The Salem Baseball Tigers will host the SCA Preseason Tournament semi-final game today at 4:00 at the Salem High School Baseball Field Complex.
Adam Loewen tossed five scoreless innings, allowing four hits with five strikeouts and a pair of walks, as the Baltimore Orioles topped the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in Grapefruit League action. Albert Pujols singled twice, and Chris Duncan singled home the run for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright retired the first 10 batters faced, but allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in five frames. The Cards will face the Florida Marlins today.
Nick Swisher, Mark Ellis and Dan Johnson hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in a five-run third inning, and the Oakland Athletics outslugged the Kansas City Royals, 11-10, in spring training action. Emil Brown hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Ross Gload went 3-for-4 for the Royals. Esteban German singled in his first at-bat to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, and Alex Gordon doubled in his first two at-bats and finished with three RBI. Brian Bannister surrendered seven runs on nine hits, four of them home runs, in just three innings. Cody Smith worked just a third of an inning and was charged with the loss and the blown save. He scattered two runs on two hits with a pair of walks in the ninth inning. The Royals will play Oakland again today.
The St. Louis Blues will be back in action tonight as they will travel to Minnesota to face the Wild starting at 7:00 tonight. You can hear that game on KSMO Radio.
Buffalo 5, Washington 2
NY Rangers 5, Philadelphia 0
San Jose 4, Chicago 1
Colorado 5, Edmonton 1
Dallas 4, Los Angeles 2
Vancouver 2, Nashville 0
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms on a one-year contract with defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson on Wednesday. The 6-2, 290-pound Wilkerson played in 13 games (one start) for the Chiefs in 2006 and recorded 17 tackles, two quarterback pressures and a pair of passes defensed. He also notched 11 special teams tackles.
Funeral services for Ollie June Chrisco of Bunker, age 85, will be held today at 11:00 at the Crossville Baptist Church in Bunker. Interment will be in the Crossville Cemetery in Bunker. Memorials may be made to the Crossville Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral services for Jesse M. Lorts of St. James, age 78, will be today at 11:00 in James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.
Graveside services for Devin Lee Morrison of Oklahoma City, OK, age three months, will be held this morning at 11:15 in the Morrison Cemetery in Salem. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Dorthy Maxine Marrill of Salem, age 90, will be held Friday at 11:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery.
A Memorial Service for Craig Elliott Manning of Rolla, age 58, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
A Memorial Service for Rodney Alan Housewright of Steelville, age 54, will be held Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 2:00 until service time.