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Sikeston Unit 114 splits pair with Jackson

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

JACKSON -- For one of the first times this season, the Sikeston Senior Legion Unit 114 baseball team exploded on offense.

Sikeston routed Jackson 11-1 in the first game of their doubleheader Monday. They lost 13-11 after the second game.

"It was nice to see us hit the ball again," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. "We swung the bats really well and finally put up some runs."

During their first game, Sikeston was backed by a strong offense as well as a solid pitching performance from Cord Sheehy.

Sheehy pitched all seven innings, gave up one run on four hits and just one walk. He also struck out five in the outing.

"Cord threw the ball really, really well," said Scheeter. "He was a warrior out there."

Unit 114, who hosts the Charleston Squirrels Wednesday at VFW Memorial Stadium, jumped out to a slim 1-0 lead after the first inning. They added four more runs in the fifth and unofficially ended the game with six runs in the top of the seventh putting themselves well out of reach.

Jackson scored their lone run in the seventh.

Austin Hatchel led Unit 114 with a 3 for 4 performance. On top of giving Sikeston a pitching gem, Sheehy added two hits in three chances as well. Gavin O'Brien and Jared Yates each contributed two hits with O'Brien adding a double. Austin Godwin chipped in a triple as well.

Sikeston who moved their record to 2-11, had 12 hits in the first game.

Although they had a barrage of 10 runs in one inning, Unit 114 dropped their second game 13-11.

Their starter, Austin Lynn, went three full innings and gave up six runs on three hits, three walks and two hit batters. John Foster, however was given the loss.

Sikeston, who had 10 hits in the second game, got things started by scoring their first run in the top of the first. After trailing by one run heading into the top of the third, Unit 114 scratched out 10 runs to go up 11-2, but couldn't hold on.

Jackson raced back with four in the third, three in the fifth and another four runs in the fifth to grab the lead once again.

O'Brien led Unit 114 with three hits including a home run in the third inning. Hatchel added another two hits while Zach Downing had two hits which included a double.