Lady E-Hawks Rebound To Down Western Christian
After suffering their first loss of the season on Wednesday, Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks rebounded to earn a 3-0 victory over Western Christian Friday night. The win got Emmetsburg back on the winning track with a 4-1 mark in the Lakes Conference and an 8-1 mark overall.
After sitting Western Christian down in order to start, it took Emmetsburg a while to find its offense.
Western would get a leadoff single in the second, but left their runner waiting at first, courtesy of the Emmetsburg defense. However, the Lady E-Hawks would go down in order in their half of the inning to leave the game scoreless.
The Wolfpack got a runner on base off an error in the top of the third, but lost the runner on the same play. The ball was hit sharply to short, where Nichole Hasbrouck fielded it and fumbled slightly as she made the throw to Morgan Vlasman at first, trying for the putout. The ball sailed over Vlasman’s head and hit the fence beside first.
The runner overran first, and slowly walked back to the bag as ?Vlasman grabbed the ball and managed to tag the runner out, as she had rounded the bag before trying to come back to tag.
After the wild play, Emmetsburg would come up and have two runners thrown out off a pair of fielders’ choice plays.
With the score deadlocked to start the fourth, Western went down in order once again. After a foul tip out by Alex Lock, Nichole Hasbrouck drew a walk, courtesy of an illegal pitch. Morgan Vlasman struck out for the second out, but Janna Hoch drew a walk.
An error at first base put Kendall Corley on base and scored Hasbrouck before an error at third brought Hoch home and put Frankie Schmidt on the base paths, but the duo would be left waiting when the inning ended.
Western went down in order again in the top of the fifth, and Emmetsburg picked up where they left off. Woodruff led off with a single, but courtesy runner Aly Berven was thrown out stealing second.
Jenny Hoch rapped out a single, and was followed on base by Hasbrouck with another single, only to be left waiting.
It was three up and three down in the top of the sixth for the Wolfpack, but Emmetsburg had something left. After a leadoff fly out, Kendall Corley cracked a double to right field and advanced off Frankie Schmidt’s sacrifice before scoring off a bunt by Pico for what would be the final run. Western went down in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Woodruff got the win, allowing one hit with 11 strikeouts. Corley had a double, while Woodruff had three singles. Jenny Hoch, Nichole Hasbrouck and Hillary Pico all added singles to the winning effort.