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ELC splits games in Sioux City

June 4, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

SIOUX CITY - Estherville Lincoln Central had a mixed day with two games in Sioux City on Tuesday.

The Midgets overcame six errors against Sioux City East in the first game to win 6-3. But errors and walks in the second game, along with 11 hits by Sioux City North, led to a 13-3, six-inning loss for ELC.

ELC opened the scoring against East in the second inning. Liz Brashear and Caitlyn Clayton both drew walks. A single up the middle by Megan Jensen scored both runs.

East got one run back in the bottom of the inning. But in the top of the third, Carson Gjerde singled, stole second, went to third when Emily Kirchner reached on a fielder's choice and scored on a passed ball.

East came back to tie the game at 3-3 with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

ELC took the lead in the fourth when Clayton drew a walk. A couple errors helped her reach third base and she scored on a passed ball.

ELC scored two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning. Gjerde reached base on an error. Then Kirchner launched the second pitch over the left-center field fence for her first home run of the year. She was 2-4 in the contest while Jensen was 2-3. Also Gjerde was 1-4 and Rachel Bates was 1-3.

Brashear earned the win on the mound. She pitched all seven innings giving up one earned run on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks.

After scoring two runs in the first inning, ELC struggled against North in the second game. North scored four runs in the second inning and six in the fifth.

Gjerde took the loss as she gave up 12 runs, but just four were earned. She gave up 11 hits and eight walks with one strikeout. Brashear pitched the final inning giving up one run on two hits with one strikeout and one walk.

ELC managed seven hits. Kirchner and Brashear both were 2-3 with an RBI. Sarah Schacherer was 1-3 with an RBI and Jensen and Bates each went 1-3.

ELC (5-5 overall) travels to Spencer this evening.



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