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Rams 1-2 at St. Albert tourney

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood softball team went 1-2 at the Council Bluffs St. Albert Softball Tournament on Saturday.

The Rams knocked off the host Saintes in the opener, 11-1. Molly Bryan hit a two-run homer and pitched a complete-game, striking out nine and allowing two hits and one earned run.

Glenwood (9-4 overall, 3-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) scored five runs in a decisive fifth inning that saw Nicole Charland, Ana VanScoy and Jordan Ruhr all double. VanScoy drove in three runs in the inning.

Treynor controlled Glenwood in game two, winning 4-1 behind Kaitlin Floerchinge’s four hit, five strikeout performance and a first inning, two-run home run by Sarah Nielsen.

“This was the first game I've been disappointed in how we’ve played – we made some defensive mistakes and didn't execute the way we should have all season,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “I don't mind losing games, I just don't like playing bad.”

The Rams’ lone run against the Cardinals came via a Monica Jones single.

Molly Bryan struck out four and allowed five hits to take the loss.

In game three, West Central Valley's Molly Cox struck out 10 Rams, allowed just two hits and scored both runs for the Wildcats in a 2-1 win.

The game was knotted at 1-1 heading into the sixth inning when Cox singled, stole second and later came around to score.

“This game was a lot like most of our losses. We average about eight or nine runs a game but when we score just one we have a hard time winning,” said Stanton, whose team has suffered four losses by a combined six runs. “I think we hit her (Cox) well, we just didn’t hit good enough or we hit right at them. She battled us all night.”

The Rams run came via a Sophie Ringsdorf's solo home run.

Rams drop pair to Kuemper

The Glenwood softball team lost of a pair of one-run Hawkeye 10 Conference games to Kuemper Catholic on Thursday.

In game one, a Nicole Charland solo home run put Glenwood up 1-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth when the Knights' bats responded with three hits and two runs. The Rams were held scoreless in the seventh.

Game two saw the Knights take a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh when a potential game-tying three-run home by Jordan Ruhr glanced off the fence and scored two runs before the Rams fell 4-3.

“The first game was a heart-breaker because we led all the way,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “And the second game was a roller coaster because we were flat lined until the seventh. We sparked there but we just came up short.”

Ram pitcher Molly Bryan threw both games, striking out 16 and allowing 12 hits.

Charland and Ruhr each had two RBIs in the double-header.

“This was a tough couple of losses,” said Stanton. “We really played well. As a coach, I don't think I could have asked for anything more from them.”

Glenwood 9,

Red Oak 1

Molly Bryan hit a first-inning solo home run and struck out nine in a 9-1 Glenwood softball victory over Red Oak last Monday.

Bryan allowed just three hits and did not give up an earned win in the win.

The Glenwood offense pounded out 11 hits, led by Ana VanScoy, Rachelle Martin and Monica Jones' two hits each. Jones and Martin also drove in two runs each.

“We just hit the ball really well and we ran well,” said Glenwood coach Tim Stanton. “We were aggressive on the bases. And Molly did a good job of keeping them off balance. It was a good conference win. We played well and won. That's what we want.”