E-Hawks Drop Pair To Algona, Rebound Against Laurens-Marathon
Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks struggled in a pair of five-inning games with Algona on Wednesday night. The E-Hawks fell in the first game by a 16-5 tally, and lost the nightcap of the double-dip by a 9-2 score.
In the first contest, Emmetsburg was able to bring their bats to bear in the contest, but Algona was able to utilize their hitting and some good baserunning skills to their advantage to run away from the ?E-Hawks.
For Emmetsburg in the first contest, Ryan Kliegl would lead the offense with two of three hits, including a double and an RBI. Austin Oppenheimer was two-for-two hitting with a pair of RBI’s in the contest, while Tyler Henderson was two-for-three with an RBI. Jake Jackson added two of two hits with a double in the effort.
Jake Carlson took the loss on the mound, going three and a third innings and allowing eight hits for 12 runs, five earned, with six walks, one strikeout and hitting one batter. Austin Oppenheimer relieved one and two-thirds innings, surrendering five hits with four runs, two earned, and four walks.
In the second contest, Emmetsburg fell by a 9-2 score as the hitting of the first game left the E-Hawks’ bats. Austin Oppenheimer had a single in the contest. Brady Berkland took the loss on the mound, going all five innings and allowing nine runs, four earned, off seven hits, while walking six batters and hitting one batter.
Emmetsburg’s fortunes would change the next evening, as they traveled to Laurens to take on Laurens-Marathon.
However, it was the Chargers who took the early lead in that contest, leading 2-0 into the fifth inning. Emmetsburg’s rally began when pinch hitter Michael Wolff had a leadoff single in the fifth which would open the floodgates. The E-Hawks would push eight runs over the plate in the fifth frame, and would go on to record the 11-8 win over the Chargers.
Emmetsburg would pound out 14 hits in three innings of the contest, led by Ryan Kliegl, who was three of five with two doubles. Brady Berkland was three of four with two doubles and two RBI’s, while Jake Jackson added two of three hits with a pair of doubles and four RBI’s. Austin Dunnick added two of four hits with two singles and Tyler Henderson came away with a double and two RBI’s.
Jake Jackson picked up the win on the hill, as he went the distance in the contest, allowing eight runs, none earned, off four hits, with six walks and two strikeouts.