Abby Jaques and the Princeton Tigresses softball have played some hot softball to overcome the chilly temperatures over the weekend to open the 2014 spring season.
Jaques homered and tripled to lead the Tigresses to an 8-7 come-from-behind win over Fulton in Friday’s season opener at home.
Rachel Lawson added a RBI single. Winning pitcher Madison Menzel scattered nine hits and two walks while striking out two.
On Saturday, Jaques homered again with four RBIs in an 8-1 win over Lowpoint-Washburn back at Little Siberia Field. Menzel also had two hits.
Sophomore Alissa Holmbeck pitched a three-hit, complete-game victory, fanning five batters.
The Princeton F/S won their season-opener, claiming a 9-6 win over Lowpoint-Washburn. Courtney Oeder had three hits and four RBIs. Elysia King added two hits and Mady Cain added a RBI double.
Brooke Hieronymus was the winning pitcher with five innings in relief. Cain, who started and pitched one inning before leaving with an injury, came back in the seventh to notch the save.
At Princeton: The Tigers opened their season with a 3-2 win over Fulton Friday at Prather Field.
On Saturday, the Tigers split a double-header with Ottawa Marquette. The visiting Crusaders rallied for a 5-4 win in Game 1 after the Tigers had scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to go up 4-2.
Princeton scored seven runs off two Marquette pitchers in the first inning for a 7-2 win.