The Tigers VFW team lost twice in their two most recent contests, 14-4 against Pierz on July 10 then to Buffalo by a score of 14-1 on July 15. Both games only went to the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
Against Pierz, Princeton struggled to play solid defense as coach Jordan Neubauer was not happy with his team’s performance in the field. “We played sloppy, too many errors here and there for us to stay competitive against Pierz,” said Neubauer.
The Pierz VFW came in hot, after starting their season by losing five straight, they have righted the ship and now have won seven in a row after handling Princeton.
The Tigers were looking to bounce back against a good Buffalo team, which had only lost once so far on the VFW season. However, Princeton was troubled by much of the same.
In what was not a competitive game, walks and errors led to Buffalo scoring 14 runs in only five innings.
Neubauer said it has been the same problem all season long for the VFW team. “I always say to the guys if we limit the free 90 feet, walks or errors, there is no reason we cannot compete with any of the teams, regardless of talent,” stated Neubauer.
Princeton was back in action on July 16 against Monticello with playoffs beginning on July 18 where they will most likely face Buffalo or Cold Spring depending on seeding.