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Roundup: SHS tennis remains undefeated

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

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Sikeston's Craig Millington returns a shot.
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston tennis team stayed undefeated on the season with a 7-2 victory against Poplar Bluff to improve to 5-0.

Sikeston will host Cape Central today at 4 p.m.

"I thought we really played well today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We had some guys playing up some spots in the lineup that really stepped it up and got some big wins for us. Our doubles play was really strong today. We were aggressive at the net and served pretty well at times."

Here are the results from Monday's match.

Singles

1. Logan Hampton (S) lost to Malay Bhatt 0-8

2. Sam Zhao (S) def. Perry Salyer, 8-0

3. Charlie Jones (S) def. Chris Olsen, 8-2

4. Andrew Powell (S) def. Chris Drury, 8-6

5. Craig Millington (S) def. Salik Choudary, 8-6

6. Seth Colwick (S) lost to Kelsey Davis 4-8

Doubles:

Hampton/Zhao def. Bhatt/Salyer, 8-2

Jones/Powell def. Olsen/Choudary, 8-0

Millington/Colwick def. Drury/Davis, 9-8 (7-5 tiebreaker)

JV winners:

Adam Martin, Blaze Schrieber, Martin/Tyler Wallace in doubles.

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles softball team notched their second win of the season, with a 11-8 victory over the visiting Gideon Bulldogs on Monday afternoon.

Sophomore Brittany Masterson pitched a complete game for NMCC giving up six hits, six walks and struckout 12 Lady Bulldog batters.

Amelia Porter and Sonni Carlisle paced the offense for NMCC with two hits apiece. Masterson, Patrice Thomas, Brooke Brimer and Andrea Williamson all had one hit for the Lady Eagles.

NMCC (2-6) travels to Scott City today at 4 p.m.

BASEBALL

STEELE -- Matt Carter struck out 10 batters and scattered three runs over six inning to lead the South Pemiscot Bulldogs to a 7-3 victory over the East Prairie Eagles Monday.

The game was a rematch of last season's Class 2 District 1 championship game, which the Eagles won.

In action at the Tri-County baseball tournament Monday, it was Holcomb 16, Clarkton 3; Cooter 18, Southland 0; North Pemiscot 18, Gideon 0; and Campbell recorded a forfeit win over Risco.

South Pemiscot (11-3) took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Jeremy Patton singled, stole second and third bases, then came home on a passed ball.

The Eagles threatened in the top of the sixth inning, putting runners at second and third with nobody out, but Carter struck out the side to end the threat.

"He threw the ball well again today," South Pemiscot coach Aaron New said. "He hasn't had a bad start all year. He's just been our ace so far. We just can't ask anymore of him than he's been giving us."

Patton was 2-for-2 with an RBI, while Wendell Carter added a pair of RBIs to pace the Bulldogs' offense. Kendell Carter and Caleb Canoy each added hits for South Pem.

The Bulldogs return to action Thursday when they host New Madrid County Central.

POPLAR BLUFF -- Poplar Bluff scored three unearned runs and had enough pitching and defense to make them stand up for a 3-2 SEMO Conference win over the Bearcats Monday at Dexter's East Park ballfield.

Poplar Bluff's Steven Coen worked into the seventh inning to pick up the win while Seth Blackwell came in to record the last two outs with a Dexter runner on second to get the save.

Dexter out-hit Poplar Bluff 9-5 for the game, but two Bearcat errors and two walks in the sixth allowed the Mules to score two unearned runs for a 2-1 lead Dexter bounced back to tie the game at 2-all on a RBI single by Kyle Cox (2-for-2) in the sixth, but another error in the seventh allowed the eventual unearned game-winner to cross the plate.

Cole Smith led off the home half of the seventh with his second hit of the game, but the 'Cats were able unable to touch Blackwell in relief to get the tying run home.

"That's the way we have to be," Poplar Bluff's first-year coach Stan Bullington said of his team's late push for the win. "We've been preaching and preaching that we've got to make the plays defensively, and we've got to put the ball in play offensively, and good things will happen for us. Today we were able to do it."

For Dexter, the loss negated a strong pitching performance by Josh Stevens, who worked six innings and left the game with the scored tied at two. Stevens, who was not involved in the decision, allowed just four hits by the Mules before back-to-back errors and two walks opened the door for the Mules in their two-run sixth inning.

Logan Swindle (2-for-4) broke open the pitcher's duel in the fifth inning when his two-out single drove home the game's first run. Smith (2-for-4) doubled with two-out to get into scoring position.

Coen allowed all nine Dexter hits, but was able to work out of trouble in the first, second and fourth innings, thanks to some good defensive plays behind him.

"He (Coen) did a great job," Bullington said of his sophomore hurler, who allowed just one walk and recorded one strikeout. "He kept the ball down and just kept working. He gave up a couple of two-out hits, but our defense was able to stop it before anything got out of hand. So he did a great job for us."

First baseman Austin Matthews was also a multiple-hit performer for the 'Cats, collecting two doubles on a 2-for-3 day at the plate.

Derrick Chamberlain took the loss for Dexter after starting the seventh inning in relief.

The win improves Poplar Bluff's record to 4-5, 3-3 in SEMO Conference play.

For the Bearcats, the loss drops their season record to 6-4 (4-3).

The Bearcats will next be in action Wednesday when they will host Jackson in a varsity-only SEMO Conference game at 4 p.m. at the East Park ballfield.

Some information provided by Mike Buhler and Jerry Jarrell of the SEMO News Service.