The Salem Tiger Baseball team couldn’t hold a 5-0 lead and lost to Mountain Grove on Monday in their final SCA game, 8-7. Jake Artz hit a three run home run and Kyle Lea finished with two RBI. Salem is now 10-6 on the year and finish SCA play with a record of 5-2. The Tigers will play in the Potosi Tournament on Friday.
Joe Mather delivered a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning off Jason Motte to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran recorded an RBI each for the Cardinals. Jaime Garcia pitched 7 2/3 innings while striking out four and only walking one for a no decision. The Cards and Cubs play again tonight at 6:30 and you can hear it on KSMO.
Brandon Morrow allowed just one run as the Blue Jays took a 4-1 decision over the Royals to complete a four-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium. Bruce Chen (0-2) was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings in the start. Eric Hosmer finished with two hits, including a solo homer, but the Royals fell for the 11th straight time. The Royals start a series with the Indians tonight.
Funeral services for Kevin Scott Atkinson of Salem, age 48, will be today at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. 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 tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James with a Rosary Service at 6:00.
Memorial services for Violet Marie (Ard) Holland formerly of Salem, age 66, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Gladden Empire Cemetery. A dinner will follow at the Gladden Community Center. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Funeral services for Leonard Richard Cozad Jr. of Rolla, Missouri, age 71, will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick Church of Rolla. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.