SPENCER - The beat goes on for the #1 Cherokee Braves baseball team following two impressive Lakes Conference victories Monday and Tuesday nights, including a decisive 15-2 win in five innings at Spencer Monday, and a 6-2 win at Sheldon Tuesday in a weather make-up game.
Other leading hitters for Cherokee were Tony Hunt 3-3 with a run scored, Kyle Schuett 2-3, Kyle Schuck 1-2 with an RBI, Tyler Jones 1-3 and an RBI, and Matt Pitts 1-3 with two RBI.
Pitts got the pitching win for the Braves, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks, with six strikeouts in four inniings of work. Schulenburg pitched one inning in relief.
Zach Carlson got the mound loss for Spencer, giving up six runs on five hits and two walks and two Ks in 2 1/3 innings. Dillon Schultz had two hits for the Tigers.
"We had a good night at the plate," said Cherokee coach Scott Koch. "Tony and Phillip were very productive, accounting for six of our hits. Matt and Phillip did a nice job on the mound."
Andrew Marshall took the loss for the Orabs, allowing six runs on nine hits and one walk, while fanning eight in seven innings.
Matt Koch led the Braves bombers with solo home runs in the first and sixth innings, while Ege cracked a solo shot in the first and tallied two RBI, Schuett tripled for one RBI, Jones was 2-4 with a double, and Hunt 2-3.
"It was a good game," noted coach Koch. "We had a couple of errors, but Cody was able to shut down Sheldon the last five innings. We were able to get a couple long balls to help our cause."
Ranked #1 all season, the 13-1 Braves host Storm Lake Friday night, and play at the Carroll Tournament Saturday and Sunday, their first game beginning at noon Saturday.