Lady E’Hawks Manhandle Spirit Lake, Fall To NSK
Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks picked up a 14-0 win over Spirit Lake last Monday night, but fell to North Sentral Kossuth on Tuesday in softball action. The split gives Emmetsburg a 3-2 overall mark and 2-1 mark in the Lakes Conference.
Monday’s game opened with Spirit Lake getting a lead-off single from Allie Gerking before the Lady E’Hawks brought the defense to bear and shut the Indians down, stranding Gerking
In their half of the first, the Lady E’Hawks led off with Caitlin Wise belting a single and coming around off a pair of sacrifices by Maddison Woodruff and Alex Lock to score and give the home squad the 1-0 lead.
The Indians were put down in order, as Maddison Woodruff collected a pair of strikeouts and Alex Lock caught a foul tip by the dugout to retire the guests.
After a line out by Nichole Hasbrouck to lead off the bottom of the second, Emmetsburg went on a tear. Morgan Vlasman drew a walk and advanced off Frankie Schmidt’s base hit. Vlasman scored off a double by Tiffany Wollum and Schmidt and Wollum would cross home off a double by Hillary Pico.
With just one out and leading 4-0, Caitlin Wise stepped up and belted a home run shot over the left center field fence to score Pico and herself for a 6-0 lead.
Woodruff got a base hit before Lock hit a fly ball for the second out, but Kendall Corley came up and rapped out a base hit, but courtesy runner Alyson Berven was thrown out trying to steal third to end the inning.
Woodruff quickly started the third with a pair of strikeouts before Allie Gerking got another single, only to be stranded when Woodruff recorded the sixth strikeout of the game.
The Lady E’Hawks picked right up where they’d left off in the second frame, letting their bats do the talking.
Nichole Hasbrouck opened with a single and stole second before Vlasman was walked. Frankie Schmidt rapped out a single to load the sacks before Tiff Wollum added a bae hit to score Hasbrouck and Vlasman.
Schmidt and Wollum would move to third and second off a passed ball before Hillary Pico was walked to load the bases.
Caitlin Wise struck out for the first out,, but Woodruff rapped out a single to score Schmidt. A single by Alex Lock would bring Wollum and Pico home for an 11-0 lead with one out.
Spirit Lake Coach Chuck Skogerboe made a pitching change, sending starter Cara Vale to short and bringing shortstop Paige Krause to the circle in hopes of stopping the onslaught, but on Krause’s first pitch, Kendall Corley lifted the shot to left center field for a three-run homer that ended the game by the 14-run rule.
Maddison Woodruff would strike out six batters in three innings, facing 11 batters with no walks in the win.
For the Lady E’Hawks, Kendall Corley and Caitlin Wise both had home runs and a single each, while Woodruff and Frankie Schmidt both had two hits. Tiffany Wollum had a double and single, while Hillary Pico added a double to the effort and Nichole Hasbrouck came away with a base hit.
The story was much different on Tuesday night as the Lady E’Hawks traveled to Swea City for a meeting with the North Sentral Kossuth Eagles.
NSK?would claim a 3-0 win over Emmetsburg in a contes that saw just four hits from Emmetsburg. The Lady E’Hawks would manage just five baserunners on the night.
The game was a defensive battle through the first two innings, with neither team managing to put a runner on the basepaths.
In the top of the third, Emmetsburg went down two outs before Hillary Pico got on base off an error. Pico would move to third off a base hit by Caitlin Wise, but the duo were left at the corners when Maddison Woodruff when down swinging to end the at-bat.
Woodruff would return the favor in the bottom of the third, retiring the Eagles in order to preserve the scoreless contest.
Emmetsburg went down an out to start the fourth, but a single put Kendall Corley on base, only to leave her waiting when Frankie Schmidt hit a fly ball to second and Nichole Hasbrouck was called out on strikes.
NSK would lead off the bottom of the fourth with a walk and then got three straight base hits and a second walk to score two runs before the Emmetsburg defense could make the stop with a pair of strikeouts and a fly ball.
Emmetsburg would go down in order in the top of the fifth, but NSK?suffered a similar fate to leave the score at 2-0 to start the sixth.
The Lady E’Hawks got a leadoff single from Wise, only to leave her waiting at third after three straight put-outs. The Eagles would get a pair of base hits in the bottom of the sixth to push a run over the plate for a 3-0 lead as Emmetsburg ended the inning and prepared to bat in the top of the seventh.
Frankie Schmidt was put out to lead off, but Nichole Hasbrouck rapped out a double, only to be left waiting at third after Vlasman hit a sacrifice, but Tiffany Wollum was put out to end the contest in the disappointing loss.
Maddison Woodruff was rung up for the loss, allowing five hits for three runs, while issuing two walks and striking out 10 batters in seven innings of work.
Emmetsburg’s hits came from Caitlin Wise with two singles and Nichole Hasbrouck’s double, while Kendall Corley added a base hit in the non conference loss.