Lady E-Hawks Playing Well In Contests
GARNER Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks earned a 1-1 mark in tournament play last Saturday at the Garner-Hayfield Tournament. Coach Travis Birkey’s squad defeated the host Cardinals by a 13-4 tally in their first game, but fell to Martinsdale St. Mary’s by a 6-3 score in their second game of the day.
Against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, the Lady E-Hawks would take a 1-0 lead after the first inning but saw the Cardinals score three runs in the top of the second to take a 3-1 advantage. The two teams would then trade outs and in the top of the fourth, the Cardinals scored another run for a 4-1 lead. Emmetsburg came storming back in the bottom of the fifth, pushing five runs by Hannah Bird, Kate Jackson, Kendall Deitering, Ashley Overberg and Alexa Naig over the plate to retake the lead with a 6-4 tally to start the fifth.
After stranding a Cardinal in the top of the fifth, Emmetsburg got scores Kate Jackson, Ashley Overberg, Alexa Naig, Whitney Kibbie, Emily Noll and Hanna VanOosbree to jump out to a 12-4 advantage to end the inning. GH/V went down in order in the sixth and Emmetsburg got a run scored by Naig in their half of the inning for a 13-4 tally that would hold up for the win.
Hali Noll pitched three and two-thirds, giving up four runs, three earned, off three hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Ashton Connelly worked three and a third frames, allowing one hit with four strikeouts.
Hannah Bird led the hitting with a double and base hit, while Whitney Kibbie had three hits. Hanna VanOosbree and Alexa Naig each had two hits, while Ashley Overberg, Kendall Deitering, Kate Jackson and Emily Noll all added singles.
In their second game, the Lady E-Hawks outhit Martinsdale St.Mary’s in a 6-3 loss. The two teams traded outs into the bottom of the second when Jenna Chapman got a double for the Lady E-hawks but was stranded. The third inning was an exchange of outs and in the fourth, St. Mary’s scored four runs in the top of the inning, but Emmetsburg replied with scores from Emily Noll and Emily Bonnstetter to cut the gap to 4-2. In the top of the fifth, St. Mary’s went down in order and the Lady E-Hawks got a run from Michaela Rehm for a 4-3 score.
Once again St. Mary’s went down in order in the top of the sixth, and Emmetsburg loaded the bases, only to strand VanOosbree, Naig and Kibbie.
St. Mary’s would regroup in the top of the seventh and pushed two runs over the plate to take a 6-3 advantage, but in their half of the seventh, Emmetsburg left Noll and Chapman waiting on base to end the game in the 6-3 loss.
Ashton Connelly took the loss, working seven innings and giving up six runs, five earned, off six hits, with three strikeouts.
For the Lady E-Hawks, Emily Noll had a triple and a double, while Jenna Chapman had a double and single. Kendall Deitering had two base hits, while Michaela Rehm, Jacque Carlson and Ashton Connelly all had singles.
Tough 1-0 Loss
It’s always tough to lose by a run, but Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks played very well in a 1-0 loss to Western Christian on Monday night the loss gives Emmetsburg a 7-15 mark on the year and 2-8 record in the Lakes Conference.
The game went back and forth in the first few innings, with both teams trading outs in the first and Western getting a single in the second, only to have the runner thrown out to end the opportunity. Emmetsburg would strand Jenna Chapman, Miranda Vlasman and Ashton Connelly’s courtesy runner, Ashley Overberg, in their half of the second. The Wolfpack would leave a pair waiting in the third after a pair of singles, and the Lady E-Hawks left Emily Noll on base after she drew a walk.
In the top of the fourth, Western got a leadoff single, but with two out, an RBI single scored a run to give the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead. Emmetsburg would get a walk for Connelly with two outs, but courtesy runner Ashley Overberg was picked off at first.
Western Christian drew two walks but left their runners waiting in the top of the fifth, but the Lady E-Hawks got a big single from Kendall Deitering, but couldn’t bring her home to end the frame, trailing 1-0.
A single put a runner on base, but she was called out for leaving base early with one out, and the Wolfpack went down on the next at-bat. But, the Lady E-Hawks were retired in order.
In the top of the seventh, Western Christian led off with a single, but the runner was ruled out due to illegal substitution. A single was followed by two outs to end the Wolfpack’s offense. Emmetsburg came up and led off with Hannah Bird reaching on an error, but Bird was thrown out stealing second before Connelly and Deitering flew out to end the game.
Ashton Connelly took the loss, working seven innings and giving up the lone earned run off eight hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. For Emmetsburg Jenna Chapman, Ashton Connelly and Kendall Deitering all collected hits.
Post Shutout Win
LAURENS Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks rebounded from a one-run loss on Monday to take a 2-0 win over Laurens-Marathon in softball action Tuesday night. The win gives Emmetsburg an 8-15 mark.
Whitney Kibbie led off on Tuesday reaching on an error, but was caught stealing home with two out to end the opportunity. The Chargers would get a single in their half of the first, only to leave their runner looking for a way home. In the second, the two teams traded outs. Emmetsburg got a single in the top of the third from Alexa Naig, only to leave her waiting at second when the at-bat ended. Laurens-Marathon went down in order to end the inning.
The Lady E-Hawks got a one-out single from Emily Noll and with two outs, Michaela Rehm singled to bring Noll over the plate for the score before the squad was retired. The Chargers would get a single in their half of the fourth but couldn’t do anything with it to end the inning trailing 1-0.
Emmetsburg got a leadoff walk in the fifth from Ashton Connelly and courtesy runner Emily Bonnstetter stole second and came home off a one-out double by Alexa Naig for a 2-0 lead when the at-bat ended with Naig waiting at third. Laurens-Marathon would get a single in their half of the fifth but couldn’t convert it again.
With a 2-0 lead to start the sixth, Emmetsburg went down in order, but the Chargers threatened in the bottom of the frame. With one out, Laurens-Marathon got a runner on base off an error and with two outs, got a base hit to put runners in scoring position, but good defense by Emmetsburg got the out to end the threat.
Emmetsburg went down two outs in the top of the seventh, but got a single from Kendall Deitering only to leave her waiting at second. Laurens-Marathon would get a single, but left their runner languishing to end the ballgame.
Ashton Connelly got the win in seven innings, giving up five hits with 10 strikeouts. The Lady E-Hawks got a double and single from Alexa Naig, while Kendall Deitering, Michaela Rehm and Emily Noll all added base hits for Emmetsburg in the shutout.