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.