Tiger ball teams out of playoffs in first round

Luke Hallbeck had two hits against Anoka in Princeton Baseball's 7AAA playoff game.

Luke Hallbeck had two hits against Anoka in Princeton Baseball’s 7AAA playoff game.

The Princeton baseball squad, seeded 12th for the Section 7AAA playoffs, lost their May 26 opening round game 11-2 to No. 5 seed Anoka after the Tornadoes opened a 7-0 lead through three innings. That loss ended the Tigers’ season with a 4-16 record.

Luke Hallbeck stroked two of the Tigers’ five hits against the Tornadoes. Chance Parker pitched the first five innings for Princeton, striking out three batters.

The Section 7AAA baseball tourney continues on May 29. Anoka (14-6) will travel to No. 4 Duluth East (13-6) in the quarterfinals. More quarterfinal games that day are No. 1 St. Francis (16-2) taking on No. 8 Andover (7-14), No. 2 Chisago Lakes (14-4) hosting No. 7 Grand Rapids (10-11), and No. 3 Elk River (13-7) taking on No. 6 Forest Lake (12-9).

The 7AAA double-elimination format resumes May 31 at Anoka and Andover, with games beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Mississippi 8 Baseball  FINAL: St. Francis 11-2, 16-2; Chisago Lakes 10-3, 14-4; Monticello 9-4, 12-9; Cambridge-Isanti 8-5, 10-10; St. Michael-Alb. 7-6, 12-10; Rogers 6-7, 9-14; Buffalo 6-7, 7-13; Big Lake 3-10, 5-14; North Branch 3-10, 5-14; Princeton 2-11, 4-16.

 

• The Princeton fastpitch girls lost their opening playoff game to No. 5 seed St. Francis 10-0 on May 20, ending their season.

The Section 7AAA softball tourney kicked into double-elimination format on Saturday, May 24 at Andover. Top-seed Anoka defeated No. 9 North Branch and No. 5 St. Francis to stay in the winners’ brackets. The Tornadoes take on No. 3 Elk River May 28 at Chisago Lakes in the final winners’ brackets game after the Elks defeated Duluth East 4-3 and Andover 5-3 on Saturday.

Also alive in the May 28 losers’ brackets games are No. 2 seed Forest Lake and the No. 5 seed Saints. The 7AAA finals will be May 29 at 3:30 p.m. at Chisago Lakes.

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