Shorthanded Princeton struggles in Saturday's North Harrison Tournament

Date 2012/9/25 9:31:23 | Topic: Sports

Playing without senior shortstop Nancy Berwanger, the Princeton Lady Tigers went 0-3 in Saturday's North Harrison Softball Tournament in Eagleville.
In their first game of the day, Princeton gave up five runs to Pattonsburg in the first inning and never recovered, climbing to as close as 5-4 before falling 6-4 to the Lady Panthers. Princeton's runs (three of those in the second inning) were scored by Trinity Kile, Paige Phillips, Ashton Summers, and Darcee Schwartzkopf, while Emily Schwenneker had two RBI's, and Kianna Kinnson and Paige Phillips contributing the others.

In game two, Princeton fell to the South Harrison Lady Bulldogs, as the Bethany girls gained some revenge for a regular season loss to the Tigers, beating Princeton 12-3.

Princeton kept the game relatively close until a six-run outburst by the Lady Bulldogs in the sixth inning put the game out of reach. Princeton scored a single run in the fourth inning and added a two-spot in the sixth. Schwenneker scored two runs for Princeton (and added a double and triple in three at-bats), with Rachelle Parks adding the other run.

In their final game of the day, Princeton fell to the host North Harrison Shamrocks 7-4. The Lady Tigers claimed the lead with a first inning run, only to see the Eagleville girls tie the game with a fourth-inning run, and surging to the lead with three in the fifth. A three-run seventh inning by North Harrison gave the Shamrocks adequate 'breathing room' for the win.

Shaylee Henley had a pair of runs scored for Princeton in the loss, dropping the Lady Tigers record to 6-9 overall heading into the new week.





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