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E-Hawks’ Season Ends In District Quarterfinal Matchup

July 18, 2018
By Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

by Dan Voigt


post-season trail came to an

Article Photos

FINAL START - E-Hawk senior pitcher Hunter McAllister
would make his final start on the mound in Tuesday’s game
with Estherville Lincoln Central. Emmetsburg would fall by
a 10-0 score in the contest. -- Dan Voigt photo

end in Estherville Tuesday

night as Emmetsburg EHawks

were blanked by a

10-0 tally at the hands of

Estherville Lincoln Central.

The loss in the Class 2A

District quarterfinal game

ended Emmetsburg's season

at 11-11 overall and 5-5

in the Twin Lakes Conference

for 2018.

In Tuesday's contest, the

E-Hawks opened with a

strikeout by Hunter McAllister,

but Ben Dunlap drew

a walk , but he would be left

waiting at first base as Nick

Schany flew out to left field

and Jeremiah Weir struck

out for the third out. The

host Midgets would get a

leadoff single before going

down two outs, but a walk

would put runners at second

and third before a ground

out ended the inning.

The E-Hawks would be

retired in order in the top of

the second inning, when

Dylan Kibbie struck out and

Lex Kassel grounded out as

did Corbin Saathoff to end

the at-bat. Estherville Lincoln

Central would suffer a

similar fate in the bottom of

the second, with two strikeouts

and a fly ball to center


Emmetsburg would lead

off the third with Nick

Krieg striking out and Cole

Keller hitting a fly ball to

second base. With two

away, Hunter McAllister

would rap out a base hit to

left center field, but would

get no further than first base

when Ben Dunlap grounded

out to end the opportunity.

But the bottom of the third

would be the big inning for

Estherville Lincoln Central.

Leading off with a pair of

walks, the Midgets got a

runner on base off a fielders'

choice before a double

would score two runs. A

single and an error would

score another run before a

sacrifice fly brought a

fourth run home. A single

brought home another run

for a 5-0 lead and a fielder's

choice allowed a sixth run

to score, before a pair of

walks and an error scored

two more runs before the

Midgets left a runner waiting

at second when the inning


Trailing 8-0 in the top of

the fourth, Nick Schany

struck out to open the atbat,

but Jeremiah Weir

rapped out a single and

moved to second off a base

hit from Dylan Kibble.

With a spark of offensive

life, the E-Hawks suddenly

were derailed when Lex

Kassel's fielders' choice

saw Dylan Kibbie thrown

out at second base as Kassel

took first base. But with two

outs, Corbin Saathoff would

hit into a ground out that

ended what had been the

most promising scoring opportunity

of the game so far

for the E-Hawks.

In the bottom of the inning,

the Midgets got backto-

back walks and a double

to score a run, but two runners

would be stranded at

second and third when two

strikeouts were followed by

a fly ball to short to end the


Now trailing 9-0 in the top

of the fifth, Emmetsburg

would get a leadoff single

from Nick Krieg, but he

would be put out at second

on Cole Keller's fielder's

choice. Hunter McAllister

would strike out and Ben

Dunlap hit a fly ball into

right field to end the at-bat.

Estherville Lincoln Central

would get a leadoff single

in the bottom of the fifth

inning, and followed it up

with a single before a sacrifice

bunt advanced the runners

to second and third

bases. A walk would load

the bases before a base hit

brought a run home to end

the game by the 10-run rule.

For the E-Hawks, Hunter

McAllister would pitch two

and a third innings, giving

up eight runs, six earned,

off four hits, with five

walks and two strikeouts.

Corbin Saathoff would relived

for the final two innings,

allowing two runs,

both earned, off four hits

with three walks and two


Emmetsburg's offense

would produce four hits in

the game, coming from Jeremiah

Weir, Hunter McAllister,

Nick Krieg and Dylan


With the season ending,

the E-Hawks bid farewell to

senior players Hunter

McAllister, Dylan Kibbie

and Jeremiah Weir.



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