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Junior Legion squad sweeps Chester

Sunday, June 16, 2002

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Post 114 Junior American Legion team swept Chester (Ill.) in a double header on Friday, winning the first game 6-4 and the second 13-2 in five innings.

Post 114 (11-7) has won five of its last six games.

"When we play defense, obviously, we're a better team," said Sikeston coach Jeff Limbaugh. "We've got the pitching. If we can get our defense on par, we should fair pretty well."

In the first game of Friday's double bill, Ross Meredith got the complete-game win. In seven innings, he allowed three hits and three walks with one strikeout.

At the plate, Richard Landers paced Sikeston, batting 3-for-4 with a run. Other hits came from Cullen DeHart, Ben Pyles, Matt Limbaugh and Jordan Penn.

Chester's Steve McCoy was charged with the loss. Chester saw hits from Waller, Muith and Valleroy.

In the second game, DeHart pitched the first four innings for Sikeston, allowing one walk with six strikeouts. Pyles came on in relief and threw the final frame, giving up one walk. Offensively, Jordan Kimball was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Landers was 2-for-3 with two runs, and Pyles was 2-for-2 with a two-RBI double and a run-scoring single.

DeHart, Josh Miller, Tyler Baker, Eric Chappell and Andy Gantner also contributed hits.

Chester's Marv Flemming was charged with the loss. Waller and Surman had the team's only hits.

Sikeston's Junior Legion squad will travel to Poplar Bluff on Monday at 3 p.m. for a district game.