SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldogs (3-13) defeated Fredericktown 2-0 in a soccer match played in sloppy conditions at the Sikeston Sports Complex on Thursday.
Allison Blurton netted both Sikeston goals, assisted by Keshia Presley on the first at the 12-minute mark and Ashley Lowe on the second at the 53-minute mark.
"We controlled the game from the outset," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long, whose team outshot the opposition 25-4. "A positive is Blurton, our go-to player, is starting to round into form after returning from foot surgery."
Sikeston goalie Audra Wooley recorded the shutout with four saves.
The game previewed the district opener for fourth-seeded Sikeston which will face No. 5 Fredericktown at Notre Dame High School on Saturday at 2 p.m.
ORAN -- East Prairie and Oran battled into extra innings on Thursday to decide the Scott-Mississippi Conference championship in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Oran prevailed 6-3 on Garrett Roslen's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.
East Prairie (15-5) suffered its first conference loss to go 4-1, while Oran (17-3) finished undefeated at 5-0 to claim its second straight conference title.
East Prairie had mounted a seventh-inning comeback to tie the contest before Roslen's walk-off blast. Trailing 3-1, a run-scoring error and Danny Bryant's RBI single knotted the score at 3-3.
"We didn't quit and that's what makes them a special bunch," said East Prairie coach Jason Aycock. "East Prairie is very proud of this team."
Both starters, Oran's Matt Seyer and East Prairie's Ben Walters, went the distance in the competitive matchup. Seyer picked up the win while allowing one earned run on eight hits with eight strikeouts, one walk and three hit batsmen.
Walters, the hard-luck loser, was charged with three earned runs on eight hits. He struck out nine and walked four.
East Prairie drew first blood with a run in their initial at-bat. Oran grabbed the lead with two runs in the third, then added another, unearned, in the fifth.
Jacob Poore, Preston Shoemaker and Bryant led East Prairie with two hits each, as did Austin Dumey and Roslen for Oran.
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles, behind Hanna Seyer's two-hit pitching, shut out East Prairie 10-0 in a Scott-Mississippi Conference game on Thursday.
Carmen Duncan's bases-loaded double plated three in a seven-run fourth inning.
Until the fourth, Oran (9-5) held a slim 2-0 lead in the eventual five-inning mercy run-rule game.
Duncan slammed three doubles in a 3-for-4 performance, while Tori St. Cin added two hits in three trips with one RBI. Tiffany Glastetter went 1-for-1 with two runs batted in.
Seyer (3-3) went the distance, striking out two and walking one.