Non-Conference Losses Stymie Lady E-Hawks On Diamonds
Emmetsburg Falls In Road Opener
After taking a season opening win over West Bend-Mallard on May 21, Emmetsburg traveled to Forest City on Tuesday, May 22 but lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to the Indians to fall to 1-1 on the young season.
Emmetsburg and Forest city traded at-bats in the first inning and in the second, with one out, Miranda Vlasman got on base. Vlasman would advance off a fly ball to right field by Jacque Carlson that was dropped. As the ball came in, Vlasman made a break for third to move into scoring position.
A sacrifice fly by Michaela Rehm would allow Vlasman to score her run, but Carlson was left waiting at third after a passed ball when Whitney Kibbie was put out at first to end the at-bat.
The 1-0 lead would last through the fifth inning as the game turned into a defensive struggle. In the bottom of the fifth, Forest City would erase their goose egg with two out, managed to push two runs over the plate after a long single to right field to slip past the Lady E-Hawks for a 2-1 lead.
The defense struggle resumed in the sixth frame and in the top of the seventh, Emmetsburg went down one out when Whitney Kibbie grounded out to lead off. Right fielder Alexa Naig reached on an error, but was left waiting as Aly Berven struck out and Kaity Degen grounded out to end the game in the loss.
Faith Schmidt took the loss in the circle, giving up two runs, both earned, off six hits, with nine strikeouts and two walks in six innings of work.
Offensively, Emmetsburg got a pair of singles from Jacque Carlson, while Aly Berven, Kaity Degen, Teegan Olson and Miranda Vlasman all had base hits in the effort.
North Union Outhustles Lady E-Hawks
The first-ever meeting of North Union and Emmetsburg turned into a tough 8-1 loss for the Lady E-Hawks on Thursday night. North Union rode a pair of four-run innings to take the victory over Emmetsburg, who fell to 2-2 after their first week of play for the 2012 season.
The first inning was an exchange of outs, but North Union stranded two runners in the second, while Emmetsburg went down in order.
The Warriors would strike in the top of the third frame, leading off with a base hit before an error and a sacrifice pushed two runs home. A solo home run by Colette Haage would make the score 3-0 before an error and base hit gave the Warriors the 4-0 lead.
The Lady E-Hawks got a single from Whitney Kibbie, but she was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double.
North Union tallied four more runs in the fourth as Emmetsburg struggled again to produce. The Lady E-Hawks would score in the bottom of the sixth off a wile pitch as Aly Berven came over the plate for the final score of the game.
Faith Schmidt took the loss, going seven innings, giving up eight runs, three earned, off nine hits with six strikeouts and three walks with one home run.
Offensively, Emmetsburg got a double from Michaela Rehm and singles from Kaity Degen, Faith Schmidt, Miranda Vlasman, Whitney Kibbie and Kendall Deitering.