Baseball: Princeton halts Thunder win streak 8-6

Zimmerman’s six game winning streak was snapped in their conference finale on Thursday as the Thunder lost to Princeton 8-6 at home.

The Thunder finished their final Mississippi 8 season with a 7-9 record in conference, and will take a 10-9 overall record into playoffs.

Kyle Connelly took the loss, giving up eight runs (five earned) in 4 1/3 innings.

Brandon Giese led off the game with a homer for Zimmerman and had a good relief pitching stint, striking out four batters in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

Christian Korlath also homered, a two-run shot.

Zach Ludwig pitched the distance for Princeton, which finished 6-10 in conference.

The Thunder are seeded No. 2 in their sub-section and will host Rockford on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. The winner plays Wednesday in Delano at 2:30 p.m. The first two rounds are single-elimination.


Mississippi 8 final standings


Buffalo 12-4

St. Michael-Albertville 11-5

Monticello 10-6

Big Lake 9-7

Cambridge-Isanti 9-7

Zimmerman 7-9

Princeton 6-10

Rogers 5-11

Becker 3-13


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