Tri-City 10-runs Eden Prairie for tourney title

Louis Servaty makes a grab in the outfield. He made a diving catch for an out in an earlier inning.

Princeton could have used a little bit of Tri-City Red’s magic last week at Solheim Field.

While Tri-City won three straight games to win the 2012 Princeton Legion Tournament, Princeton did the complete opposite, losing three straight to finish in the eighth slot of the eight-team tournament.

Tri-City opened with a win over Lino Lakes and then took down Hopkins in its semifinal’s game to earn the right to face Eden Prairie in the championship. Eden Prairie advanced to the finals by defeating Alexandria and then Grand Rapids in the semi-finals. Tri-City defeated Eden Prairie 13-3 in Sunday’s championship game.

 

Grand Rapids 7,

Princeton 3

Grand Rapids held a 3-0 lead heading into the sixth inning. That’s when Grand Rapids hit Princeton for four runs to go up 7-0.

Luke Nierengarten put Princeton on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth. Daniel Voce and Sam Archer added runs in the seventh inning to cut Princeton’s deficit to 7-3.

Dalton Mattson and Dan Muench led Princeton with two hits each. Muench also recorded an RBI.

Mattson started on the mound for Princeton. He gave up seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Nick Zeroth pitched the final 1 1/3 innings.

 

PRINCETON (3) 

AB R H RBI

Voce 3 1 0 1

Mattson 4 0 2 0

Ludwig 3 0 1 0

Muench 4 0 2 1

Godeen 4 0 1 0

Zeroth 3 0 0 0

Klaphake 2 0 1 0

Miller 2 0 0 0

Sjoquist 1 0 1 0

Archer 1 1 0 0

Servaty 2 1 0 0

Nierengarten 0 0 0 0

 

29 3 8 3

 

Alexandria 15,

Princeton 0

Princeton trailed 5-0 after five innings, before Alexandria lit up the scoreboard for nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Godeen, Klaphake, Sjoquist, Muench and Servaty all had hits for Princeton, but couldn’t turn their success at the plate into runs.

Godeen, who had a double at the plate, gave up eight runs in 5 1/3 innings. Klaphake, facing nine batters gave up five hits and seven runs in one inning of relief.

 

PRINCETON (0)

AB R H RBI

Voce 4 0 0 0

Mattson 4 0 0 0

Ludwig 3 0 0 0

Hallbeck 0 0 0 0

Godeen 1 0 1 0

Zeroth 3 0 0 0

Klaphake 3 0 1 0

Archer 2 0 0 0

Muench 1 0 1 0

Sjoquist 1 0 1 0

Servaty 2 0 1 0

 

24 0 5 0

Apple Valley 14,

Princeton 7

Princeton trailed 11-1 after three innings in the battle for seventh place in what proved to be Princeton’s third game of the day Sunday.

Daniel Voce scored for Princeton in the first inning. Justin Sjoquist added another run in the third.

A four-run rally in the fourth inning with runs from Klaphake, Zeroth, Sjoquist and Sam Archer cut Apple Valley’s lead to 11-6.

Princeton’s lone run the rest of the game came in the sixth from Archer.

Archer had two runs and two RBIs for Princeton. Sjoquist also scored two runs.

Voce led Princeton in the hitting department, with three. Dalton Mattson had two hits.

Pitcher Zack Ludwig got hit hard by Apple Valley, giving up seven runs off eight hits in two innings. Dan Muench, pitching in relief, gave up four runs off six hits in four innings of play. Louis Servaty was Princeton’s third pitcher of the day and gave up an additional three runs off two hits.

 

PRINCETON (7) 

AB R H RBI

Voce 5 3 1 1

Mattson 3 0 2 1

Ludwig 4 0 0 1

Godeen 3 0 0 0

Zeroth 1 0 0 0

Klaphake 4 1 0 0

Archer 2 0 0 0

Muench 2 0 0 2

Sjoquist 3 2 1 0

Servaty 3 2 0 2

 

31 7 7 7

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