EAST PRAIRIE - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team dropped a heartbreaker at East Prairie on Wednesday afternoon 18-17.
Leading 10-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, Sikeston committed some crucial errors and walked several East Prairie hitters to allow the Lady Eagles to get back in the contest.
East Prairie scored 17 runs in the final three innings of the game, as Sikeston pitchers walked a total of 16 batters.
"We got a little frustrated after their big fourth inning and lost a little concentration out in the field," said Sikeston head coach Tiffany King. "We gave up some untimely hits, committed too many errors and walked too many batters. It has been a frustrating year for everybody, but the girls are working hard and they are improving as each game passes."
Kaycie Williams, Kaitlyn Turnbow, Emilie Martin and Kelsie Cooper each had a hit for the Lady Bulldogs.
Sikeston (0-15) travels to Twin Rivers today at 4 p.m.
The Kelly Lady Hawks won a hard fought game at Cape Central on Wednesday afternoon 5-2 in eight innings.
The Lady Hawks scored three runs in the top of the eighth to pull out the win. Kelly scored three runs with two outs in the inning.
Kalie Hughes tripled and scored on a Casey Kern single. Summer Proctor singled up the middle and Londyn Backfisch drove in Kern with a hit. Proctor tallied the final run for Kelly on a Cape Central pass ball.
Hughes went the entire game on the mound for Kelly striking out six, walked four and allowed two earned runs. Hughes was also effective at the plate going 2-for-3 with two triples and a run driven in.
Kelly (14-2) hosts East Prairie today at 4 p.m.
WP - Kalie Hughes
LP - Amy Nichols
3B - Hughes 2 (K).
Multiple hitters - Kelly: Hughes 2-3.
Records - Kelly (14-2)
In Tuesday's 8th grade game against Sikeston, G'Darius Stevenson scored three touchdowns on runs of 19, 22 and 43 yards to help the Eagles win 26
-6. Stevenson also converted an extra point and had strong play at his linebacker position. Also, Zach Rucker scored from 17 yards out and Collin Ivie had a two-point conversion run.