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Lady Trojans rally by Lady Bobcats, 5-3

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Nobody’s perfect even if Jenna Crawford needed to be.

Crawford pitched six perfect innings, but the Portsmouth Lady Trojans used two errors to start a seventh inning rally as they beat Green 5-3 on Thursday.

“We made some mistakes and they took advantage of it,” said Green coach Dale Royse. “That was a tough one to lose. Crawford pitched one heck of a game.”

Crawford struck out five and did not walk a batter in taking the loss.

Green got a run in the first when Crawford singled, went to third on an outfield error and scored on a hit by Erin Imes.

Crawford and Imes singled and scored on a two-run single by Emma Salisbury in the third to make it 3-0.

Portsmouth rallied in the seventh with back-to-back errors after one out. Webb had a two-run single but Crawford caught a liner for the second out. The Lady Trojans then had four straight singles.

Crawford and Imes were 2-4 with Ciera Davis and Salisbury 2-3.

Portsmouth 000 000 5 = 5 5 1

Green 102 000 0 = 3 9 3

Erica Seison and Benner. Jenna Crawford and Erin Imes. W-Seison (K-9, BB-1). L-Crawford (K-5, BB-0). 2B-Green: Devin Johnson. Hitting-Portsmouth: Jenkins 1-4, Benner 1-4, Williams 2-4, Swords 1-4, Farrar 1-2; Green: Jenna Crawford 2-4, Erin Imes 2-4, Emma Salisbury 2-3, Devin Johnson 1-3, Ciera Davis 2-3.