MANLIUS — Saturday’s doubleheader softball matchup between the classic Bureau Valley Storm and Princeton Tiger rivalry was an all but ordinary show. Each team claimed a 1-1 record for the day, with the Lady Tigers snatching the first game from the Storm 17-6 and Bureau Valley rebounding for a 19-2 win.
Brooke Kamphuis and Jess Martell helped the Tigresses break away from a close score of 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning with triples hit to the Storm outfield, resulting in five more runs batted in for 9-3 lead.
Kamphuis (4-for-6, 4 RBI) and Martell (3-for-5, 3 RBI) also collected a total of seven runs batted in for the Tigresses offense, giving Storm pitcher Taylor Hewitt a challenge at the mound. James added four hits and two RBI in the game and Makenzey Wilson drove in three runs.
After a 17-6 loss, the Storm ladies were hungry for revenge and redemption, knowing they had a second game to do so. The Storm exploded offensively with Brooklyn McMahon and Hewitt batting in a total of nine runs before the third inning.
The Tigresses were allowed only two runs in a total of five innings, due to the 15-run rule being achieved by the Storm at the bottom of the fourth inning and ending the game with a final score of 19-2.
Emily Phillips had three hits in Game 2, finishing the day with seven hits atop the Storm lineup. Irini Petros, Brandi DeWaele and Brooklyn McMahon also had three hits in the nightcap.
Both teams walked away knowing they were victorious, but splitting the matches evenly wasn’t quite what each rival had in mind.