The Salem Tiger Baseball team lost to Kingston and Union in the Potosi Tournament by the scores of 4-0 and 10-0. The Tigers will be in Mountain Grove today at 4:30 for their final SCA game of the year. Salem is 10-5 on the year and 5-1 in the SCA. You can hear the game on KSMO and ksmoradio.com.
The Salem Tiger Track team will be in Willow Springs for a track meet at 3:00 this afternoon.
Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored 45 seconds apart in the third period, boosting St. Louis to a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals. Andy McDonald added an empty-net goal in the final minute. Brian Elliott turned aside 26 shots for the second-seeded Blues, who advance to the second round for the first time since the spring of 2002. The Blues will now face the eighth-seeded L.A. Kings.
Kyle Lohse tossed seven superb innings on Sunday and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1, in the finale of a three-game set at PNC Park. Lohse (3-0) gave up just one run on six hits without walking a batter while striking out five for the Cardinals, who took two of three games in the series. Lohse improved to 4-1 in his career in Pittsburgh and the Cardinals are 4-0 in his starts this season while outscoring opponents 14-4. David Freese had a two-run single, Rafael Furcal went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Matt Holliday also knocked in a run. The Cards start a three game series with the Chicago Cubs tonight at 6:30 and you can hear it on KSMO.
Brett Lawrie knocked in two runs during a four-run fifth inning and later stole home, as the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas each had an RBI for the Royals, who have lost nine straight at home - longest in franchise history - and 10 in a row overall. Danny Duffy (1-2) allowed four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. He fanned five and walked five. The Royals and Blue Jays play again tonight.
Funeral services for Joyce E. Counts of Salem, age 66, will be today at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kessinger Clinic in Rolla.
Memorial services for Donald Eugene Hood of Salem, age 86, will be held today at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem with Full Military Honors.
Funeral services for Kevin Scott Atkinson of Salem, age 48, will be Tuesday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery.
Funeral services for Junior Gene Jones of St. James, age 82, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Rosati. Visitation will be Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James with the rosary service at 6:00.
Memorial services for Violet Holland formerly of Salem, age 66, will be held Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 at the Gladden Empire Cemetery. A dinner will follow the service at the Gladden Community Center. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society.