~by Noah Rohlfing
A wild comeback from the Greene County softball team saw the Rams win in extra innings Monday night against Southeast Valley (Gowrie), 9-8.
The Rams were down 6-0 after the top of the second inning, with errors on defense making the start a worst-case scenario for starting pitcher Emma Hoyle, who allowed two earned runs. Four third inning runs cut the Ram deficit to two, and after allowing two more Jaguar runs in the sixth inning, the Rams tied it up in the sixth and seventh innings.
In extras, a hit from Karissa Stephenson — who had four hits in the game — won it for the Rams.
Stephenson led the Rams in batting, with four of Greene County’s 18 hits. Senior Megan Carey had four infield hits in her final regular season game for the Rams. Hoyle had three hits, and Izzy Bravard, Kyla Beyers and Tieryn Tucker had two hits apiece.
The Rams improved to 10-17 on the season after starting the year with eight straight losses. Up next is the first round of substate against West Marshall on Wednesday.
After a week out of action, Greene County baseball returned to the diamond, but not in the way the team had likely hoped.
The Rams fell short of a win on the road Monday night, losing 3-2 to Pocahontas Area.
The Ram bats were cold all game long, with Greene County recording just two hits — a single from starting pitcher Brent Riley and a Nick Breon double — in the face of strong pitching from Pocahontas Area, who is now 20-4.
Riley took the loss despite giving up zero earned runs, as the Rams fell to 8-18 on the season. Up next is a home game against Underwood Wednesday.