JACKSON -- After a disappointing performance against Dunklin County on Wednesday, Sikeston's American Legion baseball team rebounded on Thursday, hammering Jackson 12-1 in nine innings.
Post 114 banged out 18 hits in the win, improving to 11-4 overall and 5-1 in district play.
"After last night's ballgame, where we didn't play very well, the kids really bounced back tonight and played a good, solid game," said Sikeston coach Charlie Dye. "We swung the bats well and everybody contributed, up and down the lineup. It was good to see after the loss we took against Dunklin County."
Jake Priday was in the can't-miss zone, batting 3-for-4 with a home run and a double. He finished with one RBI and scored a run.
"Jake really hit the ball hard tonight," said Dye. "All three of his hits were right on the nose."
Blake DeWitt was also solid at the plate, batting 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and scored a run. And he was even more productive on the mound, picking up the win.
In six innings of work DeWitt allowed no runs, five hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
"Blake pretty much set the tone, holding them scoreless through six innings," said Dye. "He really threw the ball well. He also hit the ball hard. He had two hits and they made two other good plays on him."
Adam Garrett came on in relief and threw the final three frames. He gave up one run and three hits with six Ks. On offense, Garrett was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Mark Adam Wade was 2-for-4 with a run, Nathan Eaves was 2-for-2 with three runs, and Andrew Lambert was 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and a run.
Scotty Keenan went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Jake Kimball blasted a home run in the fourth inning, driving in two RBIs. Dustin Kelly also contributed a hit.
"We hit the ball hard as a team all night long," said Dye. Sikeston will be back in action on Saturday, traveling to Chaffee for a 6 p.m. game.