WARDELL -- Oran dropped its first game of the season, suffering a 1-0 loss to North Pemiscot on Monday.
With winds gusting to 20 mph, Oran's Chase Seyer and North Pemiscot's Tomlin engaged in a pitchers' duel.
Seyer, the losing pitcher, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out four. Tomlin tossed the shutout win while giving up one hit, striking out five and walking five.
In the fifth inning, North Pemiscot's leadoff batter reached on an error and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Then a soft liner found a hole in the Eagle infield, plating the game's only tally.
Ryan Bouge singled for the lone Oran hit.
Oran (3-1) stays on the road at Scott City on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Junior lefty Josh Marshall hurled a one-hit shutout, leading Charleston to a 14-0 run-rule win over Meridian on Monday.
Marshall went five innings, striking out 13 of the 15 he faced and issuing one base on balls.
"I was very happy with the way Josh threw the ball in his first varsity start," said Charleston coach Chris Stanfield.
Marshall also shared the top hitting performance with John Robert Goodin. Both had three hits apiece.
Brink Naile and Phillip Wise contributed to the Bluejays' 11-hit offense with two hits each.
Wise, Marshall and Naile had two RBIs each.
Charleston (2-2) hosts Kelly on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Kelly jumped ahead 7-0 after one inning and won in five at home. Caleb Daughettee, Kendal Deason and Kent Deason had two hits apiece for Kelly (2
-1). Spencer Ayers had three RBIs, and Daughettee and Kendal Deason had two RBIs apiece. Russell Carroll struck out five in four innings for the win.
Scott City's seventh-inning rally fell short on the road. The Rams scored two in the seventh but could not bring home the equalizer. Mark Johnston struck out seven and walked none in six innings for the Rams (0-3). Jason Schenimann had a pair of hits for Scott City.
Advance scored six runs in the fifth and six innings to pull away from visiting Bernie.
Advance's Jared Lacy, a sophomore in his first year of high school baseball, delivered a two-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth to put the Hornets over the top.
Daryl Wade pitched five innings to win on the mound, and he also added two hits at the plate. Cody Roper and Trenton Moses each had three hits, and Kevin Adkins and Rusty Hendricks added two hits apiece for Advance (3-0).
Terry Wagner went 4-for-4 to lead Meadow Heights to a home victory. Heath Fulton picked up his first win on the mound and had two hits at the plate. Joel Hahs and Zack Bynum also added two hits for Meadow Heights (2-2). Eric Seiler led Leopold with two hits.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston golf team finished six shots behind Cape Central, 168-174, in a dual match at the Sikeston Country Club on Monday.
E.C. Atchison led the Bulldogs with a 39 on the par-36 layout. Martin Schaefer carded a 42, Darris Butler a 46 and Zed Hagen a 47. Central's Blake Driskell earned medalist honors with a 1-over 37.
Sikeston meets Notre Dame at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson on Wednesday.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Sikeston's track and field team had no finish higher than third, but placed well enough to claim fifth place in the 15-team Murphysboro Invitational on Saturday.
"We had some pretty decent performances but we have a long way to go," said Sikeston coach Jerry Dement.
"It was just decent. We didn't have any standouts."
Senior Joe Johnson captured the lone third place with a discus toss of 132'-4" and also placed seventh in the shot put at 42'.
Another senior, Felante Larry, placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 21'-0", sixth in the triple jump at 41'-9" and competed on two fourth-place relay teams, the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200.
Larry's running mates on the 400 relay were Brandon Williams, Apollo Patterson and Tyler Woodson. The team was clocked in 44.5 seconds. Tommy Strong, Brandon Washington, Williams and Larry were timed in 1:34 in the 800 relay.
Trey Stone finished fourth (11-6) in the pole vault and Patterson placed eighth (19-9) in the long jump.
Strong (23.2) and David Stovall (23.6) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 200 meters, freshman Brandon Wright placed eighth (54:
0) in the 400 meters and Taylor Old took eighth in the discus at 122 feet.
Added Dement, "We're showing a little bit of improvement. We're very young and we're building for the end of the season."
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team pulled a near-sweep of Kennett, dropping one singles match on the way to an 8-1 win on Monday.
"It was good to get a win," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We're getting better, we just need more match experience. Hopefully, our guys are seeing that consistency is a must in high school tennis. We've got to continue to cut down on mistakes, learn to play in the wind a little better."
1. Marc Leible (S) def. Phillip Snider, 8-0.
2. Chris Matthews (S) def. Dustin Sullivan, 8-1.
3. Dustin Lancaster (K) def. Grant Ingram, 2-8.
4. Clayton Matthews (S) def. Jake Vavak, 8-3.
5. Logan Hampton (S) def. Dustin Skelton, 8-3.
6. Charlie Jones (S) def. Jason Garner, 8-0.
Leible/Chris Matthews (S) def. Snider/Lancaster, 8-2.
Ingram/Hampton (S) def. Sullivan/Vavak, 8-2.
Clayton Matthews/Jones (S) def. Skelton/Garner, 8-1.
JV winners: (singles) Craig Millington, Andrew Powell, Ross Bucher, Justin Deere, Seth Colwick; (doubles) Millington/Powell, Bucher/Deere.
The Bulldogs also fared well in a weekend tournament at Farmington, finishing second by a mere point to the host champion.
Team scores were: Farmington 25, Sikeston 24, Dexter 19, St. Pius X 10, Potosi 4, Poplar Bluff 4.
Said James, "I'm pleased with the progress the boys are making. They've got good attitudes and I think we'll continue to get better as the season goes on." Individually, the tournament was split into six individual flights, according to players' rankings.
No. 1-singles player Leible was the only Sikeston individual champion, while Ingram, Clayton Matthews and Hampton had second-place finishes in their respective flights.
Chris Matthews and Charlie Jones rounded out the Bulldog scoring with third places.
FARMINGTON - 1st flight: Marc Leible took first place; defeated Kyle Mooney of St. Pius (8-4), Jake Smith of Dexter (9-7), Patrick Singer of Farmington (8
-1) in the finals.
2nd flight: Chris Matthews took third place; lost to Brad Green of Farmington (8-3); defeated Perry Salyer of Poplar Bluff in third-place match (8-0).
3rd flight: Grant Ingram (S) took second place; defeated Curtis Davis of Potosi (8-5); defeated Matt Scaglione of St. Pius (8-2); lost to Gabe Smith of Dexter (0-8) in the championship.
4th flight: Clayton Matthews took second place; defeated Will Norveil of Potosi (8-4); lost to Nimah Jamal of St. Pius (1-8) in championship.
5th flight: Charlie Jones took third place; lost to Justin Arnold of Farmington (4-8); defeated John Price of Poplar Bluff (8-3) in third-place match.
6th flight: Logan Hampton took second place; defeated Gary Hollinsworth of Potosi (8-0); defeated Bob Vogt of St. Pius (8-1); Lost to Jordan Villmer of Farmington (3-8) in finals.