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E-Hawks Fall In Pair Of Lakes Conference Contests

June 13, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

Emmetsburg's E-Hawks dropped a pair of Lakes Conference ballgames Wednesday and Friday night in games against Estherville Lincoln Central and Storm Lake.

Wednesday night, the E-Hawks hosted the Midgets and came up on the wrong end of a 10-2 score.

There would be no scoring through the opening three innings, but in the top of the fourth, ELC go on the scoreboard off a walk to take a 1-0 lead that would hold through the inning. The Midgets added another run in the top of the fourth off another walk, and in the top of the fifth inning, pushed three runs over the plate to take a 5-0 run as Emmetsburg came up to bat.

The E-Hawks would strand a runner for the fourth consecutive inning as they trailed 5-0 to start the sixth. ELC?would attack again, this time pushing five runs over the plate to boost their lead to 10-0, putting Emmetsburg in serious danger of a quick shutout.

But the E-Hawks tried to mount a rally in the bottom of the sixth inning. Brent Wesley got a lead-off walk and Dylan Kibbie got a single. A single from Will Schany scored Wesley and a walk by Jeremiah Weir was followed by a strikeout by Hunter McAllister. A groundout by Connor Joyce allowed Kibbie to score his run. Max Dunlap was walked but he and Schany were left waiting when Matt Kibbie was struck out.

ELC?would strand a runner in the top of the seventh and the E-Hawks would go down in order for the 10-2 loss.

Hunter McAllister would take the loss, going five innings and giving up 10 runs, two earned, off six hits, with six walks and two strikeouts. Matt Kibbie and Will Schany both pitched an inning each in the contest.

Emmetsburg got hits from Dylan Kibbie, Will Schany, Connor Joyce and Matt Kibbie all had hits

Friday night the E-Hawks traveled to Storm Lake and were shutdown by the Tornadoes in a 5-0 loss.

After stranding Dylan Kibbie in the first inning after his single, the E-Hawks would go down a run when Storm Lake scored off a single for a 1-0 lead.

Emmetsburg went down in order in the top of the second, and Storm Lake would leave a runner on base in their half of the inning.

The E-Hawks got Matt Kibbie on base off a leadoff single in the top of the third, but left him waiting at second when the side was retired. Storm Lake would plate two more runs in their half of the third to take a 3-0 lead to start the fourth inning.

Emmetsburg would get a one-out double from Jeremiah Weir, but he was left waiting at third when the at-bat ended. The Tornadoes would go down in order in the bottom of the fourth and as Emmetsburg came up in the fifth inning, three quick outs would bring the Tornadoes back up to the plate. Storm Lake added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning off a triple and a base hit for a 4-0 lead to start the sixth inning.

A?pair of strikeouts started the sixth for the E-Hawks, but Will Schany drew a walk and a fielders' choice put Jeremiah Weir on base and Schany on second. An error allowed Schany to get to third base, but he would be left waiting went he at-bat ended.

Storm Lake would add one final run in the bottom of the sixth inning off a base hit and an error for the 5-0 lead. The E-Hawks tried to mount a rally in the top of the seventh, as a strikeout was followed by a walk of Max Dunlap. A groundout would move Dunlap to second but he would be left waiting when Nick Schany was struck out to end the game.

Matt Kibbie would be tagged with the loss on the hill as he allowed five runs, four earned, off nine total hits with four walks and six strikeouts.

For the E-Hawks, Emmetsburg got a double from Jeremian Weir and singles from Dylan Kibbie and Matt Kibbie in the losing effort.



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