Hit and miss (or miss and hit)
SPENCER – Estherville Lincoln Central coach Megan Anderson hopes her hitters can figure things out soon.
The Midgettes had just two hits in a 2-0 loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. ELC came back with 12 hits in a 10-0, six-inning win over George-Little Rock in the first day of the Spencer Tournament on Friday.
“Our pitchers pitched well and we played good defense,” said Anderson, whose team had just one error in two games. “It comes down to hitting. It seems once we get the hit, we hit up and down the lineup. We just need that one person to step up.”
Against MMC, Brooke Egeland took the loss. She gave up five hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Caitlyn Swisher and Emily Kirchner both went 1-3 in the contest.
Against George-Little Rock, ELC came up with plenty of hits, but also took advantage of several wild pitches.
ELC scored one run in the second when Kelsey Shatto led off with a single and eventually scored on a single by Kendall Bosch.
In the third, Emily Kirchner and Maggie Asman both led off with hits. A walk to Shatto loaded the bases and a series of wild pitches led to four runs.
Sadie Winter and Kirchner both reached base in the fourth with Asman delivering a two-RBI double.
Bosch singled in the fifth and scored on a single by Winter.
Pinch hitter Taylor Lago had a single in the sixth and a series of fielder’s choices combined with a two-RBI double by Erin Kirchner got ELC to 10 runs.
ELC (14-7) returns to the Spencer Tournament today against Class 1A No. 3 Akron-Westfield and Class 1A No. 2 Newell-Fonda.
ELC000 000 0 – 0 2 1
MMC100 010 x – 2 5 0
WP: n/a. LP: Brooke Egeland
ELC014 212 – 10 12 0
GLR000 000 – 0 3 7
WP: Kendall Bosch. LP: n/a.