Kelsey Ludwig took the pitching loss at Sioux City West, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks, with five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of work. Autumn Shafer pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs on six hits and one walk, with one strikeout.
Leading hitters for Cherokee were Brooke Luetkeman, 2-3 with two doubles and an RBI, Shafer 2-4, and Megan Carlson 2-4 with an RBI.
Katie Sambrano got the pitching win over Pocahontas, allowing five runs on six hits and five walks, and two strikeouts in five innings of work. She relieved Ludwig who gave up four runs on two hits and four walks, with two Ks in two innings.
Leading hitters for Cherokee were Shafer 2-5 with a home run, Clare Tuttle 1-5 with a home run, and Sarah Ruehle 3-5 with two runs scored.
Cherokee tallied 13 runs on nine hits, 10 walks, and just three strikeouts.
Leading hitters for the WHS gals were Shafer 3-4 with three runs scored, and Carlson 2-4 with two runs scored.
Cherokee's eight runs came on 10 hits and four walks, and a costly 13 strikeouts.
"We need to work on playing consistently in all aspects of the game," noted Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "Our bats have kept us in the games for the most part, but all of the errors have allowed teams to score too many runs. We also have to work to become more consistent on the mound."
The busy Cherokee girls play at Storm Lake Friday night and in the Humboldt Tournament on Saturday.