Lady E-Hawks Avenge Loss To LeMars
It’s said that revenge is a dish best served cold. For Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks, revenge is sweeter when it comes at home against the team that gave you your first loss of the season and only conference setback.
Emmetsburg made a statement Monday night in a 6-2 win over the ?Bulldogs to take sole possession of the Lakes Conference lead with a 10-1 mark, while moving to 20-2 overall with a week to go in the regular season.
Unlike the first meeting of the two teams on June 9, Emmetsburg had its offense in place Monday night, rapping out seven hits in the effort.
LeMars would open with a pair of hits in their half of the first, while Emmetsburg was retired in order, There would be a reversal of fortunes in the second, as the Bulldogs got a hit and were struck out, while the Lady E-Hawks came up with a double and walk from Nichole Hasbrouck and Kendall Corley, before Janna Hoch issued a sacrifice fly to score Hasbrouck for a 1-0 lead.
LeMars would earn another hit in the top of the third but no more, as Emmetsburg’s defense was playing good ball. However, the Lady E-Hawks went down quickly in their half of the third, clinging to the 1-0 advantage.
In the top of the fourth, LeMars managed to plate two runs off a ase hit and a two-run home run shot. A runner would be stranded after the homer, but the Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead when the at-bat ended.
Emmetsburg had other plans.
Alex Lock led off with a single and was followed up by Morgan Vlasman’s single. However, Lock’s courtesy runner Jayme Penrod was thrown out at third on a fielders’ choice of Nichole Hasbrouck’s at-bat for the first out. Kendall Corley loaded the bases on a fielders’ choice before Janna Hoch came up with two RBIs off a shortstop’s error on her at-bat, as Vlasman and Hasbrouck came home, Jenny Hoch then got on base off a second baseman’s error, that allowed Corley to score, and a passed ball would give Janna Hoch a chance to slide in for the fourth run of the inning before the Lady E-Hawks were retired.
Trailing 5-2, LeMArs went down in order in the fifth. Emmetsburg got a leadoff single from Hillary Pico, only to have pinch runner Miranda Vlasman thrown out at third off her sister Morgan’s base hit. A similar fate would befall Morgan, as she was put out on a force at second off Hasbrouck’s fielders’ choice to end the inning.
The Lady E-Hawk defense stepped up in the top of the sixth, retiring LeMars in order again. Coming up to bat, the Lady E-Hawks led off with a base hit by Corley, who was put out on a force at second off Janna Hoch’s fielders’ choice. Hoch would advance off Jenny Hoch’s sacrifice, and came over the plate off an error on Frankie Schmidt’s at-bat. Maddison Woodruff would come up with a base hit, but Schmidt and Woodruff were stranded when the inning ended.
Now trailing 6-2, LeMars would feel the full force of the Emmetsburg defense, as then went down in order to end the game.
Maddison Woodruff earned the victory, allowing two runs, both earned, off seven hits, while striking out eight batters in seven innings of work.
Nichole Hasbrouck had a double in the win, while Morgan Vlasman had two hits. Maddison Woodruff, Hillary Pico, Alex Lock and Kendall Corley coming up with base hits.
Tuesday night Emmetsburg hosted Laurens-Marathon and earned a 12-0 win in four innings.
The Chargers would go down in order on strikeouts by Maddison Woodruff in the first, and Emmetsburg got a run off Hillary Pico’s walk and an RBI double from Morgan Vlasman for a 1-0 lead.
Laurens-Marathon would collect a hit in the top of the second, but left their runner stranded. The Lady E-Hawks came up and went to work, as they would tally four runs. Kendall Corley, Janna Hoch, Jenny Hoch and Frankie Schmidt would all score runs off singles by the Hoch sisters and errors on Schmidt’s at-bat, as well as an error on Alex Lock’s at-bat before the inning ended.
Woodruff would retire the Chargers herself in the third and the Lady E-Hawks got a leadoff error on Nichole Hasbrouck’s at-bat resulted in Hasbrouck scoring off an RBI double from Janna Hoch. Jenny Hoch would draw a walk and was followed on base by Schmidt after a base hit. Woodruff got on off a dropped third strike to load the sacks as Hillary Pico stepped up and pounded a double to the center field fence that would score her three teammates as she was stranded when the inning ended with Emmetsburg holding a 9-0 lead.
The Chargers would go down in order in the top of the fourth, and Emmetsburg picked up where they left off. An error put Morgan Vlasman on base and back-to-back singles from Hasbrouck and Corley loaded the sacks again.
An error on Janna Hoch’s at-bat scored Vlasman, and a sac fly by Jenny Hoch scored Hasbrouck before Frankie Schmidt’s base hit ended the game as Corley scampered home for the 12-0 win.
Woodruff got the one hit win with eight strikeouts. Jenny Hoch had a double and single, while Janna Hoch, Schmidt and Hasbrouck each had two hits and Morgan Vlasman had a double.
Emmetsburg hosts Cherokee tonight (Thursday) for Senior Night.