Andover, seeded fifth in the Section 7AAA softball tournament, ended No. 12 seed Princeton’s season with a 12-2 victory in the opening round of action on May 22.
The Huskies scored three runs in both the first and second innings for the early lead, making it 8-0 with two more runs tacked on in the fourth. Casey Haverinen and Chelsea Lindquist got the Tigers on the board with runs in the top of the sixth, but the Huskies put up the four runs they needed in the bottom of the stanza to win by the 10-run rule.
Haverinen, Lindquist, Melissa Hensley, Erica Schramel and Josalynn Scott all provided hits for the Tigers. Summer Bachmeyer pitched for Princeton (1-18), striking out three and allowing 11 hits.
When the Section 7AAA tourney resumed at Duluth’s Wheeler Park on Saturday morning, Andover beat No. 4 St. Francis 4-3 before falling to top-seed Forest Lake 16-8.
The Huskies later defeated Chisago Lakes 10-3 to remain alive in the tournament along with six-time defending champ Forest Lake, No. 3 Anoka and No. 7 Duluth East. The 7AAA softball final four will be May 29-30 at Chisago Lakes High School.
• Forest Lake defeated Anoka 6-1 in the May 30 7AAA championship, making it seven straight seasons the Rangers reached the State tourney.