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Tornado softball team suffers first loss to E-hawks

Monday, June 12, 2006

The Tornado softball team suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday night, losing to the E-Hawks 2-1 on the road.

Emmetsburg scored two unearned runs in the fifth inning and that was all pitcher Amy Hasbrouck needed.

She surrendered one unearned run in the top of the third as the Tornadoes held an early 1-0 lead.

"Little things add up to a lot and those two unearned runs in the fifth inning were huge," Storm Lake High softball coach Jason Stoltzfus said.

Storm Lake's ace righthander Trish Halder gave up just one hit but two Tornado fielding errors in the fifth allowed runners to score.

"Trish pitched well enough to win," Stolzfus said. "We just didn't take advantage of our scoring opportunities."

The Tornadoes had three hits in the first inning but failed to plate a run, and a runner was cut down at third for that frame's final out.

Stoltzfus added that in the top of the seventh, the potential tying run was thrown out at home.

Hasbrouck gave up four Tornado hits but Storm Lake stranded five runners.

"In the Lakes Conference, you have to be on your game every night," Stoltzfus said.

Each getting hits for the Tornadoes were Halder, Ty Zimmerman, Morgan Darrow and Michaela Brungardt.

Halder struck out three and didn't walk a batter, as the Tornadoes dropped to 2-1 in Lakes Confernce action.

The Storm Lake girls play at Lakes Conference opponent LeMars Monday, then play host Class 4A Fort Dodge Tuesday.

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