Six-run second powers Emmetsburg past Hawks
Emmetsburg overcame an early Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn lead to down the Hawks 13-5 June 14 at Hartley. HMS was up 2-1 after the first inning but the visitors from the Twin Lakes Conference scored six runs in the second and never looked back.
A pair of hits helped produce that 2-1 Hawk lead in the bottom of the first. Tanner Tesch doubled home Trenton Vollink, who had singled, and Nick Bronstad, who was hit by a pitch.
HMS didn’t get on the board again until the fifth inning. With the score reading 12-2, Tyson Tessum doubled to lead off the inning. With one out, Jordan Ortega was hit by a pitch and Jacob Cates drew a walk. Bronstad was then hit by a pitch for the third time in the game, forcing in Tessum. Bronstad was out at second on a ball hit by Tesch but Ortega scored on the play.
The Hawks tallied once more in the seventh. Ortega walked and went to second on a passed ball. Tesch picked up his fourth RBI of the game when his single brought in Ortega.
HMS used three pitchers on the night. Cates got the start and took the loss. His 1-2/3 inning stint included seven runs (six earned) on three hits. He walked four batters, struck out two and hit one. Tessum tossed 4-2/3 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits with five walks, four strikeouts and two hit batters. Two of the runs were earned. Vollink got the final 2/3 of an inning, fanning one batter.
An error by HMS was the only one in the game. The E-Hawks left 11 runners on base while HMS stranded seven.
E’burg 1 6 1 4 0 0 1 – 13
HMS 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 – 5