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Charleston baseball loses another tough one

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

CARUTHERSVILLE - The Charleston Bluejays baseball team suffered another tough loss, falling 7-4 on the road to Caruthersville on Monday.

Charleston (0-2) committed seven errors in the game which led to all seven of Caruthersville's runs.

"I'm disappointed in the defense of course, but this is a group that we're confident can get it turned in the right direction," said Charleston head coach Chris Stanfield. "We're seeing good things but it's just a matter of putting it together."

Bluejay hurler Marcus Dixon pitched six innings and allowed seven unearned runs and seven hits. He struck out seven, walked three and hit three batters.

The Bluejays also didn't get much going offensively, collecting only four hits.

The big hit came from Travis McCann in the top of the third when he cleared the bases with a double to tie the score at 3-3.

After Caruthersville took the lead, Charleston closed the gap to 5-4 in the top of the sixth but couldn't get any closer. The Tigers scored two more runs in the sixth to pull out the win.

Charleston saw one hit apiece out of Josh Marshall, A.H. Marshall, McCann and Brink Naile.

"We're getting on base," said Stanfield. "Our bottom of the order needs to pick it up a notch. We're going to start looking at some different combinations and try to find one that works. We've had some kids sitting that are going to get an opportunity."

Charleston will play at Chaffee in a Scott-Mississippi Conference game today at 4 p.m.

MARBLE HILL - Travis Benfield hit two home runs and Woodland rolled to a win at home over Delta.

Benfield hit a grand slam in the first inning as Woodland scored 12 runs in the inning. He later hit a two-run homer in the third. Benfield was 3-for-3.

Matt Upchurch (2-0) recorded the win and went 4-for-5 at the plate. Kent McCormick went 3-for-5 with two doubles and Anthony Grojean went 3-for-5 with a double. Seth Gaines, Scott Crader and Jeremy Hutson each had two hits, including a double. Josh Foster also had two hits.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Led by two even-par performances, Poplar Bluff won the 15-team Notre Dame Invitational Monday at Bent Creek Golf Course by eight shots.

Sikeston's golf team finished in fourth place.

The tournament, which started at noon, was suspended for approximately 30 minutes when rain hit with two holes remaining.

Team scores 1. Poplar Bluff 296, 2. Central 304, 3. North County 329, 4. Sikeston 336, 5. Jackson 338, 6. Farmington 348, 7. Dexter 353, 8. Valle 355, 9. Ste. Genevieve 360, 10. Caruthersville 373, 11. Fredericktown 374, 12. Notre Dame 375, 13. Kennett 378, 14. Perryville 428, 15. New Madrid County Central DNF.

No individual scores were available at press time.