SPIRIT?LAKE - The hopes of a sweep over Spirit Lake would not come true for Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks as they came up short in a 9-5 loss Tuesday night to close out the regular season. Emmetsburg closed their campaign with a 17-11 overall mark and an 8-6 Lakes Conference mark.
The Lady E-Hawks scored two runs in the top of the first as Sarah Simington and Michaela Rehm would use a walk and a double along with a double from Ashton Connelly to tally the runs, but Spirit Lake answered with two runs of their own off a walk and two doubles.
In the second, Emmetsburg left Ashley Overbert Alexa Naig and Sarah Simington waiting on base. The Indians would push four runs of their own over the plate, using a error, three hits and a fielders's choice to take a 5-2 lead.
Michaela Rehm would score in the third off a double and a single from Ashton Connelly, while Spirit Lake left a runner waiting in their half of the third. Alexa Naig would plate a run in the fourth for Emmetsburg off a single and triple from Tegan Olson, but Spirit Lake would get three runs off a three-run home run for a 9-4 advantage to start the fifth.
The two teams traded outs in the fifth inning, but in the sixth, Ashley Overberg would plate a run off a double from Sarah Simington to cut the deficit to 9-5. Spirit Lake would load the bases in thebottom of the sixth but were stopped by a strikeout to end the inning.
In the top of the seventh, Emmetsburg would be retired in order to end the game.
Ashton Connelly would take the loss, working six innings and surrendering nine runs, four earned, off 10 hits, with four walks and eight strikeouts.
For Emmetsburg Michaela Rehm had two doubles, while Ashton Connelly had a double and single. Tegan Olson had a triple and Sarah Simington added a double, while Alexa Naig, Hali Noll and Ashley Overberg all had singles.