Ava's Ben Loge pitched a perfect game Thursday against the Salem Tigers in their SCA opener as Ava thrashed the Salem Tigers, 13-0. Loge struck out nine of the 21 batters he faced and had a three-ball count on only three batters. Ava scored a run in the 3rd inning, two more in the 4th, three in the 6th inning and seven more in the 7th inning. The Tigers drop to 1-5 on the year and 0-1 in the SCA. They will be at Houston Monday to face the Tigers in another SCA game starting at 4:30.
Salem Tiger tennis topped Mountain View on Thursday, 9-0, to move to 2-1 on the year. They will be in Rolla on Monday.
Kyle Brodziak scored two goals to help the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues with a 4-2. St. Louis saw its losing streak grow to a four straight and were leapfrogged by Colorado for first place in the Central Division. Both teams have 111 points, but the Avalanche have more non-shootout wins. The Blues will be in Dallas tonight to face the Stars at 7:30. KSMO will play back this game back following the Cards game tonight. The Blues will then host the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday morning at 11:30 to close out the season, and you can hear it on KSMO.
The St. Louis Cardinals had the day off yesterday but will host the Chicago Cubs tonight in the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Joe Kelly will take the mound opposite Jeff Samardzija. You can hear the game on KSMO starting with the pre-game show at 6:40.
The Kansas City Royals also had the day off yesterday and will be in Minnesota tonight in the first of a three game series at Target Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.
Memorial visitation for Elmer “Leon” Jones of Salem, age 86, will be held Saturday from 11:00 until 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Delbert Day Cancer Institute in Rolla.
Funeral services for Maxine N. Baird of Salem, age 84, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Hobson Community Church in Hobson. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will be in the Carty Cemetery in Hobson. Memorials may be made to the Carty Cemetery Fund.
Funeral services for Lucey Alvey of Steelville, age 90, will be Sunday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Cherryville First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Graveside services for Donald (Lloyd) Grogan of Moscow Mills Missouri, age 77, will be held Monday at the Green Forest Cemetery in Salem. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Salem.
Today..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, high of 70.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 54.
Saturday..Partly sunny high of 76.
Saturday night..Mostly cloudy, low of 59.
Sunday..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, high of 73.
Sunday night..Cloudy with a 90% chance of showers, low of 45.