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Lady E-Hawks Fall At Spirit Lake

By Staff | Jun 16, 2016

SPIRIT?LAKE – Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks battled hard in an 11-1, five-inning loss to Spirit Lake in Lakes Conference softball action Monday.

Emmetsburg would get a leadoff single from Sarah Simington in the first but left her waiting when they were retired in order. Spirit Lake would push two runs across in their half of the inning off a pair of walks and a single for a 2-0 lead.

The Lady E-Hawks would strand Emma Anderson in the top of the second after her leadoff base hit, but Spirit Lake would strand two runners in their half of the second.

Emmetsburg was retired in order in the top of the third inning, and in the bottom of the inning, Spirit Lake erupted to score five runs, using three walks, three singles, and error to do the damage as they jumped out to a 7-0 advantage when the inning ended.

The Lady E-Hawks opened the fourth inning with Kate Jackson reaching on an error and Emma Anderson collecting her second base hit, but the two runners would be left looking for a way home when the at-bat ended.

The Indians got a walkoff home run to open the bottom of the fourth and would put two more runners on base off an error and a walk before the defense made the stop.

Now trailing 8-0 to start the fifth inning, Emmetsburg got a leadoff single from Annie Brennan, but two quick outs put the Lady E-Hawks in a perilous spot. Allison Freeman would draw a walk as courtesy runner Ali Laubenthal moved to third base. But Kate Jackson would deliver an RBI?single to score Laubenthal to erase the goose egg, but Freeman and Jackson were stranded when the at-bat ended.

Spirit Lake would push two runs over the plate in the bottom of the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Parker Traub went two innings and gave up six earned runs off three hits with six walks and two strikeouts. Mikayla Frerichs pitched three frames and gave up five earned runs off seven hits with four walks and one strikeout.

Emma Anderson had two hits, while Sarah Simington, Kate Jackson and Annie Brennan had singles.