HULL - In a back and forth affair on Wednesday night, Emmetsburg's E-Hawks earned a 9-6 win over Western Christian in Lakes Conference action. Then on Friday, the E-Hawks would fall in a 9-2 contest to South O'Brien at Paullina.
Emmetsburg would open Wednesday's game taking a 2-0 lead in their half of the first off runs from Dillon VanOosbree and Luke Jackson. But, Western Christian would answer and score three runs for a 3-2 lead to start the second.
The E-Hawks would get the lead back in the second off runs from Max Dunlap and Dillon VanOosbree, but this time, the Wolfpack had no answer. Emmetsburg would tack on a run in the top of the third when Wes Schultes came home to make the score 5-3, but in their half of the inning, Western Christian got a run back for a 5-4 score to start the fourth inning.
The two clubs traded outs back and forth over the fourth and fifth innings, but in the top of the sixth, Emmetsburg broke the game open.
With two outs, Grant Dietering, running for Zach Anderson, along with Wes Schultes, Joe Jackson and Max Dunlap all came across the plate in the inning to push Emmetsburg out a 9-4 advantage off a pair of doubles, a pair of singles and an error by the Wolfpack.
Western Christian had no answer in the bottom of the sixth, but their defense was able to retire the E-Hawks in order in the top of the seventh.
The Wolfpack would come back and score two runs in their final at-bat, but Emmetsburg held on to earn the 9-6 league win.
Dillon VanOosbree went the distance on the hill, giving up six runs, five earned, off seven hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
For Emmetsburg, Dillon VanOosbree and Zach Anderson both had doubles while Max Dunlap, Joe Jackson and Wes Schultes all had two hits each. Aaron Bird, Luke Jackson, Greg Wesley and Jacob Kibbie all added one hit each to the winning effort.
On Friday the E-Hawks traveled to South O'Brien but couldn't get the offense going in a 9-2 setback.
Emmetsburg would strand a runner in the first, while South O'Brien scored two runs for a 2-0 lead.
A?scoreless second inning was followed by a repeat for the E-Hawks in the top of the third, as they stranded Dillon VanOosbree and Luke Jackson. The Wolverines would plate a run in their half of the inning for a 3-0 advantage to start the fourth frame.
Emmetsburg would get a leadoff double from Wes Schultes and a walk from Jacob Kibbie, but left the two runners looking for a way home in the fourth. South O'Brien would get a three-run home run in the bottom of the inning for a 6-0 lead as Emmetsburg tried to find its offense.
In the top of the fifth inning, the E-Hawks led off with a ground out by Aaron Bird, but Luke Jackson would double before Greg Wesley struck out. With two away, Zach Anderson would then double to score Jackson for Emmetsburg's first score of the contest. Courtesy runner Grant Dietering took over on the basepath as Wes Schultes was walked. Jacob Kibbie would single, which allowed Dietering to plate his run, but Schultes and Kibbie would be left waiting when Joe Jackson grounded out to end the at-bat.
South O'Brien would match Emmetsburg's runs in their half of the inning to expand their lead back to 8-2 when the inning ended.
Emmetsburg would go down two outs to start the sixth before getting a double from Aaron Bird, but he was left waiting when the opportunity ended. South O'Brien would tack on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 9-2 lead as Emmetsburg would come up for the final at-bat.
Greg Wesley would double and Zach Anderson was walked, but three straight outs would follow to end the game.
Nick Chapman took the loss on the hill, going six innings and giving up nine earned runs off 10 hits with six walks and six strikeouts.
Luke Jackson and Wes Schultes both had doubles and singles, while Dillon VanOosbree, Aaron Bird, Greg Wesley and Zach Anderson all had doubles and Jacob Kibbie came away with a pair of base hits. Emmetsburg moves to 12-9 overall with the loss.