Ram BB team ends regular season with a big win
By SUE RIEDER
Greene County’s varsity baseball team improved their overall record to 19-10 on Friday when they defeated Nevada 10-0 in six innings at Nevada’s Billy Sunday Park. The game was originally scheduled for June 24, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Nineteen wins is a record for a varsity team under Mark Sawhill’s tutelage. The victory also secured a second place tie with Saydel in the Heart of Iowa Conference standings with a 14-4 mark.
Senior Riah Nelsen got his seventh pitching win of the season and his fifth shutout victory. His only loss was thus far was a 6-2 defeat to league champion Gilbert on June 26. Several Ram players had multiple hits in the Nevada game. Daric Whipple smashed a double and a single, Colton Fitzpatrick and Reid Lamoureux each cracked two singles, and Nelsen whacked a triple and a single. Jordan Challen, Jordan Hostetler, Tyler Beger, and Chase Stoline each hit one single in the game. Fitzpatrick was credited with three RBI, Nelsen and Lamoureux each drove in two runs, and Whipple and Branden Miller each knocked in one run.
“Nineteen wins is a great accomplishment, and it’s the most that I have ever had as a coach,” said Mark Sawhill after the game. "The kids have worked really hard. We are looking forward to our first tournament game against Atlantic a week from today.”