Salyer, Fairland slip past Trojans

Published 8:55 pm Thursday, April 11, 2024

By Jim Walker

PROCTORVILLE — No matter how tough a team plays the Fairland Dragons, Kaylee Salyer is just as tough.

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The Portsmouth Lady Trojans had only one win in the Ohio Valley Conference and challenged Fairland on Tuesday, but Salyer was up to the challenge as she fired a 13 strikeout performance in a 3-2 win.

Salyer gave up 5 hits and one earned run as she did not walk a batter to get the complete game win.

Fairland (5-1, 3-0) had 7 hits with 7 different players getting hits. Alley Shepherd was 1-3 with a double and an RBI, Katie Dehart 1-3 with a triple, Hailey Sammons, Aubrey Hayes, Katy Bell and Salyer all 1-2 with Jordan Spencer 1-3.

Sammons also had a run batted in.

Portsmouth (3-7, 1-5) was led by Emily Cheatham who was 2-4. Madison Boren and Olivia Dickerson were 1-3 with an RBI while Katie Ankrom was 1-3.

Dickerson worked 6 innings in taking the tough loss. She walked 3 and did not have a strikeout.

Wayne 100 001 0 = 2 5 1

Fairland 000 210 x = 3 7 3

Olivia Dickerson and Bailey Waughtel. Kaylee Salyer and Makena Black. W-Salyer (IP-7.0, H-5, R-2, ER-1, K-13, BB-0). L-Dickerson (IP-6.0, H-7, R-3, ER-3, K-0, BB-3). Hitting-Portsmouth: Emily Cheatham 2-4, Olivia Dickerson 1-3 RBI, Katie Ankrom 1-3, Madison Boren 1-3 RBI; Fairland: Kaylee Salyer 1-2, Ally Shepherd 1-3 2B RBI, Katie Dehart 1-3 3B, Jordan Spencer 1-3, Hailey Sammons 1-2 RBI, Katy Bell 1-2, Aubrey Hayes 1-2.