SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog golf team lost 155-179 to a strong Cape Central contingent on Monday at the Sikeston Country Club.
"We knew the Tigers would be hard to beat but we felt we made some strides towards our goals for the season," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Last week we lost to (Poplar) Bluff and having to follow up with the next best team in the area can be intimidating."
Freshman Dakota Trevino and sophomore Bill Green posted low scores for the Bulldogs, 42 and 43 respectively.
Senior Trey Oetting (46) and sophomore Dee Bizzell (48) rounded out the Sikeston scores.
Cape Central's Blake Driskell earned medalist honors with a 2-over-par 38.
Said coach Oetting, "I felt my young men did a better job of playing within their game and not trying to play the opponents game."
The Bulldog junior varsity lost 190-220 to Central.
Sikeston hosts Notre Dame on Wednesday.
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie pounded district foe Malden in a 14-2 run-rule victory on Monday.
Four Eagles had two or more hits, led by a huge day for Taylor White who went 3-for-4 with a home run and seven RBIs.
Tyler Branam also went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Zach Secoy scored four runs and knocked in two with a 2-for-3 day at the plate. Jordan Mansfield had two hits in three trips with a RBI.
Branam, in relief of starter Hunter Jones, picked up the win with three innings of work. He shut Malden out on two hits with three strikeouts and no walks.
Jones allowed both Malden runs in two innings on the hill. He gave up four hits and walked three.
East Prairie (3-2) hosts New Madrid County Central on Thursday at 4 p.m.
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays baseball team swamped Meridian, Ill. on Monday afternoon, 21-3.
The Bluejays took advantage of 14 walks and seven errors from Meridian, to take down the visitors.
Nick Johnson led the offensive onslaught with a 3-run inside the park home run. Johnson led Charleston with 4 RBIs. Josh Marshall rapped a triple and collected 2 RBIs for the Bluejays.
Tyler McCann and Jamie Barber combined for a no-hitter and shutout Meridian. McCann started the contest and went four innings allowing three runs, walked four and struckout five. Barber threw in the fifth and allowed no runs and struckout two.
Charleston (2-4) hosts NMCC today at 4 p.m.
Charleston 21, Meridian 3
WP - Tyler McCann
LP - Rueben Bellamy
HR - Nick Johnson (C)
3B - Josh Marshall (C)
2B - Chase McClendon (C)
Multiple hitters - none.
Records - Charleston 2-4.
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles softball team fell 10
-0 in a run-rule loss to Kennett on Monday.
Crucial errors behind a decent pitching performance by Brittany Masterson spoiled the Eagles chances.
Masterson suffered the five-inning loss, giving up five hits and five walks.
Sonni Carlisle led the Eagles' four-hit offense with two hits. Amelia Porter and Andrea Williamson split the other two.
NMCC (1-4) visits Charleston today at 4 p.m.
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston tennis team placed fourth out of six teams in the Farmington Boys Tennis Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
Sikeston's top placers were Sam Zhao and Andrew Powell, who each placed second in their division.
Logan Hampton had a third place finish while Clayton Matthews took fourth.
"We didn't play very well on Saturday -- I really thought, going in, we might have been the best team there, but we didn't get it done at all," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We lost a lot of close matches that we should have won. A lot of those close matches comes down to whoever clutches up and decides to get it done. We haven't gotten to play much this spring and I think that showed some.
"We had several matches where we had match points and ended up not getting the win in those matches. In those situations, they've got to step it up and learn to finish off their opponents."
Farmington won the tournament with 29 points. Poplar Bluff took second with 16 points. Dexter, a team that Sikeston defeated last week 9-0, finished ahead of Sikeston to take third place.
"We must work on being more consistent," said James. "All the way up and down the lineup, we were not very consistent and couldn't concentrate and win those crucial points. We are very impatient to hurry up and win the points and playing that way will get you beat. These guys will learn, though. I think they want to win, so they'll learn from these mistakes and get better."
Sikeston will play at Farmington on Thursday at 4 p.m.