E-Hawks Close Regular Season With Loss
ESTHERVILLE – The regular season ended on a sour note for Emmetsburg as they dropped an 8-3 decision to Estherville Lincoln Central in Lakes Conference play Tuesday night. The setback gives the E-Hawks an 0-14 mark in the league and 4-18 overall mark.
The E-Hawks started Tuesday’s game solidly, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Brady Berkland led off with a triple and scored off Ryan Kliegl’s base hit. Kliegl would come home later off single by Bobby Gappa for the 2-0 advantage after ELC?was retired in order.
Emmetsburg would go down in order in the second and ELC got back a run off a single and two walks. It was three up and three down for Emmetsburg in the third, but the Midgets took the lead with a two run bottom of the third, scoring runs off a pair of walks and a pair of base hits.
Trailing 3-2 to start the fourth, Emmetsburg got Jake Carlson on off an error but left him waiting. ELC would leave a runner waiting as well to end the inning with the score sitting at 3-2. Emmetsburg went down in order in the fifth, but ELC tacked on two more runs, using two singles and a triple to do the damage for the 5-2 lead.
Again, Emmetsburg went down in order in the sixth, and ELC put three insurance runs on the board in the bottom of the frame off two doubles and a single.
In the top of the seventh, the E-Hawks got a run back from Michael Myers after a walk, a single and double brought him home, but it was too little too late.
Four pitchers took to the hill for Emmetsburg, with Ryan Kliegl going two and a third, giving up two runs off one hit with four strikeouts and four walks. Taylor Wegner went two and two-thirds, giving up three runs off four hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Luke Jackson pitched one and two-thirds, giving up three runs off four hits with one strikeout and Brady Berkland pitched a third of an inning.
Emmetsburg got a double and triple from Berkland and two hits from Kliegl, while Bobby Gappa and Luke Jackson both had hits.