E-Hawks Edged By West Bend-Mallard
Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks came up short in a 3-2 setback at the hands of West Bend-Mallard in baseball action Tuesday night.
The two teams traded outs in the first inning, but in the top of the second, the visiting Wolverines tallied a run when Thad Fogarty singled and would come around to steal home with two outs for a 1-0 lead.
However, Emmetsburg would answer in the bottom of the second as Wes Schultes sent a solo homer over the left field fence to tie the game at 1-1 when the at-bat ended.
The two clubs would trade outs and strand runners in the third and fourth innings, and West Bend-Mallard would go down in order in the top of the fifth. Emmetsburg came up in the bottom of the fifth and led off with Will Schany getting a single. A sacrifice by Will Jackson moved Schany to third after he stole second, and an RBI?single from Dillon VanOosbree brought Schany over the plate to give the E-Hawks a 2-1 lead when the inning ended.
Moving into the sixth, the Wolvers would strand Nolan Dahlhauser and Cole Hoskins after a single and a walk as the E-Hawk defense held firm. Emmetsburg would get Brent Wesley on base off an error to lead off the bottom of the sixth, but left him waiting when Cole Jackson, Max Dunlap and Spencer Bird were retired in order.
Trailing 1-2 to start the seventh inning, West Bend-Mallard’s Danie Riesenberg struck out, but Taylor Bennett reached on an error. Bennett would work around the diamond off a wild pitch and a passed ball before scoring off an RBI?single by Banwart before Harmon Atwood struck out.
With the score knotted at 2-2 and a runner at second, Nolan Dahlhauser rapped out a single and Jack Banwart came home off a throw to give the Wolverines a 3-2 lead before Thad Fogarty struck out.
The E-Hawks had a final chance in the bottom of the seventh, but went down in order as Dylan Kibbie, Will Schany and Cole Jackson all grounded out to end the game in the 3-2 loss.
Will Schany would go six innings on the hill, giving up one earned run off four hits, with two walks and three strikeouts, while Dillon VanOosbree was charged with the loss in one inning of work after giving up two runs off two hits with three strikeouts.
Nolan Dahlhauser went the distance for the Wolverines, giving up two runs, both earned, off four hits, with six strikeouts and one walk.
For Emmetsburg, Wes Schultes had a home run, while Will Schany added a hit and Dillon VanOosbree had two hits.
For the Wolverines, Jack Banwart and Nolan Dahlhauser both had two hits, while Harmon Atwood and Thad Fogarty both added hits to the effort.