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Braves roll Tornadoes by 19 runs Monday

Friday, June 29, 2012

STORM LAKE - Cherokee took advantage of 18 walks on their way to a 21-2, four-inning victory in Storm Lake Monday night.

The Braves plated three in the first, five in the second, four in the third and nine in the fourth on their way to the victory, their second of the season.

Eighth grader Alicia Krier took the loss for the Tornadoes as she allowed 18 earned runs on seven hits. She walked 18 and struck out three.

The Tornadoes collected just one hit in the contest, a Lily Freking single. Maggie Freking drove in one run for Storm Lake, and Emily Johnson and Haylee Lindquist scored a run apiece.

"Tough night for us," said Storm Lake head coach Mel Fisher. "We were not in the game emotionally or mentally. We need to bounce back and finish the week strong as we have some big games at home to round out the conference schedule before we hit districts. Our goal is to finish out strong, hopefully surprise a few teams and win our district game on the 5th."

Storm Lake fell again Tuesday at Newell-Fonda, 16-1, as they were held to one hit for the second straight game, this one coming from Nyajuok Lam, who drove in Lindquist.

Krier took the loss against the fourth-ranked Mustangs, allowing 14 earned on nine hits. She walked six and struck out two.

"Tonight's (Tuesday's) game was much better for us, even though the score doesn't reflect that," said Fisher. "Nyajuok Lam had a big pinch hit RBI single. Newell Fonda is a solid team all the way around. I wish them luck as the tournament trail nears."

Storm Lake falls to 1-14 on the year with the losses. They host Spirit Lake Friday.

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