Ram BB team wins last home game of the season 8-3
By SUE RIEDER
On July 9, Greene County’s varsity baseball team won their final home game of the season 8-3 over non-conference opponent South Central Calhoun (Lake City). The Rams jumped on the Titans early, scoring seven runs in the first inning, but found hits a little harder to come by as the game progressed. South Central Calhoun used four different pitchers, so the Rams had to keep readjusting to different speeds and pitchng styles. Greene County would add another run in the third, but left 10 runners on base throughout the game. Jordan Hostetler picked up his third pitching victory, giving up two earned runs on five hits. Hostetler struck out one batter and walked three in seven innings.
Two Rams had mutiple hits in the game. Daric Whipple led the offense with three singles, while Colton Fitzpatrick ripped two. Jordan Challen, Reid Lamoureux, Branden Miller, Dylan Fouch, and Tyler Beger each connected for one single. Fitzpatrick and Miller were each credited with two RBI, and Lamoureux and Beger each drove in one run.
The win improved Greene County’s overall season record to 18-10. They will play their final conference game on July 10 in Nevada. A win would insure them of at least a tie for second place in the Heart of Iowa Conference with a 14-4 mark.