ESTHERVILLE Playing their fourth game in as many nights last week, Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks had opportunities but couldn't capitalize on them in a 6-0 loss to Estherville Lincoln Central. The loss moved Emmetsburg to 3-9 in the Lakes and 9-16 overall on the season.
The Lady E-Hawks would be retired in order in the first two innings before getting a base hit from Ashton Connelly in the top of the third, only to leave courtesy runner Ashley Overberg waiting at third base when the at-bat ended. The Midgets would get a leadoff single and put runners on base off an error and a walk before a sacrifice scored one run. But then catcher Caitlin Clayton ripped a three-run home run shot over the left field fence for a 4-0 lead when the inning ended.
Emmetsburg would get a runner on base in the fourth when an error allowed Jenna Chapman to get to first, but she would be left looking for a way home. However, ELC was retired in order in their half of the inning to leave the score at 4-0. The Lady E-Hawks would draw a walk for Ashton Connelly, and once again, Ashley Overberg took over on the bases, working her way to third, only to be left looking for home when the at-bat ended.
ELC would get a single with one out in the bottom of the fifth before Clayton ripped her second home run of the game to score two runs and take a 6-0 lead. The Midgets would gget a base hit, but a fielders' choice and a strikeout left one runner on base after an error to end the inning.
The Lady E-Hawks led off the sixth with a base hit from Whitney Kibbie, but she was left at second when Emmetsburg was put out in order. ELC would get a single but left the runner waiting in the bottom of the sixth. For their final at-bat, Emmetsburg led off with Michaela Rehm getting on base off an error, but she would languish at first when the Lady E-Hawks were retired in order to end the game.
Ashton Connelly took the loss, going six innings and surrendering six runs, five earned, off eight hits, including two home runs, with two walks and four strikeouts.
Emmetsburg was limited to just two hits, singles by Connelly and Whitney Kibbie.