POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston Bulldogs golf team finish in 6th place at the Poplar Bluff Invitational.
According to head coach Rick Oetting, the one bright spot was junior E. C. Atchison, who finished in a tie for the 5th place medalist with a five-over par 76.
"I'm a little concerned for the performance our team has shown to date, we are usually starting to show improvement by mid-April and that hasn't happened this year," said Oetting. "The West Wood Hill course is a shot makers course and can be difficult, today it was difficult."
The Bulldogs finished sixth with a score of 335 consisting of Atchison's 76, Matt Bain 83, Martin Schaefer 86 and Derris Butler with 90.
Teams finishing in the trophy places were Poplar Bluff 295, Cape Girardeau 314 and Jonesboro Northwest 317. Medalist was Poplar Bluff's Jake Robertson with a two-under par 69. The Bulldogs travel to Dexter Tuesday for a tri-meet with Jackson and Dexter.
POTOSI - Freshman Brad LaBruyere made his first varsity start and pitched five shutout innings for the win. LaBruyere struck out five, walked one and allowed four hits. Fellow freshman Matt Hester had three hits and two RBIs. Patrick Slattery added two hits for Central (2-8-1). Mark Dunaway, Zac Hudson and LaBruyere had two hits apiece. Central's JV team improved to 5-0 with a 7-2 win. Tyler Bruce allowed one hit and struck out eight for the win.
ADVANCE - Woodland scored in the third inning on one of the game's two hits for a road win. Travis Benfield drove in the winning run for the Cardinals, and Anthony Grojean improved to 5-0 on the mound for the Cardinals (7-1). Both Grojean and Advance's Alex Sample pitched complete games, each allowing only one hit.
CHAFFEE - Andy Stephens struck out seven and allowed three hits in a complete-game performance in a five-inning road win.The Rams scored in every inning but the fourth. Jon Barr had two hits for Scott City (3-3).
CHAFFEE - Chaffee scored five runs in the fifth inning to win by the 10-run rule at home. Whitney Horrell picked up her fourth win on the mound, and Kegan Orr and Rachel Hendrix had two hits apiece for the Red Devils (8-0). Kacie Cartwright had two hits for Scott City.
ADVANCE - Advance made quick work of Woodland at home. Alecia Broshuis got her third win for the Hornets (4-2).