Ram SB team survives scare from Colfax-Mingo
By SUE RIEDER
It almost happened again. Over the past few years, the girls softball team has had great difficulty winning games on the softball diamond in Colfax. Last season was the first time the squad squeaked out a one run victory there since Tom Kennedy started coaching the Rams, and they escaped again on June 17, when it took nine innings to record a 4-3 victory. The Rams scored one in the first and two in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead into the final half inning. The Tigerhawks weren’t ready to give up, and forced the game into extra innings by scoring three times in the bottom of the seventh. Neither team scored in the eighth, but with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Emily Christensen smashed a double, and then raced from second to home to score on Marissa Promes’s single. Greene County did hold CM in the bottom of the ninth, and Ram players, coaches and fans breathed a big sigh of relief.
Christensen led the team in hitting with a single and double. Carleigh Paup, Hannah Onken, Tressa Rasmussen, Sydney Koch, Bailey Godwin, and Promes all had one single each. Onken, Christensen, and Promes were credited with 1 RBI each. Promes improved her pitching record to 12-2 and threw all nine innings. Marissa gave up four hits, walked three, struck out seven, and allowed two earned runs. Greene County continues to remain unbeaten in conference games with a 9-0 mark. CM fell to 1-7 in the league. The Tigerhawks will be leaving the league next year and moving to the South Iowa Cedar Conference. With the difficulty that Greene County has had with them in the past, CM will probably not be on the top of the list when scheduling non-conference games.