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Junior Legion splits with Mayfield

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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Sikeston Junior Legion player Seth Baker throws a pitch during the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Unit 114 Junior Legion baseball team picked up a 4-1 win against Mayfield Post 26 (4-3) in the first game of two on Monday, improving to 13-7 on the season.

After an 0-4 showing at the Dyer County Tournament in Dyersburg, Tennessee, Sikeston rode starting pitcher Kody Campbell's stellar complete game performance to the much-needed victory.

"Kody threw a great game for us," said Sikeston head coach Jeff Limbaugh. "Our pitching was shot after the tournament. It really helped for him to come in and pitch the whole game for us."

The first score of the game came on a throwing error in the top of the second by Post 114 that resulted in a run for Mayfield. Sikeston responded in their half of the inning when Silas Dill knocked in Garrett Limbaugh with a single.

The rest of Sikeston's runs came in the sixth. After a walk to Campbell and a sacrifice bunt, Caleb Seyer smacked a triple that easily sent his pitcher across the pate. With two outs in the inning, Post 114 got more insurance when Austin Williams scored Seyer and Dill with a big double.

Campbell then went back to the hill in the seventh and final inning and shut down a solid Mayfield team to secure the big win for his team.

"Mayfield is a good team," said Limbaugh. "It was a good game for us to win after the weekend."

Campbell allowed only two hits and one unearned run, while striking out eight and walking one on his way to the complete game victory. Pitcher Garrett Sullivan of Mayfield was slapped with the loss.

Sikeston's leading hitters were Silas Dill (2-2, RBI, run), Nick Lambert (2-3), Austin Williams (1-3, double, 2 RBIs), Caleb Seyer (1-3, triple, RBI, run), Josh Jackson (1-4) and Chase Ferrell (1-1).

In Monday's second game, Mayfield came from behind to score four runs in the last inning to defeat Sikeston 6-4.

Seth Baker started for Sikeston and went four innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He also had three strike outs and four walks. Paul Bucher pitched the fifth and final inning to get the loss.

Leading hitters for Sikeston were Clayton Mayfield (1-2, 2 RBIs, run), Zach Secoy (1-2, double, stolen base) and Cody Anderson (1-2, run).

Sikeston Junior Legion is at Jackson for two district games on Tuesday.