Rehm hits 100 wins with MP sweep

Fort Madison head coach hits milestone as Lady Hounds get back on track


MT. PLEASANT – Fort Madison’s Jared Rehm reached his 100th win with a sweep of Mt. Pleasant at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex Monday night.
The Lady Hounds won 8-1 in the first game and took the second game 13-3.
In the opener, Fort Madison didn’t give up a run until the bottom of the 7th inning with an 8-0 lead. Senior Lauryn Helmick allowed just one earned run over seven innings while striking out seven, walking two, and allowing just five hits.
Elizabeth Tanner led Fort Madison at the plate going 3-4 with a single, double, and triple, scoring twice, and bringing in a run. Elle Ruble and Alivia Holmes both had two-hit games.
The Bloodhounds opened the game loading the bases with no outs on walks to Helmick and Holmes. Elle Ruble singled to load things up and then Brylie Lorence drew a walk for a 1-0 lead.
Taylor Johnson walked behind Lorence for another Hound run. An infield fly gave Mt. Pleasant the first out before Tanner singled to right scoring Ruble for a 3-0 lead. A strikeout and ground out ended the inning.
Fort Madison added a run in the third and two in the fourth highlighted by Ruble’s double and run scored. They added two insurance runs one each in the sixth and seventh as Helmick rolled.
Mt. Pleasant’s run came on a Keagyn Coleman RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
In the nightcap, a nine-run third inning pushed the Bloodhounds to the 10-run mercy rule after five innings. An Elle Ruble two-run homer highlighted the offensive juggernaut. Olivia Buckner, Helmick, and Holmes had consecutive singles. Holmes' drive to left scored two runs. Ruble would double again in the top of the fifth to score Holmes.
The Panthers got things going in the bottom half with a Kynlee White single and Emma Starr reaching on an error. A fielder’s choice would score one and a sacrifice fly would plate another to make it 13-3. But a strikeout and a nice relay from Holmes in right to Tanner at first to Lorence at home caught Mt. Pleasant’s Chaley Cook trying to score from second to end the game.
Fort Madison had 16 hits in the game led by Helmick, Holmes, and Ruble with three each. Ruble had four RBIs and scored twice. Helmick and Holmes each had three RBIs. Lorence and Buckner each had two hits, while Johnson, Tanner, and Jaci Fullenkamp also had hits.
Jenna Marshall got the win going five innings allowing eight hits and three runs, one earned on four Ks and no walks.
The Hounds (6-6 SEC, 6-19 overall) travel to Davis County tonight, and host Danville on Wednesday and then play host to Mt. Pleasant again on Thursday.

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