Sikeston scores in 12th, knocks off N. County

Friday, May 24, 2002

Sikeston tops No. 1 North County in 12

Fourth-ranked Sikeston scored in the bottom of the 12th inning to defeat top-ranked North County 2-1 in a Class 3A sectional Thursday. Both teams are 20-2.

Blake DeWitt's two-out single in the 12th scored Nathan Eaves with the game-ending run as Sikeston, the home team on the scoreboard despite playing on North County's field, posted its 15th straight victory.

DeWitt went 4-for-6 and was the winning pitcher. He worked the final two innings in relief of starter Lance Rhodes.

Sikeston will host Pacific in a quarterfinal at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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