SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Bombers waited through a 40-minute rain delay, then went on to defeat the Union City (Tenn.) Greyhounds 5-3 on Monday.
The third win in four games evened the Bombers' record at 9-9, just 2 1/2 games behind Union City (9-6) for second place in the Kitty League standings.
On Sunday, the Bombers saw a two-game win streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to the league-leading Farmington Firebirds.
Proof that good teams seem to catch breaks while struggling teams don't, evidenced itself on Monday when the Firebirds met the last-place Fulton (Ky.) Railroaders.
The Railroaders (1-14) took a 4-0 lead into the third inning when the rains came and washed out the contest. Fulton was in position to possibly halt a nine-game losing streak.
On Saturday at VFW Stadium, the Bombers edged second-place Union City, 2
-1, behind Brent Telano's solid pitching performance.
Telano survived a shaky start when the Greyhounds loaded the bases with no outs in the first.
He escaped the jam with only one run allowed, then shut down Union City the rest of the way.
Sikeston's Sean Coker blasted a solo home run in the first inning.
At Fulton, on Wednesday, the Bombers banged 14 hits in a 14-7 romp over the Railroaders.
Ingel Silva led the Bombers with four RBIs and Telano added a two-run homer.
The Bombers were scheduled to meet Union City on Tuesday. Results were unavailable at press time.