Bulldogs baseball bows out in first round of state playoffs

By Michael Held

Sports editor

The Princeton baseball team’s season ended in the first round of the playoffs last week despite another strong outing from Bulldogs’ starting pitcher Tanner Flowers.

The Bulldogs, the No. 12 seed in the 1A Mideast, gave No. 5 East-seeded Gates County out of the tough Coastal Ten Conference all it could handle but ultimately fell 3-0 to end the year with an 11-11 mark.

Flowers did his part in allowing just four hits through 6.1 innings to keep the game close. Only one of the three runs charged to the senior standout was earned as the Bulldogs committed three errors on the night.

The Red Barons (17-6) got on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Ron Olsen led off the inning with a single to left field. Flowers recorded two outs before Olsen advanced to third base but Olsen then came home on a fielding error.

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