Dragons earn OVC baseball title outright

Published 2:03 pm Saturday, May 14, 2022

By Jim Walker


PORTSMOUTH — When coaches, players and fans sit around lamenting how many unearned runs they gave up, there is always one thing to remember.

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They still count.

There may be some discussion about unearned runs after Friday’s game, but that didn’t matter to the Fairland Dragons who earned a 5-4 win over the Portsmouth Trojans and in the process earned the Ohio Valley Conference baseball championship outright.

Fairland is now 19-5 overall and finishes 12-2 in the OVC. The win was the Dragons 11th straight.

Blake Trevathan went the first 6 innings for the win. He gave up only 4 hits, struck out 9 and walked just one. He allowed 3 runs but only one was earned.

Brycen Hunt pitched the seventh and gave up 2 hits, an earned run struck out one and did not walk a batter.

Daewin Spence started and took the loss for Portsmouth. In 4.2 innings, he gave up 5 hits, 5 runs but only one earned, struck out 9 and did not walk anyone.

Tyler Duncan went the final 2.1 innings giving up one hit, no runs, one strikeout and no walks.

Tyler Sammons went 2-3 with a double and Alex Roges 1-3 with a double and RBI to pace the Dragons. Cooper Cummings was 1-2 with an RBI, Blaze Perry 1-4 and and RBI with Hunt 1-4.

Portsmouth (17-6, 9-5) was led by Dariyonne Bryant who was 2-3 with a triple and Drew Roe who went 2-4 with 2 runs batted in. Zach Roth was 1-3 and Duncan 1-4.

Fairland   002 120 0 = 5 6 3

Portsmouth 010 020 1 = 4 6 3

Blake Trevathan, Brycen Hunt (7) and Cooper Cummings. Daewin Spence, Tyler Duncan (5) and Reade Pendleton. W-Trevathan (IP-6.0, H-4, R-3, ER-1, K-9, BB-1). Save–Hunt (IP-1.0 H-2, R-1, ER-1, K-1, BB-0). L-Spence (IP-4.2, H-5, R-5, ER-1, K-9, BB-0). Duncan (IP-2.1, H-1, R-0, ER-0, K-1, BB-0). Hitting-FHS: Brycen Hunt 1-4, Blaze Perry 1-4 RBI, Cooper Cummings 1-2 RBI, Alex Rogers 1-3 2B RBI, Tyler Sammons 2-3 2B; PHS: Drew Roe 2-4 2-RBI, Tyler Duncan 1-4, Zach Roth 1-3, Dariyonne Bryant 2-3 3B.