Glenwood falls on road at Atlantic

Malynn Johnson smacked two hits and drove in Glenwood’s lone run in the 2-1 setback to Atlantic.

Zoey Kirchhoff belted a two-run home run to lead Atlantic to a 2-1 victory over Glenwood in Hawkeye 10 Conference softball last Wednesday in Atlantic.

The Rams (19-8 overall, 12-7 in the conference) struggled to sustain rallies, finishing with five hits – just one for extra-bases – against Trojan hurler Riley Wood. Wood struck out five and walked one to pick up the victory.

Despite the loss, Glenwood coach Ryan Koch felt his team played a “solid game.”

“Alyssa Liddick pitched a great game for us and their only runs was on the two-run home run,” he said. “Defense was solid and we put the ball in play but they made some great defensive plays. We got girls on base and in scoring position, we just couldn’t get them across. The girls played a great game and competed. I was super proud of them how they kept them in the game.”

Liddick took the loss in the circle after allowing six hits and two earned runs while striking out three in a complete game.

Malynn Johnson had two hits and drove in the Rams’ lone run.

Allison Koontz, Sara Kolle and Aubrey Albers added hits for Glenwood.

Lila Wiederstein had three hits, including a triple, and Kirchoff finished with two hits to lead the Trojans.

The Rams open postseason play Thursday at home against Council Bluffs Lewis Central (10-19). First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. The winner will head to a regional semifinal at Winterset (23-15).

“LC and Glenwood, that’s a rivalry game,” Koch said of the Titans, who are 0-2 against the Rams this season.  “They played us close early in the season. They haven’t been playing as well lately but you can never count LC out when they play Glenwood.”

Glenwood 8,
Treynor 6

Glenwood scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to rally in an 8-6 win over Treynor last Tuesday in an out-of-conference softball game played at Iowa Western Community College.

The Rams trailed 4-0 early and then 6-2 heading into the fifth when they took advantage of two wild pitches and run scoring hits by McKenna Koehler, Malynn Johnson, Faith Weber and McKenna Wilkes to push them ahead.

“We tried to keep chipping away at their lead and Koontz got us started with a double off the fence and after that we just exploded,” said Glenwood coach Ryan Koch. We just started to believe we could hit the ball and the kids found a lot of energy to compete. They never thought they were out of it.”

Koontz had a big night for the Rams. The junior had three hits and scored three runs and struck out 12 Cardinals while scattering seven hits in a complete game pitching performance.

“She had a great night,” Koch said. “I think they only had one earned run so we weren’t as tough defensively as we were the night before but Treynor is a very good hitting team.”

Sara Kolle had two hits and scored two runs.

Jadyn Huisman had two hits and drove in three runs to lead Treynor.

Glenwood 9,
Abraham Lincoln 0

McKenna Koehler drove in three runs and Allison Koontz tossed a one-hitter for Glenwood in a 9-0 out-of-conference softball victory over Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln last Monday.

Glenwood coach Ryan Koch felt his team played well in all phases in the win – especially on defense.

“That was probably the best defense we’ve played all year long,” he said. “Koontz pitched an absolute gem. She had a perfect game into the seventh. Our defense was making plays that night.”

The Rams did not commit and error in the game and Koontz struck out 10 and faced one over the minimum in the complete-game victory.

Koehler was 2-for-3 on the night and scored a run.

“Koehler has been pretty tough for us all year,” Koch said. “She doesn’t get a lot of attention but she is a heck of a ballplayer. She’s consistent and has as high a softball IQ as anyone I’ve coached. She goes out and gets it done.”

McKenna Wilkes had three hits and drove in a run and Sara Kolle singled and drove in two runs. Faith Weber had two hits and scored a run.

Hanna Ferguson had he lone hit for the Lynx and took the loss in the circle for after allowing 10 hits and six earned runs.


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