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Braves split Lakes baseball games

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ege fans 13 batters in shutout performance

The Cherokee Braves split two Lakes Conference games last week, defeating Hull Western Christian 4-0 behind a masterful pitching performance by Curtis Ege, and falling 11-1 in five innings to a veteran, ranked Storm Lake team in Storm Lake.

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Cherokee pitcher Curtis Ege fires the ball to the plate during his stellar 13-strikout, 4-0 shutout win over Hull Western Christian in Cherokee last week. The Braves travel to Emmetsburg tonight for more Lakes Conference action. Photo by Paul Struck
In the impressive win over HWC, last year's defending Lakes Conference champions, the Braves rode the arm of Curtis Ege, who fired a six-hit shutout and struck out 13 in seven innings of work. Ege walked four in running his recorded to 1-1 this early season.

Collin Faber got the pitching loss for the Wolfpack, giving up two earned runs on just four hits, no walks, and two strikeouts in six innings.

Jakob Hummel paced the victorious Braves at the plate with a 2-3 game, two runs scored, and two stolen bases. Dillon Drefke also was 2-3 with one RBI and a run scored.

Marcus DeJager and Tyler DeVries each stroked two hits for HWC.

"Curtis pitched a nice game," said Cherokee first-year coach Chad Osler. "He stayed in control and had his curve ball working low."

Storm Lake scored 10 unearned runs due to Cherokee fielding errors in the sloppy 10-run rule loss at Storm Lake.

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With the baserunner taking a lead, Cherokee first baseman Zac Smith stays low for a possible pick-off throw from his pitcher during recent Lakes Conference baseball action here. Photo by Paul Struck
Nate Seliger got the mound loss for the Braves, allowing six runs (none earned) on six hits and one walk, with one strikeout in two innings of work. Zac Smith relieved Seliger and gave up five runs (one earned) on one hit, two walks, and one hit batter in two innings.

Adam Pitts led the Braves offense with a double and run scored, and Hummel also doubled to account for Cherokee's lone hits in the game.

Carson Anderson got the pitching win for the Tornadoes, allowing one run on two hits and no walks, with four strikeouts in five innings.

Anderson alo led his team at the plate with a double, four RBI, and a run scored. Nolan Cone was 2-3 with an RBI and stolen base.

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Cherokee baserunner Jakob Hummel stays focused on the pitcher while taking a lead off second base during the Braves win over Hull Western Christian here last week. Photo by Paul Struck
"Five Cherokee errors led to 10 unearned Storm Lake runs," said coach Osler.

The 2-6 Braves play at Emmetsburg tonight, host Le Mars Wednesday night, and play at Manson NW Webster Thursday night.



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