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Mitchell Krone delivers to the mound against Cold Spring. The Tigers fell 8-2. 

The Princeton VFW baseball team struggled defensively and Cold Spring took advantage on the way to an 8-2 loss on July 2, in Cold Spring.

Princeton committed three errors in the first two innings that led to six of the eight runs allowed the Tiger’s pitching staff.

At the end of two innings, Princeton found itself down 8-0, as the Tigers battled back but ultimately fell.

Against a good squad like Cold Spring, a team can’t give extra opportunities to score. “Cold Spring is traditionally very solid, and they will capitalize off of unforced errors,” said coach Jordan Neubauer.

Princeton offensively was limited to only two runs, but had chances to score. The Tigers loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning but were unable to score.

“We need to be better hitting in the clutch,” emphasized Neubauer.

The Tigers scored a run in the third and fourth innings but couldn’t bring any more runners home.

Mitchell Krone took the loss on the mound as he gave up eight runs, only two earned, as he picked up five strikeouts.

Krone also had a good day at the plate going 3 for 3 with three singles and an RBI. “Krone has good potential to grow as a ball player for he is fast and athletic,” stated Neubauer.

The VFW team is back in action this week as they took on Brainerd on July 8, and Pierz on July 10, looking to start a winning streak.

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