Greene County was a 10-0 high school softball winner by the 10-run rule in five innings over South Central Calhoun (Lake City) in Jefferson on Tuesday night as Class 3A Region 2 tournament action began. The Rams improved to 26-9 while SCC ended the season 0-23. Greene County plays OA-BCIG (Ida Grove) (19-12) in Wall Lake at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12 on KG98 at 7 p.m. in a Region 2 semifinal. Second ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton meets MOC-Floyd Valley (Orange City) in the other Region 2 semifinal. The winners meet for the Region 2 title on July 15 in Battle Creek.
Senior Jennifer Kennedy tossed a three-hit shut out while walking no one and fanning eight. She retired 11 of the last 12 batters she faced. Kennedy and third baseman Mady Adamson are the only seniors on the team.
The Rams had just six hits, but walked 11 times vs. two SCC pitchers. Sophomore Emily Christensen doubled in a run while sophomores Kayla Mobley and Hannah Onken each had two-run singles and sophomore Marissa Promes had a run scoring base hit. The Rams had a run in the first inning, two in the third and seven in the fourth when they sent 12 batters to the plate.
The 26 wins tie the 2012 team that went 26-8 for the most wins in a single season by a Jefferson-based softball team.
OA-BCIG won 8-3 over East Sac County in the Falcons’ opening round game on Wednesday to win for the seventh time in their last eight games.