Senators blank Oaks, 5-0: West wins first softball sectional since ‘16


West wins first softball sectional since ‘16

Staff Report



The Portsmouth West Lady Senators won the program’s first Division III sectional title since 2016 with their 5-0 win over Oak Hill in a D-III sectional final.

The Portsmouth West Lady Senators won the program’s first Division III sectional title since 2016 with their 5-0 win over Oak Hill in a D-III sectional final.


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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.

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BOX SCORE

Oak Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 5

Portsmouth West 0 1 2 0 0 2 X — 5 9 1

West hitting

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

West pitching

Sydney McDermott (W) 7IP, 1H, 0BB, 0ER, 15K (W)

The Portsmouth West Lady Senators won the program’s first Division III sectional title since 2016 with their 5-0 win over Oak Hill in a D-III sectional final.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/05/web1_West-SB-Sectional.jpgThe Portsmouth West Lady Senators won the program’s first Division III sectional title since 2016 with their 5-0 win over Oak Hill in a D-III sectional final. Submitted photo
West wins first softball sectional since ‘16

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