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E-Hawks Take Early Lead To Earn Win Over Rebels

June 22, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

PETERSON - Emmetsburg's E-Hawk baseball team jumped out to an early lead Tuesday night and were able to hold off a solid Sioux Central squad to earn a 7-5 victory over the Rebels. The non-conference win improves the E-Hawks to a mark of 6-11 on the year.

The E-Hawks opened the game in Peterson with leadoff hitter Dylan Kibbie being hit by the first pitch of the game. Will Schany would deliver a base hit before a wild pitch allowed Kibbie and Schany to move to third and second, respectively, before Jeremiah Weir delivered a two-run single for the 2-0 Emmetsburg lead.

Connor Joyce followed up with a single and Brent Wesley drew a walk to load the bases before Matt Kibbie hit a grounder for the first out, but not before Weir came home to score. A wild pitch brought both Connor Joyce and Brent Wesley home as Max Dunlap drew a walk. Hunter McAllister would get on base off an error, but was put out on a fielders' choice of Dylan Kibbie's at-bat that ended the at-bat.

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SCORE?THE?RUN - Emmetsburg’s Brent Wesley crosses home plate for a run in the first inning of Tuesday’s 7-5 E-Hawk win over Sioux Central. The E-Hawks improved to 6-11 win the non-conference matchup at Peterson. - - Dan Voigt photo

Trailing 5-0 to start the bottom of the first inning, Sioux Central quickly got a leadoff walk off E-Hawk starting pitcher Mason Carrigan, and then used a wild pitch and a grounder to advance their runner to third based before scoring a run off a sacrifice, but an error would put another Rebel baserunner on first, only to leave him stranded when the inning ended.

With a 5-1 lead to open the second inning, Emmetsburg would lead off with a single from Will Schany, who stole second and moved to third after a fly ball out for the second out. Schany would be left waiting when Brent Wesley grounded out to end the at-bat.

Sioux Cental would come up and got a leadoff single and a walk to put runners on first and second before the E-Hawks got two outs, but a base hit would score a run before stranding three runners when E-Hawk catcher Nick Schany came up with a foul pop-up catch to end the inning.

In the third inning, Emmetsburg would be retired in order and the Rebels came up to bat. A?quick fly ball was followed by an E-Hawk error that put a runner on base. A pair of singles would follow and a run would score off a second E-Hawk error before the inning would end with two Rebels stranded on base.

With a 5-3 lead, Emmetsburg tried to add to their advantage in the top of the fourth, but two quick outs would ensue before Jeremiah Weir came up with a base hit, only to be left waiting when Connor Joyce was put out.

Sioux Central would get a single with one out, but a walk and a fielders' choice along with an error would allow another run to score as the Rebels continued to chip away at the E-Hawk lead, cutting the margin to 5-4.

In the top of the fifth, Emmetsburg got a leadoff single from Brent Wesley, who stole second before moving to third off a wild pitch. Matt Kibbie would rap out a single that scored Wesley's run before Max Dunlap struck out. Kibbie took second on an error and stole third base before scoring off an error.

Hunter McAllister would be hit by a pitch to get on base with one out before Mason Carrigan was struck out. McAllister would be left stranded when Dylan Kibbie was put out.

Sioux Central would come up in the bottom of the fifth leading off with a double, but a fielders' choice took the runner out at third. A second fielders' choice would follow before a third fielder's choice took the second runner out at second base. A walk gave the Rebels baserunners at first and second, but a strikeout ended the threat.

Holding a 7-4 lead going into the top of the sixth inning, Emmetsburg would go down two quick outs before Connor Joyce was walked but was stranded.

Sioux Central would get a leadoff walk that would score off a single and a fielders' choice before the inning ended.

With a 7-5 lead in hand, Emmetsburg would get a walk from Max Dunlap in the top of the seventh, but he was left waiting when the at-bat ended.

Sioux Central would see their hopes of a rally fade as they were retired in order to end the game.

Mason Carrigan would get the win on the hill, pitching four and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, two earned, off six hits with four walks and a strikeout. Max Dunlap relieved for two and a third innings, allowing one earned run off one hit with one walk and five strikeouts.

The E-Hawks to two hits from Will Schany and Jeremiah Weir, while Connor Joyce, Brent Wesley, Matt Kibbie and Mason Carrigan all had base hits.

 
 
 

 

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