[Masthead] Fair ~ 47°F  
High: 67°F ~ Low: 53°F
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Braves slam Spirit Lake, 15-3

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lakes Champs play South O'Brien Saturday

Cherokee first baseman Kyle Schuck holds a base runner on first base during recent Lakes Conference baseball action against Sheldon. The #4 Braves open Class 2A District Tournament play at 7 p.m. Saturday agaist South O'Brien in Cherokee. Phot by Paul Struck
SPIRIT LAKE - Cherokee's explosive Braves erupted for seven runs in the third inning, and six more in the sixth to knock out Spirit Lake 15-3 in Lakes Conference baseball action here Wednesday night.

The win ends the Braves regular season and gives Cherokee its fourth consecutive Lakes Conference Championship with a 14-2 record. The Braves are rated fourth in Class 2A and take a sparkling 21-3 mark into the Districts, which begin in Cherokee Saturday night against South O'Brien at 7 p.m. The 5 p.m. game here Saturday features Hinton and Lawton-Bronson. The two winners Saturday meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Cherokee.

Tyler Jones was on fire for the Braves at tne plate, smacking a grand slam home run in the pivotal sixth inning nd finishing 4-5 with four RBI. Matt Koch was 2-4 with a home run and double and four RBI, Kyle Schuett 3-5 with two RBI, Nathan Carlson 2-2 with an RBI, Phillip Schulenburg with a double and RBI, Matt Pitts 2-5 with an RBI, Cody Ege with a double and RBI, Jakob HUmmel 2-3, and Kyle Schuck and Keaton Tuttle with one hit apiece.

Cherokee batter Cody Ege ducks away from an inside pitch while the catcher and umpire each react to the wild pitch during the Braves Lakes Conference victory over Sheldon here Monday night. The Braves beat Spirit Lake 15-3 to end regular season Wednesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Pitts got the pitching win in relief of starter Gordy Gill, who allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings. Pitts gave up one hit, one walk, and struck out one in 2 2/3 innings. Schuck pitched to three batters in the sixth inning and struck out the side to end the game early.

"QWe had a slow start, but the bats came to life later in the game," said Cherokee coach Scott Koch. "It was good to see the guys hit the ball hard to all parts of the park."

Taylor Astin took the mound loss for the host Indians, allowing seven runs, with one walk and one K is three innings.

In Class 2A District Tournament action, the Braves play South O'Brien at 7 p.m. Saturday in Cherokee, preceded by the Hinton versus Lawton-Bronson game at 5 p.m.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: