O'FALLON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs took to the road on Saturday and defeated St. Dominic 15-2 in five innings.
The Bulldogs pounded out 11 hits and blew the game open with a seven-run third inning.
Blake DeWitt picked up the win on the mound, throwing all five innings. He allowed two runs off three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.
He also had a two-run home run in the first inning to give the Bulldogs the early lead.
"For driving three hours, I thought we played really well," said Sikeston head coach Kevin Self. "We got up early for the drive up there and were playing an unfamiliar opponent. We never played here before. But it was a good trip."
The Bulldogs scored three runs in the first, added seven in the third, and one in the fourth to take an 11-0 lead. St. Dominic (3-1) scored two in bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 11-2 but they wouldn't get any closer.
The Bulldogs enforced the mercy rule with a four-run fifth inning.
Sikeston junior Nathan Eaves did the most damage, clubbing two doubles and a home run. He had a game-high five RBIs. Lance Rhodes had a double and a triple with three RBIs.