Sikeston, with a 325 composite score, fell four strokes short of second-place Jackson at 321, while the Cape Central Tigers led the way with a 305.
Other team scores were 4. Farmington (331), 5. Poplar Bluff B (333), 6. Dexter (336), 7. Kennett (346), 8. (tie) Notre Dame, St. Vincent of Perryville (359), 10. New Madrid County Central (363), 11. Caruthersville (371), 12. Sikeston B (375) and Malden (391).
Sikeston's Matt Bain shot a one-over-par 73 to share medalist honors with Cape Central's Todd Obergeonner after 18 holes. In a carbon copy of last year's tourney, Obergeonner once again found himself in a two-hole playoff and again, he proved victorious.
"I was proud of (Matt) Bain's effort," said Bulldog coach Rick Oetting. "He has been recovering from shoulder surgery last fall and to play such a low round was tremendous. It's just hard to add those extra holes when you've been spent for the day."
Rounding out the Sikeston scores were E. C. Atchison (76), whose default on the final hole knocked him out of a three-way tie for the top spot, Derris Butler (87), Martin Schaefer (89) and Jason Deere (89).
"Our scores are good," said Oetting, whose team is favored to capture the Class 3, District 1 title on May 3, "but I know we could easily be 10 strokes better and possibly more."
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sikeston (6-1) edged Carbondale 5-4 in a tennis dual on Monday.
The victory hinged on the results of the final match of the day, the No. 3 doubles. With the score knotted at 4-4, the team of Sam Zhao and Chris Matthews rallied from a 4-7 deficit to pull out a 9-7 win for the set and match. "It was not our best day," said Sikeston coach Brian James, "but we were fortunate enough to get out with a win. In singles, Marc (Leible) and (Chris) Robey played outstanding matches, probably as good as they have all year long. Sam (Zhao) and Chris (Matthews) really gutted it out and got a huge win for us."
1. Peter Jones (S) def. Mohn Kachgul, 10-7.
2. Marc Leible (S) def. Josh Porter, 10-1.
3. Chris Robey (S) def Bryce Basler, 10-1.
4. Kyle Weeks (S) lost to Nathan Lee, 9-11.
5. Sam Zhao (S) lost to Sun-Tue Kim, 5-10.
6. Chris Matthews (S) lost to Eric Kidd, 8-10.
1. Jones/Robey (S) def. Kachgul/Porter, 8-4.
2. Leible/Weeks (S) lost to Basler/Kim, 6-8.
3. Matthews/Zhao (S) def. Kashyop Tadisma/Tory Pertuiti, 9-7.
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Charleston (7-2) dropped its second dual tennis match of the season to Paducah Tilghman on Monday.
Blake Branum, the No. 3 singles player, and Jake Garrard, the No. 5 singles player, garnered the two Blue Jay victories.
1. Alex Peterson (C) lost to Vic Mazzone, 6-8.
2. Derek Hoppe (C) lost to Mark Kaltenbach, 8-9 (7-5 tiebreaker).
3. Blake Branum (C) def. Charlie Pillard, 8-4.
4. Lee Hess (C) lost to Will Gillespie, 4-8.
5. Jake Garrard (C) def. Alex Johnson, 8-3.
6. Drew Kemp (C) lost to Jason Kan, 6-8.
Doubles 1. Peterson/Hoppe (C) lost to May Pillard/Justin Little, 7-9.
2. Branum/Hess (C) lost to Gillespie/Scowden, 4-8.
3. Garrard/Kemp (C) lost to Thomas Grumley/C. Pillard, 3-8.
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie dumped Bell City 12-3 in a non-conference baseball game on Monday.
Ryan Adams went 6 1/3 innings for the win to lift the ninth-ranked Class 2 Eagles to a 9-3 mark. Adams allowed three earned runs on six hits with seven walks and two strikeouts.
East Prairie jumped to a 7-0 lead after three innings.
Bell City narrowed the gap to 8-3 in the top of the fifth, but the Eagles added three in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to cruise to victory.
Danny Bright drove home five runs with two doubles. Jacob Poore and Josh Boyer each went 3-for-4, while Kaleb Thurman and Ben Walters, who belted a two-run triple, added two hits apiece.
CHARLESTON -- Charleston's Travis McCann (4-0) and Billy Butler combined to toss a perfect game in the Blue Jays 12-0 Scott-Mississippi Conference win over Delta on Monday.
The starter McCann went three innings and Butler two in the five-inning run-rule contest. Neither allowed a hit or walk, while McCann struck out three and Butler four.
Charleston (9-5) exploded for 14 hits to improve to 3-1 and keep its conference title hopes alive. Oran and East Prairie are the other contenders.
A. H. Marshall led the Blue Jay hit parade with a 3-for-3 day, including two doubles and two runs driven in. McCann, who drove home three runs, went 2-for-3 with his third homer.
Rett Thompson (2-for-3) ripped a double and triple, while Stephen Hicks (2-for-3) doubled home two runs. Josh Thompson, Charles Heady and Brink Naile chipped in with one hit apiece.