PRINCETON — The lack of offense that plagued Princeton (11-3) in the Coppinger Tournament championship game continued in the Tigers’ away matchup with Parkersburg (7-7) in a Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament game on April 25.
This game was a classic pitching duel and went nine innings. Princeton, for the second straight game, was held to three hits.
In the top of the second inning, Ty Lang and Austin Southcott hit back-to-back singles, but the Tigers were unable to manufacture a run.
In the bottom of the second frame, the Big Reds scored a run without a hit.
With two outs, Parkersburg produced a score on a walk and two errors.
J.C. Pennington slashed a double in the third inning, but was stranded.
Princeton tied the game in the sixth inning.
The Tigers got a base runner as a result of a Parkersburg miscue.
In a hit and run situation, Seth Rose adeptly singled to put runners at the corners. Corey Quick slapped a single to drive home Princeton’s sole run of the game.
In the eighth and ninth innings, the Tigers got runners on the bases, but double plays removed their scoring threats.
The Big Reds combined two doubles to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Austin Southcott pitched very well for the Tigers and struck out 11 batters.
The Big Reds’ hurler, Stephen Anderson, the winning pitcher, fanned 10 and allowed the three Tiger hits.