Coach Tiffany King made some timely changes in her batting lineup that produced results right away as Sikeston raced to a 3-1 lead after the first inning.
"We moved Molly (Brinkmeyer) up to bat first to get her more at-bats," said King, "Molly has been hitting the ball outstanding all year and we feel she can make some positive things happen batting first."
After East Prairie scored a single run in the top of the first, the change in lineup took form as Brinkmeyer led of the bottom of the first with a single.
Paige Silverthorn would drive in Brinkmeyer with an RBI-single making the score 1-1. Erin Wibbenmeyer would single and then steal second and score on a wild pitch. Silverthorn scored on an error as the Lady Bulldogs plated three runs in the first.
In the bottom of the second, Brinkmeyer would drive in Kaycie Williams with a ringing double to right field making the score 4-1.
Beth Ziegenhorn would drive in Brinkmeyer with an RBI-groundout as Sikeston plated two runs in the second making the score 5-1 after two innings.
Sikeston would tally a single run in the bottom of the third as Aly Friend would score on an East Prairie throwing error and Sikeston would lead 6-1 after three innings.
The Lady Bulldogs would plate another run in the bottom of the fifth as Williams would score Kaitlyn Turnbow on an RBI-groundout. Sikeston led 7-1 after five innings.
East Prairie would cut into the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth. In the inning, Lydia Thomure would single, steal second and third and score on a wild pitch by Sikeston.
The second run scored by the Lady Eagles would be produced by an RBI-
groundout by Jade Marcum which would score Mollie Triplett. Those would be the final runs of the game as Sikeston failed to score in their half of the sixth and East Prairie would be shut down in the top of the seventh.
Coach Steve Stokes of the Lady Eagles was pleased with his team's effort despite the loss.
"Overall we played pretty well," said Stokes. "Sikeston had some payback in mind after we beat them and they played some good ball."
East Prairie's only two hits of the game were by Thomure who singled twice, stole three bases and scored a run for the Lady Eagles. Triplett and Marcum would get an RBI apiece for East Prairie.
For Sikeston, Brinkmeyer, Silverthorn and Turnbow would get two hits apiece for the Lady Bulldogs. Wibbenmeyer and Williams would round out the hitting as they both got a hit in the game.
Brinkmeyer, Friend, Silverthorn, Williams and Ziegenhorn would all drive in a run for Sikeston.
On the mound, Thomure went the distance for East Prairie striking out one, walked three and allowed eight hits in the contest.
Brinkmeyer went the distance for Sikeston striking out 10, walked one batter and allowed only two hits.
Sikeston (7-10) will travel to Poplar Bluff today to take on the Lady Mules at 4 p.m. East Prairie (3-3) will also be on the road today as they take on the Kelly Lady Hawks at 4 p.m.
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team entertain the Cape Central Lady Tigers on Wednesday and came away with a 7-2 victory.
Casey Kern pitched a complete game for the Lady Hawks while giving up only three hits, struck out two and walked three.
Kelly would score one run in the bottom of the third, two runs in the bottom of the fifth and would cap off the scoring with four runs scored in the bottom of the sixth.
Cape Central would tally their only two runs of the game in the top of the seventh inning.
Kalie Hughes would lead the Lady Hawks in hitting with a 3-for-4 day with an RBI. Meghan Tetley would go 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Kelly would get single hits from Katiee Moore and Brittany Ponder. Moore would drive in two and Ponder would drive in one run.
Coach Rhonda Ratledge was pleased with her teams performance against the Lady Tigers.
"Casey pitched a great game and overall our team gave great effort today." said Ratledge.
Kelly (11-4) will host the East Prairie Lady Eagles today at 4p.m.