E-Hawks Battle Hard Against Cherokee
CHEROKEE – Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks would jump out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning of play against Cherokee on Monday night, but would end up falling to the Braves in a 10-5 decision. The setback gives Emmetsburg an 0-6 mark in the Lakes and a 1-11 mark overall.
The E-Hawks would get out to a quick start against the Braves, as Ryan Kliegl drew a walk and Tyler Henderson got on off an error. A walk of Jake Carlson and a single by Jake Jackson would start scoring runs, before a walk and a single would end up scoring four runs as the E-Hawks batted through their order before being retired in the first inning. Emmetsburg played good defense in the bottom of the inning, retiring the Braves in order.
Emmetsburg would get a base hit in the second but no more, and Cherokee would score a run off three hits in their half of the inning.
Emmetsburg went down in order in the third, but Cherokee went to work, scoring six runs off four walks, a double and a base hit to take a 7-4 lead at the start of the fourth inning.
The E-Hawks answered with a run from Mike Wolfe in the fourth, as he got on off a base hit, and came around to score off Tyler Henderson’s RBI?single, but that would be it for the black and gold. Cherokee plated a run in reply to the E-Hawks to make the score 8-5 at the end of the four innings.
The two teams traded hits in the fifth, but left runners waiting when their at-bats ended. In the sixth, Emmetsburg left Henderson waiting at first, but the Braves had a more productive at-bat, as they used an error and a single to score two runs for a 10-5 lead.
Down to their last batting opportunity, Emmetsburg got a single from Brady Berkland, who was put out at second off Austin Dunnick fielders’ choice. Dunnick was left waiting when Mike Wolfe was put out to end the contest.
Jake Jackson took the loss, giving up 10 runs, five earned, off 10 hits with seven walks.
The E-Hawks got two hits from Austin Dunnick and Tyler Henderson, while Mike Wolfe, Brady Berkland, Jae Jackson and Austin Oppenheimer all had base hits. Tyler Henderson, Jake Jackson and Brady Berkland all had RBI’s in the contest.