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Lady E-Hawks Earn First League Wins, Fall In Tourney

June 13, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks picked up their first conference wins of the season last week, but dropped three non-conference games to drop to 6-9 on the season.

Wednesday night Emmetsburg hosted Estherville Lincoln Central and fought off a pair of rallies to earn a 9-7 victory for the first Lakes Conference win.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady E-Hawks pushed four runs over the plate in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead that they would never relinquish. ELC?would get a run in the top of the third frame, but Emmetsburg would add three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 7-1 advantage.

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I?GOT?IT!” - Emmetsburg pitcher Mikayla Frerichs settles under an infield fly ball in play Wednesday night against Estherville Lincoln Central. The Lady E-Hawks earned a 9-7 win in the contest. -- Dan Voigt photo

In the top of the fifth inning, the Midgets were able to push four runs over the plate to tighten the contest up as the Lady E-Hawks were stymied in their half of the inning.

ELC?would leave a runner at first in the top of the sixth, but Emmetsburg managed to scored two runs in the bottom of the frame to stretch the lead to 9-5 as the Midgets came up to bat for a final time. ELC would load the bases with two outs, but Emmetsburg pitcher Mikayala Frerichs induced a strikeout to end the game.

Frerichs earned the win, giving up seven runs, one earned off eight hits with five walks and six strikeouts.

Emmetsburg got a double from Kate Jackson and two hits from Sarah Simington with hits from Morgan Jamison and Lindsay Carter in the winning effort.

On Thursday night Emmetsburg traveled to Pocahontas Area/Laurens- Marathon but came up empty-handed in a 4-0 loss to the Indians.

Emmetsburg's bats were held in check for the most part during the contest just three hits were tallied to leave three runners on base in the contest.

Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon scored all four of their runs in the bottom of the second inning and held on to the 4-0 lead through the remainder of the contest.

Lindsay Carter took the loss in the circle, allowing four unearned runs off four hits with six walks and 11 strikeouts.

Emmetsburg got a double from Morgan Jamison and hits from Annie Brennan and Lindsay Carter in the loss.

The following evening, the Lady E-Hawks made the road trip to Storm Lake where they collected a 6-0 shutout victory over the Tornadoes for their second Lakes Conference victory of the campaign.

Emmetsburg would score in the top of the first and then added three runs in the top of the second inning to post the 4-0 lead as Storm lake would leave runners waiting in each inning.

After a scoreless third frame, the Lady E-Hawks plated two more runs in the top of the fourth frame for a 6-0 lead, and settled in to play defense for the remainder of the game.

Mikayala Frerichs earned the league victory, giving up four hits in the contest, with three walks and seven strikeouts in seven innings of work.

For Emmetsburg, Lindsay Carter would get a pair of hits, while Sarah Simington, Kate Jackson, Molly Schany, Emma Anderson and Raven Brown all added hits to the tally.



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