Crestview blanks Portsmouth West in state softball tourney

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 6, 2003

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) -- Alisha Etzler had two hits and an RBI as Convoy Crestview beat Portsmouth West 5-0 Thursday in a Division III state softball semifinal.

The Knights (27-0) got one run in the first inning when Jessica Cochran doubled and scored on a throwing error on Emily Millay's sacrifice bunt. They added four more in the fifth on RBI singles by Nikki Staten and Courtney Hartman, a sacrifice fly by Jamie Perkins and an RBI single by Etzler.

Senators (29-2) starter Ashley Keen (24-2) allowed five runs on 10 hits in six innings.

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Crestview starter Kristin Eickholt (20-0) gave up no runs on six hits and struck out seven in seven innings.