The Salem Baseball Tigers SCA Tournament game with Cabool yesterday was postponed due to wet grounds. It was rescheduled for today in Salem at 4:00.
David Freese hit a three-run homer and Joe Mather added a solo shot as the St. Louis Cardinals split squad earned a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League action. Ryan Ludwick had a pair of doubles, knocked in two and scored a run for the Cardinals. Kyle Lohse picked up the win after allowing three runs on eight hits, while striking out two and walking one in a five-inning start. In the other game, Jason LaRue homered and drove in three runs as the Red Birds downed Boston, 13-8, in Grapefruit League play. Skip Schumaker had four hits, scored two runs and drove in another for St. Louis. Brad Penny was knocked around in his five-inning start for the Cardinals, allowing seven runs on 10 hits.
Wilson Betemit went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the Kansas City Royals downed the Chicago White Sox, 9-5, in Cactus League play. David DeJesus hit a solo home run while Mike Aviles and Mitch Maier each scored twice in the win. Gil Meche went three innings in the start, giving up three runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout.
St. Louis Cardinals have optioned catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Memphis (PCL). They also re-assigned pitchers Eduardo Sanchez, Oneli Perez, Fernando Salas and Pete Parise and infielder Ruben Gotay to minor league camp.
The St. Louis Rams have re-signed veteran defensive end James Hall. Hall has spent the last three seasons with the Rams and played in 45 games (31 starts) over that span. In 2009, he started 14 games for St. Louis and recorded 43 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks.
The 2010 St. Louis Cardinals pocket schedules are available at local sponsors around town and in the front lobby of the KSMO Radio Station.
Funeral services for J.R. Manning of Bixby, age 63, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.
Funeral services for Alma James of Rolla, age 88, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Rolla. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the James Community Cemetery in Vienna. Memorials may be made to the James Community Cemetery.
Military Honors will be held for James “Jamie” Marcus Hagler of Linn, age 41, Wednesday at 5:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held from 3:00 until service time. Memorials may be made to the Thomas Christopher Freeman and Hope Hagler Scholarship Fund.
Funeral services for Mary Jean Peterson of Salem, age 71, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Dry Fork Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Ellis of Salem, age 63, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Thayer. Memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses.
Funeral services for Ruth Ellen Bisbee of Cuba, age 85, are incomplete at this time, and are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.