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Braves get by Sioux Central, 7-2

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Cherokee Braves began the 2010 post season with a workman-like 7-2 victory over Sioux Central in Class 2A District 1 baseball action in Cherokee Saturday night.

Cherokee batter Jake Spindler wasn't displaying a new batting stance, but dodging an iinside fast ball during the Braves District baseball win over Sioux Central Saturday night. Rebel catcher Brad Ripke caught the inside pitch. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee's Kyle Schuck got the pitching win in relief of starter Matt Pitts, allowing no earned runs on three scattered hits, with seven strikeouts in four innings of work. Pitts gave up no earned runs on four hits, with three strikeouts in three innings on the mound.

Mike Ripke got the pitching loss for the Rebels, allowing no earned runs on two hits and four walks in two innings of work. His brother Brad Ripke relieved and pitched four innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits.

The Braves tallied five runs in the second frame with two out, thanks to four walks and two Rebel fielding errors in the inning.

Cherokee catcher Kyle Schuck makes a nice scoop of an outside pitch as Sioux Central batter Jace Hyde checks his swing during the Braves 7-2 District win over the Rebels in Cherokee Saturday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Sioux Central scored two unearned runs thanks to four Cherokee errors.

Alanzo Ruble led Cherokee's offense with a timely single than scored two runs, and also scored twice himself. Cody Ege was 1-2 with a double, RBI, and run scored. Schuck had an RBI double, and Brock Benson was 1-2 with the game's first run scored.

Mike Ripke was 22-4 with a run scored to lead the Rebels, while Cody Archer ws 3-4, Jace Hyde 2-4 with a run scored, and Cesar Menchaca 2-4.

"Leaving 11 on base with bases loaded in the fourth and fifth innings hurt the Rebels as they outhit Cherokee 9-6," noted Sioux Central coach Jeff Scharn.

"We just couldn't get the key hit to drive in the runs. Cherokee scored five unearned runs in the second inning with nobody on and two outs, with two Rebel errors and four walks in that inning."

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