Ram softball tops PCM, narrowly loses three

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Greene County softball team fell to Roland-Story 5-3; Perry 4-0, and to Glidden-Ralston 16-14 on Thursday in a real slugfest. Unfortunately, the Rams committed eight errors to aid G-R in their victory. The Wildcats posted 17 hits on the night while the Rams had 15. GC posted a 10-3 win over Prairie City-Monroe Friday.

The Rams are 3-2 in HOIC play and 3-7 overall. They are currently tied with North Polk for second place in the conference. Roland-Story leads the pack with a 6-0 record.

Roland-Story 5~ Rams 3
Greene County fell to Roland-Story 5-3 in Jefferson June 4. The Norsemen scored three runs in the first inning while the Rams didn’t get on the board until the fourth inning with a single run. R-S added two runs in the fifth to go up 5-1. GC added two in the sixth for the 5-3 final score.

Samantha Hardaway went to the mound for four innings. She allowed three runs on five hits and struck out one. Jenna Beyers worked the final three innings, giving up two runs and two hits, walking one and striking out one. She suffered the pitching loss.

Greene County bats were not as active in this game as in previous contests. They stroked just five hits with Danielle Hoyle slapping a one-run double. Driving in one run on a base hit were Beyers and Hardaway. Izzy Bravard and Megan Carey each added a single.

Perry 4 ~ Rams 0
Greene County could not get their offense going against Perry June 5 as they recorded only two hits in the game. The two base hits went to Megan Carey and Carmyn Paup. Perry posted four runs in the fifth inning and it was all they would need to gain their first win of the season 4-0.

Samantha Hardaway was the losing pitcher as she gave up four runs on six hits, walked two and struck out five. Jenna Beyers finished the game with one hit, one walk and one strikeout.

Glidden-Ralston 16~ Rams 14
Although Glidden-Ralston took the first lead 3-2, Greene County tied the score 4-4 in the second inning. The Rams built a 10-5 advantage after five innings. The sixth inning was disastrous for the Rams as G-R scored seven runs to go up 12-10. Greene County was unable to answer while the Wildcats added four more runs in the top of the seventh. The Rams made a good effort, driving in four runs before Glidden-Ralston put an end to the rally with a 16-14 victory.

Samantha Hardaway started on the mound, throwing for four innings. She allowed eight runs on nine hits, one walk and two strikeouts. Jenna Beyers relieved the senior, giving up eight runs on eight hits and fanning six. She was tagged with the loss. The Rams committed eight errors.

Danielle Hoyle slammed a home run with extra base hits coming from Beyers, a triple, and a double by Hardaway. Megan Carey, Carmyn Paup, Faith Davis, Hardaway and Laurin Lyons each stroked two base hits. Lily Muir added a two run single. Hoyle was responsible for four RBIs, while Carey had three, Beyers, two and Davis one.

Rams 10 ~ PCM 3
Greene County got back on the winning track, defeating Prairie City-Monroe 10-3 Friday. It was a fairly tight game through five innings with the Rams leading 4-1. Then Greene County broke the game open with four runs to go up 8-1, but PCM answered with two to make the score 8-3. The Rams added two insurance runs in the final inning to win 10-3.

Jenna Beyers had the big stick, hammering a home run, double and single for four RBIs. Carmyn Paup delivered a double and single for two runs batted in. Samantha Hardaway, Faith Davis and Lily Muir each stroked two base hits while Megan Carey and Danielle Hoyle each had a single. Hoyle, Hardaway and Davis recorded an RBI apiece.

Hardaway was the winning pitcher, combining with Beyers for three runs on six hits, three walks and four strikeouts.

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