Cubs win Instructional tournament title

The Princeton Cubs won the Princeton Instructional Baseball Tournament, winning two games over 11 innings Monday night.

The White Sox beat the Pirates 1-0 in four innings to force a second game for the title. That game went seven innings with the White Six winning 3-2 in the bottom half of the seventh with a fielder’s choice hit with the bases loaded by Kolten Monroe, scoring Luke Smith on the play from third.

The Cubs opened with a 2-1 loss to the Pirates, but came back through the loser’s bracket with a 2-1 win over the Cardinals and a 3-2 win over the White Sox.

The Pirates beat the White Sox 3-2 in five innings to advance in the winner bracket.

WBVL B League Tournament: Walnut Green and the Princeton Cardinals won their openings games in the Western Bureau Valley B League Tournament at Walnut, playing their way into Friday’s semifinals.

Walnut knocked off tourney host LaMoille 13-3 to move into semifinal play against the top-seeded Princeton Cardinals.

The Tigers topped Kewanee 12-8. Becky Hughes (3-run double) and Maddie Forristall (2-run triple) had key hits for the Tigers with Brooke Hieronymus adding two hits and a RBI and Rachel Jensen an RBI double. Winning pitcher Olivia Vergamini (3 hits, 3 strikeouts) added a RBI hit and Maddie Eckard had a hit and two RBIs.

WBVL Little League: Friday’s semifinals at Walnut matches Annawan vs. Walnut and Manlius vs. Sheffield.

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