SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 split a doubleheader with Cape's junior legion Tuesday at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau.
Sikeston won the first game 9-8 behind a complete game effort from starting pitcher Ace Ace Armstrong.
"We played well in the first game except for one inning where errors and
walks hurt us," Sikeston head coach Matt Johnson said. "I was proud of the boys for not hanging their heads and battling back."
John Foster, Blake Wolferdeng, Adam Kennard, Luke Williams, Chase Gaines and Cody Rodgers all had multiple hits for Unit 114.
"We have done a good job of cleaning up the defensive mistakes in the infield, now we need to do the same in the outfield and throw strikes," Johnson said. "If we can just get a little better in both of those departments I think we will be tough to beat."
Despite opening with a close one-run win, Sikeston faltered in their second game 11-3.
"The second game we pretty much had to pitch by committee," Johnson said. "Although Luke Williams came in to pitch in the fifth and pretty much shut them down, the damage had already been done with scattered hits, walks and errors."