Lady E-Hawks Claim Pair Of League Wins
Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks improved their Lakes Conference record to 3-2 and 9-4 overall with wins over Western Christian of Hull on Wednesday and Cherokee on Thursday night.
Wednesday saw the Lady E-Hawks entertain the Wolfpack and earn an 8-0 decision at Emmetsburg.
Western Christian would get an early double, but left their runner waiting as the Emmetsburg defense made the stop in order after the leadoff hit. In the bottom of the first Emmetsburg went down two outs, but got Faith Schmidt on base off an error only to be thrown out stealing second to end the inning.
Schmidt would return the favor to the Wolfpack in the top of the second, striking out all three batters in order for a quick at-bat. The Lady E-Hawks came back up to bat and saw Teegan Olson strike out to lead off, but Miranda Vlasman hit a single and Jacque Carlson was walked. The duo would end up scoring off a double from Michaela Rehm and a single from Whitney Kibbie. Rehm and Kibbie would both score off a double by Aly Berven, who would score off a wild pitch before the inning ended with a 5-0 lead.
Western would strand two runners in the top of the third, while Emmetsburg would plate runs from Jacque Carlson and Michaela Rehm for a 7-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Western got a base hit but left the runner waiting once again. The Lady E-Hawks plated a run from Faith Schmidt after her double and a fielders’ choice to make the score 8-0.
The two teams traded outs in the fifth inning and in the top of the sixth, Western Christian got a single, only to strand the runner once again. Emmetsburg would load the sacks but couldn’t put the game away.
In the seventh, Western got a runner on base but could do nothing else as the defense made the stop for the 8-0 win.
Faith Schmidt got the win in the circle as she allowed just four hits with one walk while striking out 14 batters.
For the Lady E-Hawks, Aly Berven, Faith Schmidt and Michaela Rehm all had doubles, while Schmidt, Teegan Olson and Miranda Vlasman all had singles and Jacque Carlson and Michaela Rehm both hit two singles.
Traveling to Cherokee on Thursday night, the Lady E-Hawks needed just five innings to record a 15-0 win over the Braves. Emmetsburg wasted little time on Thursday, as with one out, the hit parade started with Kaity Degen singling. Faith Schmidt was walked before Miranda Vlasman reached on an error that allowed Degen to score. Schmidt would score off a single by Jacque Carlson as did Vlasman for a 3-0 lead, Michaela Rehm stepped up and singled before Teegan Olson got on base off an error which allowed Carlson to plate her run for a 4-0 lead. The at-bat would end when Rehm was thrown out stealing home and Whitney Kibbie hit a fly ball.
Cherokee would get a single in the bottom of the first, but couldn’t make anything of it to end the inning.
In the top of the second, the Lady E-Hawks’ Hannah VanOosbree singled and was followed on base by Aly Berven with a single and Kaity Degen with a walk.
Faith Schmidt drew a walk to score VanOosbree. Berven would score off a wild pitch and Degen would score off a sac fly by Miranda Vlasman before the inning ended with Schmidt left on base.
The Braves would be retired in order in the bottom of the second and Emmetsburg came up to bat in the top of the third with a 7-0 advantage. Two quick outs were recorded, but Hannah VanOosbree got on base off a double and came around to score off Aly Berven’s double, but Berven was stranded when the at-bat ended.
Cherokee went down in order in their half of the third and Emmetsburg would get two runs in the fourth as Miranda Vlasman singled and came home off Michaela Rehm’s two-run Home Run shot over the left field fence for a 10-0 lead.
The Braves would strand a runner in the bottom of the fourth and in the top of the fifth, Emmetsburg ran wild. Whitney Kibbie, Kendall Deitering, Aly Berven, Kaity Degen and Faith Schmidt would all come home to score runs before the at-bat ended with the 15-0 advantage.
The defense did its part and retired the Braves in order for the victory.
Faith Schmidt recorded the win with a two-hitter and 11 strikeouts to her credit.
Michaela Rehm had a Home Run and single, while Berven, Degen and VanOosbree had doubles and singles. Miranda Vlasman had two singles and Jacque Carlson came away with a base hit in the victorious effort.