The Glenwood softball team earned a pair of wins over Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln and Logan-Magnolia at the Treynor Classic Softball Tournament on Saturday.
Glenwood (14-6 overall, 5-3 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) needed nine innings and a double by Molly Bryan to put away the T.J. 2-1 in a game one win. They had defeated the Rams the previous Monday 3-2.
The game was knotted at 0-0 heading into the ninth when tournament rules required each team start with a runner on second base. The Lynx took advantage and scored their runner on a stolen base and a passed ball.
But Glenwood wouldn't go away so easily down 1-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth. With Emily Robinson on second base to open the inning, Sophie Ringsdorf singled and ended up at second based to move Robinson to third. After Ana VanScoy was intentionally walked Monica Jones' sacrifice fly scored Robinson to tie the game. Molly Bryan then came to the plate and belted a double to score Ringsdorf and win the game for the Rams.
In game two, the Rams smacked nine hits in a 4-0 win over Logan-Magnolia.
Bryan, who threw every pitch of both games, was dominant against the Panthers, striking out six and allowing just five hits and just one runner past second base. In game one the freshman struck out eight, allowed two hits and no earned runs. She also smacked four doubles in the two games and drove in two runs.
“Molly really played well,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “For pitching all 16 innings on a hot day and hitting like she did, she was big for us. Overall, this was some of the better total softball we've played.”
Sophie Ringsdorf had a double, a triple and scored two runs on the day. VanScoy and Nicole Charland each added two hits.
Rams split with L.C.
Glenwood split a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header with Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Thursday.
Glenwood controlled throughout in game one, winning 6-3 behind Molly Bryan's sterling pitching performance. The freshman righty struck out two but allowed just two hits and one run through six innings. Ana VanScoy had two of the Rams' six hits in game one, stole a base and scored twice.
In the second game, Glenwood used a Titan throwing error with the bases loaded to take a 5-4 lead heading into the top of the sixth. The error, charged to all-conference Titan catcher Kayla Hardiman resulted in a heated exchange between the catcher and pitcher Brittnie Kreiser that spilled into the dugout and caused a several minute delay in the game. Lewis Central coaches appeared to get control of the row until another shouting matched ensued from the Titan dugout during their seventh inning at-bats.
“We could hear them arguing and the next thing we know we see their catcher (Hardiman) pack up her stuff and walk out of the dugout,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton, who described the incident as one of the strangest he's seen in a softball game.
The incident actually seemed to rally the Titans as they responded with eight hits and seven runs, all with two outs to go up 11-5.
The Rams couldn't rally in a 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh.
“I was proud of how our girls handled it – we had four errors in the inning and (pitcher) Molly (Bryan) could have gotten really angry but she didn't and we kept it together for the most part. We could have fallen apart and started fighting but we didn't. You hate to lose but I still feel pretty good we handled ourselves pretty well.”
Bryan fanned six in game two and allowed eight hits in game two. She added two doubles and two RBIs at the plate. Sophie Ringsdorf homered in the game and Monica Jones added two hits.
Glenwood takes two from South Page
Glenwood outscored South Page 26-0 in a pair of double-header wins last Wednesday.
The Rams one game on 10-0 in five innings and 16-0 in three innings in game two.
Molly Bryan and Sophie Ringsdorf both homered in the double-header.
Sophie Ringsdorf belted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 Glenwood victory over Shenandoah last Tuesday.
“This was a huge conference win for us,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton.
Rachelle Martin led a 10-hit Glenwood attack with three hits while Ringsdorf and Molly Bryan each added two hits.
Bryan earned the win in the circle after allowing three hits, no earned run and fanning 11.
C.B. Abraham Lincoln 3,
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Glenwood 3-2 last Monday.
The Rams led 2-0 after the first inning but didn't score again as the Lynx used an error, two singles and a fielders choice to plate two runs in the top of the seventh and win the game.
“It never felt like we were in any danger until they got those runs. I felt like we were in control and they pulled it out,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton.
Molly Bryan allowed just three hits and stuck out eight. All three Lynx runs came via Glenwood errors.
Glenwood finished with six hits behind Sophie Ringsdorf's 2-for-3 night.