Princeton powerful in tournament opener

Macon Lawhon throws over to first in Princeton’s tournament opener against North Johnston in the coach pitch division of the Tar Heel Leagues District V tournament. (Michael Held photo)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

SMITHFIELD—The Princeton coach-pitch baseball team came out on fire in its opening game of the Tar Heel Leagues District V tournament last Friday evening.

Eleven batters combined to record 18 hits as Princeton defeated North Johnston, 14-0.

Princeton put up five runs on the scoreboard in both the first and second innings and added four more in the third.

“We were fortunate this year to pick a group that everybody was able to field and hit,” said Princeton coach Danny Boone. “Not a lot of teams can do that and they do an excellent job at both.”

Garrett Williams was one of seven Princeton hitters to record two hits and Williams led the team with three runs driven in.  Hayley Bedford, who also posted a pair of hits, had an inside-the-park home run as did Landry Kornegay to help Princeton advance in the winner’s bracket heading into the weekend.

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Boose on July 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Macon’s last name is Boone, not Lawhon. Great piece.

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