GARNER - Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks finished their appearance at the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Softball Tournament with a mark of 1-1 on Saturday. Emmetsburg would be edged 6-5 by the host GH/V squad, but came back to take a 4-2 decision over Mason City Newman in the second game.
Against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, GH/V would be the visitors, and took a quick 1-0 lead off a pair of singles. The Lady E-Hawks came up and got a run off a walk by Sarah Simington that was scored off a single by Michaela Rehm to even the score.
GH/V would be retired in order in the second, and Emmetsburg took the lead with runs from Hali Noll and Jenna Chapman off an error and a walk before a single by Alexa Naig scored one run for a 3-1 advantage.
The score would be tied up by GHV in the top of the third as they pushed two runs over the plate off two hits and a player being hit by a pitch for the 3-3 deadlock as Emmetsburg came up to bat in the bottom of the inning.
The Lady E-Hawks led off with Tegan Olson pounding a double and coming around to score off a sacrifice bunt by Michaela Rehm. Bailee Garrelts would get on base off an error was stranded to tend the inning.
Trailing 4-3, GH/V would strand a runner after a walk in the top of the fourth, but Emmetsburg would go down in order in their half of the inning.
In the top of the fifth frame, GH/V would get a leadoff double that would score off an RBI?single before Emmetsburg's defense could make the stop. However, in their half of the inning, Emmetsburg was retired in order to keep the game knotted at 4-4.
GH/V would tack on two runs in the top of the sixth to take a 6-4 lead before Emmetsburg made the defensive stop. In the bottom of the inning, the Lady E-Hawks went down two outs, but Kate Jackson was hit by a pitch to get on base and came around to score off a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 6-5, but Hali Noll and Ashley Overberg were left waiting when Alexa Naig was put out.
In the final inning, GH/V would strand a runner , but Emmetsburg was retired in order to take the 6-5 loss.
Ashton Connelly took the loss, going seven innings and giving up six runs, four earned, off six hits with 12 strikeouts and two walks.
Emmetsburg got a double from Tegan Olson and hits from Alexa Naig and Michaela Rehm.
Against Mason City Newman, the Knights would open the contest by stranding a runner after a base hit and a fielders' choice. Emmetsburg would get singles from Sarah Simington and Tegan Olson, but they were left waiting when the inning ended.
In the second, Newman would be retired in order in their at-bat. Emmetsburg's Bailee Garrelts was hit by a pitch to lead off, and courtesy runner Natalie Kliegl would come around to score after Kate Jackson singled and a sacrifice by Allison Freeman. A single from Ashley Overberg would score the run before a sacrifice from Alexa Naig scored Jackson for a 2-0 lead when the inning ended.
Newman would get a run in the top of the third with one out after a pair of singles scored the runner.
Emmetsburg would get a leadoff single from Tegan Olson in the bottom of the third, but she would be left waiting at third base when the inning ended with a 2-1 lead.
Newman was retired in order in the fourth, but Emmetsburg would suffer a similar fate.
After going down two outs in the top of the fifth inning, Newman would get a single that would score off an RBI?single after an error to tie the game at 2-2.
But in the bottom of the fifth, Emmetsburg stormed back, getting back-to-back singles from Alexa Naig and Sarah Simington. A double from Tegan Olson scored the two runs, but once again Olson was stranded when the Lady E-Hawks went down in order after that.
The Knights would be retired in order in the top of the sixth, but returned the favor to Emmetsburg as well. But in the final at-bat, Newman would load the bases off a pair of singles and a fielders' choice, only to leave the sacks filled on a put-out at home to end the game.
Ashton Connelly got the win for Emmetsburg, going seven innings and giving up the two earned runs off six hits with seven strikeouts.
Emmetsburg's offense was paced by Tegan Olson's double and base hit for two RBI's, while Sarah Simington added two singles. Alexa Naig, Kate Jackson and Ashley Overberg all added singles to the winning effort.