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Lady E-Hawks Come Up Short At Spencer

June 20, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

SPENCER - After taking an early lead on Wednesday night against Spencer, Emmetsburg couldn't hold on and came up short in a 7-4 loss to the Tigers. The loss dropped Emmetsburg to 2-4 in their final season of Lakes Conference play and 7-11 overall on the season.

Emmetsburg would open with a strikeout and then got a walk for Lindsay Carter, who came around to score off a single from Annie Brennan and a wild pitch before a base hit from Kate Jackson. Courtesy runner Ali Laubenthal would come around to score off a wild pitch and Jackson's single before Jackson came home off a passed ball and Sarah Simington's RBI?single. Simington would advance to second before Molly Schany hit a line drive back to the pitcher and Morgan Jamison struck out to end the at-bat.

Spencer would answer with two runs of their own off a error and a two-run home run to make the score 3-2 to start the second inning.

Emmetsburg would get a single from Raven Brown in the second inning but left her stranded when the at-bat ended. The Tigers would tie the score off a walk and a pair of singles but left two runners stranded to end the second inning.

With the score tied at 3-3 to start the third frame, the Lady E-Hawks got a leadoff single from Annie Brennan, and her courtesy runner, Ali Laubenthal, quickly stole second base before going to third on an error and then came home on an error to allow the Lady E-Hawks to retake the lead. Sarah Simington would come up with a base hit, but was thrown out at second as she tried to get the extra base off the hit and a strikeout ended the at-bat. Spencer would be retired in order in their half of the inning to trail 4-3 to start the fourth inning.

The Lady E-Hawks would get a base hit from leadoff hitter Ali Laubenthal, who took second on a sacrifice bunt from Emma Anderson. Laubenthal then stole third base after Raven Brown struck out but was left waiting at third with a fly ball for the third out.

Spencer came up in the fourth and tied the game up off a single and an error for a 4-4 game to start the fifth inning.

Lindsay Carter led off the fifth frame for Emmetsburg by drawing a walk and stole second base. Annie Brennan came up and belted a base hit to move Carter to third base, but Carter was thrown out at home trying to score. A fly ball was followed by a ground out leaving Brennan stranded at second to end the at-bat.

The Tigers took control of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, as they would lead off with a walk and follow with a base hit before a ground out and strikeout. With runners at second and third, Spencer got a base hit to score two runs before a walk was followed by a double to score another run to give the Tigers a 7-4 advantage when the inning ended.

In the top of the sixth, the Lady E-Hawks got a leadoff double from Molly Schany, but she would be left waiting at second when Emmetsburg went down in order. Spencer would be retired in order in the bottom of the inning to set up the final frame of the contest.

Coming up to bat for the final time, Emmetsburg needed some big hits and got a leadoff single from Macy McAllister before Lindsay Carter struck out. McAllister would move to second base off a passed ball and then took third after a fly ball on Annie Brennan's at-bat.

But with two outs, Kate Jackson would pop foul out to the catcher to end the contest for the Lady E-Hawks in the disappointing loss.

Mikayla Frerichs would be charged with the loss in the pitching circle, as she surrendered seven runs, four earned, off six hits, with five walks and 10 strikeouts in the contest.

For Emmetsburg, Molly Schany had a double, while Annie Brennan belted three base hits in the effort and Sarah Simington came away with two hits. Macy McAllister, Kate Jackson, Morgan Jamison and Raven Brown all added base hits to the effort for the Lady E-Hawks.



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