Okoboji Baseball Wins 3rd Straight

Thu 6-2-2016

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.