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Defending 1A champ Princeton softball shuts out East Carteret in 3rd round

Princeton's players celebrate after their win against East Carteret during the NCHSAA Round 3 1A Softball Playoffs between East Carteret and Princeton on May 16, 2017. Princeton won the match with a score of 2-0.
Princeton's players celebrate after their win against East Carteret during the NCHSAA Round 3 1A Softball Playoffs between East Carteret and Princeton on May 16, 2017. Princeton won the match with a score of 2-0. newsobserver.com

The defending N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A softball champion Princeton Bulldogs won their third-round playoff game 2-0 at East Carteret on Tuesday.

Princeton (18-5), the No. 8 seed and Carolina 1A Conference champ, will host No. 11 Whiteville (20-5) in the fourth round on Friday. The host Mariners were the No. 2 seed.

Beth Braswell picked up the win on the mound and drove in the game’s only runs on a two-run homer.

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