Ram BB and SB teams sweep South Hamilton
By SUE RIEDER
Greene County’s varsity baseball and softball teams both got wins at home over teams from South Hamilton on June 1.
The baseball team improved their conference record to 3-1 with a 14-4 domination of the Hawks in five innings. Offensively the Rams were led by Riah Nelsen, Colton Fitzpatrick, Jordan Hostetler, and Jordan Challen who all had three hits in the shortened game, but all nine starters connected for at least one hit. Junior Daric Whipple struggled with control the first couple of innings, but then got stronger as the game progressed to claim his second pitching win of the season. Whipple gave up one hit and two earned runs, while walking seven and hitting one batter.
Across town, the softball team improved their record to 7-0 with a 4-1 victory. Marissa Promes got her sixth pitching victory, giving up five singles, and walking one batter, while recording 10 strikeouts. Kayla Mobley whacked a home run and a double, and Emma Saddoris ripped a triple and a single to lead the Ram offense. Other Greene County players getting hits were Hannah Onken with three singles, Carleigh Paup and Tressa Rasmussen with two singles, and Emily Christensen with one base hit. Mobley, Saddoris, Rasmussen, and Paup were all credited with an RBI. “We left a lot of runners on base, but we had good pitching, good defense, and enough big hits to win,” said Ram coach Tom Kennedy.
Both squads have a day off on Tuesday, and will host Nevada’s softball and baseball teams in Jefferson on June 3.