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E-Hawks Sweep Season Series With Midgets

By Staff | Jul 3, 2012

BEAT?THE?THROW! - Emmetsburg’s Ryan Kliegl beats a throw home to score one of his three runs in Friday’s 10-0 blanking of ELC. Kliegl also had a two-run home run along with teammate Jake Jackson in the win. -- Dan Voigt photo

Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks got a taste of their first round district baseball opponent Friday evening with a 10-0 win over Estherville Lincoln Central. The win makes it a season sweep for the E-Hawks over the Midgets and improves Emmetsburg to 5-9 in the Lakes and 10-19 overall.

With Jake Carlson on the hill Friday, Emmetsburg retired the visiting Midgets in order in the first and then put three runs on the scoreboard, including a two-run shot over the left center field fence from Jake Jackson for a 3-0 lead.

ELC?would strand a runner in the top of the second and the E-Hawks left a pair of runners looking for a way home in their half of the inning. The Midgets would get a base hit in the top of the third and a walk, but left one runner after a pickoff play.

Emmetsburg plated a run in the bottom of the third when Ryan Kliegl walked and then came around to score off a base hit from Taylor Wegner, who was stranded along with Greg Wesley when the inning ended.

ELC?would strand two runners in the fourth, but Emmetsburg tallied two more runs in their half of the frame when Aaron Bird got on base off a single and Kliegl smashed a shot over the right field fence for the two-run homer and 6-0 lead.

The Midgets stranded a runner in the fifth, while Emmetsburg unloaded three more runs off a pair of singleds by Wesley and Luke Jackson, along with a walk for Bird and a double from Brady Berkland to make the score 9-0.

In the top of the sixth, ELC?managed to load the sacks off a walk and two base hits, but a pair of strikeouts induced by Carlson and a putout from Bird at second to Luke Jackson at first gave Emmetsburg the 10-0 victory in the sixth inning.

Jake Carlson earned the win on the hill, going six innings and facing 26 batters in giving up five hits, with two walks and six strikeouts to his credit.

At the plate, Jake Jackson had a home run and single, while Ryan Kliegl added a home run . Greg Wesley, Luke Jackson and Aaron Bird all had two hits, while Brady Berkland had a double and Jake Carlson and Taylor Wegner both added base hits to the win.