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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Lady Bulldogs defeat Jackson

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Sikeston's Paige Silverthorn fouls off a pitch during Monday's game.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team took advantage of some poor base running and fielding by the Jackson Lady Indians to take a 3-2 win at the Sikeston Complex.

Jackson committed four errors on the day and had a runner thrown out at third base to cap off their struggles. Of Sikeston's three runs, two were unearned.

Molly Brinkmeyer pitched a complete game for the Lady Bulldogs, allowing two runs, eight hits, struck out two batters and walked none. In addition to stellar pitching, Brinkmeyer made the defensive play of the game as she snagged a line-drive that would have scored a run for Jackson.

"Our defense stepped up today and we are starting to turn this season around," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King.

The Lady Indians tallied the first runs of the game as they scored twice in the top of the first. Jessica Pitts led of with a single and scored on a double by Amanda Pitts.

Amanda Pitts would score on an RBI-single by Kelci Keith as Jackson would lead 2-0.

Sikeston would rally with two runs in their half of the first as Brinkmeyer would lead-off with a single. Beth Ziegenhorn would reach on an error.

Erin Wibbenmeyer would drive in Brinkmeyer with a sacrifice and Ziegenhorn would score the second run on a wild pitch thrown by Jackson's starting pitcher, Jordan Cook. The score would be tied 2-2 after the first inning.

The Lady Bulldogs would break the tie in the bottom of the fourth as Kaycie Williams would reach first base on a throwing error by Cook of Jackson.

Williams would score the go-ahead run on an RBI-single by Brinkmeyer. Sikeston would lead 3-2 after four innings.

Brinkmeyer allowed only one hit after the third inning and Sikeston would defeat Jackson 3-2.

The Lady Indians out-hit Sikeston eight hits to six, with Roxanne Miller leading the way for Jackson going 3-for-3. Jessica Pitts would go 2-for-4 with a run scored. Amanda Pitts and Keith would have the only RBIs for Jackson as both got one apiece.

Chelsea McDowell would single to round out the hitting for Jackson (7-13).

For Sikeston, Brinkmeyer went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Ziegenhorn would single, steal a base and scored a run. Wibbenmeyer notched an RBI for the Lady Bulldogs and Williams scored a run.

Paige Silverthorn, Jessica Porter and Emily Coffee would all get a single for Sikeston.

While Brinkmeyer went the entire way for Sikeston on the mound, Cook for Jackson went 3 1/3 innings allowing five hits and three runs. Darla Mangles went the rest of the way for the Lady Indians striking out three and allowing no hits past the fourth inning.

Sikeston (8-10) will host the Lady Tigers of Cape Central today at 4 p.m.