The Salem Baseball Tigers will be at Cabool today to face the Bulldogs starting at 4:30. Salem is 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the SCA. Toy can hear the game on KSMO and ksmoradio.com starting at 4:15 with Tiger Talk and Coach Don Smith.
The Salem Golf Team will host the Salem Invitational today, and the Salem Track teams will be at Sullivan today starting at 4:15.
Matt Holliday went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, as the St. Louis Cardinals plated four runs in the seventh inning to down the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3, at Great American Ball Park. David Freese added a pair of hits and two RBI, while Albert Pujols knocked in a run for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright (1-0) gave up two runs on three hits, struck out six and walked two in seven innings of work. Ryan Franklin picked up the save with a scoreless ninth. The Cards and Reds play this morning at 11:30 and you can hear the game on KSMO.
Willie Bloomquist scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning on a diuble by Rick Ankiel and an error, and Kansas City rallied past the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, at Kauffman Stadium. Alberto Callaspo homered for the Royals. Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar gave up five hits in 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Kyle Farnsworth (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing the run in the top of the 11th. The Royals and Tigers play again this afternoon in KC.
Kris Versteeg had a goal and three assists as Chicago raced out to a five-goal lead and held on late to edge St. Louis, 6-5, at United Center. T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist while Brad Boyes, David Perron, Roman Polak and Erik Johnson each lit the lamp for the Blues. Chris Mason gave up three goals on four shots in less than eight minutes before being pulled for Ty Conklin, who finished the game with 19 saves. The Blues were eliminated from the playoffs with the loss and the win by Colorado. The Blues will face Anaheim Friday night in St. Louis.
Before the game, Blues forward Keith Tkachuk announced that he plans to retire at the conclusion of the season. The 38-year-old, who was the 19th overall pick of the 1990 draft by Winnipeg, has played 19 NHL seasons and 1,200 regular season games. A native of the Boston suburbs, Tkachuk has racked up 538 goals and 525 assists and an additional 56 points in 89 playoff games. He has also been a part of four U.S. Olympic teams and collected a silver medal in 2002.
Missouri State University officials announced Wednesday the football and basketball programs will lose scholarships since the programs failed to meet the NCAA’s requirements for academic progress. For the 2011-2012 season, men’s basketball loses one of its 13 scholarships. For 2010-2011, football loses 2.83 scholarships. Officials said MSU has implemented changes for program improvements. Those include better monitoring of classroom performance, more academic support and increased accountability.