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Braves blow by 2 more Lakes foes

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Koch, Ege, Schulenburg rock home runs

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.

Cherokee pitcher Cody Ege fires a pitch to the plate in recent Lakes Conference baseball action in Cherokee. Ege's pitching and hitting have helped lead the Braves to a 13-1 record and the #1 ranking in Class 2A in Iowa. Photo by Paul Struck
At Spencer the Braves bats were smoking as they pounded out 13 hits and a seven-run fifth inning that ended it early. Phillip Schulenburg led the Braves with a 3-4 night, including a two-run home run and six RBI. Cody Ege also homered for the 13-1 Braves and scored three times.

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."

Cherokee's Phillip Schulenburg takes his lead off third base as veteran Cherokee coach Scott Koch stays focused on the action during recent Lakes Conference baseball in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Ege picked off the pitching win at Sheldon, giving up one earned run on five scattered hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work.

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.

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