Alex Rasmussen is congratulated by his team mates after hitting a solo home run in the Ram's 7-3 victory over Ridge View in the Kuemper Classic on June 28.

Rams baseball team gets win in Kuemper Classic

Allensworth Field was too wet to play the scheduled baseball game versus South Hamilton on Friday night, but on Saturday morning the Rams got a 7-3 victory over Ridge View in the Kuemper Classic. Ridge View is a high school serving students in Galva, Holstein, Early, Nemaha, and Schaller, and the Raptors came into the game with a 13-10 record. The Rams had 11 hits in the game and scored runs in four of the seven innings. Alex Rasmussen got the first RBI of the game when he smashed a solo home run over the left field fence in the second inning. Rasmussen also had a single in the game. Riah Nelsen led the team with three RBIs on a single and two deep fly balls to center field. Others contributing to the offensive attack were Colton Fitzpatrick with a double and a single, and Dylan McConnell, Wes Tipton, Zach Fouch, Tyler Beger, and Mac Adamson with one single each.

Nelsen and Beger shared the pitching duties in the game. Nelsen got the win, allowing one earned run off of two hits, while striking out four, and hitting two batters with pitches. Beger pitched the last three innings and was credited with the save. Tyler struck out two, walked two, gave up three hits and allowed two earned runs. "We led all the way and hit the ball well," said coach Mark Sawhill. "Riah and Tyler both did a good job. We only had one error, and that was when we tried to turn a double play. I want the kids to continue trying to make those plays."

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