(Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)
BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs hit the .500 mark on the season Thursday with a 2-1 win over Twin Rivers.
After three scoreless innings, the Lady Bulldogs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth before adding an insurance run in the fifth. The extra run proved to be the difference in the ball game as the Lady Royals rallied for a run in bottom of the seventh, but came up short in an effort to tie.
Paige Sailors picked up the win on the mound for Sikeston while Madison Chaney led the Lady Bulldogs offense going 2 for 4. Sarah Dixon and Maggie Shepherd each contributed singles to Sikeston's cause and Sailors had a double.
Now at 5-5 on the year, the Lady Bulldogs will hit the road to play a makeup game against the Kelly Lady Hawks today at 4 p.m.
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks continue their dominant ways beating Portageville Thursday, 8-0.
Kristi Brucker picked up the win inside the circle throwing all seven innings, striking out nine and allowing four hits.
The Lady Hawks, who scored three runs in the third inning and five more in the fourth, had 10 hits as a team.
Jade Rampley went 3 for 4 with two RBI and a double while Samantha Ratledge and Alexis Dock added two hits. Dock also chipped in with a triple.
Stephanie Worth and Jessica Worth each had a double in Kelly's ninth-straight win of the season.
They will host Sikeston today at 4 p.m. in a rescheduled game from last Friday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston tennis team defeated Cape Central for the first time in six season's Thursday, 5-4.
It's Sikeston second win in a row despite playing with a full roster.
"Everyone played great considering we were missing our No. 5 (player) on varsity and everyone had to play a higher ranked opponent."
Sikeston's No. 1, Kelsey Dial, swept her opponent, 8-0, Martha Neel and Ali Price won their singles matches, 8-4 and 8-6, respectively.
"Even in our losses, Janai Ivory played a close match while suffering from cramps and (Geena) Hooper played good in a tight match. I'm very pleased with the effort put forth by all today defeating a Class 2 opponent."
Sikeston will try and make it three in a row Monday when they host Notre Dame at 4 p.m.
Kelsey Dial (S) def. Faith Tegal (C), 8-0
Martha Neel (S) def. Caroline Retter (C), 8-4
Josey Powell (C) def. Jordan Powell (S), 8-2
Ashli Westbrook (C) def. Geena Hooper (S), 9-7
Ali Price (S) def. Sydney Messerli (C), 8-6
Courtney Limbaugh (C) def. Janai Ivory (S), 8-6
Dial/Powell (S) def. Tegal/Westbrook (C), 8-3
Retter/Powell (C) def. Neel/Price (S), 8-1
Hooper/Ferrell (S) def. Messerli/Webb (C), 8-5
Alana Ellis (S) def. Amanda Webb (C), 8-6
Paige Messerli (C) def. Julie Braden (S), 8-2
Ashli Vaught (S) def. Jaden Mara (C), 4-2
Caroline Jackson (S) def. Alyssa Klos (C), 4-1
McKenna Dial (S) def. Tabitha Brazel (C), 4-1
Zenovia Nwosa (C) def. Brianna Basham (S), 4-1
Alana Basham (S) def. Rachel Williams (C), 4-1
Alisa Reed (S) def. Morgan Seabaugh (C), 4-2
Jameeka Thatch (S) def. S. May (C), 4-1
Marlana Jones (S) def. A. Bless-Rhodes (C), 4-0
Hope Mannon (S) def. L. Kimberly (C), 4-4 (7-5)
Messerli/Mara (C) def. Baker/Butler (S), 4-0
Mannon/Henson (S) def. Brazel/Nwosa (C), 4-2
Ellis/Braden (S) def. Williams/Kimberly (C), 4-0
Vaught/Jackson (S) def. Mays/Bless-Rhodes (C), 4-0
Dial/Basham (S) def. Klos/Seabaugh (C), 4-0
DEXTER -- Rallying back from a second-set loss on Thursday, the Dexter Lady Bearcats defeated the Bernie Lady Mules 25-15, 25-27, 25-18.
Leading a strong front court attack, Hannah Noe had 11 of the Lady Bearcats' 33 kills on the night while also contributing nine assists and 17 digs. Shyann Jines was second on the squad with nine kills and led the team in both blocks (6.5) and digs (20).
Paige Patterson had three aces, six kills and two blocks to go along with six digs while Alyssa Spear led Dexter with 14 assists while coming away with five kills as well.
Dexter will travel to Woodland to play the Lady Cardinals on Monday at 6 p.m.
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers pounded Senath-Hornersville 10-0 in five innings Thursday at Risco High School.
Caleb McCord received the win throwing five innings of one-hit baseball. He also had eight strikeouts and a double at the plate.
Austin White went 4 for 4 while Matt Cumins had both a solo home run and a double with two RBI for Risco (4-5).