Okoboji Baseball Wins 3rd Straight
The Okoboji baseball got a non conference win over Emmetsburg Thursday 9-2 to push their winning streak to 3 games. Okoboji led 1-0 until the 5th inning when they added 2 more. In the top of the 6th inning, Emmetsburg got a run back and the score was 3-1. In the bottom of the 6th, Okoboji opened up the game sending 12 batters to plate and scoring 6 runs to lead 9-1. The E'hawks would plate one in the 7th but it was no enough as Okoboji won by the score of 9-2.
Okoboji had 9 runs on 7 hits. They were led by Matt Eckard going 2-2 with 2 RBI's. Cris Halbur was 1-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Emmetsburg had 2 runs on 7 hits. They were led by Dillon VanOosbree 1-4 with an RBI and Will Schany was 2-4. Emmetsburg also committed 7 errors as a team. The winning pitcher was Bryce Peter for Okoboji. He went 7 innings and gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks. The losing pitcher was Wes Schultes for Emmetsburg. He went 5 1/3 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits with 1 strikeout and 2 walks.
Okoboji improves to 5-1 and will host Central Lyon Friday. Emmetsburg drops to 2-4 and will travel to Hull Western Christian Friday.