CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Charleston tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory against Carbondale on Tuesday.
Blake Branum suffered the only defeat in singles play for the Bluejays, falling 10-11 (0-7) to Bryce Basler.
In singles: Alec Peterson won 10-4 over Moltan Kachgal; Derek Hoppe beat Josh Porter 10-3; Less Hess won 10-1 over Brian Zorgham; Jake Garrard beat Nathan Lee 10-1; and Drew Kemp beat Eric Kidd 10-4.
In doubles, Peterson and Hess beat Kachgal and Zorgham 8-1; Hoppe and Branum beat Basler and Porter 8-4; and Garrard and Kemp beat Kashuap Tadisina and Tory Pegetti 9-8 (8-6).
Charleston will host St. Mary's today at 4 p.m.
"As a whole, we've been playing better in doubles and singles," said Charleston head coach Mitch Baker. "We played pretty well, but we have a lot to work on. We're not very consistent right now. We play great for a while then we have too many unforced errors."
On Monday afternoon, Charleston lost to a tough Lone Oak (Ky.) team 7-2.
The Bluejays were able to win only one singles match and one doubles match with Lee Hess taking out Drew Robinson 8-6 in singles and Derek Hoppe and Blake Branum downing Robinson and Peng Zhang 8-2 in doubles.
Charleston standout Alec Peterson was forced to forfeit his single match with Elliott Treece at 2-3 because of illness while Hoppe lost 2-8 to Brad Robbins, Branum lost 0-8 to Thomas Bailey, Jake Garrard fell 3-8 to Zhang and Drew Kemp lost 3-8 to Adam Perry.
In doubles, Peterson/Hess lost 6-8 to Treece/Robbins and Gerrard/Kemp lost 3-8 to Bailey/Penn.
SCOTT CITY - Scott City outhit Perryville but fell six runs short in a 13-7 home loss Tuesday in high school baseball action.
Jonathon Barr and Seth Ward each had three hits for Scott City (1-3).
Scott City had 13 hits overall, while Perryville had 11. Cory Buerck had three hits and pitched a complete game for Perryville (7-2).
The Pirates had five triples, including two by Shaun Roth.
BELL CITY - Cody Bailey was the winning pitcher and had two hits in Bell City's nonconference win at home. David Scheible also had two hits for the Cubs (3-1). He had the team's only extra-base hit and drove in two runs.
DELTA - Delta scored seven runs in the final three innings but lost at home. Dusty Hess hit a home run, and Jerry Seabaugh and Vince Flores had two hits apiece for the Bobcats (0-5).
JACKSON - Jackson scored 10 runs in the first inning and picked up a home win in five innings.
Jason Meystedt pitched three innings for the Indians (5-1), giving up only two hits and striking out eight.
Offensively, Meystedt went 2-for-2 with a home run.
PATTON - Matt Upchurch pitched five innings and allowed five hits in a road win. Scott Crader had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs for Woodland (5-1).
Brian Miinch had two hits for Meadow Heights.
SCOTT CITY - Scott City banged out 10 hits and won in six innings.
Ashton Phillips had two hits including a home run.
DEXTER - Chaffee remained unbeaten with a road win. Mallory Kiefer led the Red Devils (6-0) with four hits.
CHARLESTON - Oak Ridge won a slugfest, as the teams combined for 39 hits. Kelsey Schaper led the Blue Jays (2-1) with four hits. Amanda King, Melinda Schoen and Haley Ponder each had three hits.
DELTA - Sarah Cook struck out five and only allowed three hits in a Bobcats victory.
Ashley Elliot led Delta's (3-1) nine-hit attack with a 2-for-3 performance.
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PATTON - Sasha Hutson pitched four innings and picked up two hits in a road win.
Sierra Roberts, Jenna Greer and Kyla Hahn each added two hits for Woodland (6-2).
PERRYVILLE - Central moved above .500 with a road win. Heidi Pilsner, Lee Thomas, Jennifer Morris and Lauren Thompson scored for the Tigers (5-4). Assists went to Mallory Wilson and Megan Orr.
Chelsea Burns recorded the shutout.
MARION, Ill. -- Molly Hartmann scored twice and added an assist as Jackson won at Marion, Ill.
Alecia Howard and Elizabeth Nussbaum also scored for Jackson (6-3-1). Rebecca Richbourg, Stacy Streor and Randi Kraust added assists. Kylie Werner and Logan Johnson had the shutout.
PERRYVILLE - St. Vincent improved to 3-0 in Jefferson County Conference play with a five-stroke victory at Perryville Country Club.
Zachary Richardet was medalist, shooting a 6-over-par 41 for the Indians (3-1). Danny Rellergert (45), Grant Pingel (46) and Patrick Sigmund (48) rounded out the scoring.
(Some information provided by the Southeast Missourian)