Glenwood swept a Hawkeye 10 Conference softball doubleheader from Harlan Thursday night, 10-2, 12-10.
Lisa Nebel tossed a three-hitter for the Rams in the opener. She recorded four strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter in the victory.
Glenwood jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and never looked back.
A trio of Rams had two hits in the game - Sara Ingoldsby, Bailey Starner and Ashley Hirt.
Nebel and Molly Dean both drove home a pair of runs.
In the nightcap, patience at the plate and timely hitting helped the Rams charge out to a 9-2 lead after two innings. Harlan trimmed the lead to 9-8 in the fourth inning, but the Rams pulled away for good by plating three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Nebel was the winning pitcher, giving up 11 hits. She struck out seven Harlan batters.
Offensively, Dean and Emma Ringsdorf both drove in a pair of runs. Ringsdorf, Ingoldsby and Lyndie VanNess each had two hits.
“This was truly a team win. We were short three of our starting players and relied on girls to come off the bench and perform in a critical conference game and they did extremely well,” Glenwood coach Mark Starner said. “With the starting left-fielder Jordyn Hanshaw, first basemen Jacy Embray and second basemen Elisa Mulkerrin all absent from the game, we had to impose a different line up.
“Ashley Hirt came up big in the field on several occasions at second base and Alicia Leu did a great job in left field; both contributed on offense as well. I know they had some of their better kids that weren’t feeling well and eventually ended up pulling them from the game, but that didn’t take anything away from our victory. We played really well and were very thankful to take two away from Harlan.”
Earlier in the week, Creston defeated Glenwood, 9-6.
The Rams jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but relinquished the lead and momentum when Creston tallied five runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Ingoldsby had three hits in the contest, including a triple. Starner had three hits as well.
Nebel took the loss, allowing 11 hits and three bases on balls. She struck out seven batters.
The Rams’ week ended with a 10-0 loss to Waukee Friday night.
Glenwood was limited to one hit in the game by sophomore pitcher and University of Arkansas recruit Kaitlyn Menz.
Glenwood’s record stood at 12-7 at week’s end. The Rams played at Red Oak Monday night.