Good night to be a Princeton Tiger

BCR area roundup

It was a good night to be a Princeton Tiger.

The Princeton baseball, softball, girls soccer and boys tennis teams all were winners in their field Tuesday.

Baseball

Princeton 2, Erie-Prophetstown 0: Ean Compton and Danny Cihocki combined for a four-hit shutout as the Tigers won in TRAC East play Tuesday at Prather Field.

Compton earned the win, striking out 12 batters with four walks in 5.1 innings. Cihocki pitched the final 1.2 innings for the save.

The Tigers (3-2, 1-2) scored in the first inning on a RBI groundout by Owen Rossler. He later scored an insurance run in the fourth on a bunt by Noah Hoffman.

Jacob Burns, Bennett Sierens and Ryan Brucker also all hit safely for the Tigers.

Softball

Princeton 5, Erie-Prophetstown 0: Katie Bates pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out nine batters with no walks.

McKenzie Hecht led the Tigresses at the plate with two hits, including a triple and three RBIs. Olivia Alter doubled and Hannah Muehlschlegel and Taylor Wetsel both singled for PHS.

Sydney Schwartz had two hits for E-P.

Boys tennis

Princeton 4, St. Bede 1: The Tigers won two out of three three matches contested Tuesday in Princeton.

Nolan Scott defeated Nathan Potthoff 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles while Jackson Dressler and Reid Orwig defeated Brady Flannagan and Quentin Sondgeroth 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles.

St. Bede’s Jack Wallace defeated Jacob Swift 7-5, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.

St. Bede forfeited the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches.

Girls soccer

Princeton 3, L-P 2: The Tigresses trailed 2-0 at halftime and rallied for three second-half goals for the makeup nonconference victory Tuesday in LaSalle.

Sophomore Mariah Hobson had two goals.

Boys track and field

At Rock Falls: Bureau Valley had several season’s bests Tuesday night against Rock Falls and Winnebago, highlighted by a triple crown winner in the distance events by Elijah House (3200m, 1600m, 800m)

Rock Falls and Winnebago tied for the win with the Storm taking third.


Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR for more than 34 years and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Morton Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and has won numerous IPA press awards.