COLLINS — One winning streak ended another Wednesday night.
Greene County won its seventh in a row by defeating Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, 2-1, handing the Raiders their first loss in the team’s last six games.
Greene County pitcher Marissa Promes stymied CMB’s offense. Promes threw a complete game that featured 10 strikeouts while allowing only two hits.
CMB scored its lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Taylor Ross reached base on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second as the Rams tagged Mackenzie Schmitz out at third on the play. Payge Jurgens singled Ross home a few batters later to tie the game at 1.
The Rams answered back two innings later and scored what became the winning run in the top of the sixth.
CMB pitcher Heather Jessen did what she could to keep the Raiders within reach. She got out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the second by recording a strikeout and catching a pop up to end the Rams’ threat. Four times she stranded a Greene County runner at third to end an inning. She gave up nine hits, the second-fewest Greene County has had in its last six wins. The Rams had eight hits against Colfax-Mingo on Monday.
Greene County improved to 12-2 in HOIC play while the loss dropped CMB to 8-6 in league games.
PCM earns HOIC victory
STORY CITY — The Mustangs swept their season series with Roland-Story Wednesday night by defeating the Norsemen, 7-3.
Katie VandeWall led PCM’s offense by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Jen Uitermarkt added a double and also drove in a run during her two-hit night.
Racheal Freland picked up her eighth win in the circle this season. She struck out five in the victory.
Freland was also the pitcher of record when PCM beat Roland-Story, 15-2, in the teams’ first meeting on June 4.
PCM (14-7) travels to Colfax for a game against the Tigerhawks tonight at 7.
C-M drops third straight
JEWELL — A pair of third-inning miscues led to Colfax-Mingo’s third consecutive loss Wednesday night.
South Hamilton topped the Tigerhawks, 3-1, thanks in part to a two-out rally in the bottom of the third. An error by Colfax-Mingo left fielder Brooke Nicholson allowed Kayla Lucas to score the Hawks’ first run. Ady Wintermote crossed home plate a few plays later following a wild pitch from Amy Russell for a 2-0 lead.
The Tigerhawks struggled to turn hits into runs against Wintermote, who pitched all seven innings for South Hamilton. Wintermote kept Colfax-Mingo in check by scattering seven hits and holding the Tigerhawks 3-4-5 hitters to one hit total all night.
Russell drove in Colfax-Mingo’s lone run on a two-out single in the fifth inning. The freshman also pitched six innings and gave up eight hits in the loss.