BENTON -- Led by seven solid innings from starting pitcher Kristi Brucker, the Kelly Lady Hawks defeated Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, 9-2.
Scoring a pair of runs in the first inning, Kelly was able to take the early lead before putting together a four-run rally in the third to go up 6-0.
Poplar Bluff rebounded by plating two runs in the top of the fourth, but four more Lady Hawks runs in the bottom of the frame prevented a comeback.
Earning the win, Brucker allowed seven hits and two unearned run while striking out three.
With 11 hits on the contest, Kelly was led by McKynlee Neumeyer, who went 3 for 4 with a two-run home run and three runs driven in. Stephanie Worth went 2 for 4 on the contest with a pair of doubles and a run driven in.
Sydney Vinyard and Jade Rampley each had two hits in the contest, including a double by Vinyard. Jessica Worth had a double and two runs driven in.
Now at 17-4 on the season, Kelly will travel to Oran today to play the Lady Eagles at 4 p.m.
Scott City 7,
Saxony Lutheran 2
JACKSON -- In pounding out 12 hits on Tuesday the Scott City Lady Rams picked up a 7-2 win over the hosting Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders.
Leading the Lady Ram's 12 hit effort, Lindsey Rendleman, Julie Holder and Alicia Kern had three hits each with Rendleman and Kern driving and two runs each. Shelby Rhymer went 2 for 4 with a triple.
Pitching the first five innings, Alexis Spriggs earned the win. She allowed one run four hits while walking four and striking out four.
Becky Burger closed things out with two innings one hit ball, allowing two walks and fanning two.
Scott City is now 7-10 on the season.
DEXTER -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats lost their second match in a row Tuesday against Leopold in three sets, 25-20, 21-25 and 25-21.
Paige Patterson led Dexter with 10 kills while Hannah Noe added nine. Ashley Brown had eight digs while both Noe and Shyann Jines had seven digs apiece. Alyssa Spear had 16 assists.
Dexter will host Sikeston on Thursday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter at 6 p.m.