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E-Hawks’ Season Ends In District Semi-Final

July 13, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

ESTHERVILLE?- Emmetsburg's E-Hawks saw their post-season run come to a close Tuesday night in a 7-1 defeat at the hands of Estherville Lincoln Central. The loss ends Emmetsburg's season with a record of 10-16.

Tuesday's Class 2A District Semi-final was the third meeting of the season between Emmetsburg and Estherville Lincoln Central, with the Midgets taking both regular season meetings.

Emmetsburg opened the game with three straight strikeouts at the hands of ELC?hurler Evan Olesen. The Midgets would come up to bat and were able to capitalize on a pair of E-Hawk errors and a base hit to score three runs for a 3-0 lead at the end of the first inning of play.

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LAY?IT?DOWN - Emmetsburg catcher Nick Schany lays down a bunt for a single during Tuesday’s District Semi-final game with Estherville Lincoln Central. Schany would come away with two hits in the 7-1 loss that ended Emmetsburg’s season. -- Dan Voigt photo

Emmetsburg would be retired in order in the top of the second frame, and Estherville Lincoln Central was able to score a run in the bottom of the inning off an error for a 4-0 lead to start the third inning.

Max Dunlap led off the third inning for the E-Hawks with a base hit and was followed on base by Hunter McAllister's single and a bunt single from Nick Schany. However, the three E-Hawks would be left waiting when Emmetsburg struck out in order to end the at-bat.

The Midgets would get a runner on base off an error in the bottom of the third, but left him waiting to maintain a 4-0 lead to start the fourth inning.

After Connor Joyce grounded out to start the fourth, Brent Wesley got on base off an error and got to third base off a single by Max Dunlap with two outs. But Wesley would be thrown out at home on Hunter McAllister's fielders' choice to end the at-bat.

ELC?would get a leadoff runner on base off an error, but left the runner at first when the E-Hawk defense made the stop to end the inning.

Emmetsburg would get a one-out single from Dylan Kibbie in the top of the fifth frame, but left him waiting when the at-bat ended. The Midgets would get a leadoff single and a walk, but left their runners waiting at second and third to end the inning.

The E-Hawks got a leadoff walk for Connor Joyce to start the sixth inning, but Joyce was put out at second trying to steal. Matt Kibbie would be hit by a pitch to get on base and Max Dunlap hit a single , but the duo would be left waiting when the opportunity ended.

The Midgets would get runners on base off back-to-back errors to start the bottom of the sixth and scored one run off an error before a double scored a second run and a single scored the third run of the inning. One of the errors cost Emmetsburg the services of first baseman Max Dunlap, as a throw to first on a bunt glanced off his glove and struck him in the face, forcing him to leave the game. But Emmetsburg's defense would recover to get an out at second base and then made the defensive stop, but not before ELC?had taken a 7-0 lead to start the seventh inning.

Emmetsburg would get a leadoff single from Nick Schany to start the seventh inning, but a pair of strikeouts would follow before Jeremiah Weir drew a walk. A big double from Connor Joyce scored Schany's run and moved Weir to third with Joyce standing at second, but the duo would be left waiting when Brent Wesley was put out at first base to end the game.

Emmetsburg's Mason Carrigan would be tagged for the loss in the contest, as he pitched five and two-thirds innings and gave up seven runs, one earned, off four hits, with five walks and two strikeouts. Hunter McAllister would pitch one-third of an inning to finish out the contest on the hill.

The E-Hawks would get a double from Connor Joyce for an RBI, while Max Dunlap had three hits and Nick Schany came away with two singles. Dylan Kibbie and Hunter McAllister each had base hits in the effort.

The E-Hawks close out the campaign by bidding farewell to seniors Will Schany, Brent Wesley, Max Dunlap, Matt Kibbie and Mason Carrigan.



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