The win sealed the Braves fourth consecutive Lakes Conference Championship.
Winning Cherokee pitcher Cody Ege gave up one unearned run on four hits and four walks, with 10 big strikeouts in seven innings of work for the 20-3, fourth-rated Braves.
Orab pitcher Ben Van Kekerix allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks, with five strikeouts in six innings.
Matt Koch's 2-2 performance led the Cherokee offense, which had trouble solving Van Kekerix, a crafty lefthander. Ege and Kyle Schuett had RBI singles for the winners, while Kyle Schuck had an RBI on a sacrifice fly, Tony Hunt doubled, and Tyler Jones singled to round out the Cherokee hits.
"Cody pitched a nice game against another fine lefty," said Cherokee coach Scott Koch. "It was nice to see us bounce back after the poor showing at Le Mars (11-6 loss) last week.
"I am very proud of the kids' effort which allowed them to win the Lakes Conference title. I am happy for our seniors. They eneded their regular season career at home with a win. These kids have been very instrumental in Cherokee's recent success in baseball."
Cherokee ends regular season play at Spirit Lake tonight and plays South O'Brien at 7 p.m. Saturday night in opening Class 2A District Tournament play.