SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 5-4 to Cape Central on Tuesday.
Sikeston (5-1) is still playing without some of its top players due to the Easter break.
"We lost too many close matches today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We've got to figure a way to win those matches that come down to the wire. Dig in and win the big points. We actually played Cape a little better than I anticipated coming in. It was a little disappointing to lose such a close one, particularly when I thought we had lost a couple of matches we probably should have won -- and that ended up being the difference."
Here are the results from Tuesday's match.
1. Logan Hampton lost to Carson Kelly, 4-8
2. Sam Zhao def. Robert Weir, 8-1
3. Charlie Jones lost to David Deisher, 6-8
4. Andrew Powell def. David Berry, 8-5
5. Craig Millington def. Will LaFoe, 8-2
6. Grant Ingram lost to Brandon Gonazalez, 8-9 (7-3 tiebreaker)
Hampton/Zhao def. Weir/LaFoe, 8-3
Jones/Powell lost to Deisher/Berry, 7-9
Millington/Ingram lost to Kelley/Josh Hubbard, 7-9
JV winners: Adam Martin, Blaze Schrieber
The Sikeston golf team hosted a tri-meet on Tuesday. Notre Dame pulled out a one-stroke one, scoring 169 to Sikeston's 170. Kennett came in third with a 189.
Low Medalist for the day was Sikeston freshman Dakota Trevino with a 3-over par 38. Teammates Bill Green 42, De Bizzell 43 and Jared Kruger 47 combined for the team score of 170. Notre Dame was led by Brandon Holzum's and Austin Hunter's 41 followed by Brett Slaten 43 and Austin Gelsheimer's 44. Kennett's Jonathan Rogers 42, Tyson Privett 44, Corey McKenna 49 and Zack Vavak 54.
"We still can't get all the golfers shooting well on the same day," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "We will see Malden on Thursday before hosting a Four ball tournament Monday."
The Chaffee baseball team got a strong pitching performance from Steven Dooley to pull out a 3-0 victory over Bell City.
Dooley threw seven innings, allowing one hit with three walks and 12 strikeouts.
"He's our workhorse," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. "He gave up that first hit on an 0-2 count to the first hitter and that was the only one he gave up. Pretty well played ballgame."
Nick Niemczyk recorded Bell City's lone hit and was the losing pitcher, throwing six innings and allowing six hits with nine strikeouts.
Top hitters for Chaffee were Chris Hanback (2-3, double, RBI), Dooley (triple, RBI) and Josh Steger (RBI).
Chaffee will host the eight-team Red Devil Classic on Friday. Chaffee will play Saxony Lutheran at 5:45 p.m.
The East Prairie baseball team improved to 5-4 on the season with a 14-0, five-inning victory against Hayti.
Jordan Mansfield allowed one hit and struck out two in picking up the complete game win for East Prairie.
East Prairie was led in hitting by Hunter Jones, who was 3-4 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run.
Taylor White went 2-4 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run. Zach Secoy, Perry Lucas and Mansfield each had two hits. Secoy added two RBIs.
East Prairie will host Scott City today at 4 p.m.
The Portageville Lady Bulldogs softball team broke open a scoreless game with six runs in the second inning to win 11-0.
Portageville scored three more runs in the fourth and added two runs in the sixth to enforce the 10-run rule.
DeAnna Deere was the winning pitcher as she tossed a no-hitter with no walks.
Portageville is now 6-1 on the season and will host NMCC tomorrow at 4 p.m.
The East Prairie softball team improved to 9-1 on the season with a 6-2 win against Greenville on Tuesday.
Lydia Thomure was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits and walking none in seven innings. She struck out six.
Thomure was also 1-4 with an RBI. Others were Talia Thurman (3-4, run, 2 RBIs), Mollie Triplett (1-3, run), Katherine Maynard (1-3, run, 2 RBIs), Brittney Woodward (1-3) and Kim Sprinkles (1-2, 2 runs).
Scott City jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and held on for a home win.
Libby Burger pitched the first four innings to pick up the win for the Rams (10-3). Chelsi Bradley led the offense with four hits and three RBIs.
Emily Essner added three hits and Becky Holder had two.
Oak Ridge 18, Charleston 17, 8 innings
Oak Ridge committed one more error, had one more hit and scored one more run than host Charleston in an eight-inning marathon game.
The two teams combined for nine errors, 37 hits and 35 runs.
For Oak Ridge, Amanda King and Kia Thomas had four hits apiece. Lori Brickhaus, Mandy Tucker, Daniela dos Santos and Jessica Seyer each added two hits.
Hannah Sedgwick earned her third win on the mound for Oak Ridge (3-6).
KENNETT -- The Kennett Lady Indians softball team has shown that it can win the blowouts this spring. Tuesday, the Tribe proved they can win the close ones, too.
Tierra Sherrell reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, then scored the winning run on a wild pickoff to third base later in the inning as Kennett defeated the Dexter Lady Bearcats, 5-4, Tuesday at Indian Park.
Kennett coach Nelson McCullough was quick to praise his team's effort.
"We were expecting a good one," McCullough said. "It's one of those games (that) could have went either way. Neither team let up. Both teams did everything they could. ... The girls hung in there. I was proud of them."
The Lady Indians were paced Tuesday by sophomore pitcher Mileah Baker, who held Dexter (9-3) scoreless over the final four innings to pick up the complete-game victory and was 2-for-4 with three RBIs at the plate.
"Once again she did a good job," McCullough said. "She stayed cool.
(Dexter) had a couple of times they could have pulled away, or when they caught up to us, (but) she doesn't let it bother her.
"If the defense makes an error, she goes right in and pitches, doesn't let it bother her if we make a mistake. They came back on us and she just hung in there, kept right on going."
After six innings of error-free defense, it was two errors that sank the Lady Bearcats in the bottom of the seventh inning.
"We let the ball get away from us. An overthrow killed us," Dexter coach Tammy Crowley said. "One more batter and we might have got her out, and the game would have been tied again. ... That overthrow kind of did it right there at the end."
Sherrell reached on a fielding error and advanced to third base on Kelly Carter's groundout. After Sally McVey walked, Sherrell scored on an errant pickoff throw to third base to end the game.
"In the seventh, when she got on, that set us up," McCullough said.
Dexter tied the game at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning.
Chelsea Rice singled home Brittany Lewis for the Lady Bearcats' first run, then Rice scored later in the inning to tie the game.
Kennett (6-0) took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Baker singled in Christy Doughten and Suzanne Carter.
Some information provided by Mike Buhler of the SEMO News Service.