The Princeton Legion baseball team finished with a record of 2-3 in the 44th Annual Grand Rapids American Legion Invitational Tournament held June 21-23.
The team has wrapped up a stretch where they had played seven games in four days. They now sit at a record of 6-4.
Princeton was able to begin their week with a couple of wins over Mora on Thursday before their five games played during the weekend tournament.
Coach Jordan Neubauer has been pleased with the results so far and by those who have stepped up. Offesively Princeton was paced by Tim Wesely and Tyler Peterson over the weekend. “Wesely and Peterson have been swinging the bats very well so far and both had great tournament performances” said Neubauer. Both players are hitting over .500 on the Legion season.
On the mound, the results have been positive as well. Mitchell Krone in his most recent start went 7 2/3 innings striking out ten against a good Fridley team, a game in which Princeton was able to win 2-1.
However, Princeton felt the effects of playing seven games in four days as their pitching struggled to get outs in the remaining games. The pitching ended giving up 12 and 20 runs in their next two games as they dropped both after their 2-1 start.
Reid St. George leads the team with two wins and 12 and 1/3 innings pitched.
As a take away from this weekend, Neubauer is looking for his team to step up their defensive play in the field. “We have made too many errors for me or Jesse (Zimmer) to be happy with and that will be a point of emphasis to improve.”
Princeton will look to continue to build off of their strong start as they resume play again this week.