E-Hawk Boys Of Summer On Three Game Winning Streak
A four-game stretch for Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks has started a three-game winning streak and a season mark of 9-12. The E-Hawks fell to Sioux Central on Tuesday 3-10, but came home to win over Western Christian Wednesday 6-0, then got a no-hitter against West Hancock 10-0 on Thursday and a 6-0 win over South O’Brien on Friday.
Emmetsburg’s offense was held scoreless over the first four innings in Tuesday’s game against Sioux Central, and trailed 6-0 as they entered the fifth inning, but got a run from Greg Wesley after he singled and came around the bases. However, Sioux Central would push two more runs over the plate to lead 8-1 to start the sixth inning.
The E-Hawks would load the bases and then went down two outs, but aggressive baserunning would bring Jake Kibbie and Will Jackson over the plate before the at-bat ended for an 8-3 tally. But, Sioux Central would add two more runs in their half of the sixth for a 10-3 lead.
Emmetsburg would get Zach Anderson and Will Jackson on base in the top of the seventh, but left them stranded when the game ended.
Mason Carrigan took the loss, going five innings on the hill and giving up eight runs, five earned, off five hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Luke Jackson relieved for an inning and gave up two runs of one walk with three strikeouts.
The E-Hawks got hits from Luke Jackson, Greg Wesley, Zach Anderson and Jake Kibbie.
Returning home on Wednesday the E-Hawks rode two big innings to take a 6-0 win over Western Christian. The E-Hawks took the early 2-0 lead in the first off runs from Wes Schutles and Luke Jackson off a double and single.
In the bottom of the second, the E-Hawks pushed four more runs over the plate as Will Jackson, Cole Jackson, Max Dunlap and Greg Wesley all came over the plate off a pair of walks, a pair of singles and an error.
Leading 6-0 to start the third, the two teams would trade outs the rest of the contest, as Emmetsburg put up a great defensive effort, turning the Wolfpack away with the bases loaded in the fourth and holding on for the win.
Luke Jackson went the distance for the win, allowing just two hits with three walks and a strikeout. The E-Hawks got a double from Luke Jackson, while Nick Chapman had two hits and Greg Wesley, and Cole Jackson both added hits to the effort.
Thursday night the E-Hawks hosted West Hancock’s Eagles in what would be a stellar performance for Matt Kibbie as he pitched a no-hitter for a 10-0, five-inning E-Hawk victory.
West Hancock got a walk in the first inning and no more, and the E-Hawks got solo home runs from Wes Schultes and Greg Wesley in the first for a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles went down in order in the second and Emmetsburg got a run from Will Jackson in the second for a 3-0 lead.
West Hancock would get a walk in the third, but stranded the runner, but the E-Hawks would go down in order in their half of the inning.
The Eagles got a runner on base in the fourth after being hit by a pitch, but couldn’t do anything offensively. In the bottom of the fourth, Emmetsburg’s offense erupted. A leadoff single from Will Jackson became a run off a fielders’ choice on Cole Jackson’s at-bat. Max Dunlap was hit by a pitch and Wes Schultes walked to load the bases.
An error on Luke Jackson’s at-bat allowed Cole Jackson to score before Greg Wesley singled to score Dunlap and Schultes for a 7-0 lead with no outs.
Nick Chapman hit a fly ball for the first out, but Zach Anderson would single to score Luke Jackson. Jake Kibbie grounded out, but Wesley would come home before Will Jackson reached on an error that allowed Anderson to score his run, but the inning ended when Jackson was thrown out with the E-Hawks leading 10-0.
In the top of the fifth, West Hancock went down two outs but got a walk, only to see the game end on a foul tip to Matt Kibbie to end the game.
Matt Kibbie recorded the win, giving up just three walks.
Greg Wesley had a home run and a single, while Wes Schultes had a home run. Zach Anderson, Will Jackson and Cole Jackson all added singles for the win.
Friday night Emmetsburg capped off the stretch with a 6-0 win over South O’Brien.
The game would begin with an exchange of outs by the two teams. South O’Brien would strand two runners in the second inning and Emmetsburg would leave Zach Anderson waiting in their half of the inning.
The Wolverines would strand a runner in the third inning, and the E-Hawks would duplicate the effort in the defensive battle.
The fourth inning would start the same way as South O’Brien stranded a runner, but in the bottom of the inning, the E-Hawks got two base hits by Greg Wesley and Nick Chapman. Pinch Runner Brent Wesley came in to run for Chapman and as Zach Anderson came up to bat, Greg Wesley stole home for the first score of the game. Anderson would walk, but he and Brent Wesley would be left waiting when the inning ended.
South O’Brien would get two runners on base in the top of the fifth, but left one waiting. In their half of the inning, the E-Hawks would score a run as pinch runner Will Schany would score for Max Dunlap after Dunlap was walked, and came home off Greg Wesley’s sacrifice fly.
In the top of the sixth, South O’Brien left a runner on base. The E-Hawks came up and pushed four runs over the plate in their half of the inning.
Zach Anderson led off with a single and scored off a single from Cole Jackson. A double by Max Dunlap scored Cole Jackson and a single from Wes Schultes scored Dunlap’s run. Luke Jackson singled as Schultes came home and Greg Wesley singled, leaving E-Hawks waiting at second and third before the inning ended.
In the top of the seventh, South O’Brien would go down two outs, then got a single and walk before a strikeout ended the game.
Greg Wesley earned the win on the hill, giving up three hits with five walks and seven strikeouts. Emmetsburg got a double from Max Dunlap, while Wes Schultes, Luke Jackson and Greg Wesley all had two hits. Nick Chapman, Zach Anderson, Will Jackson and Cole Jackson all added hits in the winning effort.