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