Ram BB and SB teams win over North Polk
By SUE RIEDER
Greene County’s varsity baseball and softball teams both got wins over North Polk on June 29. The baseball team won 7-1 behind a strong pitching performance from senior Colton Fitzpatrick who gave up one earned run and five hits, while striking out eight, walking one, and hitting one batter with a pitch. The team played good defense behind their pitcher, and also had 11 hits. Alex Rasmussen blasted a solo home run and also had a single. Daric Whipple, Fitzpatrick, and Reid Lamoureux all had a single and a double, Riah Nelsen smashed one double, and Jordan Challen and Dylan McConnell each ripped one single. Fitzpatrick led the team with two RBI, while Nelsen, Rasmussen, Lamoureux, and Jordan Hostetler were all credited with one RBI.
The Ram softball team improved their conference record to 12-0 with a 10-4 win over the Comets in Alleman, a place where wins have been hard to get over the years. Hannah Onken had a night to remember at the plate, driving in seven of the team’s ten runs with a 3-run home run in the top of the third, and a grand slam in the fourth. Those were Onken’s seventh and eighth round trippers of the season. Other Rams getting hits were Bailey Godwin and Kayla Mobley with two singles each, Jenna Beyers with one double, and Tressa Rasmussen and Carleigh Paup with one single each. The Comets helped the Rams by committing five errors in the ballgame. Marissa Promes upped her pitching record to 21-2 for the season, giving up three earned runs on nine hits, seven strike outs, and two walks.