In July, the Princeton Senior League softball team placed third in the West Virginia state tournament. On Wednesday, the group was honored before the Princeton Rays game with the Pulaski Yankees.
“It was good to be recognized because softball doesn’t get a lot of recognition around here,” said team member Gamaliel Burress. “So it’s really nice to know we have the support of Princeton behind us when we were gone, and they’re still supporting us even though we’re not up there anymore.”
On the diamond, the Rays came out swinging in the early innings. In the third, Diego Infante doubled to center field, driving in Nate Soria for the game’s first run.
A few batters later, Jake Guenther chopped one over the head of the second baseman for a pair of RBIs.
However, the Yankees scored five runs on just four hits in the seventh to take a 6-4. Rain moved into the area in the ninth, and the game was called final after a lengthy delay.
The Rays will return to action on Thursday night against the Bluefield Blue Jays as part of the Mercer Cup series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.