Error-prone Dragons fall to Portsmouth

Published 3:21 am Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jim Walker


PROCTORVILLE — It was a bad case of the “dropsies.”

The Fairland Dragons committed seven errors including four dropped fly balls in a 7-2 loss to the Portsmouth Trojans on Tuesday.

Only one of Portsmouth’s runs was earned.

“You aren’t going to win many games when you have seven errors,” said Fairland coach Bryan Ward.

The Trojans (2-1) got single runs in the first and second innings to lead 2-0, but Fairland tied the game with two runs in the fourth inning.

Josh Ross reached on a passed ball third strike to start the inning. Matt Aliff and Alex Thompson singled for a run and then Kyle Raines and Brandon Burcham walked to force in the tying run.

The Trojans got three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh with the help of the Dragons’ shoddy defense.

Aliff was 2-3 as Fairland (1-1) collected six hits.

The Dragons visit Coal Grove on Wednesday.

Portsmouth 110 003 2 = 7 9 1

Fairland 000 200 0 = 2 6 7

Zack Delotell, Brandon Wedebrook (4) and Shoupe. Josh Ross, Alex Thompson (6) and Garrett Schivelhood. W-Wedebrook (K-5, BB-1). Delotell K-3, BB-2. L-Thompson (K-0, BB-0). Ross K-6, BB-1. 2B-Portsmouth: Shoupe, Sky Oliver. Hitting-Portsmouth: Shoupe 1-4, Brandon Wedebrook 1-3, Tanner Poage 1-4, Zack Delotell 1-4, Sky Oliver 2-3, Hunter Gibson 1-4, Alex Grashel 1-3, Levi Porter 1-3; Fairland: Josh Ross 1-4, Matt Aliff 2-3, Alex Thompson 1-4, Dylan Murphy 1-3, Evan Russell 1-1.