EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston Bluejays baseball team gained their first win of the season on Thursday afternoon at East Prairie, 8-4.
Charleston jumped on the Eagles early and led 7-0 after four innings of play. Bluejay starting pitcher Jamie Barber held East Prairie at bay through most of the contest. The Eagles rallied for four runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but it was too little too late.
Senior Tommy Starr led the attack for Charleston going 3-for-4 with two runs driven in. Junior Colin Gilooly also had 2 RBIs for the 'Jays.
Zach Secoy had two hits and Tyler Branam took the loss for East Prairie.
Charleston (1-1) hosts the Chaffee Red Devils today at 4 p.m. East Prairie is back in action on Tuesday at home against the Campbell Camels at 4:30 p.m.
Charleston 8, East Prairie 4
WP - Jamie Barber
LP - Tyler Branam
2B - Colin Gilooly (C), Branam (EP), Secoy (EP).
Multiple hitters - Charleston: Tommy Starr 3-4. East Prairie: Zach Secoy 2-4.
RBIs - Charleston: Starr (2), Gilooly (2), Zach Rowland.
Records: Charleston (1-1), East Prairie (0-1).
The Oran Eagles baseball team opened up the 2007 season with a solid 12-0 win over the Bloomfield Wildcats.
In a game that was originally scheduled for Bloomfield, but was played at Oran due to poor field conditions at Bloomfield, the Eagles pounced early and often.
Oran scored all of their 12 runs in the first three innings of the contest and put it on cruise control the rest of the way. The mercy rule took effect in the fifth inning.
Tyler Beardslee led Oran with three hits, while Kody Campbell and Chris Asmus each had two hits. Campbell and Asmus each hit home runs for the Eagles.
Alex Chasteen earned the win for Oran going three strong innings while giving up only two hits, walked two and struck out three.
Oran (1-0) travels to Zalma today at 4 p.m.
The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles softball won their first outing of the spring at home over the Senath-Hornersville Lady Lions on Thursday afternoon, 4-2.
NMCC rallied after trailing 2-0 after three innings. The Lady Eagles scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to earn the victory.
Whitney Tanner, Jessica Ruedrich and Pretrice Thomas all had two hits apiece for NMCC. Sonni Carlisle had single tally for the Lady Eagles.
Brittney Masterson picked up the complete-game win for NMCC allowing no earned runs, two hits, walked two and struck out five.
NMCC (1-0) travels to Richland today at 4 p.m.