Riding a two-game winning streak and an early lead, the Princeton Community softball team felt pretty good against visiting Olney (Ill.) on Tuesday night.
Then the second inning happened.
The Olney offense erupted for eight runs in the second frame and added five more in the third inning en route to a 15-6 win over the host Lady Tigers.
The loss drops Princeton to 2-20 on the season.
Princeton pushed across two runs in the bottom of the first for an early lead.
Aly Lasley connected with an RBI single to score Jessi Goforth, before Sonia Ortiz coaxed a bases loaded walk.
Olney knocked Lady TIgers starting hurler Jada Camden from the game with nine hits in the second inning. Camden also plunked a batter and the Tigers defense committed an error in the frame.
Still the hosts did not go away quietly.
Kasey Wood produced an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning, followed by a sacrifice fly by Lasley.
Hailey Shadwick capped the three-run second with an RBI single.
Olney pounded out 19 hits in the win, while Princeton finished with 10 base knocks.
Wood led the charge at the plate with a 3-for-4 at the dish.
"Despite our 10 hits, we did not play very well," Lady Tigers coach Brian Modafari stated. "We just had too many mistakes ... throwing to wrong bases and not backing up plays. We will work on correcting those mistakes in practice.
"We have hit well in our last three games so hopefully our bats will stay hot."
Princeton travels to Forest Park on Thursday.