Ram SB team wins over Kuemper Knights
By SUE RIEDER
Greene County got their second win of the postseason when they defeated Kuemper Catholic 11-3 on July 10. The Rams took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, and continued to increase that margin through the sixth frame despite the Knights scattering 11 hits throughout the game off of a usually stingy Greene County pitcher, Marissa Promes. Kuemper stranded eight runners on base as Greene County’s defense would rise to the occasion, or Promes would get a pivotal strikeout to send the Knights back to their dugout.
Promes recorded her 28th pitching victory of the season, giving up three earned runs, while striking out eight, and walking one batter. The Rams also had 11 hits in the game and were led by Emma Saddoris, who drove in three runs with a home run and a double, and Emily Christensen who belted a double and a single for two RBI. Other Rams contributing to the offensive attack were Carleigh Paup with two singles, and Tressa Rasmussen, Marissa Promes, Sydney Koch, and Bailey Godwin who all ripped one single each. Greene County took advantage of several Kuemper errors and passed balls to score.
Coach Tom Kennedy was pleased with the team’s effort. “Marissa did give up a few more hits than usual, but we got seven runs early and played good defense to keep them from scoring. Emma Saddoris really showed up tonight, ” said Kennedy. “It was great to play at home. This was the biggest crowd that I have seen here since I started coaching. The whole team appreciates the support of the community.”
When asked to speculate on the regional final game on Monday, Kennedy said, “We will play Atlantic on Monday, and they have scored 12 runs in each of their tournament games, so we will need to put pressure on them every inning and keep from giving them extra outs.