SIKESTON -- The Sikeston golf team battled strong winds at the Bootheel Golf Course Wednesday and lost to Cape Central 163-167.
"We had several golfers fail to perform today and we paid the price," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Cape shot steady in the 30 mile an hour wind while we didn't."
Sikeston's E. C. Atchison and Cape Central's Todd Obergoenner both shot two over par 38's to lead their respective teams. Sikeston's Matt Bain shot a 40 while Clint Bohannon and Derris Butler shot 43 and 46 respectively.
"We know we have to shot 42's or better to win with one or two players shooting in the 30's and that just didn't happen today," Oetting said. "We'll be in action again today with Bluff whom may be and even stronger team. We have a chance to redeem ourselves.
Cape Central downed the Sikeston junior varsity 179-189. Dustin Monroe shot a 44 for the Bulldogs while Ed Pike shot a 45, Garret Wagoner shot a 49 and Trey Oetting shot a 51.
Sikeston is back in action this afternoon when they host Poplar Bluff at the Bootheel Golf Club.
DELTA - The Oran Eagles baseball team graduated almost the entire team from last year.
But it didn't look like it on Wednesday as they posted a 12-1, five-inning victory at Delta in a Scott-Mississippi Conference game.
Senior hurler Matt Seyer was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings and allowing two hits and one run. He struck out nine and walked three. Austin Dumey threw one inning of scoreless relief, striking out the side.
Seyer helped his own cause by going 2-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Joey Williams went 2-3 with two doubles and four RBIs.
Others were Trevor Irwin (2-3), Garrett Roslen (1-4), Brent Graviett (1-1, RBI) and Chase Seyer (1-2, 2B).
Delta's Tanner Baggett was saddled with the loss in three innings of work. He allowed three runs (one earned) off three hits with one strikeout.
Cody Crowden hit a solo home run for Delta. Clark Johnson had the Bobcats' other hit.
Oran will host Zalma on Friday.
CHAFFEE - Central's pitchers handcuffed Chaffee's hitters, and the Tigers took advantage of a pair of Chaffee errors to win their season opener 8-0 Wednesday at Chaffee.