The final game of the 2013 high school softball season for the Greene County Rams resulted in a 2-0 victory over Saydel (Des Moines) and a share of the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference title. The Rams, North Polk (Alleman), and PCM (Monroe) all went 13-5 in the conference and finished in a three-way tie for first place. Saydel and Colfax-Mingo both were 11-7 in the league and Roland-Story (Story City) was 10-8. CMB (Maxwell), was 7-11 with Gilbert and South Hamilton (Jewell) both 5-13, while Nevada was last at 2-13.
Senior Jennifer Kennedy threw a two-hit shut out vs. the Eagles as she improved her pitching record to 16-6 on the season. Kennedy had two walks and four strikeouts. Saydel did not advance a runner beyond second base.
The Rams had seven hits with senior Mady Adamson collecting three singles as her average topped the .400 mark. Adamson drove in the first run with a two-out single in the third inning and she scored the second run in the sixth on a single by sophomore Marissa Promes. Sophomore Kayla Mobley doubled with two outs in the fourth for the only extra base hit by either team.
Greene County tied with PCM for the title in 2012, so Coach Tom Kennedy’s Rams get a piece of the crown for the second straight year.
The Rams (25-9) are off until Tuesday, July 9 when they host winless South Central Calhoun (0-20) in a first round Class 3A Region 2 contest in Jefferson at 7 p.m. Coverage on KG98 begins at 6:30 p.m. Greene County needed just three innings to defeat the Titans on July 5 by a 12-0 score.