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Eagles finish 6th at LM tourney
After winning their tournament opener the Princeton High baseball team dropped its next two games over the weekend in Los Molinos, finishing sixth in the annual Glenn Cox Tournament.
In Saturday play, one rough inning spelled the difference as Biggs scored six runs in the fifth and held on for an 8-5 win.
The Wolverines got on the board with two runs in the top of the third off starter Fernando Sotelo, with a 2-run single by Andrew Perez.
Princeton answered immediately with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Rod Angus walked and Gavino Mitchum reached on a fielder's choice, and with both runners on the move with two out, they came around to score when Vince Vasquez's fly to left was misplayed for an error.
Sotelo threw well in his four innings of work, scattering four hits while striking out eight, but had to be lifted because he reached his maximum amount of innings for the weekend. "He was out of innings. I would have liked to use him longer," said Princeton coach Bryan Lex.
Biggs greeted reliever Jared Mascadri rudely, scoring six runs in the fifth. Mascadri was the recipient of some bad luck on the hill, as one of the Wolverines' hits was a grounder that hugged the third-base line all the way to the bag while remaining in fair territory, and later in the inning it was ruled the Eagles missed a tag at third base.
"We had an inning where we let down mentally," Lex said of the problematic fifth, "but when something goes wrong we have to bounce back."
Perez stroked a 2-run single in the inning, and Michael Torres delivered another run with a double.
Vazquez doubled in Princeton's final run in the seventh.
Fall River 7, Princeton 5
In their second game on Friday, the Eagles were nipped by Fall River.
Vazquez singled twice and drove in a pair, with Angus and Mitchum both singling in runs.
The Bulldogs from Fall River went the extra-base route, getting triples from Klay Worthan, Jesse Lee and Brad Williams, who also drove in four runs.
Princeton 9, Los Molinos 3
Answering a wake-up call for their 9 a.m. game Friday, the Eagles responded with seven hits, including a pair of singles by Chad Zoller.
Sotelo struck out 12, while walking three and hitting two batters with pitches.
The Eagles (2-2) hosted Hamilton Monday, and welcome Colusa to town today.
Glenn Cox Tournament
Champions - Portola
Runners-up - Fall River
8. Los Molinos
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