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Tigresses split with Riverdale

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:05 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:08 p.m. CST

The Princeton Tigresses took home a split of a Three Rivers crossover doubleheader Saturday at Port Byron Riverdale.

The Tigresses staked starting pitcher Madison Menzel to a 6-0 lead after four innings. She pitched six shutout innings before surrendering two runs in the bottom of the seventh before securing a 6-2 victory. Menzel struck out 11 and allowed four hits and one walk.

Abby Jaques slugged a homer, one of four PHS hits in the game.

Princeton, playing as the home team in the second game, went up 8-4 after two innings and took an 8-7 lead going into the seventh. Riverdale scored six runs off Menzel, who came on in relief of starter Alisa Holmbeck in the fifth inning, to post a 13-8 win.

Danielle Hughes had two hits and two RBIs out of the leadoff hole for the Tigresses (6-6). Molly Bates and Elizabeth Hendrix also had two hits each with Jaques and Rachel Lawson adding RBI hits.

Riverdale 6-16, Princeton 2-11 (F/S): The Rams snuck away with 6-2, 16-11 wins over Princeton in F/S play at Little Siberia Saturday. Rachel Jensen’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh accounted for PHS’ offense in the first game. Lexee Camp went 4-4 in the second game with Brooke Hieronymus and Elyssa King adding RBI hits.

Hall 2, Fulton 1: Abbey Azarkski’s RBI double in the top of the seventh made the Lady Devils a 2-1 winner in Three Rivers crossover play Saturday at Fulton. Azarkski and Ellie Herrmann each had two hits behind winning pitcher Adriana Pikula, who tossed a four-hit complete game.

• Hall and Princeton met in baseball and softball Monday evening. Visit www.bcrnews.com for updates.

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