EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie shut down Charleston en route to a 10-0 five-
inning run-rule win on Tuesday.
"We were flat," said Charleston coach Chris Stanfield. "Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for us and everything they did went right."
Preston Shoemaker got the win for East Prairie, going four innings while giving up three hits with five strikeouts and three walks. Zach Secoy mopped up the victory with one no-hit inning with one strikeout and one walk.
East Prairie scored two in the first, three in the second, one in the third and four in the fifth. Taylor White's RBI single in the fifth drove home the game-
Leading the Eagle's 11-hit attack was White with three hits in three at-bats and three RBIs. Shoemaker went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Hunter Jones and Danny Bright also collected two hits apiece.
Spencer Whitehead, who went one-plus innings, was tagged with the loss, Charleston's third against two wins. Tyler McCann relieved and finished. Tommy Starr went 2-for-2 for the Bluejays and Dustin McCann had the other hit.
Charleston's Stanfield praised the work of East Prairie's Jason Aycock and his staff for their successful effort in preparing the rain-soaked field for play.
Charleston travels to NMCC for a 4 p.m. game on Friday, then opens the East Prairie Tournament on Saturday at 10 a.m. against Meridian of Mounds, Ill.
ORAN -- Oran, led by freshman Caleb Seyer's two home runs, blasted Bloomfield 17-2 in a run-rule game on Tuesday.
Caleb Seyer went 4-for-4 with five RBIs while Austin Dumey weighed in with three hits in four at-bats and Chase Seyer added two hits in three trips with two RBIs.
Trevor Irwin earned the win with three innings of one-hit pitching. He was charged with one unearned run, struck out two, walked none and hit two batsmen. Kody Campbell relieved, allowing one run on one hit with no strikeouts and two walks.
Oran (5-1) hosts Poplar Bluff on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
KENNETT -- New Madrid County Central defeated Kennett 6-3 in girls softball on Tuesday.
Karrah Tanner picked up the win with 11 strikeouts and eight walks behind an errorless NMCC defense.
Amelia Porter and Heather Redd led the Lady Eagle offense with three hits apiece. Porter had two doubles and Redd, a double and a triple.
Andrea Williamson, Laura Carter, Ashley Wrather and Tanner chipped in with two hits each.
NMCC (4-1) hosts East Prairie on Thursday.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 5-3 road victory against Poplar Bluff on Tuesday after rain showers shortened the match.
"I'm glad we finally got to play and were fortunate enough to get a win today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "It started raining, but luckily we got enough wins for it to qualify as a match. We've had some tough luck the past several days due to the weather, so we were a bit sluggish today I thought. We're continuing to make some of the same mistakes that we've been making, but hopefully we can get into a routine and start playing a little better, a little more consistently."
Here are the results from Tuesday's match with Sikeston players listed first.
1. Marc Leible def. Ben Nunnery, 8-1
2. Chris Matthews def. Aaron Aden, 8-5
3. Grant Ingram def. Sean Killpack, 8-4
4. Logan Hampton lost to Brennan Norman, 6-8
5. Clayton Matthews def. Perry Salyer, 5-8
6. Charlie Jones led Joe Killpack, 2-1 (suspended due to rain)
Leible/Chris Matthews def. Nunnery/S. Killpack, 8-0
Ingram/Hampton lost to Aden/J. Killpack, 8-9 (4-7)
Clay Matthews/Charlie Jones def. Norman/Salyer, 8-2
JV winners: Craig Millington/Andrew Powell in doubles, Ross Bucher/Justin Deere in doubles. All other matches were rained out.
"I preach consistency every day, but I just can't stress it enough," said James. "We've got to improve in that area and we've got to limit our unforced errors and double faults. We're giving up way too many points by double faults and unforced errors. I still think we'll improve, we just need to to get a lot more matches under our belt. On a positive note, I thought we got really good singles matches from Marc Leible, Chris Matthews and Grant Ingram. Marc and Chris really looked pretty sharp in doubles and Charlie Jones and Clayton Matthews had a really good doubles effort today, I thought."
Sikeston will host Charleston tomorrow at 4 p.m.