5, and officially, had to forfeit their game against the Lady Panthers. The teams did go ahead and play an "unofficial" game, with Grundy taking a 15-0 win. In the boys contest, Grundy R-5 beat East Harrison in a high-scoring affair by a final of 17-9.
In non-conference action, the Winston Redbirds had difficulties against the Jefferson boys and Braymer girls, falling by scores of 16-4 (girls) and 10-2 (boys).
Here are the rest of the Tuesday night SOFTBALL scores from the area (9/2/14):
Jefferson (girls) 15, Stewartsville 0
North Andrew 14, NE Nodaway 6
DeKalb 8, North Nodaway 0
Cameron 15, Maryville 0
Macon 5, Brookfield 1
Benton 15, Savannah 10
North Harrison 4, Pattonsburg 3
South Nodaway 6, Mid-Buchanan 5
Hamilton 12, Meadville 0
Green City 19, Novinger 2
Atlanta 13, LaPlata 11
Bucklin/Macon County 8, Northwestern 2
SJ Lafayette 6, Chillicothe 4
Baseball (NE Missouri):
Green City 11, Novinger 6
Atlanta 9, LaPlata 4
Bucklin/Macon County 11, Northwestern 8