Ram SB team suffers second consecutive loss to ranked team
By SUE RIEDER
Greene County’s ranked softball team suffered their second consecutive loss to a ranked team on June 16 when they were defeated by ADM in Adel 5-3. The Tigers are currently ranked fifth in Class 4A and feature all-state pitcher Molly Jacobsen who went into the game with 152 strike outs and 14 earned runs in 93 2/3 innings. The Rams got eight hits off of Jacobsen, but could only get three of them across the plate to score. Leading the Ram offense was Emma Saddoris who blasted a two run home run, Carleigh Paup and Marissa Promes who both hit two singles, Kayla Mobley, who belted a double, and Tressa Rasmussen and Emily Christensen who both connected for one single.
Marissa Promes was the losing pitcher, but only gave up four hits and two earned runs, while walking three and striking out eight. Coach Tom Kennedy knew the ADM game would be challenging, but he also knew that the Rams needed to play against some good competition, so they could determine what areas needed the most work. The Rams lost to East Marshall 8-2 on Friday, and then had their conference game versus PCM rained out on June 15, so they had to meet both ranked opponents in consecutive games.