Emmetsburg Blanks Western Christian
HULL – Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks improved their Lakes Conference record to 3-3 Wednesday night with a 12-0 shutout win over Western Christian. The victory improved Emmetsburg’s mark to 7-5 overall on the season.
The Lady E’Hawks set the tone of the game in the second inning, as catcher Alex Lock would lead off with a solo home run. Emmetsburg would plate runs from Maddison Woodruff and Morgan Vlasman in the inning and left two runners stranded for a 3-0 lead.
Defensively, Maddison Woodruff would hold Western’s Wolfpack in check, as she gave up just one hit in the bottom of the second and worked her strikeout magic through the next innings.
In the top of the fifth, Emmetsburg pounded two more runs over the plate, as Kendall Corley would make a walk pay off and Janna Hoch added a double to the effort to put Emmetsburg up 5-0.
The strikeouts continued to add up for Woodruff, as she continued to sit the Western order down, with defensive support from her teammates. The Lady E’Hawks chalked up four more runs in the top of the sixth inning, with Caitlin Wise and Frankie Schmidt both crossing the plate early. After Tiffany Wollum was put out on Kendall Corley’s double, Corley would come home to score when Alex Lock hit her second home run of the game to make the score 9-0.
The defense continued to play well in the bottom of the sixth and the offense would take one more shot at Western in the seventh.
This time, three straight hits by Morgan Vlasman, Caitlin Wise and Frankie Schmidt would all result in runs to put Emmetsburg up by a 12-0 tally. Western would get their second hit of the game in the bottom of the seventh, but left the runner stranded as Woodruff and the Lady E’Hawks kenneled the Wolfpack once and for all.
Maddison Woodruff had a stellar game, allowing just two hits, but striking out 19 Western batters on the night.
For Emmetsburg, Alex Lock’s two home run shots led the effort, along with the two doubles and single by Caitlin Wise and the double and single from Kendall Corley. Janna Hoch added a double, while Morgan Vlasman racked up three hits and Tiff Wollum and Frankie Schmidt both had base hits.