(photo by Tim Jaynes, Staff)
After seven Cape Central runs, Julie Annesser and Erin Wibbenmeyer scored runs for Sikeston to make it 7-2. But Lady Tigers ended the game with six unanswered runs to pull out the uncontested victory.
"We started out pretty good," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "At the end of the fourth, we were still in the ballgame. On defense, we made four errors while Cape made about one. All in all, it was a better game than what we've played Cape in the past. They have a very good program."
Allison Blurton pitched the first 6 1/3 innings for the Lady Bulldogs, allowing eight hits and eight walks with one strikeout.
Molly Brinkmeyer threw the final 2/3 of an inning, allowing two hits.
Cape Central's Megan McDonald picked up the win. She also hit a home run and drove in three RBIs.
Laura Beaird was 3-for-5 and Schabbing was 2-for-5 with a double, home run and five RBIs.
"(Cape) has beat us in three innings and five innings before," noted Hobeck. "We're doing a lot better."
Sikeston (3-4) will travel to Kelly today for a 4 p.m. game.
In Tuesday's junior varsity game, Sikeston defeated Cape Central, 9-7.
Brinkmeyer picked up the win, allowing eight hits and five walks with four strikeouts.
At the plate, Paige Silverthorn was 1-for-3 with a double. Blurton was 1-for-1 with a double and an RBI. Brinkmeyer, Sarah Reeves and Jessica Hardy also had hits.
Bethany Clayton had two sacrifice flies. Sikeston's junior varsity team (3-0) will compete in the Jackson tournament on Saturday.