The 2009 Cherokee Braves take a 25-3 record, and the Lakes Conference, District, and Substate Championships to the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament in Des Moines today. They play Gilbert at 6 p.m. today in quarterfinal action. If they win, they play at 8 p.m. Thursday, with the 2A Championship game set for 2 p.m. Saturday, all at Principal Park in Des Moines.
As the photo to the right reveals, the outstanding success of the Cherokee Braves baseball team has attracted more and more fans through the years as they have flocked to watch the Braves earn State Tournament berths the past five years in succession. The Braves play their State opener against Gilbert at 6 p.m. today at Principal Park in Des Moines. Here, Cherokee's Jakob Hummel is at the plate for the Braves. Photo by Sarah Gengler
Members of the 2009 Cherokee Braves baseball team heading to State include:
front row, left to right, Sam Hinkhouse, Kyle Halder, Tony Hunt, Jeremy Werthman, Austin Mongan, Jon Hunt, Curtis Ege. Middle, Matt Pitts, Cody Ege, Nate Carlson, Brandon Henke, Kyle Schuett, Tyler Jones, Gordy Gill. Back, Zac Woods, Brock Benson, Phillip Schulenburg, Jakob Hummel, Kyle Schuck, Alanzo Ruble, Keaton Tuttle, and Matt Koch.