The 29-4 Lawton-Bronson boys broke open a tight 3-3 game with a nine-run outburst over the final four innings to record a decisive 12-3 Class 2A District Baseball semifinal over the Cherokee Braves here last week.
Cherokee ace Curtis Ege took the pitching loss for Cherokee, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits and no walks, with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 inning of work.
Jakob Hummel relieved Ege and walked one and struck out one in 1/3 innings.
The Braves managed just three hits off the Eagles pitchers, with Nate Seliger, Dillon Drefke, and Marc Husman getting those isolated singles. Hummel notched an RBI with a sacrifice fly and scored the game's first run after drawing a walk to start the game. Jake Spindler and Zac Smith also each walked and scored a run for Cherokee.
Winning pitcher Alex Jensen gave up one earned run on two hits and eight walks, with three Ks in 4 2/3 innings. Reliver Matt Skinner gave up one hit and struck out four in 2 1/3 innings.
Luke Skinner had two hits and two RBI and scored a run to pace the Eagles, while Dylon Lower cracked a home run and double and scored twice. Austin Lefler also had two hits for the winners.
The Braves close their 2011 season with a 6-19 record.