Junior Kayla Mobley takes a big cut in Greene County’s victory over South Hamilton.on June 27. Mobley ripped two doubles and a single to help the Rams offensive effort.Catcher Hannah Cooklin and third baseman Carleigh Paup both attempt to catch a foul ball in the Greene County’s  game versus South Hamiliton on June 27. Luckily the ball was caught, neither player was hurt, and the Rams won the game 7-4.

Ram softball team adds two more conference wins


Greene County’s varsity softball team got another one run victory on June 25 when they defeated CMB in Baxter 2-1. The Rams have won four conference games by one run, and their only two league losses were by one run. Although the squad connected for nine hits throughout the game, they struggled to score and left 13 runners on base. Good defense and outstanding pitching were key in this game. The team did not make any errors, and Marissa Promes held the Raiders to two hits and one run, while striking out 11 batters and walking none. Hannah Onken and Tressa Rasmussen smacked two singles each. Kayla Mobley pounded a double, and Emily Christensen, Sydney Koch, Bailey Godwin, and Promes each contributed a single. Christensen recorded the only RBI.

St. Edmond proved that they deserved being ranked sixth in Class 2A when they defeated the Rams 8-1 in a non-conference game on June 26. The Gaels jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Carleigh Paup scored Greene County’s only run of the night. The Rams got six hits off St. Edmond’s ace Amanda Lansman, but left seven runners on base. Lansman has a 1.06 ERA and has pitched all but 13 innings for the Gaels this season. Sophomore MacKenzie Dennhardt and freshman Hannah Promes shared the pitching duties. Dennhardt pitched the first 3 2/3 innings and gave up eight hits and six earned runs, while recording one strike out and one walk. Hannah pitched the remaining 2 1/3 innings giving up one hit and no runs.

Despite all the rain the night before, Greene County coaches and volunteers got the softball field ready for a game versus South Hamilton on June 27. There were a few muddy places on the field and standing water in back of the bleachers, but the players didn’t seem to be bothered by the conditions. The Hawks came into the game with a  8-5 conference record, and had won four of their last five league games.  

Greene County scored in the first inning when Mobley doubled and Marissa Promes drove her in with a single. In inning two, Rasmussen whacked a double and Koch singled to put runners at first and third. Rasmussen scored on an error, and Godwin connected for a single that scored Koch. The third inning was crucial as Greene County strung together an infield single from Paup, a double from Saddoris, a single from Mobley, and a single from Christensen to score three. South Hamilton scored four in the top of the seventh when Greene County had an error, and the Hawks added three hits, but it was too little too late, and Greene County improved their record to 20-6. All nine Ram batters had at least one hit in the game, and Saddoris, Mobley, and Godwin finished with two hits apiece.

Marissa Promes notched another pitching win. She gave up 10 hits, but only one earned run, while striking out four and walking no batters. “It is great when everyone in our line-up poses a threat when they are up to bat,” said coach Tom Kennedy. “The team has been playing well most of the time lately.”

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