Ram BB team wins both games at Cherokee Tourney
By SUE RIEDER
The Ram baseball team won both games that they played in the Cherokee Tournament on June 6 by whacking 27 hits and scoring 30 runs.
The team defeated OABCIG 19-12 in the first contest. Reid Lamoureux was the winning pitcher, but Tyler Beger and Trey Tucker shared the pitching duties. The three combined by giving up 10 earned runs and eight hits, while striking out six, and walking eight. Offensively, the squad blasted 14 hits and was led by Alex Rasmussen who drove in five runs by ripping a single, a double, and a triple. Other Ram hits were Daric Whipple with two singles and 1 triple, Colton Fitzpatrick with two singles, Lamoureux and Tucker with a double, and Riah Nelsen, Jordan Challen, Jordan Hostetler, and Beger with one single each.
Greene County won the second game over Cherokee 11-7 with Dylan Fouch, Hostetler, and Nelsen on the mound. Fouch threw for the first four innings and recorded his first varsity pitching win. Dylan gave up six earned runs, struck out two, and walked two. Hostetler went 2 2/3 innings, giving up one hit, one unearned run, while walking three, and fanning one. Nelsen struck out the last batter to end Cherokee’s scoring chances. Whipple had a hot bat versus the Braves, slamming two singles and driving in two runs with his first varsity homer. Others contributing to the offensive attack were Fitzpatrick with two doubles, Nelsen with three singles, Hostetler with one double, and Challen, Lamoureux, McConnell, and Beger with one single each. Players driving in runs other than Whipple were Fitzpatrick with two, and Challen, Lamoureux, and Beger with one each.