Sikeston got their only goal in the 74th minute when Madison Chaney scored off an assist from senior Emily Eaves.
"It's always tough to get rolling on the road," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We had plenty of opportunities to score in the first half, we just couldn't put the ball in the net. We continued to feed Kristin King and Keyonna Blissett because they make things happen up top."
Asia Liggins was outstanding in goal for the Lady Bulldogs, denying every Cape Central shot attempt while Long also credited Kelsey Jenkins with a stellar defensive performance, clearing shot after shot.
Sikeston (12-7) will host Fredericktown on Thursday before starting district play Monday against Festus.
The Sikeston junior varsity team lost to Cape Central 3-0.
Sikeston 4, Graves County 2
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs improved to 16-7 on the season with a 4-2 win over Graves County, Ky., on Tuesday afternoon.
The game was supposed to be played at Sikeston, but was moved to Graves County because of poor field conditions at VFW Memorial Stadium.
The Bulldogs took the lead in the top of the third inning when Trent McMillan doubled and then was balked to third. He later scored on an infield single by Cody Rice.
Graves County was able to answer, scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning, without collecting a hit, grabbing a 2-1 lead.
Sikeston took the lead for good in the top of the fourth, scoring three runs. McMillan plated one with a sacrifice fly and Rice drove in two with a single.
Freshman Tyler Anderson picked up the win for Sikeston, allowing two runs in five innings on three hits and four walks while striking out six. Anderson was relieved by Keefer who pitched a perfect sixth but walked two to leadoff the seventh.
Kai Lambert relieved Keefer and slammed the door on Graves County, getting a foul out, striking out and coaxing a little dribbler back to the mound to end the game.
Sikeston had five hits in the game, three of them infield singles. Anderson and Nathan Rodgers each singled to go along with McMillan's double and two hits from Rice.
The Bulldogs will be back in action today when they host New Madrid County Central.
|Sikeston||001 300 0 -- 4 5 0|
|Graves Co.||002 000 0 -- 2 3 0|
WP -- Tyler Anderson (5-1). LP -- Andrew Shultz. S -- Kai Lambert (2). Multiple hitters -- (S) Cody Rice 2-4. 2B -- (S) Trent McMillan.
Oran 15, Bell City 1
ORAN -- Oran's Adam Schaefer hit two home runs as the Eagles torched Bell City 15-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
Schaefer had three hits on the day and drove in three runs. Kody Moore finished 3-for-4 while Nolan Urhahn had four RBI.
Oran scored six runs in the first and another seven in the third to take control of the game, allowing Bell City to score their only run in the top of the fourth.
Dalton Elfrink earned the win for Oran, allowing one run in 4 1/3 innings on five walks and two hits while striking out five. Gabe Kielhofner pitched the final 2/3, striking out one.
Oran (14-7) will travel to Poplar Bluff today to take on the Mules at 4 p.m.
|Bell City||000 10 -- 1 2 5|
|Oran||607 2X -- 15 10 0|
WP -- Dalton Elfrink (5-0). LP -- Josh Overbey. Multiple hitters -- (O) Kody Moore 3-4, Adam Schaefer 3-3. 2B -- (BC) Jeff Yates; (O) Moore, Nolan Urhahn. HR -- (O) Schaefer 2.
East Prairie 2, Chaffee 1
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles rallied with two runs in the seventh to down Chaffee 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
East Prairie trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the seventh but Matt Dorris led off with a walk, followed by a Zach Downing single. Zach Barker then reached on the error and after a strikeout, Aaron Miller doubled home Dorris and Downing to give East Prairie the win.
Chaffee (11-8) had taken the lead in the top of the seventh when designated hitter Dustin Johnson singled. Jason Cicardi then entered to run for Johnson and was sacrificed to second by Joshua Hendrix. Cicardi then stole third and scored on a Jared Walker single.
Chaffee will be back in action Monday when take Advance at 2 p.m. at Chaffee. East Prairie will host Bloomfield today.
|Chaffee||000 000 1 -- 1 7 1|
|E. Prairie||000 000 2 -- 2 6 1|
WP -- Dalton Golightly. LP -- Alex Davie. Multiple hitters -- (C) Alex Crowe 2-4, Dustin Johnson 2-3; (EP) Aaron Miller 2-4, Zach Downing 2-3. 2B -- (EP) Miller.