Ram softball team at 6-1 in HOIAC, 8-3 on the season

The Greene County Rams are 6-1 in Heart of Iowa Activities Conference softball and 8-3 on the season after a win 7-4 win on the road in Nevada Monday evening.

A long stretch of road games started Friday (June 6) with a 6-1 victory over HOIAC South Hamilton (Jewell). The Rams started out big, with nine hits and all six of their runs in the first two innings of the game. Sophomore Carleigh Paup hit her first varsity home run, a two-run homer in the top of the second inning. Paup had two hits for the evening; she also had an infield single in the first inning. Kayla Mobley hit a single and a double. Tressa Rasmussen got an RBI with a double and Marissa Promes got two RBI on a single. Emily Christensen and Emma Saddoris also had base hits.

Promes pitched the entire game vs the SH Hawks. She allowed two hits, both by Hawk pitcher Addy Wintermote. Game stats showed Promes with nine strikeouts and two walks.

The Rams played in the West Marshall tournament in State Center Saturday and shut out Class 5A Marshalltown 6-0. Again, the Rams hit early, scoring five runs in the first inning. The Rams had 10 hits all told, including three singles from Rasmussen, a double and a single from Christensen, a pair of singles from Promes, doubles from Bailey Godwin and Hannah Onken, and a single from Sydney Koch.

Promes allowed six hits. She struck out four batters and walked none.

The Rams were ready to play host West Marshall Saturday when the game was cancelled because of rain.

The Rams got their fifth straight softball victory with a 7-4 win over the Nevada Cubs Monday. The Rams were down 4-1 after the third inning, but tied the game in the fourth inning and went ahead in the top of the seventh inning.

Onken hit her second home run of the season. Koch had two singles for two RBIs and Saddoris doubled to bring in a run. Christensen and Paup both hit singles that brought in runs. Mobley, Promes and Rasmussen all hit singles.

Promes’ record on the pitching rubber stands at 8-3. She allowed the Cubs eight hits and three runs as she struck out 11 batters and walked two. Both teams stranded many runners. The Rams left nine on base and the Cubs left eight.

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