Lady Tigers fall at home on diamond

Photo by Travis David/Daily Clarion

Princeton's Kasey Wood dives safely back into firstbase in the fifth inning Saturday against Loogootee. Wood had two hits and two RBI's in the loss.

Allowing big innings continues to be a thorn in the side of the Princeton softball team.

Visiting Loogootee scored nine runs in its final two at-bats Saturday to defeat the Lady Tigers, 12-2, in five innings.

The Lady Lions used the long ball to pull away.

Three-sport phenom Tyanna Graber launched a pair of home runs and knocked in three runs, while Isabelle Waggner also went deep for Loogootee.

“The long ball and errors led to our loss,” Princeton Community coach Brian Modafari said. “And we must eliminate the only bad inning.”

Loogootee grabbed a 3-0 lead with two runs in the second inning and a single tally in the third.

The Lady Tigers responded with a pair of runs in the home half of the third.

Kasey Wood recorded a two-out 2-run single scoring Mackenzi Cooper and Jade Christy.

Wood finished the game 2-for-3 at the dish as she collected half of the Lady Tigers hits.

Christy and Jessi Goforth recorded the other two hits. Christy’s hit was a two-bagger.

“We had some bright spots in the game and I can see improvement,” Modafari said. We only have two games coming up this week which will allow us some more practice time to work on some things.”

Jada Camden pitched into the fourth inning and suffered the loss.

Wood pitched the final 1 ⅔ innings.

Loogootee pounded out 14 hits in the win -- five for extra bases.

Princeton (0-9) traveled to North Posey Monday evening.

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