E-Hawks Split Pair Of Contests On Diamond
An early lead wouldn’t hold up for Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks on Monday night, as Estherville Lincoln Central used a late rally to steal a 3-2 win from the E-Hawks. But on Tuesday night, the E-Hawks soared in a 15-4 win over Manson Northwest Webster.
Monday night the E-Hawks would score in the bottom of the first inning when Will Schany came home off an error after he was walked to give Emmetsburg the 1-0 lead.
The game settled into a defensive battle as both teams would strand runners in the next three and a half innings before the E-Hawks scored again in the bottom of the fifth frame. Spencer Bird led off with a single and her courtesy runner Matt Kibbie worked his way around the bases to score off an RBI?single from Wes Schultes to put the E-Hawks up 2-0.
But in the top of the sixth, Estherville Lincoln Central found their offense. A pair of singles were followed by a bunt before Emmetsburg got two quick outs, leaving ELC with the bases loaded. A single scored two runs to tie the game and another single would bring a third run over the plate before Emmetsburg got the out to end the at-bat.
Now trailing 3-2, the E-Hawks got Wes Schultes and Dylan Kibbie on base in the bottom of the sixth with two out before Will Schany was walked to load the bases, but Will Jackson would strike out to end the inning.
ELC?was retired in order in the top of the seventh and the E-Hawks came back up to try and rally. Two quick fly balls put the E-Hawks in a hole, but Brent Wesley and Cole Jackson were walked, but Max Dunlap would strike out to end the contest.
Matt Kibbie would pitch five and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs, all earned, off six hits. Dillon VanOosbree pitched an inning and a third and got one strikeout.
Emmetsburg got two hits from Wes Schultes, while Cole Jackson, Max Dunlap and Spencer Bird all added hits to the effort.
Making the trip to Manson on Tuesday night, the E-Hawks redeemed themselves with a 15-4 win over the Cougars.
Emmetsburg jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as Will Schany, Cole Jackson and Wes Schultes would all come home off three base hits, an error and a sacrifice.
Manson Northwest Webster would answer with a run of their own in the bottom of the first frame to make the score 3-1 to start the second inning.
The E-Hawks were far from finished in the offensive department, as they picked up where they left off in the first by getting four runs over the plate. Thomas Schultes, Spencer Bird, Will Schany and Cole Jackson all came home off six base hits in the at-bat to push their lead to 7-1. The Cougars would draw a walk in their half of the second but left the runner stranded.
In the top of the third, the E-Hawks added two more runs as Will Schany and Cole Jackson crossed the plate off a double and a single for a 9-1 advantage.
Manson Northwest Webster would get two runs back in their half of the third, using a single and double along with a hit batsman to score their runs for a 9-3 score as the fourth inning began.
Emmetsburg would go down two outs in the top of the fourth with Thomas Schultes waiting on base after being hit by a pitch, but an RBI?single from Will Schany brought Schultes home. A single from Cole Jackson was followed by an RBI single from Dillon VanOosbree that scored Schany and Jackson before Wes Schultes doubled. Brent Wesley would reach on a fielders’ choice that allowed VanOosbree to score his run before Schultes was thrown out at third to end the at-bat.
The Cougars would be retired in order in the bottom of the fourth, but they returned the favor to Emmetsburg in the top of the fifth inning. Manson Northwest Webster would push a run over the plate in the bottom of the fifth off a pair of E-Hawk errors to make the score 13-4 when the inning ended.
Emmetsburg would go down in order in the top of the sixth, but the Cougars would strand two base runners after an error and a walk as the sixth frame ended.
In the top of the seventh, Emmetsburg led off with a walk of Dillon VanOosbree and a double from Wes Schultes. Brent Wesley was put out on a double play that also got VanOosbree, but an RBI double from Max Dunlap allowed Schultes to score his run. A single from Will Jackson would allow pinch runner Dylan Kibbie to score to give Emmetsburg a 15-4 lead before Thomas Schultes flew out to end the at-bat.
The Cougars would get a walk in the bottom of the seventh, but left the runner waiting when the inning ended on a line drive out.
Wes Schultes would get the win, going six innings on the hill, allowing four runs, three earned, off four hits, with three walks and one strikeout. Will Schany relieved the final inning and allowed one walk with one strikeout.
Wes Schultes would hit two doubles and two singles, while Cole Jackson had a double and three singles. Max Dunlap added a double, while Will Schany had four singles. Brent Wesley had two singles, while Dillon VanOosbree, Will Jackson, Thomas Schultes and Spencer Bird all had singles in the winning effort.