Lady Bulldogs build momentum

Reanna Braswell hits a solo home run in Princeton’s 6-4 win over C.B. Aycock. Braswell later drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the seventh. (JIM EXUM PHOTO)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

ANGIER—If the Princeton softball team was a little unsure about how good it was, the Bulldogs should know now after an impressive showing last week in the Harnett Central Spring Break Softball Tournament.

Taking on three quality 3A teams in a span of just two days, Princeton claimed a pair of victories and one close loss to move to 8-3 on the season.

The Bulldogs first went toe-to-toe against an 11-win C.B. Aycock squad and took the 6-4 win on a Reanna Braswell walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Braswell, who earlier homered in the game, came to the plate with runners on first and third knowing she just needed a base hit.

As it turned out, Braswell came a mere inches away from her second bomb of the game, hitting the top of the fence scoring both Casey Mitchell and Emily Ricks.

“I was trying to stay ahead in the count because I knew she had a good changeup; I didn’t want to get down,” Braswell said of her matchup against Golden Falcons pitcher Cassandra Lassiter. “I was just looking for a base hit because we had a runner on third and all we needed was one run to score.”

Meredith Wooten doubled in a run in the first inning and Michaela Radford plated two more to follow suit to help the Bulldogs erase an early 3-0 hole. Braswell inched Princeton ahead with a solo homer in the second, which Aycock’s Taylor Puetz duplicated in the fifth inning to tie the game.

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