Ranked foes hold ELC scoreless
SPENCER – Estherville Lincoln Central didn’t have an easy day for the first day of the Spencer Tournament on Friday.
The Midgets didn’t score a run in two games. The opponents may have had a little to do with that.
ELC opened the tournament with a 7-0 loss to Class 1A No. 1 Akron-Westfield. The Westerners entered the day undefeated in 25 games.
Liz Brashear took the loss on the mound as she gave up seven hits with five walks and two hit batters.
ELC managed five hits with Caitlyn Clayton going 2-3 while Megan Jensen, Brashear and Alyssa Friesner each went 1-3.
In the second game, Class 3A No. 5 Sioux Center did nearly as well. ELC managed just four hits in the contest as Megan Jensen went 2-3 and Friesner and Rylee Miller each went 1-3.
Brashear again took the loss. She struck out two batters while giving up eight hits and three walks.
The Warriors scored two runs in the first inning on a hit and two walks. They added two more in the fourth on two hits and an ELC error.
ELC (14-9 overall) is scheduled to take on Class 2A No. 7 North Union and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union in the second day of the tournament today.
The Midgets are at Spirit Lake and Monday, Emmetsburg on Wednesday and LeMars on Thursday for a doubleheader.