Cape defeats Sikeston 8-4 in district play

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Brooks Osburn belted a grand slam to power the Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball team to an 8-4 road victory Tuesday against Sikeston.

Cape improved to 28-13 overall and 6-1 in the district. The scheduled second game was not played.

Osburn homered with one out in the fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Cody Tellor singled, Zach Plott reached on an error and Garrett Stevens walked, before Osburn jumped on the first pitch.

Ford & Sons added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Mark Himmelberg pitched all seven innings to record the win. He allowed 10 hits, struck out two and walked three. He allowed four runs, two of which were earned.

Tellor went 3-for-4 for Cape while Himmelberg and Osburn finished with two hits apiece.

-- Southeast Missourian

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