SD ROUNDUP: Early lead is not enough for Sikeston softball; volleyball loses in straight-sets to Bernie

SIKESTON — The Sikeston softball team opened up its season on Tuesday afternoon, against Naylor at the Sikeston Recreation Complex.

Leading 5-0 after three innings of play it looked like the Bulldogs were bound for a victory.

The Eagles, though, had other plans, scoring seven unanswered runs to defeat the Bulldogs 7-5 and spoil the home-opener.

Senior Emma Drury got the scoring started for the Bulldogs, after hitting an RBI triple in the first inning, to score Megan Witt.

Sikeston (0-1) then tacked on four more runs in the ensuing frame to bust the game wide open.

A four-run sixth inning by the Eagles, though, was the difference in the game.

In the frame, Whitney Mitchell singled in a run, Faith Sullivan and Danielle Shepard scored on passed balls, and Mitchell scored after Sarah Sopko reached on an error.

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WP — Faith Sullivan. LP — Emma Drury. 2B — Aribi Pruett (N), Faith Sullivan (N), Lydia Hodgkiss (S), Naudia Lazcano (S), Megan Witt (S). 3B — Emma Drury (S). Multiple hitters: Naylor — Aribi Pruett 3-3, Faith Sullivan 2-4, Whitney Mitchell 2-4, Shae Sarabia 2-4; Sikeston — Megan Witt 2-3.

VOLLEYBALL

Bernie 25 26, Sikeston 10 24

SIKESTON — Emily Pullen’s first match as head coach of the Sikeston volleyball team did not turn out the way she wanted.

The Bulldogs fell to Bernie, at the Sikeston Field House, in straight sets. They lost 25-10 in the first set and 26-24 in the second.

Emily McHaffie finished with eight kills and 13 digs, while Alivia Cobb had nine digs of her own. McHaffie led the team in both kills and digs.

Taydrianna Barnett had six assists and six digs, while Abby Basinger had five dig.

The Bulldogs return home today, when they take on Cape Central, at 6 p.m.

Oran 27 25, Risco 25 23

RISCO, Mo. — Savannah Below and Laney Shy led the offense for the Oran volleyball team on Tuesday, at Risco.

Below recorded three kills, to lead the team, while Shy finished with six assists, which also led the team, as the Eagles defeated the Tigers 27-25, 25-23.

Tracy Hency and Kennedi McVay both finished with a pair of kills each.

Defensively, Below recorded five digs, while Heather Gosche also added five. Hency had four blocks, while Hannah Boshell had a pair of blocks as well.

Caruthersville 25 25, Charleston 15 15

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — The Charleston volleyball team fell to Caruthersville on the road, on Tuesday, in straight sets.

The Bluejays lost 25-15, 25-15 in both sets.

There were no stats provided.

Doniphan 25 25, East Prairie 5 7

DONIPHAN, Mo. — East Prairie opened its new volleyball campaign with a loss to Doniphan on the road.

The Eagles feel 25-5, 25-7 in their straight-set defeat.

There were no stats provided.

GIRLS TENNIS

Dexter 8, Charleston 1

CHARLESTON, Mo. — Zakiya Wilson and Ashanti Jones earned the only point for the Charleston girls tennis team on Tuesday, against Dexter.

Wilson and Jones defeated Jaden Cato and Makenna Rodgers 8-1 in doubles action.

Doubles

Courtney Nortchutt/Kyla Propst (D) def. Anica Paris/Nickkiyia Pratt (C) 8-3

Zakiya Wilson/Ashanti Jones (C) def. Jaden Cato/Makenna Rodgers (D) 8-1

Julianna Rivera/Maci Comfort (D) def. Tyriana Farries/Zion Jones (C) 8-2

Singles

Courtney Northcutt (D) def. Anica Paris (C) 8-0

Kyla Propst (D) def. Zakiya Wilson (C) 8-5

Jaden Cato (D) def. Ashanti Jones (C) 8-2

Makenna Rodgers (D) def. Nickkiyia Pratt (C) 8-4

Julianna Rivera (D) def. Tyriana Farries (C) 8-1

Maci Comfort (D) def. Zion Jones (C) 8-2

FALL BASEBALL

Oran 4, Advance 3

ORAN, Mo. — A big sixth inning from the Oran baseball team led to the Eagles victory over Advance on Tuesday.

Trailing 3-1 heading into the frame, the Eagles scored three runs to take a 4-3 lead before sealing the deal in the top of the seventh.

Carter Huering got things started with a single, while Dawson Menz reached on an error to put runners on first and second with nobody out.

Conner Kern then advanced both runners up one base after a sacrifice bunt, and Nic Massey singled in Huering to make it a 3-2 game. Luke Peterson would follow that up with a double to tie the game.

A pitch then hit Ty Johnson, and with Todd Priggel batting, Massey was picked off third base for the second out, before Priggel walked to re-load the bases.

Kole Simms then drew a walk of his own to allow the go-ahead run to cross the plate and make the 4-3 final.

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WP — Kolten Payne. LP — Jack Bailey. 2B — Luke Peterson (O). Multiple hitters: Advance — Hunter Curtis 2-4, Hunter Tidwell 2-4.

JV FOOTBALL

SIKESTON — Freshman Joseph Heckemeyer threw a pair of touchdowns in the Sikeston junior varsity football teams’ win over Dexter on Monday.

Heckemeyer connected with CJ Posey on both of his passes, one from 65 yards and one from 19, to lead the Bulldogs to a 26-6 win.

Aiden Coplin added a 40-yard interception return for a score, while Jonathan Green also had a 40-yard touchdown run to round out the scoring.

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