Lady E-Hawks Gain Revenge With Win Over LeMars
LeMARS – After falling to LeMars last Thursday night, Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks gained revenge with a 3-2 win Monday night in LeMars.
The Lady E-Hawks would get a run in the top of the first with two outs as Ashley Overberg came home off a double from Kate Jackson for a 1-0 lead. LeMars would strand a runner in their half of the inning, however.
The two teams would trade outs in the second and in the third, Emmetsburg stranded a runner, while LeMars stranded two in the inning.
The defensive battle continued in the fourth, as Emmetsburg would strand Allison Freeman and Ashton Connelly, while the Bulldogs went down in order.
In the top of the fifth inning, Alexa Naig led off with a single but was put out at second on Ashley Overberg’s fielders’ choice. Sarah Simington got on base off an error and Overberg would score off a fielders’ choice on Michaela Rehm’s at bat. Simington would then come home to score, but Rehm was left waiting when the at-bat ended.
The Lady E-Hawks would retire LeMars in order in the bottom of the fifth and took a 3-1 lead into the sixth inning. Allison Freeman would lead off the inning drawing a walk, but was put out at second off a fielders’ choice on Ashton Connelly’s at-bat.
Hali Noll would single and was replaced on base by courtesy runner Natalie Kliegl. Kliegl would wait at first with Connelly at second as Jenna Chapman struck out swinging and Alexa Naig would also strike out to end the at-bat, leaving the two runners waiting for a way home.
LeMars would go down two outs to start the bottom of the sixth inning, but then got a single and a double to score one run, cutting Emmetsburg’s lead to 3-2, but the Bulldogs would leave their runner waiting at third base when a fly ball to left field was caught by Michaela Rehm to end the inning.
For the seventh inning, Emmetsburg would get a ground out by Ashley Overberg and a ground out by Sarah Simington before Michaela Rehm singled, but she would be left waiting when Kate Jackson grounded out.
LeMars would get a leadoff single in their half of the seventh, but nothing else as Emmetsburg’s defense collected three fly ball outs to hang on for the 3-2 win.
Hali Noll earned the win in seven innings, giving up two earned runs off seven hits while striking out four batters in the contest.
For Emmetsburg, the offensive effort was paced by Kate Jackson with a double. Ashely Overberg, Michaela Rehm, Allison Freeman, Ashton Connelly, Hali Noll and Alexa Naig would all come away with base hits in the winning effort.