WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Southeast District’s No. 2-seed will be making their return to the Division III district tournament for the first time since 2016.
The Portsmouth West Lady Senators (23-2) defeated visiting Oak Hill 5-0 on Thursday in a D-III sectional final, earning the right to advance to the Unioto #2 district semis where they’ll face No. 11-seed Nelsonville-York on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m.
In their shutout win over the Lady Oaks, West saw another dominate performance in the circle from junior Sydney McDermott. McDermott faced just three over the minimum — allowing one hit, walking none, and striking out 15 Lady Oaks batters.
McDermott and sophomore Emma Sayre had three hits apiece and drove in a combined three runs in the win.
Senior Abi Boland, sophomore Emily Moore, and freshman Myla Mead each had a hit as part of West’s nine hits as a team.
Oak Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 5
Portsmouth West 0 1 2 0 0 2 X — 5 9 1
Emma Sayre 3-4, R, RBI
Myla Mead 1-4, R, RBI
Emily Moore 1-3
Abi Boland 1-3
Maci Bradford 0-3, R
Sydney McDermott 3-3, 2RBI
Sydney McDermott (W) 7IP, 1H, 0BB, 0ER, 15K (W)
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