Lady E-Hawks Take Two Wins In Own Tourney
Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks capped off a long week of play on the diamond with two wins in their own tournament Saturday. The wins moved Emmetsburg to 3-12 on the season overall.
Emmetsburg opened the tournament facing Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire and survived a late rally to take a 5-4 win in the opening contest. After taking a 5-1 lead after two innings, The Lady E-Hawks saw the Titans fight back for a run in third inning and two runs in the top of the seventh, but Emmetsburg persevered for the win.
Parker Traub took the win in the circle, going seven innings and allowing four runs, one earned, off six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts. Traub would lead the offense with two hits, while Annie Brennan, Emma Anderson, Allison Freeman and Sarah Simington all added hits in the winning effort.
For GT/RA, Taylor Park took the loss in six innings, giving up five earned runs off six hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.
Chloe Bakken had three hits, while Toni Alesch added a double. Madison Norris and Anna Sorenson both added hits to the effort.
In the finale` of the tournament, Emmetsburg defeated Clear Lake by a 7-3 tally. A four-run first inning would give Emmetsburg a cushion to build on and ride to the victory.
Lindsay Carter would pick up the win in six innings of work in the circle, allowing three earned runs off four hits, with five walks and six strikeouts. Allison Freeman had two hits, while Sarah Simington, Emma Anderson, Parker Traub, Molly Schany and Lindsay Carter all added hits.
Earlier in the week, after 2-8 loss to Humboldt on Tuesday night, the Lady E-Hawks ventured to Estherville on Wednesday night for Lakes Conference action against the Midgets and had victory snatched away in a 5-4 setback in the final inning. After trailing 3-0 going into the sixth inning, Emmetsburg tied the game at 3-3 and in the top of the seventh, plated the go-ahead run off an Allison Freeman double for a 4-3 lead. ELC would find an answer in their final at-bat to take the 5-4 lead.
Mikayla Frerichs took the loss in seven innings, giving up five runs, four earned, off eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Allison Freeman had a double and single, while Ashley Overberg had two singles and Kate Jackson had a base hit.
Thursday evening the Lady E-Hawks hosted Pocahontas Area and came up short in an 8-5 setback. A 3-3 tie through the third and fourth innings was broken when the Indians plated two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth. Emmetsburg tried to rally with two runs in the bottom of the seventh but fell short.
Mikayla Frerichs took the loss, giving up eight runs, four earned, off four hits, with nine walks and six strikeouts.
Allison Freeman had a double and single, while Emma Anderson added a double. Kate Jackson had two hits, while Sarah Simington and Lindsay Carter both added base hits to the effort.
The Lady E-Hawks would host Storm Lake on Friday night and were shut out in a 3-0 loss to the Tornadoes. Storm Lake scored two runs in the third inning and one more in the sixth to take the win, holding Emmetsburg to just four hits in the game.
Mikayla Frerichs went five and a third innings, giving up three unearned runs off four hits, with six walks and seven strikeouts. Parker Traub relieved for an inning and two third and got one strikeout.
Emmetsburg’s offense came from base hits by Emma Anderson, Sarah Simington, Molly Schany and Jenna Chapman.