The Salem Tigers collected 11 hits, eight walks, and had a hit batsman en route to a 16-1 pounding of the Thayer Bobcats in five innings Monday night. Brady Floyd finished with three hits and a RBI, Andrew Conaway had a hit and three RBI, and Austin Bettigrew had two hits and two RBI. Salem is now 8-3 on the year and 4-1 in the SCA. They will be at Mountain View to face the Liberty Eagles Thursday afternoon at 4:30.
The Salem Tiger baseball team will play South Calloway School at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 26th after the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies game. Ticket prices will be $26.00 (originally $53) and include the Cards game that begins at 6:15 pm and then the Salem game. They have three hours to play the game. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem TCRC, located in the old Armory. The team has 600 tickets to sell with only 500 remaining. For information please call 729-8163.
The Salem Golf team finished 5th out of 12 teams at the Panther Invitational on Monday. The two Salem golfers that received medals were Ben Adams placing 7th overall with an 86 and Alan Benowitz getting 11th with a 90. Salem will be in Houston this afternoon.
Andy McDonald posted a goal and two assists as St. Louis grabbed the lead in the Western Conference quarterfinal series with a 4-3 win over San Jose in Game 3. Brian Elliott made 26 stops on Monday for the win. Alexander Steen, Patrik Berglund, and Jason Arnott each posted a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have won the past two games in the series to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven affair. Game 4 will be Thursday night at 9:30.
Justin Verlander escaped a bases loaded jam in the ninth inning for his first win and complete game of the season as Detroit edged Kansas City, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set. Billy Butler and Humberto Quintero each drove in a run for the Royals, who have dropped their past five. Danny Duffy (1-1) was touched for three runs on seven hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings to suffer the loss. The Royals and Tigers play again tonight.
The St. Louis Cardinals had the day off yesterday but will start a three game series with the Cincinnati Reds tonight at 6:40 and you can hear it on KSMO Radio.
Graveside services for Kevin Earl Dunn of Steelville, age 42, will be held today at 2:00 at the Barnicle Chapel Cemetery in Steelville. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.
Funeral services for Gary Lee Plank of Salem, age 63, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday at 11:00 until the service time at 1:00. Memorials may be made to the family.
Graveside services for James Vernon Dix of Viburnum, age 88, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois with full military honors. Visitation will be held today from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Viburnum.
Funeral services for Joyce E. Counts of Salem, age 66, will be Monday at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Chapel. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kessinger Clinic in Rolla.