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Top-seed Cardinals win B League opener

The top-seeded Princeton Cardinals opened the Western Bureau Valley League B League Tournament in LaMoille with a 6-0 win over No. 8 Walnut Blue. Adrienne Snethen pitched the complete game shutout.

Morgan Freeman hit a three-run homer to lift Walnut Blue to a 10-9 win over the Princeton Athletics in Monday’s action. Morgan had two homers and seven RBIs.

The A’s rallied from a 6-0 deficit to take a 9-6 lead going into the bottom of the fourth only to have Walnut come from behind.

On Tuesday, the A’s bounced back to beat Sheffield 10-7 in the consolation bracket. The A’s will play Annawan at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for the consolation title with Sheffield and Annawan meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Princeton Cardinals and Princeton Tigers met Monday for a tiebreaker game to determine the top seed for the B League Tournament. The Cardinals won 7-6 on Katelyn Matznick’s walk-off base hit in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Little League Tournament: The top three seeds advanced to Friday’s semifinals of the WBVL Little League semifinals in Walnut. Top-seeded Walnut beat the Princeton Red Sox 9-8 on Monday while No. 2 Manlius beat No. 7 Tampico 11-1 and No. 3 Sheffield edged the Princeton Cardinals 9-5 on Tuesday. No. 4 Walnut fell to No. 5 LaMoille 17-10.

On Friday, Annawan meets Walnut at 6 p.m. followed by Manlius vs. Sheffield. Their winners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday for the championship. The consolation bracket resumes Saturday.

Fastpitch Church League

It was a hot day to play two, but Princeton Bible Church made it worth their effort. PBC swept a Tuesday make-up doubleheader, defeating the People Church 13-3 and Methodist 14-10.

Gary Driscoll hit a walk-off grand slam to evoke the 10-run rule as PBC topped TPC in the opener behind winning pitcher Gwen Holmes. PBC brought out its big bats to top UMC in the nightcap with Rob Jensen in the circle.

The loss was the first for league-leader Methodist (4-1) while the Bible moved into a second-pace tie with St. Matthew’s at 4-2.

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