Seventeen hits propels Ram BB team past South Hamilton
By SUE RIEDER
The Ram baseball team improved their conference record to 8-3 with a 16-9 win over South Hamilton in Jewell on June 22. The team had 17 hits in the game, and it could have been over after the fifth inning, but the Hawks pushed across an unearned run in the bottom of that inning to cut the deficit to nine, so the game continued for the full seven innings. Jordan Hostetler pitched most of the game, giving up eight hits and four earned runs, while striking out two. Hostetler did not walk any batters, but hit one with a pitch. Tyler Beger finished the last two innings giving up one earned run on two hits. He issued no walks, but hit two batters with pitches.
Greene County’s team batting average got a big boost, as the Rams pounded 13 singles and four doubles in the contest. Those players with multiple hits were Riah Nelsen with two singles and a double, Alex Rasmussen and Reid Lamoureux with three singles each, Daric Whipple with a double and a single, and Colton Fitzpatrick with two singles. Tyler Beger and Dylan McConnell added one double each, and Hostetler and Jordan Challen both connected for one single. Rasmussen, Challen, and Lamoureux all were credited with two RBI, while Nelsen, Whipple, and Beger all drove in one run.