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July 18, 2012

Princeton All-Stars reach Little League state semifinals

GARDNER — The Princeton Junior League All-Stars reached the semifinals of the state Little League tournament at Gardner with a 15-4 win over Grant County to conclude pool play on Tuesday at the Greater Princeton Little League complex.

Seth Meadows had the hottest bat for Princeton, going 4 for 4. Ben Boggess added three hits and Jacob Harmon chipped in two hits. Brett Wall, Jon Clark and Logan Austin had a hit apiece.

Wall started on the mound, and Michael Rotenberry and Boggess pitched an inning each as Princeton reached the “final four” with a 3-0 record, tops in their half of the pool.

On Monday, the local squad beat Summersville-Craigsville 14-3. Harmon was starting pitcher and Levi Nash and Clark handled relief roles.

Wall, Harmon and Carter Shrewsbury led the batting onslaught on Monday with three hits each. Hunter Hill had two hits and Boggess, Clark and Rotenberry chipped in one hit apiece.

Today’s schedule begins with Charles Town playing Grant County at 6 p.m. in Gardner. At 8 p.m., Princeton will take on the No. 2 team from the other pool, Cross Lanes-Dunbar-Nitro.

Wednesday’s two winners will meet on Thursday evening for the Junior League state championship.

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