Emmetsburg 2, Estherville Lincoln Central 0: Midgette bats silenced
Class 2A No. 5 Emmetsburg avenged an early season loss to Estherville Lincoln Central with a 2-0 win on the Midgettes’ home field.
ELC had few opportunities against the E’Hawks Madison Woodruff, who had 14 strikeouts on the night.
ELC’s best chance to score came in the first inning when Emily Kirchner had two-out hit followed by a walk to Maggie Asman, but ELC got no further than second base.
The game was scoreless through five inning with the E’Hawks breaking threw with a single, a double and ELC error to score the first run.
In the seventh, a two-out double score the insurance run for Emmetsburg.
ELC’s Caitlyn Swisher drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the seventh, but Woodruff closed the game on a strikeout against designated hitter Kelsey Shatto.
Kendall Bosch took the loss for ELC, giving up five hits on the night.
ELC splits with rated foes at Spencer Tournament
Estherville Lincoln Central split its two games against rated Class 1A teams in the second day of the Spencer Tournament on Saturday.
After beating No. 3 Akron-Westfield 2-1, the Midgettes lost 11-2 to No. 2 Newell-Fonda..
ELC took scored one run each in the first two innings against Akron-Westfield.
In the first inning, Kirchner singled and scored when Maggie Asman reached on an error by the shortstop.
In the second inning, Brooke Egeland drew a walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Morgan Schichtl and scored when Kendall Bosch reached base on an error by the second baseman.
Akron-Westfield got its one run in the fifth inning.
Bosch earned the win as she struck out six batters and walked one while giving up four hits.
ELC had three hits, Kirchner was 2-3 and Taylar Jacobson was 1-3.
In the second game, Newell-Fonda came up with key hits to score five runs in the first inning off starter Melissa Gjerde.
Gjerde took the loss giving up 11 runs on 11 hits with seven strikeouts and three walks.
ELC had five hits and scored its runs when Taylar Jacobson and Sadie Winter hit consecutive doubles in the third inning.
Jacobson was 2-3 with an RBI and Winter was 1-3 with an RBI. Erin Kirchner was 1-2 and Asman was 1-3.
ELC (15-9) is home against Cherokee on Wednesday.
Emmetsburg000 001 1 – 2 5 0
ELC000 000 0 – 0 1 2
WP: Madison Woodruff. LP: Kendall Bosch.
Akron-Westfield000 010 0 – 1 4 3
ELC110 000 x – 2 3 4
WP: Kendall Bosch. LP: n/a.
Newell-Fonda512 300 0 – 11 11 1
ELC002 000 0 – 2 5 4
WP: n/a. LP: Melissa Gjerde.