~by Noah Rohlfing
After eight straight losses to start the 2019 softball season, the Greene County Rams are on the board with a win.
A strong performance from starting pitcher eighth grader Emma Hoyle held Glidden-Ralston to three runs, while the Rams used seven hits and nine walks to score 11 straight runs after the first inning saw the score tied at 3-3.
Hoyle retired 10 straight batters to end the game, and Greene County won 14-3 in five-innings to win its first of the season.
The baseball team traveled a few more miles west and played the Carroll Tigers. The Rams scored eight runs but were on the short end of a 10-8 score.
A hot start to the game put the Rams up 4-3 in the third inning, with the offense working strong, but the Rams gave up runs in the next three innings to put Carroll ahead.
It was starting pitcher junior Branden Hoyle who took the loss for Greene County, throwing 3 and 2/3 innings before getting replaced by freshman Joe Carey. Hoyle gave up seven hits and allowed nine earned runs. The Rams were unable to get over the hump despite having 14 hits, with four of them coming from junior Nick Breon.
The Rams are now 3-7 on the year.
Both the baseball and softball team host the Nevada Cubs Friday evening.