Lady E-Hawks Playing Hard In Outings
The softball season has kept Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks busy in the past week, playing eight games in six days. After a pair of wins to open the week, the Lady E-Hawks have fallen on hard times, dropping their last six games to move to 11-12 on the season.
After downing Storm Lake last Monday, Emmetsburg edged Spencer on Tuesday, June 16, by a 4-3 decision. Spencer took an early 1-0 lead after two innings on their home diamond, but Emmetsburg would answer with two runs in the third, only to see Spencer match the effort to lead 3-2.
The Lady E-Hawks tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth and in the top of the fifth inning, Alexa Naig would rip a solo Home Run for the go-ahead score. Defense would be the name of the game the rest of the way as Emmetsburg earned the revenge win over the Tigers. Hali Noll earned the win, giving up three runs, all earned, off 11 hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. Alexa Naig had a home run and double, while Allison Freeman added a double and Ashley Overberg and Michaela Rehm both added singles.
Wednesday evening Emmetsburg would host Spirit Lake and was shutout in a 10-0 loss in six innings. The Lady E-Hawks were held to three hits in the contest, coming from Ashley Overberg, Kate Jackson and Sarah Simington.
Hali Noll took the loss, giving up 10 runs, seven earned, off 12 hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Thursday night, LeMars visited Emmetsburg and used a late flurry to post 7-2 win over the Lady E-Hawks.
The game was scoreless through four innings, with LeMars scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning. Emmetsburg would answer back in the bottom of the inning, getting runs from courtesy runners Natalie Kliegl for Ashton Connelly and Emma Anderson for Bailey Naig.
The Bulldogs added a run in the top of the sixth, but Emmetsburg went down in order. In the top of the seventh, A single and a pair of errors would allow LeMars to push four runs over the plate to take the7-2 lead that Emmetsburg could not make up.
Ashton Connelly would take the loss, giving up seven runs, one earned, off six hits, with one walk and eight strikeouts. Bailey Naig would have a double and single, while Ashley Overberg and Sarah Simington each added hits.
Friday the Lady E-Hawks ventured to Fort Dodge to play in the Fort Dodge Invitational Tournament, where they finished with an 0-4 mark in two days of action.
Playing Fort Dodge in their first contest, the Lady E-Hawks fell by a 9-0 score after five innings.
Fort Dodge would take a 2-0 lead in the first inning off a pair of doubles and a single while Emmetsburg was retired in order. An exchange of outs in the second and third innings followed before Fort Dodge added two more runs in the fourth off a pair of singles and two sacrifice bunts.
The Dodgers would add five runs to their tally in the fifth inning, using four hits and a walk to propel them to the 9-0 final, as Emmetsburg would only put one baserunner on base in the contest in the form of Jenna Chapman off a base hit.
Ashton Connelly took the loss, giving up nine runs, eight earned, off nine hits with one walk and one strikeout. Emmetsburg had hits from Kate Jackson and Jenna Chapman in the loss.
Next up for the Lady E-Hawks would be a re-match with Newell-Fonda, which Emmetsburg came up short in a 7-5 decision.
The Mustangs took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning and added a run in the second frame for a 3-0 lead before Emmetsburg answered in their half of the third inning. Bailey Naig led off with a walk and made her way around to score off a sacrifice by Michaela Rehm. However, Emmetsburg would leave Alexa Naig and Sarah Simington waiting on base.
Newell-Fonda would answer with a run of their own in the third for a 4-1 lead. But Emmetsburg answered in the fourth with a run from Ashton Connelly after a double and a walk of Hali Noll, but once again the Mustangs answered with a run of their own in the fourth for a 5-2 lead.
The Lady E-Hawks stranded Ashley Overberg in the fifth and Newell-Fonda went down in order in their half of the inning. In the sixth, Emmetsburg Got a leadoff double from Allison Freeman, who came around to score off Ashton Connelly’s double and Connelly would score off a fielders’ choice on Parker Traub’s at-bat to make the score 5-4.
The Mustangs answered with a run in their half of the sixth for a 6-4 lead, and in the seventh Michaela Rehm came home after an error and scored off a base hit from Allison Freeman, who was left waiting. But Newell-Fonda would get an insurance run in their half of the inning to claim the 7-5 final.
Hali Noll was charged with the loss, as she allowed seven runs, two earned, off five hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
Saturday the Lady E-Hawks would fall 12-3 to Webster City in six innings.
Webster City took a 1-0 lead after one inning and added three runs in the second frame for a 4-0 lead that grew to 5-0 after four innings.
In the fifth frame, Emmetsburg got two runs when Ashley Overberg singled and was followed on base by Sarah Simington with a base hit. The two advanced with Overberg scoring off Michaela Rehm’s RBI?single and Simington scored off a sac bunt by Allison Freeman, but Rehm was left waiting.
Webster City plated three runs in their half of the fifth to take an 8-2 lead, but in the sixth, the Lady E-Hawks got a run when Hali Noll singled and came round to score off a sac bunt by Overberg.
The Lynx tacked on four runs in their half of the sixth inning for the 12-2 win.
Ashton Connelly was tagged for the loss, giving up 12 runs, four earned, off 12 hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
Emmetsburg got two hits from Ashton Connelly, while Ashley Overberg, Sarah Simington, Michaela Rehm. Kate Jackson, Hali Noll and Alexa Naig all added base hits.
In their final contest at Fort Dodge, the Lady E-Hawks squared off with Atlantic but fell in a late rally by a 4-5 score.
Emmetsburg would take a 2-0 lead in their half of the first, getting runs from Ashley Overberg and Michaela Rehm before Atlantic scored a run of their own to trail 2-1 at the end of the inning.
The two teams each stranded a baserunner in the second inning, and in the third, Emmetsburg scored two more runs as Rehm and Kate Jackson crossed the plate for a 4-1 advantage.
The lead would hold through the next three innings as the game turned into a defensive battle, but in the sixth, Emmetsburg was retired in order. Atlantic came up to bat and got two base hits and a fielders’ choice to score a run before a three-run home run would end the game by the 5-4 score.
Hali Noll took the setback, giving up five runs, four earned, off six hits with three walks and no strikeouts. For the Lady E-Hawks, Ashely Overberg and Michaela Rehm both had two hits, while Allison Freeman had a double and Sarah Simington, Ashton Connelly and Jenna Chapman all had base hits.