Ram bats quiet in 5-3 loss to Sioux City East

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Sioux City East edged Glenwood 5-3 in a non-conference softball match last Wednesday.

Both teams got off to good early starts at the plate with Glenwood leading 2-1 after an inning. But it was the Black Raiders’ offense that took control from there, scoring two more runs in the second and again in the fourth.

“I was disappointed in our effort,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “We play the way we’re capable of playing. I give East credit, they played hard. And we looked like we were waiting for it to happen and it never did.”

The Rams pushed a run across in the sixth but never seemed to solve East’s Rylie Zyzda in the circle.

“We didn’t play good all-around,” Stanton said. “We cashed in way too many at-bats and in the end, that was the difference.”

East out-hit Glenwood 10-4 with Sara Ingoldsby, Lisa Nebel, Jaelin Stanton and Bree VanNess. all having one hit each for the Rams.

Nebel took the loss in the circle allowing 10 hits and four earned runs while fanning seven.

Glenwood 12,
Clarinda 0

Glenwood needed just four innings to dispatch Clarinda 12-0 in Hawkeye 10 Conference softball last Monday.

“We did everything we wanted to in this game,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “We hit, we stole bases, we had RBI opportunities and played great defense.”

The Rams scored two runs in the second, four in the third and six in the fourth to end the game via the mercy rule.

Sara Ingoldsby continued her hot hitting, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a run driven in. Grace Newman added a pair of singles and drove in three runs.

Lisa Nebel earned the win in the circle allowing just one hit and striking out seven.

Rams 3-0 at
Clarinda tourney

The Glenwood softball team out-scored its opponents 31-1 while going 3-0 at the Clarinda Invitational Softball Tournament on June 1.

Rams shut out Red Oak 10-0 in a five inning win before downing Audubon 11-1 and Atlantic 10-0. All three wins came were by the 10-run mercy rule.

“I don’t think, in my 11 years as coach, we’ve played any better than we have in that tournament,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “We hit the ball hard and our defense and pitching were great. We can’t play much better than that.”

Sara Ingoldsby had six hits and three runs driven in combined in the three games. Grace Newman had two home runs and a double among her four hits on the day.

Lisa Nebel recorded wins in all three games, allowing a combined three hits and striking out 27.