HUMBOLDT - Due to inclement weather, the Cherokee Braves played only one of three scheduled games last week, opening the season with an 8-0 loss at Humboldt Thursday night after rains canceled Wednesday's opener at MOC-Floyd Valley and postponed Friday's home game against Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer.
Cherokee managed just two hits against Humboldt ace Ben Jacobsen, with junior catcher Dillon Drefke getting both of those. Jacobsen struck out 10 and also led the Wildcats at the plate with two hits in four trips, two RBI, and a double.
Curtis Ege took the loss for the Braves, allowing five runs on six hits and seven walks, with nine strikeouts in five innings of work. Jakob Hummel pitched one inning for Cherokee and gave up three runs on one hit.
The Braves host Spencer tonight, play at Estherville-LC Friday, and host the Cherokee Invitational Saturday, with that action beginning at 11 a.m.