CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team could not get their bats on track at Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon and dropped a tough conference game, 3-2.
"We didn't swing the bats very good today," said Sikeston head coach Kevin Self. "We pitched pretty well, as they only got four or five hits on us. We played good defense, we just couldn't hit."
Sikeston led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, when Notre Dame plated three runs that proved to be the game winner. Sikeston walked the first two Notre Dame hitters in the inning and then they got a couple of hits in the gap that scored two runs.
Notre Dame scored their third run in the sixth on a squeeze play. The pitch by Tyler Dame was high, but the Notre Dame hitter got the bunt down scoring the winning run.
"Our bats looked bad," said Self. "The kid was not overpowering, but we were behind pitches. We needed this win because we haven't played too many teams in our district. Notre Dame seems to always play us tough and we just have to come out of this game and move forward."
Sikeston (12-5) received the top seed in the SEMO Conference Tournament and will await the winner of Kennett and NMCC. The Bulldogs will host their first game of the tournament on Friday at 4 p.m.