The St. Louis Cardinals beat Arizona 11-4, and Adam Wainwright finally got his first win of the year in his 5th start. But he had to help himself. Trailing 2-1 in the 6th, Waino took matters into his own hands with a bases-loaded RBI triple. Aledmys Diaz continued his tear, he homered, drove in a pair and scored 3 times. The Cardinals can take 3 out of 4 with a win tonight at 8:40, Michael Wacha trying to go 3-0.
The Cubs and Brewers were rained out at Wrigley Field, Jake Arrieta will get another chance at his 5th victory in the series finale this afternoon at 1:20.
The White Sox shut out Toronto 4-0 to sweep their 3-game series. Jose Quintana tossed a 4-hitter, striking out 10 over 6 innings to get his 3rd win. Former Blue Jay Dioner Navarro got things started in the 7th with an RBI double, Austin Jackson tripled in a third run for the Sox. The Southsiders have won 6 in a row, and lead the Majors with 16 wins. The White Sox travel to Baltimore to begin a series tonight.
When Saluki softball welcomes Northern Iowa to town this weekend, they will re-dedicate their home field to their legendary former coach Kay Brechtelsbauer. Prior to Saturday’s doubleheader with UNI, the playing surface at Charlotte West Stadium will be christened Kay Brechtelsbauer Field in honor of the 32-year SIU coach. From 1968 to 1999, Coach B racked up 633 wins and 5 College World Series appearances, most recently in 1991.
A milestone for SIU men’s golf. In a massive upset, Justin Fetcho’s club won their first ever Missouri Valley Conference championship yesterday in Hutchinson, Kansas by 10 strokes over 8-time defending league champion Wichita State. Southern began the day with a 5-stroke lead over the Shockers and manage to double it to capture their first league crown since joining the MVC in 1975. Brandon Carlson finished 3rd in the field with a 5-over, final round leader Peyton Wilhoit finished 5th with a +8. Both Carlson and Wilhoit earned All-Conference honors. SIU was picked to finish 4th in the pre-tournament poll.
Saluki baseball was rained out at SEMO last night, no makeup date was announced. The Dawgs welcome Wichita State to town for a 3-game series beginning Friday
Cardinals beat Shelby Miller and the Diamonbacks, 8-2. The Cards broke open a scoreless game with a 5-run 5th inning, as Brandon Moss hit a 3-run home run, his 5th of the year. Stephen Piscotty added a 2-run shot in the 7th. Plenty of run support for Carlos Martinez, he tossed 8 scoreless innings to up his record to 4-0. The third of the 4-game of the series is tonight at 8:40, 0-3 Adam Wainwright still looking for his first win in his 5th start.
At chilly Wrigley Field, the Cubs held off the Brewers, 4-3. Addison Russell’s RBI triple in the 6th snapped a 1-1 tie. Anthony Rizzo’s RBI double in the 7th added insurance. The series continues tonight at 7:05 as Jake Arrieta looks to stay hot and up his record to 5-0.
The White Sox crushed the Blue Jays in Toronto, 10-1 behind home runs from Avisail Garcia, Dioner Navarro and Adam Eaton. Chris Sale becomes the first 5-game winner in the Majors. He took a 1-hitter into the 7th. Sox go for the sweep tonight behind Jose Quintana.
NHL: The schedule has been announced for the St. Louis Blues second round playoff series with the Dallas Stars. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will be Friday night at 7 at Scottrade Center, with game 2 Sunday afternoon at 2.
NHL: There will be a new Stanley Cup champion this season. After a blowing a 3-1 series lead, the St. Louis Blues finish off the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their first round series. Blues led 2-0, Hawks tied it up, then former Hawk Troy Brouwer put the Blue Note ahead for good in the 3rd period. It’s the Blues first playoff series win since 2012. Up next, top seeded Dallas in the Western Conference semifinals.
MLB: The St. Louis Cardinals lost in Arizona 12-7 as the D-Backs rallied with a 9-run 6th inning. Jeremy Hazelbaker smacked a 2-run home run off Zach Greinke to put the Cards up 5-3 heading into the 6th. Jaime Garcia exited after a David Peralta RBI triple, then the bullpen gave up 8 more runs for a 9-run frame. Carlos Martinez will try to up his record to 4-0 in Game 2 of the series tonight at 8:40.
The Chicago White Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit and won in Toronto 7-5. The Sox scored 5 times in the 7th, Todd Frazier’s RBI double scored the go-ahead run. Sox added one more in the 9th for good measure. Game 2 of the series tonight at 6:07, Chris Sale will try to become the Majors’ first 5-game winner.
The Chicago Cubs are back home to begin a 3-game series tonight with the Brewers. Kyle Hendricks gets the start tonight at Wrigley at 7:05.
It’s Saluki baseball game night as the Dawgs travel to Cape Girardeau to battle a very good SEMO club. The Redhawks are 29-11 on the year. Southern beat SEMO back on March 2nd in Carbondale, but hasn’t beaten SEMO in Cape since 2013. Mike Reis on the call beginning at 5:45 on 105-1 VZA.
Saluki softball and Evansville were to have played today. They have postponed that game until May 4th due to the weather forecast.
Saluki men’s golf could make history today by winning their first-ever Missouri Valley Conference championship. They go into today’s final round in Kansas leading 8-time defending champion Wichita State by 5 strokes.
Saluki baseball took 2 out of 3 at Illinois State over the weekend. The Dawgs managed just 3 hits and lost 1-0 yesterday, Michael Baird’s complete game went to waste. Southern hasn’t swept a Missouri Valley Conference series since 2013. Up next, a trip to Cape to play red-hot SEMO tomorrow night.
Saluki softball completed a 3-game sweep of Bradley with a 6-3 win yesterday. Southern hammered out a season-high 13 hits and Brianna Jones notched her 20th win. They’re now 28-16 and 11-8 in the MVC. They play a single game at Evansville tomorrow.
The Cubs, Cardinals and White Sox all collected series wins over the weekend.
The Cubs blanked the Reds 9-0 in Cincinnati to take 2 out 3 there. Anthony Rizzo homered twice to take the NL lead with his 7th and 8th home runs. Jason Hammel and 3 relievers combine on a 3-hitter. The Cubs have a 3 and a half lead in the NL Central, they return home to play the Brewers tomorrow.
The Cardinals took 2 out 3 in San Diego, they rallied to beat the Padres 8-5. Home runs from former Padre Jedd Gyorko and Aledmys Diaz tied it in the 6th, then in the 8th, Matt Carpenter’s triple drove in the go-ahead run. It’s off to Arizona tonight. Good matchup as Jaime Garcia battles Zach Greinke at 8:40.
And the White Sox stayed hot, they sweep Texas with a 4-1 win yesterday on the Southside.
Mat Latos joins teammate Chris Sale with his AL-best tying 4th victory.
The Sox have a half-game lead over the Royals atop the AL Central. They begin a series in Toronto tonight at 6:10.
After blowing a 3-1 series lead, the St. Louis Blues are back home tonight to try and finish off the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of their first round Stanley Cup playoff series. Puck drop is 7:30 tonight at Scottrade Center. The Dallas Stars await the winner, they eliminated Minnesota yesterday.
For the second time in his last 11 regular season starts, Jake Arrieta has thrown his second no-hitter. The reigning Cy Young Winner tossed a no-no at the Reds as the Cubs hammered Cincinnati 16-0. Arrieta struck out 6 and walked 4. If it weren’t for Arrieta, Kris Bryant would have been the star of the game. He homered twice, including a grand slam and drove in 6 of the 16 runs. Game 2 of the series tonight in Cincy, Jon Lester looks for his second win.
The White Sox lost to the Angels 3-2 as LA earned a split of the 4-game series. The Sox begin a series with the Texas Rangers tonight at 7:10 on the Southside.
The St. Louis Cardinals are on the West Coast to play a weekend series in San Diego. Adam Wainwright trying to earn his first win of the year, he’s 0-2 with an ERA of over 8.
It’s Saluki baseball game night as the Dawgs travel to Illinois State. The Salukis are looking for their first Missouri Valley Conference series win of the year. They’ve dropped 2 out of 3 with Indiana State and Dallas Baptist so far. The Redbirds have lost 4 of their first 5 league games. Chad Witmer gets the start in tonight’s opener at 6, Mike Reis on the air at 5:45 on 105.1 VZA.
Saluki softball travels to Bradley for a 3-game series. Doubleheader tomorrow and a single game on Sunday. Southern has lost 4 of their last 5, including a pair to Evansville on Tuesday.
Carterville High School has hired Shane Hawkins to be their new head boys basketball coach. Hawkins leaves Marion after four seasons, the Wildcats were 10-17 this past season. The former SIU star and Trico coach replaces Dave Brown who coached the Lions for just one season. Hawkins has won 197 games in 10 seasons, as well as 4 regional titles, the last of which with Marion 3 years ago.
And in the NHL:
The Chicago Blackhawks are still alive, they beat the St. Louis Blues in double overtime 4-3 on Patrick Kane’s first goal of the series. The Blues still lead the best of 7 series, 3 games to 2, Game 6 moves back to Chicago tomorrow night at 7.