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Lady E-Hawks Fall In Doubleheader

July 4, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

SPIRIT?LAKE - Playing a double-header to close out the regular season Friday night, Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks were blanked in two straight games by Spirit Lake. Emmetsburg would fall by a 13-0 score and in the nightcap, the Lady E-Hawks were shutout by a 12-0 tally. The losses drop Emmetsburg to a mark of 14-17 on the season and 4-10 in their final Lakes Conference season.

Friday's first game was a makeup from a June 12 game postponed due to weather, and weather forced a pair of delays Friday before the contest could be completed.

The two teams engaged in a defensive battle through the first three innings of play, with both teams leaving baserunners stranded during each at-bat. In the top of the fourth, however, Spirit Lake would push five runs over the plate off a series of base hits. The Lady E-Hawks would get a runner to third but were unable to capitalize.

Neither team would score in the fifth inning but in the top of the sixth, Spirit Lake score two runs to t take a 7-0 lead, as Emmetsburg would go down in order. In the seventh, Spirit Lake erupted for six runs to take a 13-0 lead and Emmetsburg would be retired in order to end the game.

Mikayla Frerichs took the loss, allowing 13 earned runs off 15 hits, while issuing eight walks and three strikeouts.

The Lady E-Hawks got their lone hit from Kate Jackson in the loss.

The nightcap of the doubleheader would see the Lady E-Hawks' offense continue to struggle, as they would go down in order to start the game. Spirit Lake would quickly jump out to a 4-0 lead off a trio of Emmetsburg defensive errors in the bottom of the inning.

Emmetsburg would strand Molly Schany at third base in the top of the second after she was hit by a pitch to get on base. Spirit Lake kept the offense rolling when they scored six runs in the top of the second inning, taking advantage of a walk and a single along with a Grand Slam homer to inflict the damage.

Trailing 10-0 in the to of the third inning, Emmetsburg would strand Morgan Jamison at first base after she got on off an error.

The Indians would come up with a pair of singles and scored a run off a ground out before leaving a runner waiting at second when the third inning came to a close with an 11-0 lead.

Emmetsburg would come up to bat in the top of the fourth inning but would be retired in order as Spirit Lake came up for a final at-bat.

Emmetsburg's defense managed two quick outs against the Indians, but then Spirit Lake drew three straight walks before a wild pitch allowed the lead runner to come home for the 12-0 score that ended the contest by rule.

Lindsay Carter would be charged with the loss as she allowed 12 runs, seven earned, off nine hits with seven walks. Emmitsburg had no hits in the contest.



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