Jake Schafer pitched four strong innings and drove in two runs as the Salem Tigers shutout the Willow Springs Bears, 13-0 in five innings. Andy Kissir and Andrew Conaway each had two hits and an RBI for Salem who stopped their five game losing streak and are 3-6 on the year. They will host Thayer Thursday at 4:30.
The Salem Invitational Track Meet will be held today at 3:00 for boys and girls track teams.
Albert Pujols hammered a three-run homer and knocked in four runs total, and Adam Wainwright tossed eight shutout innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals opened their 2010 home schedule with a 5-0 win over the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium. Pujols finished 2-for-3 with a walk, and Ryan Ludwick added four hits, including a triple, an RBI and a run scored for the Cardinals improved to 5-2 this season. Wainwright (2-0) followed up an impressive start last Wednesday by scattering six hits and a walk while striking out seven. The Cards are off today.
Scott Podsednik finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and scored twice, as Kansas City downed Detroit, 10-5, in the opener of a three-game set from Comerica Park. David DeJesus collected three hits, scored two runs and drove one in for the Royals, who snapped a two-game losing skid and set a season-high for runs in one game. Jose Guillen added a two-run homer, and Billy Butler had two hits and knocked in two for Kansas City. Luke Hochevar (1-0) yielded six hits and five runs -- four earned -- with five strikeouts and three walks over five-plus innings for the win. The Royals and Tigers play again this afternoon.
Funeral services for Elaine Taylor of Steelville, age 76, will be held this morning at 11:00, April 13 at the First Baptist Church in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Steelville Youth and Children’s Ministries or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Heather Hadovanic of Licking, age 30, will be held tonight at 8:00 at the Licking Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 7:00 until service time. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
A Memorial Service for Harold Bradford of Salem, age 84, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary of Salem. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. The Salem American Legion Post #99 will hold full Military honors. Memorials are suggested to the family for funeral expenses.
Funeral services for Alpha Jean Hutcherson of Salem, age 69, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Lux Chapel in Rantoul, Illinois. All local arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Tracy Calvin Pettit of Salem, age 43, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service.
Funeral services for Russell Isaiah Oller Jr. of Salem, age 80, will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Monday, April 19th from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Gladden Empire Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Gladden Empire Cemetery.
A Memorial Service for John Wesley Taylor of Rolla, age 86, will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital or the Phelps Regional Hospice.
A Memorial Service for Louise A. Venn of Salem, age 76, will be held Saturday, May 1 at the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem. Internment will be private. Memorials are suggested to the Dent County Animal Shelter.