POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston girls soccer team fell below .500 Thursday afternoon, losing to Poplar Bluff 4-0.
The Lady Mules scored three first half goals, including two by Samantha Gains to take a 3-0 lead into intermission.
"They've got a really good team," said Sikeston coach Derek Long. "They've got a great passing scheme and we got caught standing around a little bit in the first half."
"We picked it up in the second half. I put Amber Coffey on Gains in the second half and she didn't let her have a goal. I thought she and Tiffany Robison did a good job on defense."
Sikeston who was outshot 21-8 for the game, got 17 saves from goalies Audra Wooley and Molly Brinkmeyer.
"We just had trouble getting our shots off," Long said. "They had a real suffocating defense."
The Lady Bulldog junior varsity also lost to Poplar Bluff 1-0 Thursday.
Sikeston will be in action again today when they travel to Illinois to take part in the Carbondale Tournament.
OAK RIDGE -- The Oran Lady Eagles used a 12 run fifth inning to put away Oak Ridge 19-3 Thursday afternoon.
Oran pitcher Jami Pobst moved her record to 3-0 on the season, striking out eight and allowing only two hits and one walk in five innings.
"We came out and played really good today especially considering the layoff we had," said Oran coach Travis Spane. "Jami pitched outstanding and we played solid defense behind her."
Oran was led at the plate by Wendy Eftink who was 2-for-3 with a double while scoring three runs. Tory St. Cyn was 3-for-5 with a double and a triple, scoring three runs and driving in another. Lexi Todt was 1-for-3 scoring two runs and knocking in three and Mandy Wood was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Pobst also contributed at the plate hitting a home run and driving in two runs.
Oran will be in action again on Saturday in the Oak Ridge tournament against the winner of the Scott City/Charleston game.
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays fell behind early to Egyptian, Ill. Thursday afternoon and never recovered losing 18-4.
"It was one of those days where everything they did went right and everything we did went wrong," said Charleston coach Chris Stanfield. "I felt we came out pretty flat and they jumped on us early."
Charleston only managed five hits in the game, one each from Josh Marshall, A.H. Marshall, Travis McCann, Rett Thompson and Marcus Dixon. McCann drove in three runs with a triple in the third inning.
Billy Butler of the Bluejays was saddled with the loss, giving up four runs in an inning and a third, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out one.
Charleston will be in action again today when they host NMCC at 4 p.m.
MORLEY -- Scott Central's Josh Woods singled in the winning run after a hit by Jeremy Johnson and walks to James Brown, Daniel Holman and Chris Monroe.
Bell City scored 9 runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to grab the lead but a Holman single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth scored two and cut the Cub lead to 10-8.
Holman, Johnson, Woods and Andrew Pullen all had two hits for Scott Central.
Brown got the win in relief of Holman, giving up four runs in four innings.
Scott Central (2-1) will host Chaffee today at 4 p.m.