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Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Sikeston Post 114 drops out of district tournament (07/17/14)
The Senior American Legion District 14 tournament will be one team short. Sikeston Post 114 will not be present when the now three-team tournament begins today at Notre Dame High School. Post 114 could not field the required 12-man roster leading to its early departure. It's the second time in the last three seasons Sikeston has dropped out of the tournament for that reason...
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville (07/17/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons on Wednesday.
Schedule set for 14-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament (07/16/14)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. - The 14-year-old Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament takes place July 17-20 at East Prairie High School. Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Poplar Bluff, Advance, East Prairie, Southwest Ozark and Mississippi Valley will compete in the six-team double-elimination tournament...
Chance to clinch state title eludes Squirrels following 9-3 loss to Boonville (07/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- If the Charleston Fighting Squirrels are to win their seventh championship in eight years it will come a day later than hoped. Unable to find an answer to Boonville starter Josh Judd, the Squirrels fell 9-3 Tuesday in the first of two Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship games in the double-elimination tournament...
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first lost to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday (07/16/14)
By DUSTIN WARD Statesman Sports Editor CHARLESTON, Mo. - The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament (07/14/14)
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
Notre Dame's Haggerty selected Southeast Missourian Player of the Year for baseball (07/13/14)
Josh Haggerty had the kind of senior season that's hard to believe. Even for him.
Squirrels squeak by Pirates 6-5, return to title game (07/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Just when it looked like they'd be relegated to the loser's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels proved they may be down but they're never out of it. Overcoming a late four-run deficit against the SEMO Pirates on Sunday the defending champion Squirrels pulled out a dramatic 6-5 win that once again has them in the championship game...
Squirrels squeak by Pirates 6-5, return to title game (07/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Just when it looked like they'd be relegated to the loser's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels proved they may be down but they're never out of it. Overcoming a late four-run deficit against the SEMO Pirates on Sunday the defending champion Squirrels pulled out a dramatic 6-5 win that once again has them in the championship game...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
SEMO Strokers of Advance suffer season-ending loss to Potosi (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Potosi handed the SEMO Strokers of Advance a season-ending 5-2 loss in Game 16 of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Saturday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Potosi jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with two runs in the first inning and another run in the top of the third inning...
Notre Dame's Haggerty selected Southeast Missourian Player of the Year for baseball (07/13/14)
Josh Haggerty had the kind of senior season that's hard to believe. Even for him.
Charleston hangs tough to down Portageville 7-3, stays in winner's bracket (07/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite staying on Charleston's heels all night long, the Portageville Bulldogs never quite got the big hit needed to up-end the defending state champion Fighting Squirrels. Working out of jam after jam, Charleston held off the Bulldogs for a 7-3 win the keeps them in the winner's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament (07/12/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels continued to experience offensive success without hitting the ball out of the ballpark Friday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels had five hitters bunt in the first three innings...
Squirrels open first round of state tournament in dominant fashion (07/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels opened up their title defense in dominant fashion Thursday night against the Arch City Sidewinders. Combining for 12 hits the Squirrels capped the first day of play with a 13-3 win in six innings via the mercy rules to stay in the winner's bracket of the tournament...
Riverbend sunk by Pirates 3-2 in first round of state tournament (07/11/14)
CHARLESTON -- Defense was expected to be critical for the SEMO Pirates in their game against the Riverbend Ducks on Thursday at Hillhouse Park in the first round of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament, which was a battle between Ducks pitcher Jashawn McDaniel and Pirates pitcher Joe Elfrink...
Scott County Junior Legion cruises to first round win 10-3 (07/11/14)
JACKSON -- The Scott County Junior Legion baseball team pounded 15 hits while cruising to its first round district game against Cape Girardeau Thursday 10-3 in Jackson. Trent Pobst led Scott Co. with four hits and two RBIs and also got the win on the mound after 6 2/3 innings pitched and five strikeouts...
Updated Senior Babe Ruth state tournament schedule (07/11/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruised past the Arch City Sidewinders 13-3 in its first game at the Senior Babe Ruth State late Thursday night at Charleston. Both teams scored its first run on an infield error in the second inning...
Riverbend sunk by Pirates 3-2 in first round of state tournament (07/11/14)
CHARLESTON -- Defense was expected to be critical for the SEMO Pirates in their game against the Riverbend Ducks on Thursday at Hillhouse Park in the first round of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament, which was a battle between Ducks pitcher Jashawn McDaniel and Pirates pitcher Joe Elfrink...
Squirrels eyeing seventh Sr. Babe state title in last eight years (07/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Some have been easier than others, but in six of the last seven years the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have found a way to bring home a state title. They'll get that chance again starting today when they open up the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Squirrels rally to down in-town rival Riverdogs 6-3 (07/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- In their final tuneup before the playoffs, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels took down the Charleston Riverdogs 6-3 in a nine-inning contest on Tuesday. "We played one of our better games," Squirrels head coach Michael Minner said. "We played pretty well defensively and our pitching was outstanding. We threw nine guys and they were all good. We swung that bats a little bit too...
Capahas make early lead stand in semifinal win at Valmeyer Tournament (07/06/14)
The Plaza Tire Capahas secured their spot in the championship game of the Valmeyer Tournament with wins on Friday and Saturday.
Standard Democrat Baseball Player of the Year: Doug Still (07/05/14)
Still made the most out of his senior year leading the Sikeston Bulldogs with a 3-4 pitching record, 70 strikeouts and a .391 batting average
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Surprise starter stellar in Jackson Legion win (07/05/14)
Avery Whiteside allowed just two hits in Jackson Post 158's 7-1 victory.
Youth baseball action at Dexter Parks & Recreation (07/04/14)
Schedule set for Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/02/14)
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The 14-team double-elimination event will take place July 10-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Three of the 27 tournament games will also be played at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Scott County Junior Legion baseball team honors fallen friend (07/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- It came a few days later than expected, but family, friends and teammates got a chance to honor the memory of Kelly High School's Kaden Robert Wednesday on the same field where he spent most of the past few springs...
Riverdogs roll past Squirrels, 20-3 (06/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Unable to keep up with the Charleston Riverdogs' high-powered offense, the Charleston Squirrels fell 20-3 in five innings on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader. "We didn't make some plays today and they shouldn't have scored that many runs," Squirrels' head coach Michael Minner said. "If we make some plays it's probably 4-3 in the fourth or fifth inning. I told the guys we have to find a way to get more competitive...
Missouri Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams, final rankings released (06/28/14)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its final state rankings and all-state teams. Eight players were selected to the Class 1 MBCA all-state team from the southeast Missouri region. Cooter junior Tyler McLevain was selected first-team all-state as a pitcher, Oran senior Seth Ressel was selected second-team all-state as a pitcher, Cooter sophomore Austin Phelps was selected honorable mention as a pitcher, Cooter sophomore Riley Maddox was selected honorable mention as an infielder, Cooter junior Riley Hickerson was selected first-team all-state as an outfielder, Oran junior Hunter Schlosser was selected second-team all-state as an outfielder, Cooter sophomore Cole Crowder was selected second-team all-state as an outfielder and Oak Ridge senior Kelby Brown was selected honorable mention as a utility player.. ...
Missouri Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams, final rankings released (06/28/14)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its final state rankings and all-state teams. Eight players were selected to the Class 1 MBCA all-state team from the southeast Missouri region. Cooter junior Tyler McLevain was selected first-team all-state as a pitcher, Oran senior Seth Ressel was selected second-team all-state as a pitcher, Cooter sophomore Austin Phelps was selected honorable mention as a pitcher, Cooter sophomore Riley Maddox was selected honorable mention as an infielder, Cooter junior Riley Hickerson was selected first-team all-state as an outfielder, Oran junior Hunter Schlosser was selected second-team all-state as an outfielder, Cooter sophomore Cole Crowder was selected second-team all-state as an outfielder and Oak Ridge senior Kelby Brown was selected honorable mention as a utility player.. ...
Squirrels end Bleacher Bum Invitational with back to back losses (06/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After winning their first six games of the tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels saw a rough final two games leave them with fourth place in the Bleacher Bum Invitational over the weekend. The Squirrels won all three of their games in Pool 2 while advancing to the semifinals while also competing in and winning three games in Pool 1 in place of an absent team...
Top area athletes honored at Semoball Awards (06/22/14)
More than 150 high school athletes from Southeast Missouri were recognized Saturday at the inaugural Semoball Awards at the Show Me Center. Nineteen individuals were named the Player of the Year in their respective sports, and two-time ESPY award-winning athlete and the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kyle Maynard, spoke at the event...
Third inning lifts Squirrels over Post 114 10-0 (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Highlighted by a seven-run third inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels picked up a 10-0 win over Sikeston Legion Post 114 via the mercy rule on Friday in Pool 2 of the Bleacher Bum Invitational. "We're just excited to be playing good baseball and good competition," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Early lead slips away as Ducks flounder against Elsberry (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Unable to hold on to an early three-run lead, the Riverbend Ducks fell to Elsberry 6-3 on Saturday in Pool 2 play in the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The loss leaves the Ducks at 1-1 in the pool and facing a must win tomorrow in their final pool game against Charleston...
Third inning lifts Squirrels over Post 114 10-0 (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Highlighted by a seven-run third inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels picked up a 10-0 win over Sikeston Legion Post 114 via the mercy rule on Friday in Pool 2 of the Bleacher Bum Invitational. "We're just excited to be playing good baseball and good competition," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Early lead slips away as Ducks flounder against Elsberry (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Unable to hold on to an early three-run lead, the Riverbend Ducks fell to Elsberry 6-3 on Saturday in Pool 2 play in the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The loss leaves the Ducks at 1-1 in the pool and facing a must win tomorrow in their final pool game against Charleston...
Ducks squeeze past Post 114 amidst base running blunders (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Defenses were stout and pitching was up to par, but offense was at a premium between Sikeston Post 114 and the New Madrid Ducks. Though plagued with a lack of run production the Ducks, New Madrid's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team, squeaked out a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 1-0 Thursday during the first round of pool play at the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Squirrels erase slow start, beat Elsberry 8-4 (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Overcoming a rough third inning against Elsberry on Thursday, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels scored seven unanswered runs in the final three innings to win their first game 8-4 in Pool 2 at the Bleacher Bum Invitational...
Ducks squeeze past Post 114 amidst base running blunders (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Defenses were stout and pitching was up to par, but offense was at a premium between Sikeston Post 114 and the New Madrid Ducks. Though plagued with a lack of run production the Ducks, New Madrid's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team, squeaked out a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 1-0 Thursday during the first round of pool play at the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Squirrels erase slow start, beat Elsberry 8-4 (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Overcoming a rough third inning against Elsberry on Thursday, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels scored seven unanswered runs in the final three innings to win their first game 8-4 in Pool 2 at the Bleacher Bum Invitational...
Squirrels finish William Woods Alumni Showcase undefeated (06/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FULTON -- With a pair of wins over Blair Oaks and New Bloomfield, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels finished the William Woods Alumni Showcase undefeated. Their 3-0-1 record during the round-robin style tournament was the best among all participants and leave the Squirrels with a healthy 18-3-1 mark on the season...
Final spring baseball rankings released (06/18/14)
The final spring baseball rankings from the 2014 high school baseball season have been released with several local teams making the top 10 in the state of Missouri. After their fourth place finish during the Class 3 state tournament, the New Madrid County Central Eagles held that spot in the final rankings...
Squirrels finish William Woods Alumni Showcase undefeated (06/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FULTON -- With a pair of wins over Blair Oaks and New Bloomfield, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels finished the William Woods Alumni Showcase undefeated. Their 3-0-1 record during the round-robin style tournament was the best among all participants and leave the Squirrels with a healthy 18-3-1 mark on the season...
Scott County Junior Legion falls to Charleston 16U in extra innings, 17-13 (06/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County Junior Legion fell to Charleston 16U on Tuesday 17-13 in extra innings. The game was schedule for nine innings, but wound up a a 12-inning affair when the two teams entered the final innings knotted up at 13-13. Another two scoreless inning ensued before a four-run Charleston rally in the top of the 12th put them ahead for good...
Charleston win, ties on opening day of tournament (06/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FELTON -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels finished up their first day of the William Woods Alumni Coaches Showcases in Fulton with a win and a tie in the round robin style tournament. Their first game of the evening, against Fulton Legion, was still knotted up 1-1 after nine innings, resulting in the unusual tie due to the two-hour time limit...
Squirrels win tournament's consolation championship 5-1 over Riverbend Ducks (06/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- An opening round loss may have ensured the Charleston Fighting Squirrels wouldn't be in the championship hunt at their namesake Fighting Squirrel Classic, but that didn't stop them from making the most of their weekend...
Squirrels rebound with 11-0 win over Senath-Hornersville (06/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After using four pitchers in their opening round loss to Crawford County a day earlier, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels needed only starter Matt Ulrich Friday to stay alive in the Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Squirrels bounced from title contention by Crawford Co. 6-5 during Fighting Squirrel Classic (06/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite coming in as the reigning champions, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels find themselves out of the hunt after the first round in this year's Fighting Squirrel Classic. Unable to hold on to an early four-run lead against Crawford County on Thursday, Charleston was pushed to the consolation bracket with a 6-5 loss in 10 innings on a walk-off single...
Bats quiet for Sikeston Post 114, lose 2-0 to Jackson (06/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Two runs was all it took for Jackson to top Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114's deflated offense. Jackson Post 158 came away with a 2-0 win behind a complete game shutout by Joe Elfrink Thursday at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
New Madrid Ducks fall 5-4 to SEMO Pirates during Fighting Squirrel Classic (06/13/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- SEMO Pirates coach Jeremy McCain considered his team's error-filled game against the New Madrid Babe Ruth Ducks the squad's worst defensive game so far this summer. Despite McCain's assessment, the Pirates were good enough to hold on for a 5-4 win in their first-round game of the Fighting Squirrel Classic at Notre Dame High School on Thursday...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruise by Senath-Hornersville 11-0 at Classic (06/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels offense got back on track in a big way Friday afternoon less than 24 hours after suffering a rare loss. Charleston (13-3) scored five times in the first two innings before adding three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh inning as it cruised past Senath-Hornersville Senior Babe Ruth 11-0 in a consolation quarterfinal of the four-day 16-team Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Defending champ Charleston drops Fighting Squirrel Classic opener to Crawford County 6-5 in 10 innings (06/13/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action Thursday at Charleston is available at this link: View Photos Here CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels threw about everything but the kitchen sink at Crawford County, Mo., Thursday afternoon but came up short in its bid to defend its title at its own Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Squirrels take two on the road at Portageville (06/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- In one final tuneup before the Fighting Squirrel Classic, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels swept Portageville Senior Babe Ruth in a doubleheader on Wednesday. Charleston opened the evening with 15 hits to down Portageville 14-1 in five innings via the mercy rule. Back-to-back three run rallies in the second and third innings gave way to a seven-run-fourth to put them up 13-0...
Local scores from SAYB action (06/11/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Youth Baseball and Softball league reports scores to the Standard Democrat sports desk and are recorded by scorekeepers at each game. Scores and stats given to the Standard Democrat are as follows: May 3 Softball 9U Ferguson Medical 8, Area Properties 0...
Charleston to host annual Fighting Squirrel Classic wood bat tournament (06/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Starting Thursday, 16 teams over two different sites will compete in the Fighting Squirrel Classic in a four-day single-elimination-style tournament. The tournament's namesake Charleston Fighting Squirrels return as champions from last year and look to be strong contenders to keep the title...
Rain spoils Still-Maddox pitcher's duel at Advance (06/09/14)
ADVANCE, Mo. - Mother Nature spoiled the fun in the top of the fourth inning Monday evening as heavy rain halted a scoreless Senior Babe Ruth pitcher's duel between the SEMO Strokers and Charleston Fighting Squirrels at Advance. Charleston ace lefty Doug Still, who was drafted in the 33rd round (1003rd overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft Saturday, struck out seven of the nine hitters he faced Monday and faced the minimum in three innings of work...
Kennett star, Southeast signee Mitchell headed to Cubs (06/07/14)
Kennett baseball standout and Southeast Missouri State signee Kevonte Mitchell said Saturday he no longer plans to play in a Redhawks uniform. The third baseman was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 2014 MLB draft earlier in the afternoon and said he plans to sign with the organization rather than attend Southeast and play baseball for the reigning Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champion Redhawks...
Hampton tosses shutout in Post 114's 1-0 win over Cape Ford and Sons (06/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Mixed with old and new, the Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team had no trouble labeling their group of summer baseball players. "We're a bunch of misfits," Post 114 head coach Craig Templeton said. "We're really old in some areas and really young in other areas. Our younger kids are getting a lot of exposure with the older kids and we're mixing well together."...
Hampton tosses shutout in Post 114's 1-0 win over Cape Ford and Sons (06/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Mixed with old and new, the Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team had no trouble labeling their group of summer baseball players. "We're a bunch of misfits," Post 114 head coach Craig Templeton said. "We're really old in some areas and really young in other areas. Our younger kids are getting a lot of exposure with the older kids and we're mixing well together."...
NMCC drops Class 3 third place game to Fatima 6-4 (06/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Sophomore Garrison Keene wrapped up New Madrid County Central's last two games in a very simple and direct manner. "It's just a learning process," he said. "Most of our team is coming back so we have to come back and get better."...
Class 3 semifinal slips away from NMCC baseball team (06/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Nearly everything had gone their way up until now. Big hits came, plays were made and the wins kept coming. But all that changed as New Madrid County Central's improbable run to a state championship was derailed at T.R. Hughes Ball Park in O'Fallon Tuesday by O'Fallon Christian during the MSHSAA Class 3 state semifinal game...
NMCC loses third place game to Fatima 6-4 (06/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles baseball team lost 6-4 to Fatima Wednesday during the MSHSAA Class 3 third place game at T.R. Hughes Ball Park in O'Fallon. The Eagles were outhit 12-10 and gave up five runs during Fatima's last two at-bats to take home fourth place...
Class 3 semifinal slips away from NMCC baseball team (06/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Nearly everything had gone their way up until now. Big hits came, plays were made and the wins kept coming. But all that changed as New Madrid County Central's improbable run to a state championship was derailed at T.R. Hughes Ball Park in O'Fallon Tuesday by O'Fallon Christian during the MSHSAA Class 3 state semifinal game...
Holcomb dominates Hornersville 10-0 in pitching machine action (06/03/14)
The clouds rolled in, but the rain stayed away long enough for baseball action in Hornersville on Friday, May 23. The Hornersville PMC (Prospect Metal Co.) hosted Holcomb 7 & 8 year olds in pitching machine league. Holcomb headed out to the plate to start the game. With two outs, Brandon Martin hit a single, followed by Gavin Merritt who snagged an in-the-park home run, giving Holcomb a 2-0 lead in the top of the first...
NMCC baseball team eyes state title (06/03/14)
NEW MADRID -- Just a year removed from the most successful postseason run in New Madrid County Central baseball history, the Eagles find themselves once again on the precipice of greatness. They'll continue their quest for a state championship on Tuesday when they battle Christian (O'Fallon) High School in the Class 3 semifinals in O'Fallon...
Former Scott City, SEMO pitcher promoted to Atlanta Braves (06/03/14)
Shae Simmons was understandably caught off guard when he got the news he was headed to the major leagues. Simmons, a Scott City High School graduate and former Southeast Missouri State pitcher, was listening to his Double-A manager address him and his Mississippi Braves teammates Friday night...
State baseball tournament schedule at O'Fallon (06/01/14)
Three high school baseball teams from the southeast Missouri region have qualified for next week's state baseball tournament at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Mo. Cooter beat Clarkton 10-0 in its district semifinal, beat Gideon 4-1 in its district championship, beat defending state champion Oran 9-0 in its state sectional and beat Leopold 1-0 in its state quarterfinal to advance to the final four in Class 1. ...
SCAA all-conference softball, baseball awards released (05/31/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference high schoo baseball and softball awards were recently released. Bernie's Tori Lowery was selected as the SCAA Player of the Year in softball. Bloomfield's Tim Fox and Bernie's Josh Stevens were selected as SCAA Players of the Year in baseball...
SCAA all-conference softball, baseball awards released (05/31/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference high schoo baseball and softball awards were recently released. Bernie's Tori Lowery was selected as the SCAA Player of the Year in softball. Bloomfield's Tim Fox and Bernie's Josh Stevens were selected as SCAA Players of the Year in baseball...
Notre Dame's baseball season comes to dramatic end vs. Westminster (05/30/14)
Notre Dame lost to defending state champ Westminster 2-1 in the Class 4 quarterfinals, with the game ending on a play at the plate
NMCC eyes state title (05/30/14)
NEW MADRID -- Just a year removed from the most successful postseason run in New Madrid County Central baseball history, the Eagles find themselves once again on the precipice of greatness. They'll continue their quest for a state championship on Tuesday when they battle Christian (O'Fallon) High School in the Class 3 semifinals in O'Fallon...
Notre Dame's baseball season comes to dramatic end vs. Westminster (05/30/14)
Notre Dame lost to defending state champ Westminster 2-1 in the Class 4 quarterfinals, with the game ending on a play at the plate
Taking care of unfinished business: Cooter shuts out Leopold, two wins away from state title (05/30/14)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Shortly after his team's Class 1 state quarterfinal game against Leopold on Wednesday afternoon, Cooter coach Bobby McCulloch said he was finally able to get his nerves back under control. He and his team had just endured a seventh inning where Leopold had the tying run on third with one out...
Taking care of unfinished business: Cooter shuts out Leopold, two wins away from state title (05/30/14)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Shortly after his team's Class 1 state quarterfinal game against Leopold on Wednesday afternoon, Cooter coach Bobby McCulloch said he was finally able to get his nerves back under control. He and his team had just endured a seventh inning where Leopold had the tying run on third with one out...
NMCC heads back to semifinals with 6-5 win over St. Pius (05/29/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com FESTUS -- Every time New Madrid County Central has needed a big play this postseason, they've found somebody to answer the call. From freshman Palmer Campbell pitching them to a district title to sophomore Tyler Sprout scoring the game-winning run in sectionals, there's been no shortage of heroes...
Leopold's baseball season ends with 1-0 loss to Cooter in quarterfinal (05/29/14)
Cooter scored a run in the second inning and ended a Leopold threat in the seventh with a double play on its way to a 1-0 win.
State champ Westminster coming to Cape to face Notre Dame baseball (05/29/14)
THE BULLDOGS will host Westminster Christian Academy in a Class 4 quarterfinal today
Leopold's baseball season ends with 1-0 loss to Cooter in quarterfinal (05/29/14)
Cooter scored a run in the second inning and ended a Leopold threat in the seventh with a double play on its way to a 1-0 win.
Notre Dame baseball team wins sectional game by 10 runs (05/28/14)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Park Hills Central baseball coach Ronnie Calvird hoped freshman left-hander Nick Haney could get his team through a couple innings against Notre Dame in a Class 4 sectional on Tuesday. Calvird had watched Notre Dame's lineup, which included five left-handed batters, during its district championship win over Kennett last week...
State champ Westminster coming to Cape to face Notre Dame baseball (05/28/14)
THE BULLDOGS will host Westminster Christian Academy in a Class 4 quarterfinal today
NMCC wins thriller (05/28/14)
SCOTT CITY -- Last year's sectional win set a new high water mark for the New Madrid County Central Eagles' baseball program. It's one they continued to raise all the way to a third-place finish in state. On Monday they showed that run was no aberration as NMCC once again advanced to the Class 3 quarterfinals with a wild 2-1 walk-off win over Scott City...
Notre Dame baseball team wins sectional game by 10 runs (05/28/14)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Park Hills Central baseball coach Ronnie Calvird hoped freshman left-hander Nick Haney could get his team through a couple innings against Notre Dame in a Class 4 sectional on Tuesday. Calvird had watched Notre Dame's lineup, which included five left-handed batters, during its district championship win over Kennett last week...
Something old, something new: Pemiscot County returns to Legion diamond Sunday (05/28/14)
There will be a mix of old and new when the Pemiscot County Eagles Senior American Legion baseball team takes the field Sunday afternoon against Blytheville, Ark. While this will not be the first time that Pemiscot County has fielded a Senior American Legion baseball team, it will be the first time since the 1990s that Pemiscot County has had a team...
Scott City baseball season ends with controversial play (05/26/14)
In a tight Class 3 sectional game, it became increasingly apparent one key play would determine the outcome between Scott City and New Madrid County Central. And when the inevitable play did occur, it was a strange one.
Oran baseball team crashes out of Class 1 playoffs with 9-0 loss to Cooter (05/27/14)
ORAN, Mo. -- Seth Ressel's final walk off the mound at the Oran baseball field was toward the shortstop position. On a day when he and his teammates weren't anywhere near their best, the Cooter Wildcats were. The result was a 9-0 loss that included Ressel leaving the mound before the end of a playoff game for the first time in five games and a season that ended before the final four for the first time in four years for the Eagles, the defending Class 1 state champions...
Cooter dominates Oran in sectional (05/27/14)
ORAN, Mo. -- The Cooter Wildcats had never recorded a state sectional win against the Oran baseball team entering Monday's Class 1 contest. Not anymore. Cooter jumped ahead early and took advance to multiple Oran miscues on its way to a 9-0 victory over the Eagles and ace Seth Ressel, who two-hit the Wildcats in the sectional round a year ago to send Cooter to the offseason for a third consecutive year in the sectional round...
Bernie suffers 11-2 sectional loss to No. 1 ranked Valle Catholic (05/27/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - Good defense has been the norm for the No. 6 ranked Bernie Mules throughout its 18-game winning streak in the 2014 spring baseball season. The flawless defense continued for Bernie in the first half of its Class 2 state sectional at No. ...
Oran baseball team crashes out of Class 1 playoffs with 9-0 loss to Cooter (05/27/14)
ORAN, Mo. -- Seth Ressel's final walk off the mound at the Oran baseball field was toward the shortstop position. On a day when he and his teammates weren't anywhere near their best, the Cooter Wildcats were. The result was a 9-0 loss that included Ressel leaving the mound before the end of a playoff game for the first time in five games and a season that ended before the final four for the first time in four years for the Eagles, the defending Class 1 state champions...
Cooter dominates Oran in sectional (05/27/14)
ORAN, Mo. -- The Cooter Wildcats had never recorded a state sectional win against the Oran baseball team entering Monday's Class 1 contest. Not anymore. Cooter jumped ahead early and took advance to multiple Oran miscues on its way to a 9-0 victory over the Eagles and ace Seth Ressel, who two-hit the Wildcats in the sectional round a year ago to send Cooter to the offseason for a third consecutive year in the sectional round...
Bernie suffers 11-2 sectional loss to No. 1 ranked Valle Catholic (05/27/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - Good defense has been the norm for the No. 6 ranked Bernie Mules throughout its 18-game winning streak in the 2014 spring baseball season. The flawless defense continued for Bernie in the first half of its Class 2 state sectional at No. ...
NMCC pulls out thrilling 2-1 sectional win over Scott City (05/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Last year's sectional win set a new high water mark for the New Madrid County Central Eagles' baseball program. It's one they continued to raise all the way to a third-place finish in state. On Monday they showed that run was no aberration as NMCC once again advanced to the Class 3 quarterfinals with a wild 2-1 walk-off win over Scott City...
Leopold baseball team advances to first-ever state quarterfinal (05/26/14)
Leopold defeated Bakersfield 10-0 in five innings for its sectional baseball victory Southeast Missourian The offense that Leopold coach James Lewis patiently awaited in his team's Class 1 sectional baseball game against Bakersfield arrived in bulk Monday...
NMCC pulls out thrilling 2-1 sectional win over Scott City (05/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Last year's sectional win set a new high water mark for the New Madrid County Central Eagles' baseball program. It's one they continued to raise all the way to a third-place finish in state. On Monday they showed that run was no aberration as NMCC once again advanced to the Class 3 quarterfinals with a wild 2-1 walk-off win over Scott City...
Leopold baseball team advances to first-ever state quarterfinal (05/26/14)
Leopold defeated Bakersfield 10-0 in five innings for its sectional baseball victory Southeast Missourian The offense that Leopold coach James Lewis patiently awaited in his team's Class 1 sectional baseball game against Bakersfield arrived in bulk Monday...
Bernie outslugs Chaffee 22-10 to claim first district baseball title since 2009 (05/22/14)
Bernie Mules baseball coach Darrin Shipman has a philosophy to hitting he has tried to instill in his players since the start of the 2014 spring season. "If you hear me in a game I say 'stay in the strike zone,'" Shipman said. ...
NMCC denies Malden district title (05/23/14)
New Madrid County Central's Palmer Campbell may only be a freshman but he played like a crafty veteran Wednesday. The freshman lefthander tossed a complete game three-hitter and delivered two hits in the Eagles' 6-1 win over top-seeded Malden in the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament...
Turning points break against Tribe in district championship game (05/23/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Kennett Indians held an early lead in the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 baseball championship game against Notre Dame Bulldogs and were on the verge of retiring the Bulldogs in order in the bottom of the first inning. However, Luke Haines turned on an Edward Wilson pitch and sent it over the leftfield fence for a game-tying -- and game-changing -- home run, igniting Notre Dame as it rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Tribe Wednesday at VFW Stadium...
Turning points break against Tribe in district championship game (05/23/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Kennett Indians held an early lead in the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 baseball championship game against Notre Dame Bulldogs and were on the verge of retiring the Bulldogs in order in the bottom of the first inning. However, Luke Haines turned on an Edward Wilson pitch and sent it over the leftfield fence for a game-tying -- and game-changing -- home run, igniting Notre Dame as it rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Tribe Wednesday at VFW Stadium...
NMCC denies Malden district title (05/23/14)
New Madrid County Central's Palmer Campbell may only be a freshman but he played like a crafty veteran Wednesday. The freshman lefthander tossed a complete game three-hitter and delivered two hits in the Eagles' 6-1 win over top-seeded Malden in the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament...
Dexter Baseball Champs (05/23/14)
Bernie outslugs Chaffee 22-10 to claim first district baseball title since 2009 (05/23/14)
Bernie Mules baseball coach Darrin Shipman has a philosophy to hitting he has tried to instill in his players since the start of the 2014 spring season. "If you hear me in a game I say 'stay in the strike zone,'" Shipman said. ...
Chaffee stunned by Bernie 22-10 in title game (05/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BERNIE -- Coming into the Class 2, District 3 championship game, if you'd offered top-seeded Chaffee double-digit run support to back up well-rested staff ace Cody Payne, chances are they'd have taken it. What the defending champions couldn't have expected, however, was that third-seeded Bernie would put together their best offensive performance of the season...
Oran squeaks out 1-0 victory over Advance in title game (05/22/14)
ORAN -- Oran senior pitcher Seth Ressel did what he was expected to do Wednesday afternoon in the Class 1 District 2 baseball championship. And what he was expected to do was whatever it took to make sure the Eagles beat rival Advance. "He was incredible," Oran coach Kody Campbell said. ...
District belongs to NMCC for second straight year (05/22/14)
davidj@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New Madrid County Central's Palmer Campbell may only be a freshman but he played like a crafty veteran Wednesday. The freshman lefthander tossed a complete game three-hitter and delivered two hits in the Eagles' 6-1 win over top-seeded Malden in the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament Wednesday afternoon...
Chaffee stunned by Bernie 22-10 in title game (05/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BERNIE -- Coming into the Class 2, District 3 championship game, if you'd offered top-seeded Chaffee double-digit run support to back up well-rested staff ace Cody Payne, chances are they'd have taken it. What the defending champions couldn't have expected, however, was that third-seeded Bernie would put together their best offensive performance of the season...
Oran squeaks out 1-0 victory over Advance in title game (05/22/14)
ORAN -- Oran senior pitcher Seth Ressel did what he was expected to do Wednesday afternoon in the Class 1 District 2 baseball championship. And what he was expected to do was whatever it took to make sure the Eagles beat rival Advance. "He was incredible," Oran coach Kody Campbell said. ...
District belongs to NMCC for second straight year (05/22/14)
davidj@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New Madrid County Central's Palmer Campbell may only be a freshman but he played like a crafty veteran Wednesday. The freshman lefthander tossed a complete game three-hitter and delivered two hits in the Eagles' 6-1 win over top-seeded Malden in the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament Wednesday afternoon...
Scott City rides freshman hurler to district baseball title (05/22/14)
CHARLESTON -- After losing eight seniors from last year's district champion team, Scott City found a way to repeat by handing the ball to a freshman. With Braden Cox on the mound, the Rams beat Clearwater 5-2 in the Class 3 District 2 Championship on Wednesday...
Stellar Chaffee baseball season comes to end (05/22/14)
the Red DEVILS lost 22-10 in a slugfest with Bernie for a district championship
Stellar Chaffee baseball season comes to end (05/22/14)
the Red DEVILS lost 22-10 in a slugfest with Bernie for a district championship
Scott City rides freshman hurler to district baseball title (05/22/14)
CHARLESTON -- After losing eight seniors from last year's district champion team, Scott City found a way to repeat by handing the ball to a freshman. With Braden Cox on the mound, the Rams beat Clearwater 5-2 in the Class 3 District 2 Championship on Wednesday...
Notre Dame baseball routs Kennett to claim Class 4 District 1 championship (05/22/14)
The Bulldogs defended their district title with a 12-1 win over the Indians.
Ressel, Oran baseball team emerges with district title after pitcher's duel with Advance (05/22/14)
Oran junior Jacob Priggel drove home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Eagles a 1-0 win.
Elfrink's shutout leads Leopold baseball team to district title (05/22/14)
The Wildcats claimed the Class 1 District 3 title with a 4-0 victory over South Iron on Wednesday.
Wild finish ends season for Bulldogs (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston senior lefty Doug Still was as dominant as ever in Tuesday's Class 3, District 1 semifinal game against Kennett. But Kennett ace Tyson Campbell was just as sharp and got the biggest play of the game from his defense as the second-seeded Indians held on to defeat No. 3 Sikeston 5-4 at VFW Stadium...
Defending champion Oran advances to district title game (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Highlighted by a go-ahead, three-run rally in the fourth inning, the defending state champion Oran Eagles kicked off their title defense on Tuesday with a 7-3 win over Bell City in the Class 1, District 2 semifinals...
Bernie advances to district baseball championship (05/21/14)
BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules took a commanding lead with some small ball, then polished up their win with some long ball. Bernie, playing as the away team on its own field in the MSHSAA Class 2 District 3 semifinals, beat Greenville 18-4 in six innings...
Notre Dame baseball routs Kennett to claim Class 4 District 1 championship (05/21/14)
The Bulldogs defended their district title with a 12-1 win over the Indians.
Ressel, Oran emerge victorious in pitcher's duel with Advance (05/21/14)
Oran junior Jacob Priggel drove home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Eagles a 1-0 win.
Wild finish ends season for Bulldogs (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston senior lefty Doug Still was as dominant as ever in Tuesday's Class 3, District 1 semifinal game against Kennett. But Kennett ace Tyson Campbell was just as sharp and got the biggest play of the game from his defense as the second-seeded Indians held on to defeat No. 3 Sikeston 5-4 at VFW Stadium...
Advance baseball team rides Mayo's complete game into district final (05/21/14)
Advance reached the Class 1 District 2 final behind the pitching of Dawson Mayo
Campbell pitches Tribe into final (05/21/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Whenever the Kennett Indians had a big baseball game this season, the first pitcher they always have looked to is Tyson Campbell -- and he delivered time and again. Campbell did it again Tuesday evening, going the distance and striking out 11 batters as the Tribe defeated the Sikeston Bulldogs 5-4 in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament at VFW Stadium...
Notre Dame cruises into district baseball championship game (05/21/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- With a tie game after three and a half innings, the top-seeded Notre Dame Bulldogs felt some pressure from the fourth-seeded Perryville Pirates in their Class 4 District 1 semifinal game Tuesday. "In the dugout, everybody was kind of not paying attention too well and we said, 'Everybody get up and let's go,'" left fielder Chase Urhahn said. "Then we started getting a few hits, and it really brought us up."...
Oran baseball team reaches district final (05/21/14)
The defending Class 1 champions defeated Bell City 7-3
Advance baseball team rides Mayo's complete game into district final (05/21/14)
Advance reached the Class 1 District 2 final behind the pitching of Dawson Mayo
Campbell pitches Tribe into final (05/21/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Whenever the Kennett Indians had a big baseball game this season, the first pitcher they always have looked to is Tyson Campbell -- and he delivered time and again. Campbell did it again Tuesday evening, going the distance and striking out 11 batters as the Tribe defeated the Sikeston Bulldogs 5-4 in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament at VFW Stadium...
Portageville wins district title on walk-off hit (05/21/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- For the second time in as many days, the Portageville Bulldogs found a way to get a walkoff win. The Bulldogs got a popup from Derrick Priggle that turned into a game-winning base hit that scored Cameron West in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Portageville a 5-4 win over South Pemiscot in the Class 2, District 1 Tournament championship game here Tuesday...
Advance reaches district championship with 3-1 victory against Oak Ridge (05/21/14)
ORAN, Mo. - The third-seeded Advance Hornets saved its best for last in a Class 1, District 2, baseball semifinal against the second-seeded Oak Ridge Blue Jays Tuesday afternoon in Oran. After failing to score in the first four innings Advance calculated a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure a come-from-behind 3-1 victory against Oak Ridge...
Bell City drops Class 1, District 2, semifinal to defending state champion Oran 7-3 (05/21/14)
ORAN, Mo. - Bell City and Oran were tied in the fourth inning of their Class 1, District 2, baseball semifinal Tuesday afternoon when Aaron Smith stepped to the plate with one out. The Eagles brought their infield in with runners on second and third, Smith crushed a liner -- that just happened to head right toward shortstop Seth Ressel, who made the catch and ran to second base to double off a runner and end the threat...
Bell City drops Class 1, District 2, semifinal to defending state champion Oran 7-3 (05/21/14)
ORAN, Mo. - Bell City and Oran were tied in the fourth inning of their Class 1, District 2, baseball semifinal Tuesday afternoon when Aaron Smith stepped to the plate with one out. The Eagles brought their infield in with runners on second and third, Smith crushed a liner -- that just happened to head right toward shortstop Seth Ressel, who made the catch and ran to second base to double off a runner and end the threat...
May 20, 2014 Scoreboard (05/20/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Perryville answers Dexter rally to stay alive in district baseball tournament (05/20/14)
Perryvlille won 7-5º to reach the Class 4 District 1 semifinals
Top-seed Seckman nudges out Jackson, 3-2 (05/20/14)
The INDIANS scored the first two runs in their Class 5 District 1 semifinal but were overtaken
Woodland baseball wages comeback in season-ending loss (05/20/14)
Woodland erased a 7-0 deficit but saw its season end with a 9-7 loss to Clearwater
Scott City baseball reaches district final (05/20/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Scott City pitcher Eric Urhahn has made a habit of finishing the games he starts. "That's what we see from him every time," Scott City coach Jim May said. "Eric's going to come out, and he's going to throw his guts out for you. He's thrown I can't tell you how many complete games this year. He's thrown three two-hitters, and he's taken some tough losses. But he's an outstanding player and a good pitcher."...
Top-seed Seckman nudges out Jackson, 3-2 (05/20/14)
The INDIANS scored the first two runs in their Class 5 District 1 semifinal but were overtaken
Pirates answer Dexter rally (05/20/14)
Perryvlille won 7-5º to reach the Class 4 District 1 semifinals
Dexter suffers season-ending 7-5 defeat to Perryville baseball team (05/20/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The clock struck midnight for the Dexter Bearcats baseball team in the opening round of the Class 4, District 1, tournament Monday afternoon in Sikeston. Fifth-seeded Dexter overcame a 4-1 deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth inning but fourth-seeded Perryville responded with three runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth and never trailed after in a 7-5 district quarterfinal victory...
Dexter suffers season-ending 7-5 defeat to Perryville baseball team (05/20/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The clock struck midnight for the Dexter Bearcats baseball team in the opening round of the Class 4, District 1, tournament Monday afternoon in Sikeston. Fifth-seeded Dexter overcame a 4-1 deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth inning but fourth-seeded Perryville responded with three runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth and never trailed after in a 7-5 district quarterfinal victory...
South Pem upsets top-seeded Lions (05/20/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- Zach Whittington might have pitched his best baseball game of the year during the South Pemiscot Bulldogs' biggest game of the year. The junior righthander tossed seven innings of three-hit, one-walk shutout ball as the fourth-seeded Bulldogs upset the top-seeded Senath-Hornersville Lions 5-0 in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 2, District 1 Tournament here Monday...
South Pem upsets top-seeded Lions (05/20/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- Zach Whittington might have pitched his best baseball game of the year during the South Pemiscot Bulldogs' biggest game of the year. The junior righthander tossed seven innings of three-hit, one-walk shutout ball as the fourth-seeded Bulldogs upset the top-seeded Senath-Hornersville Lions 5-0 in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 2, District 1 Tournament here Monday...
Clark leads Sikeston past Fredericktown 6-2 in district opener (05/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Backed by seven solid innings from starting pitcher Jacob Clark, the third-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs downed sixth-seeded Fredericktown 6-2 in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament opening round on Monday. Clark allowed only three hits and four walks while striking out 14 batters, including seven straight at one point...
May 19, 2014 Scoreboard (05/19/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Jackson reaches district semifinal game (05/18/14)
The Indians avenged a loss to Hillsboro with a 10-6 victory in the Class 5 District 1 baseball tournament
Central baseball season ends with nail-biter (05/18/14)
Farmington escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh for a 3-2 win
Jackson reaches district semifinal game (05/18/14)
The Indians avenged a loss to Hillsboro with a 10-6 victory in the Class 5 District 1 baseball tournament
Central baseball season ends with nail-biter (05/18/14)
Farmington escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh for a 3-2 win
Kelly surges to down Charleston 13-4 in districts (05/17/14)
By Brent Shipman standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After stranding seven runners through four innings on Saturday, the fourth-seeded Kelly Hawks broke loose in the final two frames against fifth-seeded Charleston. Overcoming a one-run deficit, the Hawks scored 10 unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings to down the Bluejays 13-4 in the opening round of the Class 3, District 2 Tournament...
PREP ROUNDUP: Red Devils fall in final tune-up (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Getting one final regular season contest in before districts, the Chaffee Red Devils fell to host Notre Dame on Friday 7-2. A two-run rally in the bottom of the first put the Bulldogs on top for good and a two-run fifth gave them a 4-0 advantage. One final three-run outburst in the sixth gave them their biggest lead of the night, 7-0, before the Red Devils got on the board with two runs in the seventh...
Bernie survives district quarterfinal against Saxony Lutheran 5-2 (05/17/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Saxony Lutheran game is available at this link: View Photos Here BERNIE, Mo. - Bernie Mules baseball coach Darrin Shipman believes defense has been one of his team's biggest keys to success during its double-digit winning streak in the 2014 spring season...
Chaffee, Kennett give Oran two losses in makeup games (05/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Making up a pair of games on Thursday the Oran Eagles suffered losses to both Chaffee and Kennett. The Red Devils hammered out 13 hits against the Eagles to cruise to a 13-1 win in five innings via the mercy-rule...
Bernie survives district quarterfinal against Saxony Lutheran 5-2 (05/16/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Saxony Lutheran game is available at this link: View Photos Here BERNIE, Mo. - Bernie Mules baseball coach Darrin Shipman believes defense has been one of his team's biggest keys to success during its double-digit winning streak in the 2014 spring season...
Tribe gets back on field, shuts out Oran (05/16/14)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Fresh off of a week of rainouts and with the beginning of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament fast approaching, the Kennett Indians needed to get a baseball game under their belts Thursday. The Tribe did just that, battling through rain and traveling an hour and a half to scrape out a 1-0 win against the Oran Eagles here Thursday afternoon. The game originally was scheduled to be played at Kennett, but was moved to Chaffee because of wet fields...
Tribe gets back on field, shuts out Oran (05/16/14)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Fresh off of a week of rainouts and with the beginning of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament fast approaching, the Kennett Indians needed to get a baseball game under their belts Thursday. The Tribe did just that, battling through rain and traveling an hour and a half to scrape out a 1-0 win against the Oran Eagles here Thursday afternoon. The game originally was scheduled to be played at Kennett, but was moved to Chaffee because of wet fields...
Tribe trio honored by SEMO Conference (05/16/14)
Several Kennett Indians baseball players received recognition when the SEMO Conference recently released its all-conference and all-tournament teams. Pitcher Tyson Campbell shared Pitcher of the Year honors with Wesley Pyles from Poplar Bluff, while Campbell, Kevonte Mitchell and Declan "D.K." Wallace were named first-team all-conference. The trio also was named to the SEMO Conference Tournament's all-tournament team...
Dexter athletes honored at Spring Sports Program (05/16/14)
Dexter High School honored its high school baseball, softball, golf, boys tennis and track athletes Thursday night at its Spring Sports Program. Dexter Bearcat Booster Club scholarships were presented to Kendra Stevenson and Jacob Robinson. Ethan Stevens received the Season Medalist Award in boys golf...
New coaches, new heights for Scott City softball team (05/15/14)
First-year softball coach Kaitlin Zink and long-time Scott City coach in multiple sports Lance Amick have combined to lead the Rams to their first final four.
District baseball begins this weekend for area schools (05/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing exit in last year's Class 4, District 1 championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs are once again on the hunt for their first district title since 2007. This time around they'll have home-field advantage as play kicks off this weekend at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
All-conference baseball (05/14/14)
All-SEMO Conference P -- Michael Houchin, jr., Jackson P -- Tyson Campbell, sr., Kennett P -- Wesley Pyles, sr., Poplar Bluff P -- Chase Hagerty, jr., Cape Central P -- Jacob Clark, jr., Sikeston P -- Graham Ruopp, jr., Notre Dame...
Oran jumps out early, beats Bell City 8-3 (05/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Jumping out to six runs in the first two innings, the Oran Eagles took down Bell City 8-3 on Monday. Back-to-back three-run rallies in the first and second frames put the Eagles on top for good with the Cubs not getting on the board until the sixth. There, they'd put up a single run only to see Oran answer with two in the home half of the inning...
Sikeston gets 11-6 road win over Marshall Co. (05/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON, Ky -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 13-10 on the season following an 11-6 win against Marshall County, Ky., Saturday on the road. Jacob Clark was the winning pitcher. Gavin O'Brien led the Bulldogs with three hits and two RBIs. Audie Hay added two hits and a double while Colton Black and Colton Hampton added two hits apiece...
PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldog baseball team fights back for 13-9 road win (05/10/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com MAYFIELD, Ky. -- After almost getting run-ruled, the Sikeston Bulldogs fought back for a 13-9 road win against Graves County, Ky., on Friday. The Bulldogs trailed 8-0 entering the fifth when they finally got their bats going for a three run rally...
May 10, 2014 Scoreboard (05/10/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter strikes early, takes down Bulldogs (05/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- On the back of as three-run, third-inning rally, the Dexter Bearcats defeated visiting Sikeston on Thursday 6-3. The Bearcats jumped on top with a run in the first before their three-run outburst in the bottom of the third put them ahead 4-1...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team faces Tennessee Tech in OVC showdown (05/09/14)
Just one year ago, the Tennessee Tech baseball team traveled to Cape Girardeau as the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference. Now the first-place Southeast Missouri State baseball team gets the chance to clinch the OVC regular-season championship against the defending champs and second-place Golden Eagles...
High school roundup: Mayo leads Advance baseball to 1-0 victory (05/09/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Tribe stays hot, pulls away for win over Cooter (05/09/14)
Fresh off of winning the SEMO Conference Tournament and with just four games left in the regular games left in the regular season, the Kennett Indians baseball needed to maintain momentum. Mission accomplished. The Tribe got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Tyson Campbell and used a six-run sixth inning to take a 10-3 win over the Cooter Wildcats Thursday at Indian Park...
Tribe stays hot, pulls away for win over Cooter (05/09/14)
Fresh off of winning the SEMO Conference Tournament and with just four games left in the regular games left in the regular season, the Kennett Indians baseball needed to maintain momentum. Mission accomplished. The Tribe got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Tyson Campbell and used a six-run sixth inning to take a 10-3 win over the Cooter Wildcats Thursday at Indian Park...
Tribe rallies to down Lions in nine innings (05/09/14)
HOLCOMB, Mo. -- Trailing by three runs in the middle of the sixth inning, the Kennett Indians junior high baseball team could have given up against the Senath-Hornersville Lions. Instead, the Tribe used its abilities on the bases and capitalized on opportunities that were given to pull out a thrilling 8-7 win over Senath-Hornersville in the finals of the Bootheel Conference Tournament here Wednesday...
Bernie & Dexter collect high school baseball wins (05/09/14)
NEELYVILLE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules outlasted the Neelyville Tigers 8-5 Thursday afternoon in a battle of state-ranked teams. Bernie built an 8-1 lead by the sixth inning. "We played well today for the most part," Bernie coach Darrin Shipman said of his team's 15th straight victory. "We took some really good at-bats and really battled. They are so good and well-coached that it really is a good win for our team. B.J. did a great job throwing strikes and mixing his pitches."...
Neldon homer propels Dexter baseball team by Cape Central 8-5 (05/08/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter-Cape Central game is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter high school baseball coach Brian Becker didn't pass up an opportunity to talk hitting with senior slugger Cody Neldon before he stepped into the batter's box with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning of a tie game against Cape Central Wednesday afternoon...
Bulldogs total 10 hits during 10-0 victory over Oran (05/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Backed by a complete game effort from starting pitcher Doug Still, the Sikeston Bulldogs hammered out 10 hits Wednesday to down visiting Oran 10-0 in five innings via the mercy rule. "We hit it pretty well today," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. ...
Bearcats' late push leads to 8-5 win over Cape Central (05/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER - The Dexter high school baseball team scored eight runs in the final two innings to beat Cape Central 8-5 Wednesday afternoon. Jason Mattison secured a complete-game victory for Dexter. He allowed seven hits and struck out six...
Neldon homer propels Dexter baseball team by Cape Central 8-5 (05/08/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter-Cape Central game is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter high school baseball coach Brian Becker didn't pass up an opportunity to talk hitting with senior slugger Cody Neldon before he stepped into the batter's box with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning of a tie game against Cape Central Wednesday afternoon...
Bearcats' late push leads to 8-5 win over Cape Central (05/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER - The Dexter high school baseball team scored eight runs in the final two innings to beat Cape Central 8-5 Wednesday afternoon. Jason Mattison secured a complete-game victory for Dexter. He allowed seven hits and struck out six...
High school roundup: Jackson baseball team gets revenge on Poplar Bluff (05/08/14)
Landon Mills hit a two-run home run to help lead the Jackson baseball team to a 5-3 vengeful victory over its conference nemesis Poplar Bluff on Wednesday. Tyler Slinkard picked up the win on the mound. He went the distance and gave up three earned runs on seven hits, struck out seven and walked one...
High school roundup: Jackson baseball team gets revenge on Poplar Bluff (05/08/14)
Landon Mills hit a two-run home run to help lead the Jackson baseball team to a 5-3 vengeful victory over its conference nemesis Poplar Bluff on Wednesday. Tyler Slinkard picked up the win on the mound. He went the distance and gave up three earned runs on seven hits, struck out seven and walked one...
Briefly: Dexter baseball team rallies past Cape Central 8-5 (05/08/14)
Editor's Note: A complete story on this game will be available later online and in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Friday morning DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter high school baseball team scored eight runs in the final two innings it batted to beat Cape Central 8-5 Wednesday afternoon...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran downs Kelly, Sikeston soccer falls on the road (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Thanks to a combined six runs in the fourth and fifth innings, the Oran Eagles downed visiting Kelly 9-8. The Hawks took a 5-3 lead into the fourth whee the Eagles put together the first of back-to-back three runs rallies to jump ahead 6-5. Kelly responded with a three-run rally of their own in the top of the fifth to go up 8-6, but Oran's final three-run rally in the home of the fifth put them ahead for good, 9-8...
Sikeston's Doug Still named SEMO Conference POY (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Before Monday's SEMO Conference Tournament championship game at Capaha Park, this year's all-tournament team was announced along with many other awards. Sikeston senior Doug Still took home the top honor as he was announced the SEMO Conference Player of the Year...
Southeast Missourian girls basketball Player of the Year: There's no stopping Josie Long (05/07/14)
The Woodland senior averaged 26.2 points per game, 11.2 rebounds and 9.4 steals against defenses determined to take the ball out of her hands.
Briefly: Dexter baseball team rallies past Cape Central 8-5 (05/07/14)
Editor's Note: A complete story on this game will be available later online and in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Friday morning DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter high school baseball team scored eight runs in the final two innings it batted to beat Cape Central 8-5 Wednesday afternoon...
May 7, 2014 Scoreboard (05/07/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school baseball: Oran baseball slips past Kelly, 9-8 (05/07/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
SCAA sports roundup: Five-run third dooms Bloomfield baseball team against Woodland 8-5 (05/07/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team fell behind early Tuesday afternoon and never overtook the Woodland Cardinals. Woodland tallied five runs in the top of the third inning and led by at least two runs the rest of the way on its way to an 8-5 road win at Bloomfield...
Malden upsets Lions to reach finals (05/07/14)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The Malden Green Wave did what no other baseball team in southeast Missouri has done, and because of it, they will play for the Bootheel Conference Tournament championship this afternoon. The Green Wave capitalized on eight fielding errors by the Senath-Hornersville Lions to hand pitching ace Brady Bibbs his first loss of the season, taking an 8-3 win over Senath-Hornersville to advance to the championship of the Bootheel Conference Tournament...
SCAA sports roundup: Five-run third dooms Bloomfield baseball team against Woodland 8-5 (05/07/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team fell behind early Tuesday afternoon and never overtook the Woodland Cardinals. Woodland tallied five runs in the top of the third inning and led by at least two runs the rest of the way on its way to an 8-5 road win at Bloomfield...
Middle School Baseball Champs: Dexter Bearcats (05/07/14)
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team sending three to sectionals (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler, Blake Below and Austin Bowman each made the cut following the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. Wheeler finished with third overall with a score of 76 -- four over par. Both Below and Bowman tied with an 88 as Sikeston finished third as a team with a score of 347...
Sikeston falls to Poplar Bluff 11-1, finishes fourth in SEMO Conference Tournament (05/06/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After coming dangerously close to reaching the title game this weekend, the Sikeston Bulldogs had to settle for fourth-place in the SEMO Conference Tournament. Taking on Poplar Bluff in the third-place game Monday, the Bulldogs surrendered a nine-run second frame en rout to an 11-1 loss in five innings via the run rule...
Fast start lifts Tribe to SEMO Conference Tournament title (05/06/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Sometimes the turning point of a baseball game doesn't occur in the latter part of the contest. Sometimes it happens right at the beginning. The Kennett Indians exemplified that Monday night, getting a three-run homer from Kevonte Mitchell in the top of the first inning to take the early lead, then making it stand up for a 7-5 victory over the top-seeded Notre Dame Bulldogs in the championship game of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Capaha Field...
Fast start lifts Tribe to SEMO Conference Tournament title (05/06/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Sometimes the turning point of a baseball game doesn't occur in the latter part of the contest. Sometimes it happens right at the beginning. The Kennett Indians exemplified that Monday night, getting a three-run homer from Kevonte Mitchell in the top of the first inning to take the early lead, then making it stand up for a 7-5 victory over the top-seeded Notre Dame Bulldogs in the championship game of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Capaha Field...
Kennett has record day at SEMO Central track meet (05/06/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Kennett Indians and Lady Indians track teams matched or surpassed a pair of school records as they each finished third at the SEMO Central Conference track meet here Monday at Notre Dame Regional High School. On the boys side, Maliek Parker set a new school record in 100-meter dash with a time of 10.47 seconds, eclipsing the previous record of 10.65 seconds held by Darius Warren...
Notre Dame falls in title game of SEMO Conference tournament (05/06/14)
Kennett's Bud Hilburn related an early season story after the Indians' 7-5 win over top-seeded Notre Dame in Monday's SEMO Conference tournament championship game at Capaha Field. "At the very beginning of the season there was two or three teams in the conference that were ranked in the state, and everybody was kind of looking at us, and as our coach said, 'We're kind of a like a snake in the grass,'" Hilburn said. "We showed we can play with everybody."...
May 5, 2014 Scoreboard (05/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Eagle Ridge baseball team falls in MCSAA state final (05/05/14)
North County Christian scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally for an 8-7 win over Eagle Ridge Christian in the MCSAA state championship baseball game Saturday in Joplin, Mo. Eagle Ridge (10-6-1) scored three runs in the top of sixth to cut North County's lead to 4-3, then moved ahead with four runs in the seventh...
Notre Dame baseball reaches title game of SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
Top-seeded Notre Dame rallied for a 3-2 victory in eight innings to reach Monday's conference tourney final
Sikeston lets upset over Notre Dame slip away 3-2 in extra innings (05/03/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Just a few outs from reaching the SEMO Conference Tournament championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. After leading most the way, Sikeston saw a tying run in the seventh inning set up a walk-off single from Notre Dame's Luke Haines in the eight to propel his team to a 3-2 win...
Bulldogs get big day from Black, knock out Cape Central 10-4 in SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If Sikeston senior Colton Black continues to hit they way he did Friday against Caper Central, opposing teams might consider just walking him. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs' cleanup hitter went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and five runs batted in to help down the fifth-seeded Tigers 10-4 in the opening round of the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Kennett overtakes NMCC 10-4 in SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
SEMO News Service KENNETT -- The Kennett Indians baseball team got just what it needed Friday, and now the Tribe has a chance to win the SEMO Conference Tournament. Kennett scored in each of the first five innings and got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Payton Burke to make it stand up in a 10-4 victory over the New Madrid County Central Eagles in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Indian Park...
Sikeston lets upset over Notre Dame slip away 3-2 in extra innings (05/03/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Just a few outs from reaching the SEMO Conference Tournament championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. After leading most the way, Sikeston saw a tying run in the seventh inning set up a walk-off single from Notre Dame's Luke Haines in the eight to propel his team to a 3-2 win...
Notre Dame baseball reaches title game of SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
Top-seeded Notre Dame rallied for a 3-2 victory in eight innings to reach Monday's conference tourney final
Kennett overtakes NMCC 10-4 in SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
SEMO News Service KENNETT -- The Kennett Indians baseball team got just what it needed Friday, and now the Tribe has a chance to win the SEMO Conference Tournament. Kennett scored in each of the first five innings and got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Payton Burke to make it stand up in a 10-4 victory over the New Madrid County Central Eagles in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Indian Park...
Holcomb standout Houart to play baseball for Three Rivers (05/03/14)
Choosing to play collegiate baseball at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff was not a hard choice for Holcomb High School senior Dustin Houart. It then should come as no surprise that Houart recently signed with Three Rivers to continue his baseball career there next season...
Tribe gets past NMCC, will face Poplar Bluff in semifinals today (05/03/14)
The Kennett Indians baseball team got just what it needed Friday, and now the Tribe has a chance to win the SEMO Conference Tournament. Kennett scored in each of the first five innings and got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Payton Burke to make it stand up in a 10-4 victory over the New Madrid County Central Eagles in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Indian Park...
Tribe gets past NMCC, will face Poplar Bluff in semifinals today (05/03/14)
The Kennett Indians baseball team got just what it needed Friday, and now the Tribe has a chance to win the SEMO Conference Tournament. Kennett scored in each of the first five innings and got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Payton Burke to make it stand up in a 10-4 victory over the New Madrid County Central Eagles in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Indian Park...
Holcomb standout Houart to play baseball for Three Rivers (05/03/14)
Choosing to play collegiate baseball at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff was not a hard choice for Holcomb High School senior Dustin Houart. It then should come as no surprise that Houart recently signed with Three Rivers to continue his baseball career there next season...
Bernie defeats Holcomb 2-1 at Memphis (05/03/14)
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. - The Bernie Mules baseball team extended its winning streak to a baker's dozen Thursday with a 2-1 victory against the Holcomb Hornets at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tenn. An RBI single by Colton Dunbar gave Holcomb a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Bernie tied the game at 1-1 on a RBI double by Austin Beck in the top of the fifth inning. Josh Stevens had a game-winning RBI single in the top of the seventh that set the final score...
Bernie defeats Holcomb 2-1 at Memphis (05/03/14)
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. - The Bernie Mules baseball team extended its winning streak to a baker's dozen Thursday with a 2-1 victory against the Holcomb Hornets at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tenn. An RBI single by Colton Dunbar gave Holcomb a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Bernie tied the game at 1-1 on a RBI double by Austin Beck in the top of the fifth inning. Josh Stevens had a game-winning RBI single in the top of the seventh that set the final score...
Sikeston prepares for Cape Central again as SEMO Conference Tournament kicks off (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As the final game to be counted in the SEMO Conference Tournament seeding process, Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter stressed the importance of last Saturday's game against Cape Central. A win, he said, would likely promise the Bulldogs a home game and at least the fourth seed in the tournament...
PREP ROUNDUP: Wamble tosses no-hitter during Richland's 29-3 rout over Cairo (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX (SMNS) - The Richland Rebels high school baseball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season Thursday afternoon in a 29-3 victory against Cairo, Ill. Richland standout Tristan Wamble threw a no-hitter while earning a complete-game victory on the hill. Wamble struck out 13 and allowed three unearned runs...
May 2, 2014 Scoreboard (05/02/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Lions claw out win in Bootheel showdown at Portageville (05/02/14)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- For the second time in two days, the Senath-Hornersville Lions came up with the runs they needed for victory in the seventh inning. The Lions scored once in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead, then made it stand up in the bottom of the seventh to take a crucial district and Bootheel Conference victory over the Portageville Bulldogs here Thursday...
Lions claw out win in Bootheel showdown at Portageville (05/02/14)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- For the second time in two days, the Senath-Hornersville Lions came up with the runs they needed for victory in the seventh inning. The Lions scored once in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead, then made it stand up in the bottom of the seventh to take a crucial district and Bootheel Conference victory over the Portageville Bulldogs here Thursday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Wamble tosses no-hitter during Richland's 29-3 rout over Cairo (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX (SMNS) - The Richland Rebels high school baseball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season Thursday afternoon in a 29-3 victory against Cairo, Ill. Richland standout Tristan Wamble threw a no-hitter while earning a complete-game victory on the hill. Wamble struck out 13 and allowed three unearned runs...
Tristan & Tristan Show lead Richland baseball team past Cairo 29-3 (05/01/14)
ESSEX, Mo. - The Richland Rebels high school baseball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season Thursday afternoon in a 29-3 victory against Cairo, Ill. Richland standout Tristan Wamble threw a no-hitter while earning a complete-game victory on the hill. Wamble struck out 13 and allowed three unearned runs...
PREP ROUNDUP: Chaffee breezes by Oak Ridge in five innings (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Jumping out of the gate with an eight-run rally, the Chaffee Red Devils took down Oak Ridge 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday via the mercy-rule. The Red Devils' eight run first was followed by three innings of silence. They put together one final two-run rally in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early...
May 1, 2014 Scoreboard (05/01/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Tristan & Tristan Show lead Richland baseball team past Cairo 29-3 (05/01/14)
ESSEX, Mo. - The Richland Rebels high school baseball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season Thursday afternoon in a 29-3 victory against Cairo, Ill. Richland standout Tristan Wamble threw a no-hitter while earning a complete-game victory on the hill. Wamble struck out 13 and allowed three unearned runs...
High school roundup: Cox helps Scott City best Woodland in baseball (05/01/14)
Braden Cox threw a complete game, struck out nine and held his opponents to six hits and one unearned run as the Scott City baseball team (7-10) defeated Woodland 6-1 at home. Cox also helped his own cause with a double that drove in a run in the fourth...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs fall 3-2 in second OT to Perryville (04/30/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com PERRYVILLE -- Watching a lead slip away late in regulation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell 3-2 to host Perryville in double overtime on Tuesday. The two went into the half knotted at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Torrie Helms, off an assist from Claudea Kuykendall...
O'Brien, early barrage lifts Sikeston over Notre Dame 8-1 (04/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two innings don't usually shape a ball game. But Sikeston pitcher Gavin O'Brien made sure his team's outburst held up. Sikeston piled on its rival from the north for six runs in the second inning and let O'Brien close the door during it's 8-1 win over Notre Dame Tuesday at Notre Dame High School...
Bernie baseball team extends winning streak to 12 with 5-2 victory at Bell City (04/30/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Bell City baseball game is available at this link: View Photos Here BELL CITY, Mo. - The Bernie Mules pitching staff has had the luxury of receiving a surplus of run support for much of the 2014 season. The Mules, which are ranked No. 10 in the latest Class 2 state poll, are averaging close to nine runs per game offensively in the 2014 spring season...
O'Brien, early barrage lifts Sikeston over Notre Dame 8-1 (04/30/14)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two innings don't usually shape a ball game. But Sikeston pitcher Gavin O'Brien made sure his team's outburst held up. Sikeston piled on its rival from the north for six runs in the second inning and let O'Brien close the door during it's 8-1 win over Notre Dame Tuesday at Notre Dame High School...
High school roundup: Sikeston hands second loss to Notre Dame baseball team (04/30/14)
All the local events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
White signs at Mineral Area (04/30/14)
Blake White's journey from South Pemiscot High School to Mineral Area College began with some friends of his. "A couple of my friends have signed there just recently -- two from Bernie (Josh Stevens and Brad Freed) and one from Neelyville (Brett Luna)," White said. "Brett Luna really influenced me into going to MAC because he told me that he was going to sign there and walk on. I had nobody at the time, so I contacted MAC and as soon as I contacted them, they emailed me right back."...
Lockhert adjusting to college game (04/30/14)
Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of stories where the Daily Dunklin Democrat is catching up with former Kennett High School athletes who currently are playing Division I collegiate sports. Earlier this year, we caught up with Fred Garmon. Last month, we caught up with Adam Grantham, Cameron Wallace and Andy Lack, while earlier this month, we caught up with Logan Dollins. Watch future editions of the Daily Dunklin Democrat for more features on area athletes...
Lockhert adjusting to college game (04/30/14)
Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of stories where the Daily Dunklin Democrat is catching up with former Kennett High School athletes who currently are playing Division I collegiate sports. Earlier this year, we caught up with Fred Garmon. Last month, we caught up with Adam Grantham, Cameron Wallace and Andy Lack, while earlier this month, we caught up with Logan Dollins. Watch future editions of the Daily Dunklin Democrat for more features on area athletes...
White signs at Mineral Area (04/30/14)
Blake White's journey from South Pemiscot High School to Mineral Area College began with some friends of his. "A couple of my friends have signed there just recently -- two from Bernie (Josh Stevens and Brad Freed) and one from Neelyville (Brett Luna)," White said. "Brett Luna really influenced me into going to MAC because he told me that he was going to sign there and walk on. I had nobody at the time, so I contacted MAC and as soon as I contacted them, they emailed me right back."...
April 29, 2014 Scoreboard (04/29/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Tribe downs Nettleton to win fifth straight game (04/29/14)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- The Kennett Indians baseball team got a strong pitching performance from junior Landon Vaughan and pounded out 12 hits to take an 8-6 win over the Nettleton Raiders here on Saturday afternoon. "It was a good win for us," Kennett coach Aaron New said. "Landon Vaughan did an outstanding job of pitching for us. We got timely hits and were able to make it stand up at the end."...
Tribe downs Nettleton to win fifth straight game (04/29/14)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- The Kennett Indians baseball team got a strong pitching performance from junior Landon Vaughan and pounded out 12 hits to take an 8-6 win over the Nettleton Raiders here on Saturday afternoon. "It was a good win for us," Kennett coach Aaron New said. "Landon Vaughan did an outstanding job of pitching for us. We got timely hits and were able to make it stand up at the end."...
Bloomfield splits baseball doubleheader at Malden (04/28/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available here: View Photos Here BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Malden Green Wave 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. The Wildcats tallied three runs in the top of the fourth inning to move ahead of the Green Wave 4-3. Alex Gibbs had a two-RBI double in the frame and the other run scored on an error...
Big third inning lifts Sikeston past Cape Central 11-7 (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rebounding from a loss to Affton earlier in the day, the Sikeston Bulldogs completed Saturday's tripleheader by hammering out 14 hits to down SEMO Conference rival Cape Central, 11-7. "We'll take a big conference win anytime," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. "From what we've done in the past, that puts us where we need to be right now to hopefully get a four seed in the conference tournament and host on Friday...
Sikeston bats go silent against Affton (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In the first game of a tripleheader on Saturday, the Sikeston Bulldogs fell to Affton 3-0 at VFW Stadium. The Sikeston bats went quiet against Affton's hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Anthony Herron, who recorded 10 strikeouts and scattered seven hits and did not walk a single batter against the Bulldog lineup...
Bloomfield splits baseball doubleheader at Malden (04/28/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available here: View Photos Here BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat the Malden Green Wave 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. The Wildcats tallied three runs in the top of the fourth inning to move ahead of the Green Wave 4-3. Alex Gibbs had a two-RBI double in the frame and the other run scored on an error...
Sikeston boys track team takes third at Cape Central (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston boys track team finished third overall while the girls took fifth Saturday during the Cape Central Invitational at Cape Central High School. The Sikeston boys scored 94 points behind Jackson and Poplar Bluff. The girls scored 85.5...
Sikeston bats go silent against Affton (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In the first game of a tripleheader on Saturday, the Sikeston Bulldogs fell to Affton 3-0 at VFW Stadium. The Sikeston bats went quiet against Affton's hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Anthony Herron, who recorded 10 strikeouts and scattered seven hits and did not walk a single batter against the Bulldog lineup...
Jackson baseball team run-rules Oran (04/26/14)
The host Indians defeated the Eagles 12-1
Sikeston boys track team takes third at Cape Central (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston boys track team finished third overall while the girls took fifth Saturday during the Cape Central Invitational at Cape Central High School. The Sikeston boys scored 94 points behind Jackson and Poplar Bluff. The girls scored 85.5...
Jackson baseball team run-rules Oran (04/26/14)
The host Indians defeated the Eagles 12-1
Kennett native's son to play college baseball for TCU (04/26/14)
One of the newest recruits to the Texas Christian University baseball team has some deep roots right here in the Bootheel. Zack Plunkett, a highly-touted catcher at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas (located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area) is the son of Terry and Jill Plunkett. Terry is a Kennett native whose mother, Linda Plunkett, still resides in Kennett...
Tribe stays hot with win at Gosnell (04/26/14)
GOSNELL, Ark. -- The Kennett Indians baseball team scored twice in the top of the sixth inning and added another run in the top of the seventh to pull out a 5-2 win over the Gosnell Pirates here Friday. The Tribe (10-5) has won four straight and six of its last seven games...
Tribe stays hot with win at Gosnell (04/26/14)
GOSNELL, Ark. -- The Kennett Indians baseball team scored twice in the top of the sixth inning and added another run in the top of the seventh to pull out a 5-2 win over the Gosnell Pirates here Friday. The Tribe (10-5) has won four straight and six of its last seven games...
High school roundup: Crusaders tumble in 10 innings (04/25/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Cooter brings halt to Lions' winning streak in rain (04/25/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- Tyler McElvain pitched seven innings of one-run, five-hit baseball as the Cooter Wildcats halted the Senath-Hornersville Lions' eight-game winning streak with a rain-soaked 5-1 win here Thursday. Cooter took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Riley Hickerson singled and later scored on Riley Maddox's base hit...
Cooter brings halt to Lions' winning streak in rain (04/25/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- Tyler McElvain pitched seven innings of one-run, five-hit baseball as the Cooter Wildcats halted the Senath-Hornersville Lions' eight-game winning streak with a rain-soaked 5-1 win here Thursday. Cooter took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Riley Hickerson singled and later scored on Riley Maddox's base hit...