Colton Fitzpatrick squares to bunt in last Friday’s conference game versus PCM. Fitzpatrick was the winning pitcher, giving up only three hits and no runs.Riah Nelsen dives back to first base to avoid getting put out in the Rams 4-0 win over PCM at Allensworth Field. Nelsen drove in three of the team’s four runs and hit his first home run of the season.

Varsity baseball team gets much needed wins


The varsity baseball team pick up two conference wins this past week to break an eight game losing streak. The team continues to play most of its games on the road. Since June 16, the Rams have played five of their last six away from Allensworth Field and will travel to Collins before hosting South Hamilton on June 27.

Colton Fitzpatrick got his third pitching win of the season when the Rams defeated PCM 4-0 on June 20. Fitzpatrick did not walk any batters, struck out seven, and held the Mustangs to three hits. The defense played well and did not commit any errors in the game. Leading the offense was Riah Nelsen who had hit his first home run of the season and had 3 RBI. Alex Rasmussen smashed a double, and Jordan Challen, JC Weitl, Jordan Hostetler, and Tyler Beger all contributed singles. Daric Whipple was also credited with a RBI. “I think having last night’s game rained out really helped us,” said coach Mark Sawhill. “We played more relaxed and had fun. Colton pitched very well, and Jordan Challen called a good game behind the plate.”

Nelsen got his first pitching victory of the year when Greene County got past Colfax-Mingo 3-1 on June 23. Whipple and Rasmussen got the only two hits of the game, but the Tigerhawks committed four errors and gave up some unearned runs. Nelsen gave up four hits and no earned runs, while striking out 16, walking none, and hitting three batters with pitches. The Rams took the lead early, and Riah struck out 11 of the first 12 batters that he faced.

The squad had a disappointing 5-1 loss to Manson-Northwest Webster on June 24. Whipple pitched the first five innings and gave up two hits and three earned runs, while walking four batters and striking out two. Wes Tipton relieved Whipple in the sixth inning and struck out three batters, walked one and gave up one hit. The Rams committed five errors which helped the Cougars claim the victory. Fitzpatrick, Nelsen, Dylan McConnell, Rasmussen, and Weitl all connected for singles in the game.

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PCM      0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    3    1
Rams    0    2    1    0    0    1    0    4    6    0

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Rams     0    0    2    0    0    1    0    3    2    1
CM        0    0    0    0    1    0    0    1    4    4

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Rams      0    0    1    0    0    0    0    1    5    5
MNWW    2    1    1    0    0    1    0    5    3    0

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