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SHS softball falls; Bulldog soccer ties with Kennett

Thursday, September 7, 2006

BENTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team dropped their eighth straight on Wednesday afternoon to the Kelly Lady Hawks 17-2 in four innings.

Sikeston has struggled early in the season with their bats, but did put together some offense against the Lady Hawks.

Katie DeLaRosa had an RBI single and Kaitlyn Turnbow hit a triple for the Lady Bulldogs. Kelsie Cooper tallied the only other hit for Sikeston with a single.

Ashley Vetter paced the Kelly hitting attack going 3-for-3 with two doubles and four runs driven in. Ashley Flahardy went 2-3 with a double and also had four RBIs for the Lady Hawks.

Freshman Londyn Backfisch had two hits and two RBIs for Kelly and Kailie Hughes rounded out the assault with two hits including a double.

Sophomore Casey Kern picked up the win for Kelly going three innings giving up two hits, struck out three and allowed one earned one. Jessica Riley pitched one inning in relief for the Lady Hawks allowing one hit and one run.

Kelly (9-1) will compete in the Incarnate Word tournament in St. Louis over the weekend. The Lady Hawks will begin pool play on Friday with a game against McCluer North at 5:45 p.m. The next opponent will be Louisiana at 7:

30 p.m.

The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team traveled to Kennett and tied the Indians on Wednesday 2-2.

The tie has to be disappointing to the Bulldogs because they outshot the Indians 42-6 in the contest. Sikeston had 25 shots alone in the second half.

All the scoring was in the first half of the game. Kennett scratched the scoreboard first at 4:00 on a goal by Jonathan Rogers.

Dakota Trevino evened the score at 17:00 on a free kick goal. The Bulldogs jumped ahead on a Blake Taylor penalty kick at 26:00.

Sikeston held the lead for 12 minutes until Will Caldwell scored a goal for the Indians. Sikeston goalie Scott Droddy had four saves in the contest.

Sikeston (1-3-1) faces district rival Notre Dame today at the Sikeston Complex soccer fields. The junior varsity contest is set to start at 5 p.m.

The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs dropped a tennis match with the Dexter Lady Bearcats at home on Wednesday afternoon 6-3.

Sikeston's three winners were in singles play. Jenni DeWitt, Tess Marshall and Megan Underhill picked up wins for the Lady Bulldogs.

"We played better overall today," said Sikeston tennis coach Lynne DeWitt. "All the girls hustled and played some good matches."