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SHS soccer cut short by weather

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

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Sikeston's Abbi Keefer and a Fredericktown player battle for a loose ball.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team led 1-0 over the visiting Fredericktown Lady Cats late in the first half on Tuesday before a thunderstorm canceled the contest.

With inclement weather looming throughout the first half, Sikeston got on the board 11 minutes into the game on a goal by sophomore Abbi Keefer.

Keefer was set up by Jordi Ferrell, who gained possession in the mouth and found Keefer open. Keefer put it past the keeper for her fifth goal in the last two games.

The Lady Bulldogs controlled the action throughout much of the first half. Keefer and Ferrell peppered Fredericktown's keeper with shot after shot in the half. While Sikeston had numerous chances on goal, the Lady Cats only had one real threat against Sikeston goalie Amber Minner.

Fredericktown forward Courtney Kemp got free past the Sikeston defense, but her shot went past the goal and the shutout was intact for Minner.

The rain and lightning moved in with only four minutes left until halftime. According to Sikeston head coach Derrick Long, a game is official at the half. The Lady Bulldogs were close, but could not record the win.

Sikeston and Fredericktown will makeup the contest at a time to be determined. The game will start with where it left off on Tuesday. The Keefer goal and Ferrell assist will count toward the next game with Fredericktown.

The Lady Bulldogs will next be in action on Monday against the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules at the Sikeston Complex. The junior varsity game will begin at 5 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the varsity contest.

The Chaffee Red Devils baseball team dropped a SEMO Conference matchup to the Jackson Indians on Tuesday afternoon, 4-1.

Chaffee starter Chris Hanback started the game off shaky allowing four runs in two innings of work. After two innings, Jackson led 4-0.

While Hanback struggled for Chaffee, reliever Alex Orr came in and shut down the Indians throughout the rest of the contest. Orr went five strong innings and gave up no runs, allowed two hits, one walk and struck out six.

Hanback came through for the Red Devils at the plate with a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Caleb Gilliams picked up the win for Jackson going 5 1/3 innings allowing one run, four hits, walked three and struck out two.

Chaffee (4-3, 2-3) plays Delta on the road today at 4 p.m.

The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles softball team defeated Charleston at home Tuesday afternoon, 8-4.

Brittney Masterson picked up the win on the mound for the Lady Eagles allowing only one hit, walked three and struck out eight.

Shari Padilla led the offense for NMCC with two hits. Whitney Tanner and Alexis Wells had a hit apiece for the Lady Eagles.

NMCC (4-3) hosts East Prairie on Thursday at 4 p.m.