GARNER - Emmetsburg's E-Hawks earned the championship at Saturday's West Hancock Tournament, defeating Northwood-Kensett 18-2 and then downing West Hancock by an 8-4 tally. The wins give Emmetsburg a mark of 9-8 on the season overall.
After taking the first game of the tournament over Northwood-Kensett by an 18-2 score in four innings.
Emmetsburg had one run in the first, 11 runs in the second and six runs in the third inning. Zach Anderson got the win, giving up two runs, one earned, off four hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
I?GOT?IT - E-Hawk center fielder Jacob Kibbie, right, makes a catch as right fielder Will Jackson backs up the play in action last week. -- Dan Voigt photo
Dillon VanOosbree had four hits while Zach Anderson, Wes Schultes, Jake Kibbie and Joe Jackson all had two hits and Greg Wesley, Aaron Bird, Luke Jackson, Max Dunlap and Nic Jackson all had one hit.
The E-Hawks squared off against West Hancock for the tournament title. The host Eagles would turn Emmetsburg away in the first and took a 2-0 lead in their half of the first.
The E-Hawks would strand two runners in the second, but West Hancock would leave one.
In the third, Emmetsburg stranded a runner and West Hancock went down in order. Emmetsburg would get a run in the fourth when Jake Kibbie scored on an error after being walked. The Eagles would go down in order in the bottom of the fourth and in the fifth, Emmetsburg would score runs from Aaron Bird and Luke Jackson to take a 3-2 lead.
West Hancock would retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth with two runs to make the score 4-3. But in the top of the sixth inning, Joe Jackson, Jake Kibbie and Dillon VanOosbree would cross the plate during the E-Hawks' at-bat to snatch the lead away at 6-4.
The Eagles would strand runners in the bottom of the sixth and Emmetsburg would put the game on ice in the seventh with runs from Wes Schultes and Jake Kibbie. The Eagles would strand two runners in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
Greg Wesley would get the win in relief, going two and a third innings, giving up two runs, one earned, off two hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Nick Chapman pitched three innings and gave up two earned runs off two hits, while walking three and striking out two.
Luke Jackson would get the save, working an inning and two-thirds.
For the E-Hawks, Luke Jackson would pound out three hits in the win, while Aaron Bird and Dillon Van Oosbree all had two hits in the contest. Joe Jackson and Greg Wesley also added hits.