Brandon Plank went 2-2, drove in a run and scored four times as the Salem Tigers defeated the Mountain View Liberty Eagles, 10-0 in a five-inning contest at the Salem High School Baseball Complex. Ethan Curley pitched all five innings for Salem giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out five. Brad Lewis went 1-1 with an RBI and Matt Whitaker drove in two for Salem who improved to 7-2 on the year and 3-0 in the SCA. The Salem Baseball Tournament is scheduled begin today starting at 4:00, weather permitting, with Licking, Iberia and St. James. Games will continue on Saturday starting at 10:00 in the morning. KSMO Radio will not broadcast the tournament games.
The St. Louis Cardinals, winners of five of their last six games, will be home tonight to face the Milwaukee Brewers. The game tonight is scheduled to begin at 7:00, while the game on Saturday will be at noon, and Sunday at 1:00. All three games can be heard on KSMO Radio.
Jay Gibbons' two-out base hit in the bottom of the 10th inning was the game-winner, as Baltimore topped Kansas City, 2-1, in the opener of a four-game set at Camden Yards. Brian Roberts led off the 10th with a slicing ground-rule double just inside the line in left. Melvin Mora's sacrifice moved him to third, then Nick Markakis and Miguel Tejada were intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Roberts was forced at home on Aubrey Huff's grounder to first, but Gibbons stepped up and went to the opposite field to drop a single into left to drive home the winning run. Jason Standridge (0-1) took the loss, giving up two hits and one run in two- thirds of an inning. Gil Meche pitched six innings of shutout ball in his start, scattering seven hits and no runs while striking out five. Ross Gload and John Buck collected two hits apiece for the Royals, who have dropped five of their last six games. Mark Grudzielanek knocked in KC's only run of the game. The Royals will be in Baltimore tonight.
Major League Baseball Scores:
Cleveland 4, LA Angels 2
Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2
Detroit 5, Toronto 4
Seattle at Boston, Pstpnd
Washington 2, Atlanta 0
NY Mets 5, Philadelphia 3
Funeral services for Gracie D. Wethy Tumlinson of Salem, age 66, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the Dry Fork Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lawrence Terrill of Salem, age 89, are incomplete at this time but are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.