Lady E-Hawks Win Pair At Storm Lake Tourney
STORM?LAKE – Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks earned two wins at Saturday’s Storm?Lake Softball Tournament. Emmetsburg defeated Denison and Manson Northwest Webster to win the championship of the tournament.
In their first game, the Lady E-Hawks handed the Lady Monarchs of Denison a 3-1 defeat. The game was scoreless through the first two innings in a pitching battle, but in the top of the third, Denison managed to push a run over the plate off a pair of singles for a 1-0 advantage.
The Lady E-Hawks would leave Kinsey Anderson stranded after a walk to end their half of the inning. After retiring Denison in the fourth, Emmetsburg left Morgan Vlasman waiting after a walk. Denison was retired in order in the fifth and the Lady E-Hawks left Whitney Kibbie looking for a way home to end the inning.
Denison went down in order in the sixth, but Emmetsburg got going off a single from Berven and a walk for Morgan Vlasman before a single from Faith Schmidt scored Berven, Vlasman and Schmidt would score off a single by Jacque Carlson for the 3-1 lead. The Lady Monarchs got a single in the seventh but left two stranded to end the game.
Schmidt got the win, giving up one run off five hits with nine strikeouts and a walk. Emmetsburg got hits from Schmidt, Berven, and Carlson in the win.
For the title game, the Lady E-Hawks gunned down Manson Northwest Webster in an 11-3 decision.
After exchanging outs in the first, Emmetsburg scored two runs in the second from Miranda Vlasman and Teegan Olson after shutting the Cougars down in order.
Another two runs followed in the third, this time from Schmidt and Miranda Vlasman for a 4-0 advantage as the defense stopped the Cougars once again.
Emmetsburg would go down in order in the bottom of the fourth after retiring the Cougars in order. After sitting MNWW down in the fifth, Teegan Olson got on base off an error, but was stranded to end the inning.
In the sixth, the Cougars managed to take a 3-0 lead off three runs, but Emmetsburg exploded for seven runs, as Kayla Goeders, running for Anderson, along with Carlson, Berven, Kendall Deitering, pinch running for Morgan Vlasman, Schmidt and Miranda Vlasman all crossed the plate to score, making the lead 11-3.
Manson would get a runner on base in the top of the seventh but left her stranded to end the contest.
Ashton Connelly got the win, as he allowed three runs, two earned, off five hits,with seven strikeouts.
Emmetsburg was led by Miranda Vlasman with a double and two singles, while Schmidt and Morgan Vlasman each added doubles. Aly Berven had two hits, while Whitney Kibbie added a base hit to improve Emmetsburg to 7-1 on the season.