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E-Hawk Teams Sweep Wolverine Ballclubs

June 1, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

WEST?BEND - It was a good night on the diamonds for Emmetsburg's softball and baseball teams Tuesday as they swept West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate. The Lady E-Hawks earned an 11-3 win over the Lady Wolverines while the E-Hawks battled until the eighth inning to score an 18-8 win over the Wolverines.

In action at West Bend on Tuesday night, the Lady E-Hawks and Lady Wolverines would battle evenly through two scoreless innings as the two teams traded outs and the Lady Wolverines stranded a runner in the bottom of the second.

The third inning saw Emmetsburg go down in order and the Lady Wolverines would load the bases, only to leave all three runners stranded when the inning ended.

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STRIKEOUT QUEEN - Emmetsburg's Mikayla Frerichs struck out a total of 14 batters in Tuesday's 11-3 win over West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate in softball action. The win improved Emmetsburg to 2-1 on the young season. -- Dan Voigt photo

In the top of the fourth, Emmetsburg led off with Sarah Simington getting on base off an error. A one-out single by Annie Brennan was followed by a double from Molly Schany that scored two runs and a single from Emma Anderson scored a third run to put the Lady E-Hawks up 3-0 when the at-bat ended.

But the Lady Wolverines replied in kind in the bottom of the frame as Mara Clark drew a walk and Taylor Fogarty got on base off an error. Autumn Mogler stepped up and delivered a three-run home run to knot the score at 3-3, but the Lady Wolverines would get a double from Megan Studer, but left her waiting when the inning ended.

Emmetsburg would respond in the top of the fifth, as Ali Laubenthal led off with a single and was followed on base by Raven Brown off a bunt. Sarah Simington got on off an error that allowed Laubenthal to score and after Kate Jackson struck out, Annie Brennan would deliver another single that scored Brown and Simington for a 6-3 lead when the at-bat ended.

The Lady Wolverines would get Madison Wickman on base off a single, but left her stranded to end the fifth inning.

In the top of the sixth, Kaitlyn Jamison got on base off an error and came around to score off an error to give Emmetsburg a 7-3 advantage.

West Bend-Mallard/Gil-more City-Bradgate would get a single from Megan Studer in the bottom of the inning, but left her stranded to set up the final inning.

In the top of the seventh, Emmetsburg opened with a fly out, but got a single from Annie Brennan that was followed by a two-run home run shot from Molly Schany. A second out would be followed by a single by Kaitlyn Jamison and a double from Mikayla Frerichs before an error put Morgan Jamison on base and Raven Brown got on base off an error that allowed Kaitlyn Jamison and courtesy runner Heidi Malm to come home for the 11-3 lead when the at-bat ended.

WBM/GCB would come up and got a leadoff double from Jessica Morey, but she was left waiting when the Lady Wolverines were retired to end the game.

Mikayla Frerichs got the win in the circle, as she allowed three runs, two earned, off six hits with 14 strikeouts and one walk. Taylor Fogarty took the loss, allowing 11 runs, five earned, off nine hits with seven strikeouts for the Lady Wolverines.

Emmetsburg got a home run and double from Molly Schany, while Mikayla Frerichs added a double. Annie Brennan tallied three hits, while Morgan Jamison, Kaitlyn Jamison, and Emma Anderson all added base hits.

For the Lady Wolverines, Autumn Mogler had a home run, while Jessica Morey had a pair of doubles. Megan Studer had a double and single, while Madison Wickman added a base hit.

At the same time, the E-Hawk boys were in Gilmore City, taking on the Wolverines on the diamond, but it would be a back and forth affair until the top of the eighth inning.

Emmetsburg opened with a walk by Brent Wesley, who would score off a sacrifice fly by Dylan Kibbie and Connor Joyce singled but was stranded.

The Wolverines would get a double from Jeff Riesenberg, but left him waiting when the inning ended.

The E-Hawks would score two runs in the second as Max Dunlap and Matt Kibbie both walked and then came around to score off a single by Brent Wesley, who was left waiting. Trailing 3-0, the Wolverines took over by scoring five runs, as That Fogarty, Thomas Fehr, Kody Elbert, Cole Thilges and Cole Hoskins would all come home off a series of walks and base hits, but Jeff Riesenberg would once again be stranded when the inning ended with WBM/GCB holding a 5-3 advantage.

Now trailing in the top of the third, Emmetsburg would get a nice double from Mason Carrigan and a walk for Hunter McAllister, but left the duo waiting for a way home.

The Wolverines would get a walk from Thad Fogarty and a single from Mason Link, but left their duo waiting for a way home to end the inning.

In the top of the fourth, Emmetsburg got a leadoff walk from Matt Kibbie and Brent Wesley got on base after being hit by a pitch. A walk to Dylan Kibbie with one out was followed by a sac fly from Connor Joyce that scored Matt Kibbie and Wesley came home off a wild pitch to tie the game at 5-5 before Dylan Kibbie and Jeremiah Wier were stranded.

The Wolverines would get a single from Jeff Riesenberg, who would come around to score off a double from Danie Riesenberg, but Danie was left waiting when the inning ended, giving the Wolverines a 6-5 lead.

In the top of the fifth, the E-Hawks tacked on two more runs as Hunter McAllister and Matt Kibbie both scored in the at-bat. The Wolverines would leave Mason Link waiting on base in their half of the inning to trail 7-6.

Emmetsburg was retired in order in the top of the sixth and the Wolverines grabbed two more runs before stranding Cole Hoskins, Nick Ford and Thad Fogarty when the inning ended.

Emmetsburg would get a run to tie the game up at 8-8 in the top of the seventh as Max Dunlap came home off a fielders' choice on Brent Wesley's at-bat. The Wolverines would strand Thomas Fehr in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

The E-Hawks exploded in the top of the eighth, as Connor Joyce led off with a single and Jeremiah Weir walked before Mason Carrigan got on off an error that scored Joyce. A single from Hunter McAllister scored Weir and Carrigan and a single from Max Dunlap scored McAllister before Matt Kibbie walked. Nick Schany singled to score Dunlap's run and Brent Wesley singled. Dylan Kibbie grounded out, but allowed Matt Kibbie to score his run.

Connor Joyce would walk his second at-bat in the inning and Jeremiah Weir followed suit as Nick Schany came home off a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly advanced Joyce and Weir before a double from Hunter McAllister scored the duo, but McAllister was picked off stealing second to end the at-bat with Emmetsburg leading 18-8.

The Wolverines would get a two-out single from Nick Ford in the bottom of the eighth but he would be left looking for a way home when the game ended in the 18-8 final score.

Matt Kibbie would get with win on the hill for the E-Hawks, as he went two and a third innings in relief and surrendered one hit with two strikeouts. Connor Joyce pitched two innings and give up five earned runs of four hits with one strikeout and five walks. Mason Carrigan relieved for three and a third innings, allowing three runs, all earned, off two hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

For the Wolverines, Thomas Fehr took the loss, giving up eight runs, seven earned, off five hits with four walks and one strikeout in two and two-thirds innings. Cole Hoskins pitched four and a third innings and gave up seven earned runs off three hits, with seven strikeouts and eight walks. Kody Elbert pitched two and two thirds innings, giving up three earned runs off two hits, with two walks.

The E-Hawks got a double and single from Hunter McAllister and a double from Mason Carrigan, while Brent Wesley had three singles. Connor Joyce had two hits and Max Dunlap and Nick Schany both added hits.

For WBM/GCB, Jeff Riesenberg had a double and two singles and Danie Riesenberg added a double. Nick Ford, Mason Link and Thomas Fehr all added hits to the effort for the Wolverines.



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