HAYTI - The East Prairie baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-2 road win against Hayti on Tuesday.
The Eagles got seven innings and eight strikeouts from Ben Walters in getting the win. He allowed four hits, one walk and had a shutout going with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before allowing two unearned runs.
"He started becoming a pitcher until the end of the year last year," said East Prairie head coach Jason Aycock. "Today he showed that he's going to be a good one. He's got great work ethics, he's determined and anytime he's on the mound we'll be able to compete with anybody."
East Prairie's bats were quiet, but effective enough for the victory. Ryan Adams led the way with a hit and two RBIs. Walters helped his own cause with two RBIs.
Preston Shoemaker, Jacob Poore and Josh Boyer each had one hit.
Hayti's Derek Jackson took the loss.
Aycock said beating Hayti is the statement win is team was looking for.
"They're the defending district champions," said Aycock. "I told the guys that's not one of the teams we're supposed to beat, but we've got to get over the hump sometime. It's a big win for us."
East Prairie will play at Naylor on Thursday at 4 p.m.
PERRYVILLE - Perryville brought home six runs in the fourth inning and won at home in five innings. Chad Stelling pitched all five for Perryville (1-1), allowing only three hits, one earned run. Stelling also was the star on offense, picking up three hits. Andrew Yamnitz, David Ochs and Trey Palisch had two hits apiece.
Yamnitz added three RBIs.
OAK RIDGE - Oak Ridge scored four runs in the sixth inning and the game was called due to darkness after the inning, giving the Blue Jays a win at home in its season opener.
Austin Morrison struck out 14 batters and walked only two for Oak Ridge.
Austin Hahs came up with the big hit for the Blue Jays, tying the score in the fifth with a bases-clearing double.
CHAFFEE - Courtney Walter allowed only three hits, and Chaffee had four girls with multiple hits in a home win.
Walter struck out six in five innings for the win. Mallory Kiefer, Kegan Orr, Mindy Hendrix and Molly Fowler had two hits apiece for Chaffee (2-0). Orr led Chaffee with four RBI.
OAK RIDGE - Delta banged out 28 hits as it opened its season with a four-inning rout of Oak Ridge on the road.
The Bobcats (1-0) had five home runs, including two from Tiffany Johnson and one apiece from Kaci Menz, Ashley Martin and Kayla Seabaugh. Delta also had four triples and five doubles.
Johnson and Ashley Elliott each went 4-for-5, and Sarah Cook and Becky Rozmirski both had three hits. Cook, who had two doubles and a triple, allowed just one hit. She struck out seven and walked no one.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Central's boys and girls beat Notre Dame in a dual meet at Central. Central's girls won 102-42. Central got wins from Jennifer Pancoast, Nicole Jackson, Holly Shaffer, Courtney Schuessler, Lauren Loftus and Brianna Egbuka.
Katie Daniel and Amber Karnes were top performers for the Bulldogs. Daniel won the 100 and 300 hurdles, and Karnes won the triple jump and 400. Emily Bira won the 100 for Notre Dame.
On the boys side Notre Dame's distance runners kept the score close in a 91-54 loss. Matt Pfau won the 1,600 and 3,200, Austin Critchlow won the 800 and Notre Dame's 3,200 relay also won. Relay members were Pfau, C.J. Harper, Jason Delgado and Ryan Roggow.
Max Poppen won the 300 hurdles for Notre Dame, and Brandon Job won the high jump.
Central got wins from Gabe Edwards, Marcus Rice (200 and long jump), Mark Egbuka, Darren Neels, Tyler Terry and Calen Wills.