Lady E-Hawks Erupt For 12-4 Win Over NSK
Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks used a four-run inning to power out to a 12-8 victory over North Sentral Kossuth Thursday night to improve to 2-0 on the young softball season.
The Lady E-Hawks took an early lead in Thursday’s contest, posting two runs on the scoreboard after Maddison Woodruff led off with a double and Jenny Hoch got on off an error. Courtesy runner Jayme Penrod would score the first run off a passed ball, and Hoch would score off a sacrifice by Nichole Hasbrouck before the inning ended.
In the second inning, the Lady E-Hawks kept up the pace, leading off with a single by Frankie Schmidt, who was followed on base by Morgan Vlasman off a walk and a single by Aly Berven. A fielders’ choice on Hillary Pico’s at-bat put Schmidt out at home, but a double by Woodruff would score Vlasman and ?Berven, before Pico would come home off an error on Hoch’s at-bat. Alex Lock would be walked and Hasbrouck got on base off a fielders’ choice before Kendall Corley was struck out, leaving the bases loaded, but Emmetsburg held a 5-0 advantage to start the third inning.
North Sentral Kossuth would get on the scoreboard in their half of the third, getting a pair of singles to put runners in scoring position before a single would score the two runs, cutting the deficit to 5-2.
Emmetsburg would not answer in the bottom of the third, but came up with good defense to retire the Eagles in order in the top of the fourth. The Lady E-Hawks put Woodruff on base off an error with one out, and courtesy runner Jayme Penrod would make her way around the bases to scored off an RBI?single from Alex Lock. Lock’s courtesy runner, Miranda Vlasman, would be stranded, however, as the inning ended with Emmetsburg now led 6-2.
North Sentral Kossuth went down in order in the top of the fifth inning, and the Lady E-Hawks added a couple more tallies to their total in their half of the inning. Kendall Corley struck out to start the at-bat, but an error on Frankie Schmidt’s at-bat would put the speedy left fielder on base. Morgan Vlasman drew a walk, and the two moved to scoring position off Aly Berven’s single that loaded the bags.
Hillary Pico blasted a sacrifice to score both Schmidt and Vlasman but was cut down trying to stretch her hit into a double for the second out. A fly ball by Woodruff ended the inning with the Lady E-Hawks holding a 8-2 advantage.
In the top of the sixth, North Sentral Kossuth got a pair of singles and a walk to score two more runs, cutting the Emmetsburg lead to 8-4.
Jenny Hoch opened the bottom of the sixth inning with a line out to second base, but Alex Lock came up and drew a walk. With Miranda Vlasman taking over on the bases to run, Nichole Hasbrouck slammed a double deep into left field and an error on Kendal Corley’s at-bat would bring Vlasman home. A sacrifice by Frankie Schmidt allowed Hasbrouck to come home, and Morgan Vlasman’s double brought Corley over the plate before a double from pinch hitter Jana Hoch sent Morgan Vlasman over the plate.
Hoch would be left waiting at second, however, as Hillary Pico hit a popup to first to end the inning.
Emmetsburg’s defense was up to the task in the top of the seventh, as Maddison Woodruff induced a popup to Berven at second base for the first out before allowing a single. With one out, Woodruff would strike out the next two batters to end the contest.
Maddison Woodruff would earn her second win of the season in the circle, allowing for runs, three of them earned, off four hits, with one walk and 11 strikeouts to her credit.
Emmetsburg would get a pair of doubles from Woodruff at the plate, while Jana Hoch, Morgan Vlasman and Nichole Hasbrouck all added doubles.
Alex Lock, Nichole Hasbrouck, Frankie Schmidt, Morgan Vlasman and Aly Berven all had a single to their credit and Hillary Pico added a pair of singles.