ELLSINORE -- Sikeston's Molly Brinkmeyer tossed a one-hitter to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 6-1 win over East Carter on Tuesday.
Brinkmeyer allowed one unearned run on one hit with 11 strikeouts and one walk.
Precision execution was a key to the Bulldogs' offensive performance.
"We executed well on offense, got our bunts down and moved runners up," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King.
Emily Coffee laid down two bunt basehits as she went 2-for-2 with a RBI.
Paige Silverthorn led all hitters with a 3-for-3 day, including a double and a sacrifice, and three RBIs.
Alli Blurton went 2-for-3 with a double, Beth Ziegenhorn, 1-for-2 with two sacrifices and a RBI and Brinkmeyer helped her cause going 2-for-4 with a double.
Sikeston (10-11) hosts Delta in its final home game on Senior Day on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Sports Complex.
Poplar Bluff 4, Kelly 2
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team lost an extra-inning affair to the visiting Poplar Bluff Lady Mules by a score of 4-2 in nine innings.
Kelly tied the game in the bottom of the seventh by scoring two runs in the inning. Brittany Brantley drove in the two runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Lady Mules pushed across two runs in the top of the ninth that was the difference in the game.
Kalie Hughes led Kelly in hitting as he went 2-for-5 in the game. Brantley, Megan Tetley, Katie Moore, Mindy Robert and Ashley Vetter all had a single for the Lady Hawks. Tetley induced two walks on the day.
Hughes pitched a complete game striking out 13 and allowed only three hits on the game. But her control played a key part in the game as she walked 10 Lady Mules batters in the game.
Kelly (14-8) will face the Chaffee Red Devils in their next action of play.
SIKESTON -- Sikeston tasted victory for the first time in four matches with a 7-2 win over Fredericktown on Tuesday.
"We played a great match," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "Our singles matches came together today and all our doubles teams had a good day." Sikeston (4-8) won four of six singles matches and swept the doubles competition.
The No. singles and No. 1 doubles wins were particularly impressive.
In singles, Sikeston's No. 1 Jenni DeWitt battled Fredericktown's No. 1 Courtney Kemp to an 8-5 victory in a very competitive match. DeWitt ran her unbeaten streak to 12 straight.
In doubles, DeWitt and Tess Marshall held off Kemp and Jodi Cooper, the reigning district doubles champions, for a hotly-contested 9-7 win.
Emily Bowman, Brittney Bohannon and Brittney Bard also captured singles wins. Bowman and Bohannon also teamed for a doubles win as did Bard and Danielle Ahlfield.
There were no junior varsity matches.
Sikeston returns to the court against Dexter today at 4 p.m. for varsity and junior varsity action.
1. Jenni DeWitt (S) def. Courtney Kemp, 8-5.
2. Jodi Cooper (F) def. Tess Marshall, default.
3. Rachel Page (F) def. Megan Underhill, 8-2.
4. Emily Bowman (S) def. Desiree Beckham, 8-4
5. Brittney Bohannon (S) def. Jenna Montgomery, 8-2.
6. Brittney Bard (S) def. Samantha Snow, 8-1.
1. DeWitt/Marshall (S) def. Kemp/Cooper, 9-7.
2. Bowman/Bohannon (S) def. Page/Beckham, 8-2.
3. Danielle Ahlfield/Bard (S) def. Montgomery/Snow, 8-1.
ORAN - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team travelled to Oran on Tuesday and came away with a hard-fought victory over the Lady Eagles in three sets by a score of 25-13, 23-25, 26-24.
Emily Taylor and Kelsey Lawrence led Sikeston in serving with five aces apiece. Quinn Kaiser had four aces on serve.
Kaiser led the Lady Bulldogs in kills with nine on the night. Taylor and Martika Davis were next with five kills apiece on offense.
Rachel Beydler had a good night setting her team up with passes and had 12 assists. Lawrence chipped in with nine assists.
Kaiser and Taylor were stellar on the defensive end of the floor as both got 12 and nine digs respectively in the game.
While Sikeston won the match, head coach Steve Beydler saw room for improvements.
"We got a little complacent and the girls gave Oran a little breathing room and the momentum shifted," said Beydler. "In volleyball, when a team gets momentum, that's a strong emotion swing. Before you know it, we were fighting to maintain a tie and they came back to beat us. That momentum carried into the third game. In the end, we pulled it out. But we should've put it away much earlier."
The junior varsity also notched a victory over Oran by a score of 30-28 and 25-17.
Sikeston (7-10, 1-1 in SEMO Conference) will host Dexter on Thursday with the junior varsity action set for 6 p.m.