"We had major errors on defense today," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "(Cape Central) got a lot of girls on base from defensive errors."
This year's game actually was an improvement for Sikeston, considering the game went five innings. Last year the Lady Tigers did the job in three innings.
Sikeston was looking good, trailing just 1-0 heading into the third inning. But Cape Central opened the floodgates, scoring six runs in the third, two in the fourth and three in the fifth.
"We just couldn't get the bat on the ball," said Hobeck. Sikeston's only hit came from Kerri Jones.
Sophomore Kayla Crocker pitched all five innings for Sikeston, allowing nine hits and six walks with no strikeouts. Cape Central's Schurbusch struck out eight Sikeston batters and threw the one-hitter.
Sikeston (1-5) will host Kelly today at 4 p.m.
BENTON -- Kelly cruised to an uncontested 16-1 victory in just three innings, allowing no hits to East Prairie in the Lady Eagles' first game of the season.
"I felt like we hit the ball real well," said Kelly coach Melanie Heuring. "We were real aggressive running the bases, stealing home when we needed to."
Bridgett Riley pitched all three frames for Kelly, allowing one earned run on no hits and four walks. She took five batters down via strikeout.
"I was expecting a lot better of a game than what we had today," said Heuring. "Bridgett didn't have to pitch much today, but she had some strikeouts. We just need to keep her walks down."
At the plate, Monica Senciboy was 2-for-3. Kelly also saw hits from Chrissy Kluesner, Riley, Alana Burford, Cara Scherer, Ashley Kern, Allison Johnson, and Andrea Kluesner.
Meghen Massey pitched the first 2 2/3 innings for East Prairie, then Michelle Bone came in to throw the final 1/3. Kelly (2-0) will travel to Sikeston today for a 4 p.m. game. East Prairie (0-1) will host Sikeston on Thursday at 4 p.m.