The Princeton Community Lady Tigers softball team’s two-game winning streak came to an end Monday as they were shutout 10-0 across state lines in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, by the Mt. Carmel Lady Golden Aces.
Mt. Carmel wasted no time jumping out to an early lead as in the bottom of the first, Kami Pearson hit an RBI single to give the Lady Golden Aces an early 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second Mt. Carmel added two more to their total as Mackenzie Sanders scored on an error by PCHS third basemen Kylie Lake and Stormie Devine hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.
An inning later, Mt. Carmel continued to pour it on as Hannah Sierra and Olivia Stinson hit RBI singles and Kenzie Sisson plated a run with a ground ball to push the lead to 6-0.
After Mt. Carmel added another run to their total in the bottom of the fourth, they sent everyone home early in the bottom of the fifth as Hailey Lang scored on an error by Lady Tiger catcher Briley Vela, Pearson hit an RBI single and Carli Merrit walked things off with an RBI single of her own to give Mt. Carmel the 10-0 lead needed to secure the run rule.
In the loss, the Lady Tigers managed just one hit (single by Karson McGraw) as Mt. Carmel’s Faith Fuller earned was in complete control on the mound.
Fuller tossed a five-inning complete game that saw her allow just the one hit, walk one and strike out six Lady Tigers.
Hailey Shadwick took the loss for PCHS as she tossed a 4.1-inning complete game that saw her allow 10 runs with eight earned, walk six and struck out three.
With the loss, the Lady Tigers dropped to 3-10 on the season.
They’ll travel to Pocket Athletic Conference rival Mt. Vernon on Tuesday before heading to Evansville to take on Evansville Central on Wednesday.