Portsmouth beats Coal Grove in OVC

Published 4:22 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jim Walker



COAL GROVE — These numbers didn’t add up very well.

Six walks, two hit batters and four errors added up to a Portsmouth Trojans 9-4 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Coal Grove Hornets on Wednesday.

The Hornets match Portsmouth with nine hits but couldn’t overcome the other numbers.

Coal Grove took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a hit by Chase McKnight, Jacob Clark’s double and back-to-back sacrifice flies by Daniel Rutherford and Jeb Jones.

Portsmouth tied the game in the third on a walk, a hit batsman, a balk and an RBI single by Dylan Mullins.

The Trojans took a 4-2 lead in the fifth on two walks, two errors and a hit by Mullins.

An error, singles by Vincent Schwamberger, Ty Oliver, Zach Delotel and Reese Johnson and a double by Ryan Williams gave Portsmouth four runs in the sixth and an 8-2 lead.

A walk and singles by Mikey Potts and Schwamberger made it 9-2 in the top of the seventh.

Coal Grove got two runs in the bottom of the inning. McKnight singled, Clark was hit by a pitch, Rutherford had an RBI double and Jones grounded out for an RBI.

Clark was 2-4 with two doubles with McKnight and Jordan Case each going 2-4.

Coal Grove visits Ironton on Friday.

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Coal Grove 200 000 2 = 4 9 4

Dylan Mullins, Zach Kinney (3), Reese Johnson (5), Ryan Williams (7) and Ty Oliver. Chase McKnight, Dylan Malone (6) and Jeb Jones. W-Johnson. L-McKnight (IP-6, K-2, BB-5, HBP-2, R-8). Malone ((IP-1, K-1, BB-1, R-1). Hitting-PHS: Ryan Williams 1-4 2B, Ty Oliver 1-2, Zach Delotel 1-4, Reese Johnson 1-3, Dylan Mullin s-23, Mikey Potts 1-4, Vincent Schwamberger 2-4; CG: Chase McKnight 2-4, Jacob Clark 2-4 2-2B, Daniel Rutherford 1-2 2B, Jeb Jones 1-3, Jordan Case 2-4, Cole Gannon 1-2.