Portsmouth fends off late Rock Hill rally


Staff Report



PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Lady Trojans took an early lead and subdued a late Rock Hill threat in Monday’s 4-3 home win over the Redwomen in Ohio Valley Conference play.

With the victory, the Lady Trojans remain atop the the OVC standings with a perfect 8-0 record in league play (14-2 overall).

After Rock Hill scored in the top of the first, Portsmouth answered with a bang.

A lead-off single by sophomore Emily Cheatham set the stage for a two-run opposite field home run by senior Madison Perry — giving the Lady Trojans a 2-1 lead in the home half of the first.

Senior Faith Phillips drove in sophomore Oliva Dickerson with one out in the fourth, putting Portsmouth ahead 3-1. Katie Born scored what would later be the deciding run on a wild pitch with Ayonna Carr at the plate.

Phillips and the Portsmouth defense ended the Redwomen’s late rally in the top of the seventh. After Rock Hill had plated a pair of runs and with two more in scoring position, a game-ending fly-out to Perry at shortstop secured the Lady Trojans’ victory.

Phillips earned the win in the circle while pitching a complete game, allowing one earned run and issuing one walk.

Portsmouth travels to Ironton (11-3, 7-1 OVC) on Wednesday in a key-game toward league supremacy.

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BOX SCORE

Rock Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 — 3 10 0

Portsmouth 2 0 0 2 0 0 X — 4 6 3

Portsmouth hitting

Emily Cheatham 1-3, R

Madison Perry 1-3, R, 2RBI

Olivia Dickerson 2-3, R

Katie Born 1-3, R

Faith Phillips 1-3, RBI

Portsmouth pitching

Faith Phillips (P) 7IP, 10H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K (W)

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