The Washington High gals trailed 8-4 before that huge five-run fifth inning fueled by a two-run single by Autumn Shaefer, an RBI double from Megan Hummel, and a run-scoring single by Clare Tuttle.
Hummel was 3-3 in the game with a double, RBI, and two runs scored, and Sarah Ruehle was 4-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and two stolen bases. Shanon Shaefer notched a two-run single, and Jackie Wilson laced an RBI single for the winners.
Ashley Radig took the pitching loss for the Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer club, allowing Cherokee nine earned runs on 17 hits and two walks, with four strikeouts.
Radig also was her team's main offensive threat, finishing 2-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, and a home run off Shaefer.
"The team was able to pull through and get a close win," said Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "We hit the ball hard tonight and advanced the runners at the right times.
"We also made some very good plays on defense throwing a couple runners out at home trying to score."
The Cherokee girls take a 7-24 record down tourney trail, while PA/PP ends its season with a 9-17 record.