JACKSON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team dropped a close one on Monday afternoon on the road to the Jackson Lady Indians, 2-0.
The two runs were unearned, one coming in the second inning and the other in the third.
Sarah Hopson was handed the loss as she lasted all seven innings. Hopson walked two and struck out three while only giving up three hits.
"I can't say enough about Sarah," said Sikeston head coach Tiffany King. "She came out and did her job once again."
At the dish, Hopson was 1-for-4. Picking up the remainder of the Lady Bulldogs' six total hits were Emilie Martin, 1-for-3, Sydney Davied, 1-for-4 (2B), Mary Deason, 2-for-3 and Kelsie Cooper who was 1-for-3.
"Overall we hit the ball extremely well," said King. "We just had a couple of errors that cost us, but overall we're still playing good softball. Hopefully these little things will iron out and we'll be ready for districts coming up in a few weeks."
Up next for Sikeston is a home game with the Fredericktown Lady Cats at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team fell to Bloomfield in three sets, 14-25, 27-25 and 11-25 on Monday.
After losing the first set and falling behind early in the second, the Lady Bulldogs came roaring back from a 6-13 score to take the set and force a third.
"I was very pleased in the second set," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said. "The girls really pulled it together and eventually won.
"I've seen some good stuff from the girls so hopefully we can eventually do it consistently."
Asia Liggens led Sikeston with six kills while Mandy Moore and Keyerra Blissett chipped in with four and Casey Palmer added three.
Blissett also had 17 digs and Moore had 11 assists and 10 digs.
In girls tennis, Charleston defeated Massac County 8-1 on Monday.
Kim Sporys (M) def. Jordan Duenne (C) 6-3, 7-6
Chelsea Stallings (C) def. Kelly Deasel (M) 6-2, 6-2
Maggie Fox (C) def. Madeline Sumner (M) 6-2, 6-1
Morgan Collier (C) def. Melissa Betts (M) 6-1, 6-2
Madeline Burke (C) def. Abby Lange (M) 6-1, 6-1
Taylor Duenne (C) def. Samantha Joco (M) 6-1, 6-2
J.Duenne/Stallings(C) def. Sporys/Deasel (M) 6-4, 6-2
Fox/Collier (C) def. Summer/Lange (M) 6-1, 6-2
Burke/T Duenne (C) def. Betts/Audrey Eckenberg (M) 6-1, 6-0
In volleyball action, the Dexter Lady Bearcats slipped past the Woodland Lady Cardinals in three sets, 18-25, 25-19 and 25-22. The Lady Bearcats improved to 9-3-1 and are 4-0 in the conference.
Cathryn Heil led the way with 10 kills, 13 digs, five blocks and nine assists while Jessica Satterfield chipped in with 14 kills, 11 digs, three blocks and eight assists. Brittany Bedford also had one ace and 13 digs.
"Woodland has an all-around good team," said Dexter head coach Kris Vandeven. "They hustle and hit the ball hard. Woodland just about gave us a run for our money."
The Lady Cardinals picked up the first set 18-25 and the Lady Bearcats handled their opponent easily in the second match, winning 25-19.
In the third and final set, Woodland jumped out to an early 7-16 lead before the Lady Bearcats finally called timeout to regroup. They eventually went on to put together a solid run, defeating the Lady Cardinals 25-22.