E-Hawks Fall On Road To Estherville Lincoln Central
ESTHERVILLE – The bats were cold for Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks in a Lakes Conferencematchup with Estherville Lincoln Central Monday night. The Midgets would dispatch the E-Hawks in a 12-1 decision.
Emmetsburg would be rfetired in order in the top of the first innning, but the Midgets would score one run in their half of the opening frame to take an early 1-0 lead.
In the top of the second, the E-Hawks went down two quick outs before Matt Kibbie got a base hit, but would be left waiting at first as the at-batg ended.
Estherville Lincoln Central would come up with a big inning, batting through the order to plate three runs off a pair of walks and a base hit put runners on base and walks and a wild pitch allowed the runners to score and give the Midgets a 4-0 lead at the ned of the second frame.
Emmetsburg would be retired in order in their half of the third inning, and in the bottom of the frame, the Midgets would get a leadoff double, and saw their runner advance to third base only to be left looking for a way home when the at-bat ended.
In the top of the fourth inning, Emmetsburg would lead off with Will Schany delivering a base hit, but he was put out on a fielders’ choice of Jeremiah Weir’s at-bat. Connor Joyce would draw a walk before Brent Wesley punched a base hit into center field that would allow Weir to score his run. But the E-Hawks would end up leaving Joyce and Wesley waiting on base when Matt Kibbie and Max Dunlap were struck out to end the at-bat.
ELC?would come up in the bottom of the fourth inning and opened the floodgates as they sent 14 batters to the plate and would push eight runs across the plate in return. Using two doubles, three base hits and five walks along with an error to put their runners on base, the Midgets were able to bring the runs home off two errors, a walk, three base hits and a pair of doubles for a 12-1 advantage to start the fifth inning.
Emmetsburg would come up to bat and got a leadoff single from Hunter McAllister, who moved to second off Nick Schany’s strikeout, but Dylan Kibbie would ground out and Will Schany struck out to end the ball game with McAllister waiting at second base.
Emmetsburg’s Will Schany was tagged with the loss on the mound, as he worked an inning and two-thirds, allowing four runs, three earned, off one hit, while issuing seven walks.
Max Dunlap would relieve for two innings and surrendered four earned runs off four hits, with one walk and two strikeouts. Brent Wesley pitched one-third of an inning, allowing four runs off two hits with four walks.
For Emmetsburg, Will Schany, Brent Wesley, Matt Kibbie and Hunter McAllister all hit singles.