CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog softball team made the most of limited offensive production in a 2-0 win over Cape Central on Tuesday.
In a matchup of district opponents, Sikeston (4-4) plated an unearned run in the first, then added an insurance run in the fifth.
Paige Silverthorn, aboard on walks each time, scored both Lady Bulldog runs. In the first, Silverthorn led off with a base on balls, advanced to second on a one-out walk to Molly Brinkmeyer, then crossed the plate on a Central error on Beth Ziegenhorn's bunt attempt.
Brinkmeyer, who led Sikeston with a 2-for-3 day, singled home Silverthorn in the fifth after she was sacrificed to second on Erin Wibbenmeyer's bunt.
Brinkmeyer pitched the complete-game win, allowing four hits with six strikeouts.
Wibbenmeyer and Kaycie Williams shared the other two Sikeston hits.
Sikeston coach Tiffany King praised her team's defensive effort, singling out two potential game-saving catches.
"Overall, our defense looked a lot better," she said. "We had two good plays, both diving catches, in the outfield by Kaitlyn Turnbow and Elizabeth Heeb."
Sikeston hosts Kelly today at 4 p.m.
DELTA - The Delta softball team defeated East Prairie 9-1 on Tuesday.
Delta fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first but exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the first and tacked on two more runs in the second.
Delta's Kayla Seabaugh was the winning pitcher, throwing all seven innings and allowing one run off one hit. She struck out 11 and walked three.
She also went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. Kacie Seabaugh had a double and an RBI. Sara Blattel had a double and an RBI.
Lydia Thomure was the losing pitcher for East Prairie. She threw seven innings and allowed nine runs (eight earned) off seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Branum and Tiplett each collected singles.
Delta (2-6) will host Naylor at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
MARION -- A late goal lifted Marion (Ill.) past Sikeston on Tuesday.
With the score deadlocked at 1-1, Marion netted the game-winner at the 78-
minute mark for a 2-1 victory.
Sikeston (1-3) had handled Marion rather easily in a 5-2 win at the Notre Dame Soccerfest last weekend.
"They just outplayed us tonight," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long.
Marion struck first with a goal by Andrew Sadler, assisted by Chris Brown, at the 30-minute mark and held the 1-0 lead into the half.
Sikeston's Dakota Trevino tallied the game-tying goal on an assist from Blake Taylor, 15 minutes into the second half.
Then, at the 78-minute mark, Marion's Eli Bradley spiked a cross from Brown for the final 2-1 margin.
"It was a great goal," said Long. "(Scott) Droddy had no chance."
Bulldog goalie Scott Droddy stopped 12 Marion shots. Sikeston outshot Marion by a slim 15-14 margin.
Sikeston's junior varsity suffered a 2-0 loss to Marion.
The Bulldogs host Kennett today at 5 p.m. in a junior varsity/varsity matchup.
SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldog tennis team dropped both its varsity and junior varsity matches to Jackson on Tuesday.
Jenni DeWitt and Tess Marshall, Sikeston's No. 1 and No. 2 singles players who also team on the No. 1 doubles duo, garnered the only wins for the Lady Bulldogs in the 3-6 varsity loss.
DeWitt kept her unblemished singles streak alive at 4-0 and she and Marshall remained undefeated as a doubles team with their fourth straight.
Marshall staged a strong comeback, fighting back from an 0-4 deficit to win her singles match 8-6.
"Tess had a great day," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "She played great in both doubles and singles."
The Sikeston junior varsity fell 0-6 to Jackson.
1. Jenni Dewitt (S) def. Shannon Cobb, 8-0.
2. Tess Marshall (S) def. Alynda Lane, 8-6.
3. Sarah Hinkebein (J) def. Danielle Ahlfield, 8-1.
4. Sarah Detring (J) def. Emily Bowman, 8-2.
5. Ellyn Beil (J) def. Ellie Hensley, 8-0.
6. Emile Haff (J) def. Brittney Bard, 8-4.
1. DeWitt/Marshall (S) def. Drum/Hinkebein, 8-0.
2. Cobb/Lane (J) def. Ahlfield/Bowman, 8-3.
3. Detring/Beil (J) def. Hensley/Bard, 8-0.
Junior varsity results
1. Maura Neader (J) def. Megan Underhill, 6-0.
2. Kami Miinch (J) def. Emily Pace, 6-2.
3. Ashley Sneatheu (J) def. Caroline Murray, 6-3.
4. Allison Kelper (J) def. Taylor Allen. (score unreported)
1. Penzel/Terry (J) def. Underhill/Pace, 6-0.
2. Balz/Hoffman (J) def. Murray/Allen, 6-0.
SIKESTON - The Charleston Bluejays junior varsity football team traveled west to Sikeston on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs at Sikeston Public School Stadium and left with a 26-8 victory.
Poor tackling and costly fumbles hurt Sikeston in the first half. The Bluejays took advantage to race out to a 14-0 lead at half. The Bulldogs fumbled the football three times in the half and lost one.
Sikeston did score in the fourth quarter as running back, Gavilan Bland, capped a long Bulldog drive with a 13-yard touchdown run. During the drive, quarterback, Joey Williams, delivered impressive passes to wideout, James Bonner for significant gains.
Sikeston was led in rushing by Bland who had 10 carries for 36 yards and the touchdown. Tyler Dame chipped in with four carries for 12 yards.
On the passing side, Williams completed 3-for-5 passing for 48 yards. Bonner had two receptions for 42 yards and caught a two-point conversion from Williams. Cody Anderson caught one pass for six yards.
The Bulldogs were led in tackles by Bland who totaled seven tackles on the night. Sherwin Jones and Clayton Mayfield each had five tackles.
The junior varsity Bulldogs will next travel to Cape Central next Monday for kickoff scheduled for 4 p.m.