The Tornadoes' Katie Blum got the pitching win, allowing one run on seven scattered hits, with seven strikeouts in six innings of work.
Cassie Meylor led Storm Lake's offense with a 2-4 night, two RBI, and two runs scored. The Tornadoes are 2-8 over all and 2-1 in the Lakes Conference.
Kelsey Ludwig took the pitching loss for Cherokee, giving up nine earned runs on nine hits and six walks, with two strikeouts in six innings.
Sarah Ruehle led Cherokee at the plate with a 2-3 night, and Amanda Kohn was 2-2 with a run scored.
The WHS gals scored their lone run in the fifth frame after Kohn led off with a single, moved to second on a groundout by Megan Hummel, advanced to third on a single by Megan Carlson, and scored opn a single by Autumn Shaefer.
"We played better defensively," said Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "We are just allowing the other team to put the bat on the ball too often. Offenisvely, we need to be able to string together more hits to advance runners who are on base."
Cherokee, now 1-4 this season and 0-3 in the Lakes Conference, hosts Le Mars Thursday night, and then treks to Le Mars Friday for the Le Mars Invitational.