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E-Hawks Bounce Back For Hard-Fought Win

June 29, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

After a tough loss to open a busy week of action on the diamond, the Emmetsburg E-Hawks hosted Manson Northwest Webster Tuesday night and came up with a wild 6-4 win to improve to 8-12 on the year.

After stranding two Manson NWW runners in the top of the first, the E-Hawks came up in and promptly scored a run after Dylan Kibbie led off with a walk and would come around to score as Will Schany was hit by a pitch and a walk from Jeremiah Weir before a sacrifice from Connor Joyce brought the run home, but Schany and Weir were left waiting when the inning ended.

The Cougars would strand two runners in the top of the second, but Emmetsburg would leave Max Dunlap waiting in their half of the frame, still holding a 1-0 advantage to start the third.

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CLUTCH?PLAY - Emmetsburg’s Dylan Kibbie came up with a three-run home run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday night to propel the E-Hawks to a 6-4 win over Manson Northwest Webster. -- Dan Voigt photo

Manson Northwest Webster would tie the gae up in the top of the third off a walk and scored off an E-Hawk error, but left a runner waiting. But the E-Hawks would answer in a big way, as Will Schany led off with a walk and was followed by Jeremiah Weir's base hit. A sacrifice bunt by Connor Joyce moved the runners to second and third, but Schany was put out at home on Brent Wesley's fielders' choice.

A single from Matt Kibbie would allow Jeremiah Weir and Wesley to score their runs, but left Kibbie waiting as the inning ended with Emmetsburg leading 3-1.

The Cougars would get a run in the top of the fourth off a walk and scored it off a base hit, but left two runners on base. However, the E-Hawks were retired in order to end the inning clinging to a 3-2 lead.

In the top of the fifth, Manson Northwest Webster would push a pair of runs over the plate after two runners were hit by pitches an error and a walk loaded the bases. But, again, the Cougars left two runners on base when their half of the inning ended, now holding a 4-3 lead. The E-Hawks would get a leadoff single from Will Schany in the bottom of the fifth, but left his stranded at second when the inning ended.

Holding a slim, one-run lead to start the sixth inning, the Cougars would be retired in order in the top of the inning as the E-Hawks came up to bat.

Matt Kibbie would ground out to start the at-bat, but Max Dunlap drew a walk and moved to second off a sacrifice bunt by Hunter McAllister. With two outs, Nick Schany drew a walk to join Dunlap on base.

Dylan Kibbie would step up to the plate and worked up a full count before he connected and drove the ball over the left field fence for a three-run home run shot that allowed Emmetsburg to retake the lead.

Will Schany would draw a walk, but would be caught stealing second to end the inning, but the E-Hawks had regained control of the game with a 6-4 lead.

Manson Northwest Webster came up to bat in the top of the seventh inning but struck out to open the at-bat. A walk would follow before a fielders' choice took the lead runner out at second base for the second out. A ground out to short would end the contest with the victory for the E-Hawks.

For Emmetsburg, Hunter McAllister would pitch four innings, giving up four runs, one earned, off two hits, while issuing three walks and striking out two batters. Matt Kibbie would get the win in relief, as he pitched three innings and allowed two walks while striking out one batter.

The E-Hawks got a home run from Dylan Kibbie, while Will Schany, Jeremiah Weir and Matt Kibbie all added base hits to the winning effort for the E-Hawks.



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