EAST PRAIRIE - The Sikeston softball team continued its recent struggles with a 4-0 loss on the road to East Prairie on Thursday.
Sikeston (4-6) managed just two hits in the game as East Prairie's Lydia Thomure threw the complete-game shutout.
Thomure struck out two and walked only one.
Sikeston's Molly Brinkmeyer was the losing pitcher in seven innings, allowing four runs off seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Ali Friend and Kaycie Williams had Sikeston's only hits.
Jade Marcum led East Prairie with two hits, a double and a triple, with two RBIs. Maynard had two hits, Kim Sprinkles had one hit and Thomure also had a hit.
Sikeston will play in the Seckman tournament on Saturday at 7:45 a.m. in Arnold.
BENTON - After Wednesday's 11-inning victory against Sikeston, Kelly came out flat against Jackson and fell 4-0.
Kalie Hughes was the losing pitcher for the Lady Hawks, throwing five innings and allowing three runs off two hits. He walked five and struck out five.
Casey Kern threw two scoreless innings of relief, allowing one walk with one strikeout.
Jackson scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning.
Brittany Ponder, Brittany Brantley, Kern and Jamie Jackson each had one hit for Kelly.
Kelly (6-3) plays today at 3:30 against De Sion's junior varsity in the Incarnate Word tournament in St. Louis.
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's varsity girls tennis team fell to 1-4 in dual matches with a 2-7 loss to Jackson on Thursday.
No. 1 Jenni DeWitt continued her impressive undefeated streak with a fifth straight singles win, 8-2 over Jackson's Jessica Drum, while teaming with Tess Marshall to improve to 5-0 in doubles competition.
Sikeston's No. 4 singles player Emily Bowman and No. 5 Brittney Bohannon were both competitive in 5-8 losses. The two also combined in a close 6-8 doubles' loss.
"It was good to see that some of the scores improved from last time," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt, whose Lady Bulldogs lost 3-6 to Jackson on Tuesday.
Sikeston's junior varsity lost the team competition, 1-6, but captured its lone win in a hard-fought doubles match that went to a tiebreaker.
Megan Underhill and Caroline Murray prevailed 8-7 (11-9 tiebreaker) over Katie Miinch and Logan Birk.
"It was an excellent JV match," said DeWitt.
The JV dropped all six matches in Tuesday's play.
1. Jenni DeWitt (S) def. Jessica Drum, 8-2.
2. Shannon Cobb (J) def. Tess Marshall, 8-3.
3. Alynda Lane (J) def. Danielle Ahlfield, 8-2.
4. Sarah Hinkebein (J) def. Emily Bowman, 8-5.
5. Sarah Detring (J) def. Brittney Bohannon, 8-5.
6. Ellyn Beil (J) def. Ellie Hensley, 8-0.
1. DeWitt/Marshall (S) def. Drum/Detring, 8-0.
2. Cobb/Beil (J) def. Bowman/Bohannon, 8-6.
3. Lane/Hinkebein (J) def. Alhfield/Hensley, 8-1.
Junior varsity results
1. Erinne Haff (J) def. Brittney Bard, 6-0.
2. Maura Neader (J) def. Emily Pace, 6-2.
3. Ashley Sneathen (J) def. Megan Underhill, 6-2.
4. Andrea Penzel (J) def. Caroline Murray, 6-2.
5. Charly Fausett (J) def. Taylor Allen, 6-2.
1. Maddie Rupke/Kami Miinch (J) def. Bard/Pace, 6-1
2. Underhill/Murray (S) def. Katie Miinch/Logan Birk, 8-7 (11-9 tiebreaker).