Lady Trojans rally by Lady Bobcats, 5-3
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.