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Lady Bruins edge Tigresses in extras

Tuesday night roundup

St. Bede and Princeton met on the softball and baseball diamonds at the academy Tuesday afternoon.

The softball game was an extra inning thriller between the top two teams in the TRAC East, who battled to a 1-1 tie before Charleigh Holmes' walk-off hit to center field in the botttom of the ninth liffed the Lady Bruins to victorl

Holmes said all she was thinking when he got to the plate, was "base hit, base hit, base hit."

With the win, the Lady Bruins (7-3) moved into a first place tie with Princeton (9-2), which dropped its second straight after winning its first nine, both at 5-1 in conference play.

The Lady Bruins took a 1-0 lead in the home half of the third on a RBI groundout by Hayley Short to score Maggie Sons.

Princeton evened the score on a RBI hit by Abby Peterson in the fourth inning.

May went the distance for the win. PHS counterpart Katie Bates also went the full nine, taking the loss.

In baseball, the Bruins pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the fourth on the way to a 9-2 win over the Tigers.

First baseman Trevor Mooney (2 RBI) led the Bruins with three hits and Kane Clendenen and Mateo Sanchez had two hits and two RBIs .

Leadoff man Caleb Alter led PHS with two hits.

The rival schools are scheduled to meet again in both sports Thursday at Princeton.

In other area softball

Ottawa 12, Hall 0 (5 inn.): Zoe Morris had the 5only hit of the day for the Lady Devils (6-9).

* Somonauk beat Serena 9-4

* Annawan-Wethersfield beat Stark County 10-2.

* E-P beat Newman 5-4.

* Earlville-Leland beat LaMoille-Ohio 11-1 (5 inn.)

In other area baseball

Earlville beat LaMoille-Ohio 17-7 in five innings in Earlville Tuesday.

The Lions got the bats going early taking a 5-2 lead. The Lons were led by freshman Dylan Tornow, who went 2-3 with a double and 4 RBI, Luke Lovgren, who went 3-4 with a double and RBI. Luke Beattie, who went 2-3 with a double and Jason Martin, who went 3-4 with a double and scored three runs

"This was the best hitting we have had all year with 16 hits. We gotta cut down on the errors and we will start winning games, L-O coach Kenny Shrimplin said.

* Annawan-Wethersfield beat Stark County 14-1.
* PC beat Midland 19-5.

Boys tennis

St. Bede beat Princeton 3-2 Tuesday with wins from Ben Morrow, Mario Cote and the doubles of Jack Line and John Potthoff.


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