Junior Marissa Promes was impressive on the pitching rubber and she hit a solo home run leading off the bottom of the fifth inning as Greene County defeated Roland-Story (Story City) 5-1 in Heart of Iowa Activities Conference softball in Jefferson on Wednesday night. The Rams improved to 2-0 overall and in the conference while R-S fell to o-2 overall and in the HOIAC.

Promes fanned eight batters, walked no one, and retired the side in order six times enroute to her second win of the season. The Norsemen picked up their only two hits in the fourth inning, when they scored their lone run. In two games, the junior pitcher for the Rams has recorded 18 strikeouts and walked nobody.

The Promes home run was the first by a Greene County player this season and the line shot easily cleared the left field fence at the City Diamond on East Lincolnway. The Rams had seven hits in all with junior Tressa Rasmussen the only player with more than one hit. Rasmussen had two singles. Junior Emily Christensen tripled to right center to drive in two runs as the Rams scored three times in the third for a 3-0 lead. In addition to the Promes homer, sophomore Carleigh Paup drove in a run with a ground out, and a R-S error resulted in run for the Rams.

Greene County has today off before hitting the road Friday and Saturday. The Rams play in Monroe vs. PCM on Friday night, then meet Class 4A Boone at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Ogden tournament. Webster City and Carroll High are the other opponents for Greene County in Ogden.

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