The match came down to the final singles match. Sikeston's Stuart Strom stepped up and pulled out the victory against Ross Ledbetter, 8-5.
"It's still early in the season, and even though we've only played a couple of matches, I see some improvements," Sikeston coach Brian James said. "I saw a few matches today where guys had to dig in and battle and that's good to see. The match came down to Stuart's match and he clutched up and got the clinching victory for us. He's just a freshman, but he's going to be a nice player."
Here are the results from Thursday's matches.
1. Sam Zhao lost to Justin Arnold, 5-8
2. Clayton Matthews def. Colton Reynolds, 8-5
3. Logan Hampton lost to Eric Fuemmeler, 4-8
4. Charlie Jones def. Andrew Maurer, 8-3
5. Justin Deere lost to Kyle Jarrett, 7-9
6. Stuart Strom def. Ross Ledbetter, 8-5
1. Zhao-Matthews def. Reynolds-Fuemmeler, 8-3
2. Jones-Strom lost to Arnold-Maurer, 3-8
3. Hampton-Deere def. Jarrett-Ledbetter, 8-2
Adam Martin, Landon Hampton, Blaze Schrieber, Andrew Wallace, Seth Colwick-Martin in doubles, Schrieber-Wallace in doubles
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The New Madrid County Central golf team won a four-
team match Wednesday afternoon at Dalhousie.
NMCC won the event with a 178, followed by Dexter with a 182, Kennett with 192 and Saxony Lutheran with 214.
Medalist for NMCC were Brett Martindale, Aaron Griffin and Justin Fields.
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs defeated the Kennett Indians 4-3 Thursday in a Bootheel Conference baseball game.
Jerry Pikey was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs.
Portageville held a 4-2 lead, allowing one run in the seventh, but the Indians couldn't get across the tying run.
CHAFFEE -- The Red Devils' Adam Uhrhan and Chris Hanback combined on a three-hit shutout for a 6-0 win over Scott County Central on Thursday.
Uhrhan, the starter, went six innings, allowing three hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks. Hanback pitched a hitless seventh, fanning three straight to close the victory.
Chaffee (6-3) managed five singles against losing pitcher Caleb Johnson, who went six innings. Johnson gave up six runs, four earned, with six strikeouts and four walks.
Adam Horton led the Chaffee offense with one hit and three RBIs. Josh Steger, Andy Hendrix, Zach McDaniel and Aaron Horrell chipped in with one hit each.
Scott Central fell to 1-4.