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Lady E-Hawks Go 2-4 In Week’s Contests

June 6, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks dropped their first league game of the season Wednesday at LeMars, but picked up a pair of wins in action at week's end, including a win in tournament play on Saturday. The Lady E-Hawks stand at 4-5 on the season and 0-2 in league play as they start a busy week.

Wednesday night Emmetsburg traveled to LeMars and led through six innings before a late rally by the Bulldogs resulted in a 5-4 loss for the Lady E-Hawks.

Emmetsburg took a quick 2-0 lead after one inning when Kate Jackson and Molly Schany scored runs and Mikayla Frerichs plated a run in the second frame for a 3-0 advantage. The Lady E-Hawks put a fourth run in the books in the top of the fourth as Morgan Jamison scampered home, but LeMars would get a run in the bottom of the fifth for a 4-1 score. Neither team scored in the sixth inning, but Emmetsburg couldn't put anything together in the top of the seventh, while LeMars tied the game up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

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INFIELD?PLAY - Emmetsburg’s Lindsay Carter scoops up a grouder as shortstop Kate Jackson, middle and pitcher Mikayla Frerichs, left, cover the play in recent action. The Lady E-Hawks are currently at 4-5 overall and 0-2 in Lakes Conference play on the softball diamond this season. -- Dan Voigt photo

Tied at 4-4 going into the eighth frame, the Lady E-Hawks would get Kaitlyn Jamison on third base after a single and base hit from Morgan Jamison, but the duo were left stranded. The Bulldogs would get a leadoff single and turned it into the game-winning run off a sacrifice fly and double to escape with the 5-4 win.

Mikayla Frerichs went the distance in the circle, allowing five runs, four earned, off seven hits, with four walks and eight strikeouts. For Emmetsburg, Frerichs had double and single, while Kate Jackson had three hits. Annie Brennan, Molly Schany and Morgan Jamison all had two hits and Sarah Simington and Kaitlyn Jamison both had hits.

Thursday night the Lady E-Hawks downed Sioux Central in action in Emmetsburg by a 6-4 tally.

After Sioux Central took a 1-0 lead to start the game, Emmetsburg got runs from Sarah Simington, Kate Jackson and Annie Brennan for a 3-1 lead after one inning.

A scoreless second was followed by Emmetsburg adding two runs from Kate Jackson and Annie Brennan in the third and a run from Sarah Simington in the fourth for a 5-4 lead that would hold to the end of the contest.

Lindsay Carter got her first start of the season at the varsity level and went the distance, giving up four runs, three earned, off six hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

Kate Jackson had a double , while Annie Brennan had three hits. Sarah Simington, Mikayla Frerichs, Kaitlyn Jamison, Morgan Jamison, Emma Anderson and Macy McAllister all added base hits to the winning effort.

Friday the Lady E-Hawks hosted Western Christian in Lakes Conference play but fell by a 6-2 final score.

The Wolfpack took an early 1-0 lead but Emmetsburg would answer in the bottom of the second inning off a run from Morgan Jamison.

Western re-took the lead in the top of the fourth with two runs, but again Emmetsburg would tally a run in the bottom of the sixth for a 3-2 tally. In the top of the seventh inning, however, Western Christian used three straight base hits to put three more runs on the score board for a 6-2 advantage. Emmetsburg would get Annie Brennan on base only to have her put out on Molly Schany's fielders' choice play, and Kaitlyn Jamison got on base off an error, but the duo would be left waiting for a way home when the game ended.

Mikayla Frerichs took the loss, giving up six runs, four earned, off nine hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts.

The Lady E-Hawks got a double from Raven Brown, while Morgan Jamison had two hits. Sarah Simington, Annie Brennan, Molly Schany and Emma Anderson all added hits to the effort.

On Saturday, Emmetsburg traveled to Fonda to play in the Newell-Fonda tournament, where they finished 1-2 on the day.

The Lady E-Hawks opened their tournament appearance with a 12-1 win over Charter Oak-Ute in four innings.

Emmetsburg opened with two runs from Sarah Simington and Kate Jackson for a 2-0 lead, but Charter Oak-Ute answered with a run in the top of the second.

The Lady E-Hawks would open the game up with eight runs in the bottom of the second inning, however, as Mikayla Frerichs, Lindsay Carter, Raven Brown, Sarah Simington, Kate Jackson, Annie Brennan, Morgan Jamison and Emma Anderson all came home to score off a series of walks, along with a triple by Simington and a double from Jackson as well a singles from Morgan Jamison and Lindsay Carter before the inning ended.

With a 10-1 lead in the third, Emmetsburg would add two more runs in the bottom half of the inning when Sarah Simington and Kate Jackson scored off a walk and a pair of base hits.

Neither team would score in te fourth as Emmetsburg recorded the win.

Mikayla Frerichs took the win, giving up one earned run off three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

The Lady E-Hawks got a triple and two singles from Sarah Simington and a double and single from Kate Jackson, along with two hits from Annie Brennan and Lindsay Carter and a single from Morgan Jamison.

Emmetsburg would falter in their second game, falling by a 7-2 tally to Logan-Magnolia.

Trailing 2-0 after the first inning, Emmetsburg would get a run back in the bottom of the seventh when Lindsay Carter came around to score after a single and a base hit from Annie Brennan.

Logan-Magnolia would score a run in the top of the fourth and two runs in the fifth for a 5-1 advantage going into the final inning. After Logan-Magnolia added two more runs in the top of the seventh for a 7-1 lead, Emmetsburg came up to bat and promptly went down two outs. Lindsay Carter got on base with a single and was followed on base by Sarah Simington with a base hit, but the duo would be left looking for a way home when Kate Jackson struck out to end the game.

Lindsay Carter would take the loss, giving up seven runs, five earned, off 12 total hits in the contest, with two walks and six strikeouts.

Molly Schany would rap out a double to lead Emmetsburg, while Lindsay Carter had two hits. Sarah Simington, Kate Jackson and Annie Brennan all had singles in the effort.

For the final game of the day on Saturday, Emmetsburg would meet the host Newell-Fonda Mustangs and fell by a 4-0 score.

A scoreless first inning was followed by Newell-Fonda taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, as Emmetsburg would be retired in order the first two at-bats.

Newell-Fonda would strand a runner in the top of the third after a walk, but Emmetsburg would leave Lindsay Carter looking for a ticket home after she was hit by a pitch to get on base in the bottom of the third.

The Mustangs would score two runs in the top of the fourth inning off a base hit and a walk to post a 3-0 advantage as Emmetsburg left Molly Schany on base after she drew a walk in the fourth.

The Mustangs put an insurance run in the books in the top of the fifth inning off a pair of Emmetsburg fielding errors and a base hit, but left two runners stranded when the defense made the stop.

Trailing 4-0 in their final at-bat, Emmetsburg went down two quick strikeouts, but Lindsay Carter drew a walk, only to be left waiting when the game ended.

Mikayla Frerichs took the loss, giving up four runs, two earned, off five hits with two walks and five strikeouts, while the Lady E-Hawks were held hitless in the contest.

Emmetsburg resumed Lakes Conference play Monday night at Cherokee and return home tonight (Tuesday) to host Humboldt in a non-conference game. Wednesday night Emmetsburg will host Estherville Lincoln Central in Lakes action and then travel to Pocahontas on Thursday night to take on the Indians

A road trip ot Storm Lake follows on Friday night, June 9, before the Lady E-Hawks return home on Saturday, June 10, for the Lady E-Hawk Invitational tournament. Play begins at 10 a.m. with Emmetsburg, Clear Lake and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire in the round-robin tournament.



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