The closest Cherokee came to scoring was in the first inning when Autumn Shaefer singled with two outs, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and arrived at third after a single off the bat of Jackie Wilson. However, Amanda Kohn then lined out to first for the third out after a good at-bat to end that uprising.
Shaefer, Wilson, and Kohn had the only hits for Cherokee off tough E-Hawk hurler Maddison Woodruff, who struck out six Cherokee batters in five innings of work.
Woodruff led the potent E-Hawks with a grand slam home run, and Katie Corley was 2-3 with a home run.
"We made more contact off Woodruff tonight than we did the last time we faced her," said Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "Unfortunately, we hit the ball right at them and they made the plays."
Cherokee is now 2-15 this season and 1-9 in the rugged Lakes Conference. Emmetsburg is 16-5 over all and 9-2 in the Lakes.
Cherokee plays in the Spencer Tournament today and Saturday, and hosts Hull Western Christian Monday night.