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Playing in Peoria

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 1:20 p.m. CDT
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The Princeton Tigers and Fieldcrest Knights took the field Saturday at O’Brien Field in Peoria, the home of the Peoria Chiefs.
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PHS junior Matt Hayes finds some solitude awaiting his at-bat in the dugout.
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The Tigers take the field for pregame introductions.
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The backstop netting provides a good frame for the atmosphere for Saturday’s game at O’Brien Field.
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The Tigers survey the field from the visitors dugout at O’Brien Field.
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Things are looking up for Tiger third baseman Nick Rolando and shortstop J.J. Vaccaro.
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The Princeton Tigers played at O’Brien Field Saturday where future big league stars like Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina once played. Both PHS and Fieldcrest teams each sold 200 tickets to Saturday’s Peoria Chiefs game prior to the high school game.
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Baseball is a game of straight lines and right angles, taking a look down the foul line with Tiger Nick Rolando at-bat for Princeton.
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Cherry Grade School’s Baily Manfredini and Jenna Lusietto team up for the gunny sack race during the Chiefs game.

Fieldcrest 9, Princeton 2

At O’Brien Field, Peoria, April 21, 2012

(At bats-runs-hits-rbis)

PHS batting: Taylor p-cf 3-0-0-0, Ryan ph 1-0-0-0, Vaccaro ss 3-0-0-0, Hayes 1b-cf 2-0-1-0, Rolando c-3b 3-0-0-0, Foster cf-p 2-0-0-0, Arnett p 1-0-0-0, Schindel dh 3-0-1-0, Bowler 2b 0-0-0-0, Schlesinger rf 2-0-0-0, Hellman rf 1-0-1-1, Wilde c 3-0-0-0, Dickens 3b 1-0-0-0. Click lf1-0-0-0. Totals: 26-2-3-1. 2B: Hayes. E: Vaccaro 2, Wilde.

PHS pitching: Pitching: Taylor (7ip, 3h, 0r, 1k, 2bb), Foster (L, 1.2ip, 5h, 6r, 4er, 0k, 2bb), Arnett (1.1ip, 4h, 3r, 3er, 1k, 2bb).

Fieldcrest batting: Leading hitters - Stremlau (2-4, 2b), Roeing-Donna (1-1, 2rbi), Schwiderski (1-3, rbi), Gerardo (3-3, rbi).

Fieldcrest pitching: Holst (W, 6ip, 3h, 2r, 1er, 8k, 3bb), Stremlau (1p, 3k, 2bb).

Estimated attendance: 150.

Play by play summary

First inning

PHS: Taylor strikout looking, Vaccaro strikeout swinging, Hayes walk, Rolando groundout 1-3.

Fieldcrest: Stremlau single, Stremlau caught stealing, Panzica walk, Schwiderski popout 3, Klendworth popout. Score: 0-0.

Second inning

PHS: Foster groundout 5-3, Schindel base hit, Schlesinger strikeout swinging, Wilde flyout 9.

Fieldcrest: Gerrardo foul out deep LF, Holst walk, Rankin reach on E-6 throw to 2B, Baltn srikeout swinging, Sanders flyout 7. Score 0-0.

Third inning

PHS: Dickens walk, Taylor E-1 on bunt, Vaccaro strikeout swinging, Hayes strikeout on checked swing, Rolando flyout 8.

Fieldcrest: Stremlau groundout 6-3, Panzica groundout 6-3, Schwiderski groundout 5-3. Score 0-0.

Fourth inning

PHS: Foster strikeout swinging, Schindel groundout 6-3, Schlesinger flyout 8.

Fieldcrest: (Foster in relief for Taylor) Klendworth groundout 4-3, Gerrardo 2B take third on E-6, Holst fielder’s choice on squeeze attempt Gerrardo out 1-2 at plate, Rankin flyout 7. Score: 0-0.

Fifth inning

PHS: Wilde strikeout looking, Click walk, Taylor strikeout swinging, Vaccaro fielder’s choice 6-4.

Fieldcrest: Baltn groundout 4-3, Sanders single to left, Stremlau 5-3 on tag, Panzica bloop single to RF scoring Sanders, Roeing-Donna two-run single past 1B bag to score Panzica and Schwiderski, Gerrardo single over 3B bag, Holst walk, (Arnett in relief for Foster) Rankin single to CF, steal 2nd, Salz strikout looking. Score: Fieldcrest 6, Princeton 0.

Sixth inning

PHS: Hayes double off left field wall, Rolando reach on E-5, with Hayes scoring on dead ball via throwing error, no RBI, Arnett groundout 5-3, Schindel groundout 6-3, Hellman single to LF to score Rolando, Wilde reach on E-5, throwing error, Hellman called out at home 3-2.

Fieldcrest: Sanders groundout 6-3, Stremlau double take third on E-7, Panzica groundout 3U Stremlau score, Schwiderski hbp, Roeing-Donna single, Schwiderski steals 3rd, Roeing-Donna steals 2nd, Gerardo infield hit scoring Schwiderski, Holst single scoring Roeing-Donna, Rankin flyout 8. Score: Fieldcrest 9, Princeton 2.

Seventh inning

PHS: (Stremlau in relief for Holst) Click strikeout swinging, Ryan strikeout swinging. Vaccaro strikeout swinging, game over.

Final score: Fieldcrest 9, Princeton 2.

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