Chaffee and Cooter claim wins in baseball while SHS soccer team rolls on the road
NEW MADRID -- On the diamond, the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles stole two games from the Oak Ridge Lady Bluejays on Thursday afternoon.
In the first game, Kelly Robey picked up the victory, throwing all five innings, allowing no runs on one hit and one walk. She struck out 11 in the victory.
Robey also helped her own cause at the plate, picking up one of the four hits in the game by the Lady Eagles.
NMCC scored five in the second and three in the fourth to win the contest 8-
In the second game of the double-header, Brittany Masterson threw all four innings, picking up the win with just one hit allowed as well as one walk, while striking out four.
At the plate, Masterson was 3-for-3, and Shelby Lawrence and Courtney Robinson each picked up two hits.
The Lady Eagles plated four runs in the first, five in the second, two in the third and one more in the fourth to cruise to victory 12-2.
Schumer was charged with the loss in both games for the Lady Bluejays.
"It was two good games for us," said NMCC head coach Steve Rogers. "We got all of our girls in today and got to take a look at all of them."
"We have Twin Rivers at home next," he added. "They have one of the premier pitchers in the area."
The contest against the Lady Royals is scheduled to start today at 4 p.m. in New Madrid.
|Oak Ridge||000 00 - 0|
|NMCC||050 3X - 8|
WP -- Kelly Robey; LP -- Schumer. Multiple hitters -- none.
|Oak Ridge||101 00 - 2|
|NMCC||452 1X - 12|
WP -- Brittany Masterson; LP -- Schumer. Multiple hitters -- Brittany Masterson (NM), Shelby Lawrence (NM), Courtney Robinson (NM).
PATTON -- The Panthers pushed across three runs in the third inning, but it was all Eagles after that.
Lindsey Mayfield went 3-for-4 at the plate in Meadow Heights' season opener.
|East Prairie||030 512 8 -- 19|
|Meadow Heights||301 000 0 -- 4|
WP -- Woodard, 1-1. LP -- Lindsey Mayfield, 0-1. 3B -- Britt (EP), Lemons (EP). Multiple hits -- Meadow Heights: Mayfield 3-4; East Prairie: Britt 3-6, Laplant 3-4, Cartwright 2-5, White 3-3, Morgan 2-4. Records -- Meadow Heights 0-1.
COOTER -- In high school baseball, the Cooter Wildcats played host to the Clarkton Reindeer on Thursday afternoon, handing their visiting opponent a 12-1 loss in five innings due to the mercy rule.
Aaron McCaig was the big hitter for the Wildcats on the day, recording two hits against Clarkton, one of which was a home run.
Cooter jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the third inning, and the Reindeer could make no mark on the scoreboard until the top of the fourth inning where they scored their lone run.
On the hill for the Wildcats, freshman Zach Watkins picked up the victory, throwing four innings, allowing one earned run on three hits. He walked three in the contest and struck out five.
Bizzell was handed the loss for Clarkton (1-1), as he could get no run support on the four hits by his teammates.
Also picking up two hits for Cooter were Jonathan Boone and Evan House.
|Clarkton||000 10 - 1|
|Cooter||135 3X - 12|
WP -- Zach Watkins; LP -- Bizzell. 2B -- Tolby Richardson (Cl); HR -- Aaron McCaig (Co). Multiple hitters -- Jonathan Boone (Co), Evan House (Co), Aaron McCaig (Co); Tolby Richardson (Cl).
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Chaffee Red Devils baseball team traveled to Poplar Bluff on Thursday afternoon and fought until the final inning to pull out a 3-
1 victory over the Mules.
Poplar Bluff jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the third inning, before the Red Devils finally matched them in the fifth with a run of their own.
In the top of the seventh inning Chaffee played small-ball and brought across two runs, and held on strong in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
"The game was very well played and was 1-1 going into the seventh inning," said Chaffee head coach Brian Horrell. "We were able to get a couple of runs across in the top of the seventh. We executed a bunt well and we had a guy steal a base. We put the ball in play and won the game."
Picking up the win for the Red Devils was Russell Gardner, who threw seven innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk. Garnder struck out six in the contest.
Russell did a good job for us today," said Horrell. "He did a good job going all seven innings."
Josh Steger was one of the top performers for Chaffee at the plate, going 3-
"Steger was really big with his three hits today," said Horrell.
Also picking up two hits for the Red Devils was Trenton Horman. Horman was 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. Gardner also supported his own cause with a double.
Smith picked up the loss for the Mules in two innings pitched, with one earned run on three hits.
Josh Thompson was 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles for Poplar Bluff in the loss.
Up next for Chaffee is a home contest against Leopold on Monday at 4 p.m.
|Chaffee||000 010 2 - 3 9 1|
|Poplar Bluff||001 000 0 - 1 4 1|
WP -- Russell Gardner; LP -- Smith. 2B -- Trenton Horman (2) (Ch), Russell Gardner (Ch); Thompson (2) (PB), Bullington (PB). Multiple hitters -- Trenton Horman (Ch), Josh Steger (Ch); Thompson (PB).
OAK RIDGE -- The Blue Jays exploded for 12 runs in the third inning to put the game away early in their season opener.
Freshman Brett Thomas picked up the win on the mound.
|Richland||000 00 -- 0|
|Oak Ridge||40(12) 0x -- 16|
WP -- Brett Thomas, 1-0. LP -- Tilley, 0-0. 2B -- Garret Light (O), Logan Mangels (O), Cody Myers (O). Multiple hits -- Oak Ridge: Light 2-3, Dustin Meyr 2-3, Mangels 2-3, Adam Noce 2-2. Records -- Oak Ridge 1-0, Richland 0-2.
ANNA-JONESBORO, Ill. -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team picked up their first victory on the season Thursday night, as they traveled to Anna-
Jonesboro and defeated the Lady Wildcats 8-0.
Abby Keefer quickly put the Lady Bulldogs on the board with two goals. One goal came off of a penalty kick for Keefer.
Emily Eaves and Jordi Ferrell each chipped in with one goal before the first half ended with Sikeston on top 4-0.
Coming out from the break, it was Keefer once again putting in two goals for the Lady Bulldogs.
Ferrell followed the goal up with another of her own before Ashley Angle got in on the action with a goal putting Sikeston up 8-0.
"It was a good game," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We had four goals in both halves. We spread the ball out and worked on a few things tonight."
Long said that the Anna-Jonesboro club was young and fought hard, but that the Lady Bulldogs team had a slight advantage over the Lady Wildcats as far as skills were concerned.
"It was a total team effort," said Long. "The whole team played well at every spot. We needed a game like that, especially with five games coming up next week. Hopefully this will help jump-start our scoring.
Keefer had four goals and three assists, Ferrell had two goals and four assists, while Eaves and Angle each had one goal apiece.
Amber Minner picked up the shutout with five saves in the contest.
Up next for Sikeston (1-1) is a varsity only match at home on Monday night against Kennett. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m.
In junior varsity action, the Lady Bulldogs (1-1) came out on top over the Lady Wildcats, 2-1. Blaire Kelley and Morgan Fraser each recorded one goal apiece, while Natalie Bohannon had both assists.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs golf team fell by one stroke on Thursday afternoon to the Kennett Indians. The final score was 178-177.
Sikeston's Dakota Trevino finished first overall with a final score of 39.
Bill Green finished with a score of 44, Joe Bowman a 48 and De Bizzell a 49 to round out the top four Bulldog performers.
The loss brings Sikeston's record to 2-2 on the season.
On the schedule next for the Bulldogs is a home match with Cape Central on Monday afternoon at 4 p.m.