Rams pickup win against Roland-Story

Jefferson Herald Staff Report

After going through 11-straight contests coming up short on the scoreboard, things were reversed last Thursday. 

Greene County was able to stop an 11-game skid in the first game of a double header against Roland-Story in a game played in Story City. Greene County held onto a 7-6 victory over the Norsemen. 

It didn’t seem like the Rams were going to be able to get the win at first as the Norsemen compiled a 5-0 lead after just two innings of play. 

The trend of the game started to shift in the third inning when Greene County put three runs on the board to cut into the lead Roland-Story had built. 

Another run in the top of the fourth pulled the Rams within one run. The Norsemen seemed to buy an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth. 

That insurance policy was canceled in the top of the fifth as the Rams scored three times to help them take a 7-6 lead, which they would keep for the remainder of the game. 

The Rams were efficient on the base paths as they finished the game with just six total hits. They also had two walks and two batters reach base after being hit by a pitch. 

Two batters Gavyn Winters and Brayden Roberts both finished with doubles in the contest. Winters’ double was his only hit of the game. He would later score a run in the inning. 

Roberts also had a single in the contest. He finished with two RBI, but did not cross home plate himself. 

Freshman Adam Bills was able to have a RBI single. Lane Fields also hit a RBI single. Both Bills and Fields scored a run. 

Noah Hinote scored two runs and had a single. Isaac Carman scored a run after reaching base by being hit by a pitch. Eighth grader Jaron Jacobs also scored, as a courtesy runner. 

Noah Hinote picked up the win. He pitched a complete game giving up just eight hits. He allowed six runs, four of them earned. Overall he struck out four batters, walked two and hit one with a pitch. 

Greene County tried to use the momentum from the first game to gain another win in the second game of the doubleheader, but Roland-Story won the contest 14-2.

The Rams scored a run in the top of the first, but Roland-Story led 4-1 after one. 

Another run was scored in the top of the second, but Roland-Story scored nine runs in the bottom of the second to take a 13-2 lead. The final run for the Norsemen was scored in the bottom of the third. The game ended due to the run rule after the fifth inning. 

Greene County had four hits in the second game. 

Winters recorded two singles. He also had a run scored. 

Bills also had a hit. He recorded a walk as well and scored a run. 

Noah Hinote also had a hit. 

Winters and Bills both stole two bases in the game to help them get around the bases. Matthew Hovick also had a stolen base. 

Winters pitched for two and two thirds innings. He gave up five hits, two runs, one earned. 

Camden Jacobs had the start and pitched for one and one third innings. He gave up seven hits, eight runs all earned. He walked two and hit one batter. 

Lane Fields pitched 16 pitches. He gave up one hit, four runs, three of them earned. He walked three batters and hit one. 

On June 14 the Rams fell against PCM, 10-4. 

The game was tied after the first inning as both teams brought in two runs to start the game. In the second inning the Rams scored a run, but PCM rallied for seven runs to take the lead. 

The Rams scored again in the fourth. The Mustangs added the final run of the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Throughout the game the Rams were able to collect 10 hits. They also had three batters reach base off a walk and one by a hit-by-pitch. 

Winters, Bills and Jacobs all had two hits each in the game. Winters and Bills both hit a double and finished the game with a RBI. 

Roberts was able to have a single, but he had two RBI in the game. 

Hovick, Fields and Hinote all finished with a hit as well. 

Jacobs, Fields and Hinote had a run scored. Fields and Hinote also drew walks in the game. Carman was hit by a pitch. 

Winters, Bills, Jacobs, Fields and Hinote all had a stolen base. 

Hovick pitched a complete game. In six innings he gave up 10 hits, 10 runs, five of them earned. He struck out four batters, walked two and hit two. 

After the long road trip last week the Rams returned home on Monday as they hosted West Marshall in a Heart of Iowa Conference game. 

Despite returning home, it wasn’t enough to help the Rams gain a win as West Marshall was able to win 14-3.. 

Both teams scored in the first inning. The Trojans scored twice and Greene County scored a run. 

Again both teams scored in the third. The Rams scored one run, but West Marshall scored six runs to extend their lead 8-2 after three. 

The Trojans scored two runs in the fourth and added another in the fifth. 

Both teams scored a run in the sixth. West Marshall finished with two runs scored in the seventh inning to gain the win. 

Throughout the contest the Rams collected four hits. 

Three of the hits were singles. 

Power hitter, Roberts, was able to hit a double. He also had a RBI in the contest. 

Another RBI was turned in by Hinote. 

Camden Jacobs had a single and he also reached base off a walk. He scored two runs. 

Jaron Jacobs had two singles. 

Brennan Jacobs scored a run. 

Camden Jacobs finished the game with two stolen bases. Gavyn Winters had a stolen base. 

Winters and Hovick combined to pitch the complete game for the Rams. Winters pitched for four and a third innings. He gave up nine hits, six runs, four of them were earned. He struck out four batters. Hovick pitched for two and two-thirds innings. He gave up seven hits, eight runs, six of them earned. He struck out three batters. He also walked three and hit one batter. 

The Rams host Carroll on Friday. 

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