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9th-ranked E-Hawks put a hurting on Storm Lake, 25-3

Monday, June 18, 2012

STORM LAKE - 9th-ranked Emmetsburg played up to their ranking Wednesday night as they uncorked a pair of double-digit run innings in a 25-3 roughing up of Storm Lake.

The Tornadoes trailed just 2-0 after the first, but the E-Hawks poured in 11 runs in the second, and another 12 in the fourth for the lopsided, four-inning victory.

Emmetsburg totaled 13 hits off of Storm Lake starter Maddison Gaffney, who allowed 17 earned runs. She walked six and struck out two.

Maggie Freking, Emily Johnson and Brenna Richter had a base hit apiece for the Tornadoes. Richter and Johnson each drove in a run.

" We had a great first and third inning, allowing only two runs in the first and none in the third," said Storm Lake head coach Mel Fisher. "The second inning, which has been a tough spot for us all year, was a nightmare. We had 11 errors tonight which extended innings for the E-Hawks. Madison Gaffney did exactly what we ask of her, throw strikes, throw outs and we didn't back her up as a defense. On a positive note, the girls didn't pack it in after we got behind, we came up to the plate and had some good at bats in the second and third innings. Naomi Castillo got her first start behind the plate tonight and did a great job filling in for Alyssa Solem who had her knee scoped on Tuesday."

The Tornadoes dropped their fifth in a row on Thursday at Western Christian in a 10-0 final. The Wolfpack plated four in the second and five in the fourth.

Gaffney suffered the loss, allowing three earned on four hits. She walked five and struck out two.

Freking and Richter collected the two lone Storm Lake base hits.

"We played six hard innings," said Fisher. "The score doesn't reflect the game. Once again the second inning was our downfall where we committed a few errors that scored runs. You have to score to have any chance at winning. We have a lot of kids hitting the ball hard, they just aren't falling in for base hits yet. Soon they will and it will be a different story for us."

Storm Lake drops to 1-9 with the losses. They are on the road Monday night at Spencer.

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