- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Summer baseball roundup
Jackson forceswinner-take-all game
The Jackson Junior American Legion baseball team avenged an earlier loss and forced a championship showdown with a 5-0 victory against Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Post 63 in the District 14 tournament Friday.
Jackson (35-4) will face Post 63 again today at 11 a.m. at Central High School.
Jackson bounced back from a 15-4 loss to Cape on Thursday with a 12-11 victory against Sikeston on Friday. Dylan Koehler picked up the win on the mound, while Logan Bartels led the offense with a 4-for-5 performance.
Jackson then played Cape in the championship round, needing a pair of victories in the double-elimination tournament. Chris Kirkpatrick shut down Cape, allowing four hits in seven innings. He struck out 11 and walked two.
John Bohnsack paced Jackson's offense with two hits.
Jackson sweeps Marble Hill
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team rode a pair of offensive eruptions to sweep a doubleheader against Marble Hill on Friday.
Bryant Steffens went all seven innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs while striking out four to earn the win in the 10-2 opener.
Alex Beussink collected three hits while Ryan Bass, Bret Steffens and Trent Steffens each had two for the victors.
Garrett Fritsche struck out five over four innings to win the second game, a 13-1 five-inning contest.
Austin Mueller and Spencer Sander both had two hits for Jackson, which had 12 in the game.
Jackson (21-3) returns to action today with a doubleheader at Bismarck.
-- From staff reports