Princeton Wins Consolation Honors At Albany Softball Tournament

Date 2013/9/10 9:15:51 | Topic: Sports

The Princeton Lady Tigers lost for the second time in three days to Gallatin, but rallied to win their last two games, and take home the consolation title, on Saturday in Albany.

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Gallatin got the better of Princeton in the quarterfinals, 8-1, with the Lady Bulldogs scored two runs each in the first and fourth inning, sandwiched by a run in the second and three runs in the third inning. Princeton starting pitcher Chelsie Jones pitched six innings, giving up eight hits and eight runs, however only four of the runs were earned, as the Lady Tigers committed seven errors in the game. Shaylee Henley had two hits and a run scored for Princeton.

The Lady Tigers came out with aggressiveness in the consolation semifinal against Albany, scoring four runs in the first inning, and keeping their foot on the gas pedal with three runs each in the second and third and six runs in the fourth. Princeton won the run-rule shortened game against the Lady Warriors by a score of 16-2. Albany committed nine errors in the four-inning game. Jones gave up no runs and struck out seven for Princeton, while Maddie Enright did receive some pitching work, walking one and giving up two runs on two hits in the first inning before being replaced by Jones. Rachelle Parks scored four runs and had two hits for the Lady Tigers, who had a 5 RBI game from Shaylee Henley, and three RBI's from Kianna Kinnison.

Princeton walloped North Harrison in the consolation final, 8-1, rallying from a 1-0 deficit after one inning to cruise to the win. Jones four-hit the Lady Shamrocks through six innings, walking three and striking out four, while the Lady Tigers defense showed improvement, committing only two errors. The offense was balanced, with Paige Phillips cracking two hits and scoring two runs. Princeton is now 3-2 on the softball season.



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