Humboldt falls to Emmetsburg 4-1 in non-conference play

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

Humboldt, IA – Humboldt softball fell 4-1 Friday night in a home non-conference matchup with the Emmetsburg E-Hawks.

Emmetsburg would get on the board in the first inning with Saige Brown reaching on an error and coming around to score on a wild pitch. The E-Hawks would add a run in the second inning with an RBI groundout to the pitcher by E-Hawks starting pitcher Megan Dunlap, in the third inning with a RBI double by Rachel Schaney.

Humboldt starting pitcher Elsie Hubbell was relieved by Adalee Nolting with two runners on and one out in the fourth, with Nolting pitching out of the jam by recording two groundouts to shortstop Gracie Lyon to end the inning. The E-Hawks would add their final run of the night in the fifth inning on a RBI single by Aubrianna Heinrichs to take a 4-0 lead late in the game. Nolting would hold the E-Hawks scoreless in the final two innings.

Humboldt would scratch across their only run in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Landry Lash scoring Reagan Lee, with Lash advancing to second on the throw to the plate.

Offensively, Lash would pace Humboldt with a two-hit night. The Wildcats would record five hits in the game, stranding nine runners on base, with runners on every inning. The E-Hawks were led by Rachel Schaney with a double and a single with an RBI.

Elsie Hubbell would pick up the loss in the pitching circle, going 3.1 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts along with one hit batter. In relief, Nolting would go 3.2 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

The E-Hawks starting pitcher Megan Dunlap would pick up the win going the distance of seven innings, allowing one earned run on five hits with two walks, two strikeouts and three hit batters.

Humboldt Head Softball coach Erica Post on the loss.

With the win, Emmetsburg ends the regular season at 9-15 and hosts Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in the first round of the Class 2A-Region 2 Bracket on Monday. With the loss, Humboldt falls to 11-17 and continues regular season play on Monday at the Storm Lake Tornadoes.