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ELC splits final games of week

Defense struggles against Wolfpack

June 19, 2018
David Swartz - Managing Editor ( , Estherville News

HULL - Estherville Lincoln Central struggled in its second meeting with Western Christian on Friday, as the Wolfpack downed the Midgets 13-3 in five innings.

ELC scored its three runs in the first inning. Morgan White singled, Josie Condon drew a walk and a single by Lindsey Jensen brought in the first run. With runners at second and third, Karmen Hazen hit a ball to shortstop to score Condon. McCoy then hit a ball to shortstop to score Jensen. While Kylie Quastad came up with another single, ELC's hitting was scarce the rest of the game. The Midgets had just five hits.

"Defensively, we struggled," said ELC coach Megan Anderson. "We were unable to make routine plays and errors mixed with hits, walks and wild pitched turned into a lot of easy runs for Hull."

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Gabrielle Paul took the pitching loss. In two innings, she gave up five runs on five hits with one walk. Maggie White entered in relief in the third inning. She gave up seven runs on six hits with two walks, one hit batter and one strikeout. Morgan White ended the game and gave up one run on one hit with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.

ELC (8-14 overall, 2-6 in the Lakes Conference) hosts Spencer today (Monday) and travels to Cherokee on Wednesday

Midgets dash past Golden Bears

An eight-run fourth inning helped Estherville Lincoln Central defeat visiting Bishop Garrigan 9-4 on Thursday.

Tied 1-1, ELC's big inning began with one out when Jadynn Moore beat out a throw to first on a bunt single. Gabrielle Paul drew a walk. Adrienne Rosfjord bunted and reached on the fielder's choice, but the Garrigan throw to third base to get Moore came to late. With the bases loaded, leadoff batter Morgan White was hit by a pitch to bring in the first run. Josie Condon followed with a two-RBI single and Lindsey Jensen drove home another run. Karmen Hazen then laid down a sacrifice bunt. Lena McCoy capped the inning with a two-run home run over the centerfield fence.

Garrigan had base runners in each inning and pushed one run across in the sixth inning, helped by an ELC error.

In the seventh inning, the Golden Bears came up with a two-RBI single before a flyout to Rosfjord in left field ended the game.

Gabby Paul pitched a complete game, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts and four walks.

At the plate, White, Condon, Jensen, McCoy, Kylie Quastad and Moore each had one hit. Condon, Jensen and McCoy each had two RBIs and Hazen had one.

"We did a nice job again playing with two outs-the girls keep pushing to score runs," said ELC coach Megan Anderson. "Gabby has come on as a reliable pitcher. She hits her spots, changes speeds and kept their batters off balance tonight."



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