(photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
Freshman Molly Brinkmeyer had a huge game for the Lady Bulldogs, batting 2-for-2 with a home run, a triple, 5 RBIs and scored three runs.
She was also the winning pitcher, allowing three hits and five walks with seven strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of work.
"She did a great job," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "She takes charge, goes out there and does what needs to be done."
Sikeston scored seven in the second inning, then pushed 10 more across the plate in the fourth to put the run-rule into effect.
The Lady Bulldogs scored the 17 runs on 14 hits. Paige Silverthorn was 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, three RBIs and scored three runs. Sarah Reaves was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, four RBIs and scored twice.
Whitney Wallace was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Other hits came from Jessica Owens, Allison Blurton, Misti Clark, Kayla Crocker and Bethany Clayton.
Owens and Blurton each scored two runs and Crocker scored one.
"Tonight, the team played real well," said Hobeck. "We looked much better than we did against Farmington. Our defense was much more solid, and we started hitting the ball."
Allison Blurton pitched the first 1 1/3 innings for Sikeston, giving up four hits and two walks. For East Carter, Danyelle Julian was charged with the loss. Meshal Roark also pitched.
At the plate, the Lady Redbirds were led by Ana Thompson, who was 3-for-4 with a double.
Sikeston (6-8) will travel to Delta on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game.