DELTA -- Sikeston girls softball team wrapped up its winningest regular season ever with a 5-3 decision over Delta on Thursday.
The Lady Bulldogs (15-4), with Class 4, District 1 play opening on Monday at Jackson, currently have one more win than the 1981 squad, coached by Connie Spears, which went 14-4.
Sikeston coach Tiffany Glastetter, in her first year at the helm, said, "Overall, this season's performance has been outstanding. I couldn't ask for more from the girls. Going into districts, we're right where we need to be."
Against Delta, Sikeston jumped to a 2-0 first-inning lead, then saw Delta bounce back with three in the bottom of the frame to go ahead 3-2. Sikeston retook the lead with two runs in the fifth and added a final tally in the sixth.
Sikeston, the beneficiary of eight Delta miscues leading to three unearned runs, outhit the Lady Bobcats 12-2.
"Tiffany (Glastetter) has a great ball team," said Delta coach Laura Brown. "She's got some good leaders…and hitters. They came out, from the first pitch of the game, smacking the ball.
"We had a lot of errors, but, at the same time, we made a lot of good plays to keep the score close."
Alli Blurton, the winning pitcher, tossed the two-hitter with six strikeouts and two walks.
Blurton also led the Lady Bulldogs' bats with 3 hits and a RBI. Paige Silverthorn, Aly Friend, Barbara Hobbs and Molly Brinkmeyer collected two hits apiece and Beth Ziegenhorn added one.
Sarah Cook (12-9) took the loss for Delta (12-12), which opens Class 1, District 1 play at Naylor as the No. 1 seed. Cook and Kacie Seabaugh had a hit apiece for the Lady Bobcats. Seabaugh clubbed a two-run triple in the first inning.
Delta faces the No. 4 Thayer vs. No. 5 Couch winner on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Chaffee is the second seed and Naylor is No. 3.