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September 2, 2014

St. Vincent 0-2 after 26-7 loss at Scott City

PERRYVILLE -- The St. Vincent Indians scored first but Scott City took a half-time lead enroute to a 26-7 home field win Friday night.

St. Vincent's only score came in the first quarter. After punter Cole Steinbecker pinned the Rams at their own 6-yard line,

Trevor Leible hit Scott City quarterback Ty Wilthong near the goal line forcing a fumble that Nick Mingione recovered at the one. Quarterback Joe Whistler scored two plays later.

Steinbecker added the point after and St. Vincent led 7-0 after the first quarter.

The game was played in a driving rain storm and the teams committed 5 turnovers in the second quarter.

Whistler threw three interceptions in the period two of which led to Scott City scores.

Wilthong threw TD passes of 19 and seven yards as the Rams took a 14-0 lead into the break.

Scott City (1-1) added second half scores on a 10-yard TD run in the third and a 4-yard run in the fourth.

The Indians (0-2) managed only 51 yards rushing on 23 carries while the Rams ran for 174 yards on 41 carries. Whistler also suffered a fourth interception in the second half.

St. Vincent was flagged 11 times for 106 yards in a game that saw 18 penalties called.

Steinbecker led Indian receivers with five catches for 78 yards. Whistler completed 14 of his 33 passes for 140 yards.

The Indians will look for their first win under new head coach Nathan Rowland when they travel to Kelly Friday night.

Kelly is also 0-2 with losses to East Prairie (20-7) and Crystal City (20-18).

PHS undefeated after win over St. Pius

PERRYVILLE -- The PHS Pirates are 2-0 after a 23-17 win at St. Pius X in Festus Friday night.

It was the first meeting between the two schools in ten years.

The Pirates will prepare to meet another undefeated team this Friday night.

Park Hills is 2-0 with wins over Sullivan (34-27) and Jefferson R-7 (55-7). They are ranked 6th in Class 3.

Last year the Rebels won 41-0. They are coached by Kory Schweiss who is 53-37 at the school.

The game will be broadcast on KSGM AM 980 and online at ksgm980.com.

CJ Layton will call the game for Donze Communications.

Softball: Saxony Lutheran tops Oran

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran won at Oran 14-3 to improve to 4-0 on the season.

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Volleyball: PHS, SVHS, SGHS will participate in ND Tny

CAPE GIRARDEAU – Both Perryville High School and St. Vincent High School will participate in the Notre Dame Volleyball Fest Friday and Saturday at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau.

Perryville, St. Vincent, Jackson and Notre Dame, are in Pool A.

Ste. Genevieve, Dexter, Cape Central and St. Pius X (Festus) are in Pool B.

The top two finishers in each pool qualify for the gold bracket and the bottom two finishers in each pool qualify for the silver bracket.

The varsity gold bracket championship is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday and the junior varsity gold bracket championship is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday

Here is the complete schedule for the varsity and junior varsity tournaments below:

VARSITY TOURNAMENT

POOL A: Perryville, Notre Dame, Jackson, St. Vincent

POOL B: St. Pius, Dexter, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Central

Friday (Pool Play)

Court 1

Notre Dame vs. Perryville, 4:15 p.m.

St. Vincent vs. Jackson, 5:45 p.m.

St. Vincent vs. Notre Dame, 7:15 p.m.

Court 2

Ste. Genevieve vs. Cape Central, 4:15 p.m.

Dexter vs. St. Pius, 5:45 p.m.

Dexter vs. Cape Central, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday (Pool Play)

Court 1

Perryville vs. Jackson, 8:45 a.m.

Notre Dame vs. Jackson, 10:15 a.m.

Perryville vs. St. Vincent, 11:45 a.m.

Court 2

Ste. Genevieve vs. St. Pius, 8:45 a.m.

St. Pius vs. Cape Central, 10:15 a.m.

Ste. Genevieve vs. Dexter, 11:45 a.m.

Saturday (Gold Bracket on Court 1)

Semifinal: No. 1 Pool A vs. No. 2 Pool B, 3 p.m.

Semifinal: No. 1 Pool B vs. No. 2 Pool A, 4 p.m.

Championship: Semifinal Winners, 6 p.m.

Saturday (Silver Bracket on Court 2)

Semifinal: No. 3 Pool A vs. No. 4 Pool B, 3 p.m.

Semifinal: No. 3 Pool B vs. No. 4 Pool A, 4 p.m.

Championship: Semifinal Winners, 6 p.m.

JUNIOR VARSITY TOURNAMENT

POOL A: Perryville, Notre Dame, Jackson, St. Vincent

POOL B: St. Pius, Dexter, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Central

Friday (Pool Play)

Court 1

Notre Dame vs. Perryville, 3:30 p.m.

St. Vincent vs. Jackson, 5 p.m.

St. Vincent vs. Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m.

Court 2

Ste. Genevieve vs. Cape Central, 3:30 p.m.

Dexter vs. St. Pius, 5 p.m.

Dexter vs. Cape Central, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday (Pool Play)

Court 1

Perryville vs. Jackson, 8 a.m.

Notre Dame vs. Jackson, 9:30 a.m.

Perryville vs. St. Vincent, 11 a.m.

Court 2

Ste. Genevieve vs. St. Pius, 8 a.m.

St. Pius vs. Cape Central, 9:30 a.m.

Ste. Genevieve vs. Dexter, 11 a.m.

Saturday (Gold Bracket on Court 1)

Semifinal: No. 1 Pool A vs. No. 2 Pool B, 1 p.m.

Semifinal: No. 1 Pool B vs. No. 2 Pool A, 2 p.m.

Championship: Semifinal Winners, 5 p.m.

Saturday (Silver Bracket on Court 2)

Semifinal: No. 3 Pool A vs. No. 4 Pool B, 1 p.m.

Semifinal: No. 3 Pool B vs. No. 4 Pool A, 2 p.m.

Championship: Semifinal Winners, 5 p.m.

August 29, 2014

Volleyball: PHS opens with wins

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won all three games with Cape Central.

The varsity won 25-16 and 25-17.

The freshmen and junior varsity teams also won in straight sets.

August 28, 2014

Softball: Perryville falls to Cape Central

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville fell to Cape Central 5-4 to fall to 2-1 on the season.

August 27, 2014

Volleyball: SVHS tops Jackson, three times

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent swept visiting Jackson Tuesday.

The varsity Lady Indians won 25-18 and 25-12.

The junior varsity won 25-16 and 25-20.

The freshmen won 25-16 and 25-16.

St. Vincent plays at Saxony Lutheran Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Softball: SLHS tops Twin Rivers

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran defeated Twin Rivers 11-0 in five innings.

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The Lady Crusaders play at Oran Friday at 4 p.m.

Softball: PHS wins

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won 3-2 over Jefferson to improve to 2-0 on the season.

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Soccer: PHS tops Poplar Bluff, twice

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat Poplar Bluff twice Tuesday.

The varsity won 4-0.

The junior varsity won 3-1.

August 26, 2014

Softball: SLHS tops Herculaneum

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran downed Herculaneum 12-0.

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The Lady Crusaders host Twin Rivers today at 4:30.

Softball: PHS tops Potosi

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at Potosi 11-1.

August 25, 2014

Football: PHS wins

PERRYVILLE - The PHS Pirates won their season opener 13-12 over Sumner on a hot Friday night in Perryville.

"On Friday night it doesn't matter how pretty it is as long as it's a win," said Pirate head coach Mike Wojtczuk.

Wojtczuk's team went 2-8 last year so opening with a win was important for PHS.

"We found out a lot about our kids. Our second and even third teamers helped out stepping up," Wojtczuk continued.

PHS scored on two touchdown passes in the game and led 7-0 at the half.

"We had a chance to run out the clock with 3 minutes to play and a one point lead but we shot ourselves in the foot. We bobbled the ball on a boot leg play and got tackled for a loss back at our three. Then we throw a pick which was fortunately fumbled and called a touchback when it bounced off the pylon which gave us the ball back at the 20."

The Pirates ran for 90 yards in the game and threw for 107 with one interception.

Trevor Green caught both of the TD passes. Green also had two interceptions on defense.

PHS (1-0) will travel to St. Pius X this Friday night. The Lancers (1-0) won their season opener 27-26 over Southern Boone Co.

Valle wins 16th in a row beating St. Vincent 56-0

by Bob Scott

Valle Catholic raced to a 43-0 halftime lead and added two more scores by their reserves in the second half for a 56-0 opening night win over traditional rival St. Vincents on a hot Friday night in Ste. Genevieve.

The dangerous heat forced officials to move the start time back an hour to 8:00. It was Valle's 16th straight win. The Warriors set a school record last season with 15 wins as they won their 12th state football title.

The Indians have now lost the last seven meetings by a score of 350-35.

"Valle was a good measuring stick. They are just as good as advertised and after you play the best you know you have a lot to work on, " said first year head coach Nathan Rowland.

The 30-year old Rowland who coached the Indians JV team last season moved up to become head coach after Paul Sauer left the school to join the Fredericktown coaching staff.

"Sauer still calls twice a week to see how things are going," Rowland said.

There wasn't much Sauer could have said that might have helped the Indians who were overmatched by Valle the state's top ranked class 1 school.

The Indians lost 11 starters from last years 5-5 team and have only 33 players out for football this year.

The Warriors graduated running back Tyler Fallert who rushed for over 5,300 yards and scored 80 touchdowns in his career and also quarterback Nolan Wood who scored 5touchdowns in last year's show-me-bowl to lead Valle to their third state championship in the last 4 years.

But it appears with all but three of their starters back Valle has just reloaded. Junior Conner Basler who started as a wide receiver in his freshman and sophomore seasons has moved into the quarterback slot.

"At one point tonight Conner was 8 for 8," said Valle coach Judd Naeger.

Lee Stuppy who led the Warrior's jv team last season will follow Fallert as the team's go to running back.

"He has a lot to prove but he is going to be a good one," Naeger added.

Stuppy scored the first of his three touchdown runs with 11:16 in the first. The 5-yard run gave Valle a 6-0 lead only 44 seconds into the season. A bobbled extra point kick turned into two-points for the Warriors who led 8-0.

With 3:21 in the first Basler found Garrett Jaegers from 25-yards out for his first touchdown throw of the year as the Warriors went up 14-0.

A 22-yard TD pass to Jarrod Davis with 28-seconds remaining in the 1st gave Valle a 21-0 lead.

"Our kids came out focused and it showed," Naeger said.

"Valle took away our running game forcing us to pass and it made us one dimensional," Rowland said.

The Indians finished the night loosing 29 yards in the rushing game.

Thru the air returning quarterback Joe Whistler was 8 of 14 for 133 yards and an interception.

Valle went up 27-0 with 9:38 in the second when Koltyn Schilly ran 77 yards untouched for a score.

A 7-yard run by Stuppy made it 34-0 with 5:25 in the second.

After a safety with 2:33 to play made it 36-0 Stuppy ran in from 3-yards out to give Valle a

42-0 lead and Devon Kutz added the kick as the Warriors led 43-0 at the half.

Warrior reserves played the second half under a continuous clock.

Sophomore Cole Wood scored on a 34-yard TD run in the third and Cody Stoll added a one-yard TD run in the fourth.

The Warriors took a knee rather than kick the final extra point.

Valle rushed for 391 yards on 33 carries and Valle quarterbacks were 8 of 14 on the night for 133 yards in the air with one interception.

"We had some times when we lined up in the wrong formation and we will have to correct that, " Naeger said.

"Overall, I was very pleased," he said.

St. Vincents (0-1) will return home this Friday night to host Scott City. The Rams (0-1) losttheir season opener 26-22 to Herculaneum. Last season the Indians won 25-14.

Valle (1-0) will host cross-town rival Ste. Genevieve (1-0). The Warriors won 36-28 lastseason in their 50th meeting to even the series 25-25.

The Dragons won their season opener over Dexter 27-21.

"We know they will be hungry and we will have to be ready," Naeger said.

The Ste Gen at Valle game will be broadcast on KSGM AM 980 and at ksgm980.com.

Brad Palmer will call the play by play for Donze Communications.

Palmer, Prost, Stark Perryville Country Club Champs

PERRYVILLE -- 2014 Perryville Country Club Champions!

Palmer Lohmann (65+ scratch), John Prost (overall champ) and Alan Stark (handicap champ)!!

Softball: Saxony Lutheran opens season with win

PUXICO – Saxony Lutheran opened its 2014 softball season with a shut out win at Puxico

Saxony (1-0) 11 12 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 7

Puxico (0-1) 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WP-Natalie Schlimpert (1-0) 7ip, 26 batters, 12 strikeouts, 0 walks, 5 hits

LP – Robert (0-1) 7ip, 37 batters, 1 strikeout, 2 walks, 12 hits, 11 runs

Puxico hitting: no multiple hit batters

Saxony batting:

Tayla Meyr: 2-4

Ashlynn Collier: 4-4 with 3 doubles

Grace Mirly: 2-4 with homerun

Abby Hadler: 2-4 with double

Volleyball: Saxony Lutheran wins

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran downed Oran Friday in two sets, 25-15 and 25-21.

Swimming: Saxony Lutheran is third of three

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran came in third out of three teams.

The Crusaders had five points.

John Burroughs won the meet with 92 and Cape Central came in second with 73.

August 20, 2014

Pirate Athletic Club, Parents’ meeting slated

PERRYVILLE -- The fall sports Pirate Athletic Club meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

Anyone who did not attend the meeting on August 3, who plans to participate in a fall sport, must attend the make-up meeting Thursday along with at least one parent or guardian.

The Athlete/Parent Meeting will begin right after the Pirate Athletic Club Meeting in the high school gym.

If you will not be able to attend this meeting, please contact Mr. Steffens at 547-7500, ext. 343, to make special arrangements.

Athletes will not be allowed to participate in a game until a parent attends a meeting.

August 14, 2014

Venue Change For PV Football Jamboree

St. Vincent high school will host a four team football Jamboree this Friday evening (August 15).

Cross-town rival PHS will join Scott City and Potosi at the pre-season warm up.

The event was scheduled to be held at PHS but the school’s football field was just sown with new grass seed and school officials want to give the field more time to establish itself before the home opener on August 22nd.

The dress rehearsal for the new season will begin at 6:00 pm Friday.

Meanwhile, in Ste. Genevieve, SGHS will host Valle , DeSoto and Park Hills.

No Softball For SV This Fall; Low Numbers

St. Vincent high school will not field a girls softball team this year.

The program graduated 7 seniors from a team that recorded 20 wins last season, the best in school history.

St. Vincent athletic director Bruce Valleroy said only 8 girls signed up to play this year and at least 11 are needed.

Valleroy said it is hoped the program can be reinstated next school year.

August 8, 2014

Cardinals place Motte on disabled list

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have placed RHP Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list today with a lower back sprain. Motte’s D.L. is retroactive to August 1. The team has recalled

LHP Nick Greenwood from Memphis (AAA) who will join the team in Baltimore for tonight’s game.

Motte began the season on the 15-day disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery performed May 2013. He made his season debut on May 21, and since then has appeared in 23 games pitching 21.0 innings. Seventeen of Motte’s 23 outings out of the bullpen have been scoreless.

Greenwood, 27, will be joining the big league club for the second time this season, having appeared in nine games from June 15 – July 22. During that stretch he threw 19.0 innings for St. Louis, including the team’s longest outing by a reliever this year on June 28 at LA Dodgers when he went 4.0 innings (3H, 0R).

Greenwood made his Major League debut on June 16 vs. New York Mets, earning his first career win after pitching 3.1 innings (1R). At Memphis, the 6-1 lefthander is 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA having pitched 50.2 innings over 27 games with five starts. Greenwood wears uniform #62.

August 5, 2014

PCMS cheerleaders have busy summer

PERRYVILLE -- The Perry County Middle School Cheerleaders have been hard at work this summer!

They are (front, from left) Cassidy Cameron, Abby Franklyn, Kyndell Huber, Alicia Kramer, Ainsley Frayer and Marissa McMahill. Middle -Makailyn Gerler, Angel Jones, Alyvia Green, Megan Robertson, Jill Morris and Adison Nordman. Back -Assistant Coach Hayley Buchheit, Brianna Tellez, Ashlyn Davis, Head Coach Crystal Koenig and National Cheerleading Association Cheerleader Kelly Keelan.

Keelen led the PCMS Cheerleading camp in July.

August 4, 2014

Cardinals recall outfielder Shane Robinson

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday afternoon that they have recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez to the triple-A club. The team also added newly acquired pitchers John Lackey and Justin Masterson to its 25-man active roster.

The Cardinals also announced several new uniform numbers: John Lackey (41), Justin Masterson (63), Pat Neshek (37) and coach Chris Maloney (77).

The right-handed hitting Robinson will be making his fourth stint with the big league club in 2014. He was batting .304 with two homers and 16 RBI in 53 games at Memphis. Robinson had a .140 BA with 2 RBI in his 31 combined games with the Cardinals earlier this season.

Baseball: St. Vincent falls to Valle, season is over

PERRYVILLE -- Valle downed St. Vincent 12-2 and Crystal City beat Kingston 5-1 in the district tournament at St. Vincent Monday.

The championship game between Valle and Crystal City will be played at 4:30 today.

Baseball: Perryville tops Dexter, faces Notre Dame today

SIKESTON -- Perryville beat Dexter 7-5 in the opening round of the Class 4 District 1 Tournament.

The Pirates (17-9) face top seed Notre Dame (21-3) today at 4.

May 19, 2014

Baseball: SLHS falls to Bernie in district tournament

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran fell to Bernie 5-2 in the Class 2 District 3 tournament at Bernie.

The Crusaders were led by Chase Steffens and Dano Drury who both had 2 hits for Saxony. Saxony had six hits in the game.

Conrad Bonney went the distance on the mound for Saxony and took the loss. Bonney allowed three earned runs on four hits. He struck out five and walked three.

Box Score:

Saxony 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 = 2 runs 6 hits 3 errors

Bernie 0 0 0 3 0 2 x = 5 runs 4 hits 1 error

WP: Matt Vernon LP: Conrad Bonney

Multiple Hits: Bernie: Josh Stevens 2-3.. Saxony: Chase Steffens 2-3 and Dano Drury 2-3

Records: Saxony 10-13 Bernie 18-3

Track: PHS girls 11th, boys 12th at district meet

DE SOTO -- Perryville was 11th in the girls division of the Class 3 District 1 Track Meet held at De Soto Saturday.

Perryville had 16 points.

Sikeston came in second at 102 and host De Soto was third with 95.

Festus was fourth (79) followed by Notre Dame (55), Dexter (54), Windsor (50), North County (37.5), Park Hills Central (33), Kennett (26.5), Perryville (16), New Madrid County Central (15), Arcadia Valley (5), Potosi (4) and Fredericktown (1).

Perryville was 12th in the boys division.

Festus won it with 139 points, host De Soto was second with 88 and Notre Dame came in third with 77. Sikeston came in fourth (75), followed by Ste. Genevieve (58), Potosi (58), Windsor (50), Kennett (36), Park Hills Central (31), North County (31), Fredericktown (30) Perryville (15), New Madrid County Central (7.5) and Arcadia Valley (5.5).

Track: St. Vincent sends seven to state

ST. LOUIS - St. Vincent will send seven to the Missouri Class 2 State Track and Field Meet.

Zach Schumer, Isaac Baer, Levi Krauss, John Lipe came in second in the 4x800 meter relay (8:41.79).

Kenzie Graham came in second in the pole-vault (9-0) and placing second.

Robbie Wingerter came in second in the discus (135-04).

Delia Lowman came in fourth in the 400-meter run (1:01.23).

Baseball: St. Vincent tops Bismarck in district contest

PERRYVILLE -- Fourth seed St. Vincent defeated Bismarck 5-2 and Crystal City downed Meadow Heights 14-5 in the Class 2 District 3 Tournament at St. Vincent Saturday.

Valle plays St. Vincent today at 4 p.m.

Second-seed Kingston plays third seed Crystal City today at 6 p.m.

The championship game will be played at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

May 16, 2014

Dix signs with Southwest Tennessee

From a news release

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville High School senior Grant Dix has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Southwest Tennessee Community College Saluqis in Memphis.

Grant (front , center) is pictured with his parents Rich and Sue Dix and PHS athletic director Jeff Steffens (back, left) and PHS Head Baseball Coach Don O’Keefe (back, right).

Dix has played baseball all four years of high school, as well as basketball and football. He plays second base for the Perryville Pirates, and will probably play that position for the Saluqis.

Cardinals announce time for postponed Cubs game

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – Following the postponement of last night’s rained-out game with the Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals have announced that the teams will make up the game on Saturday, August 30th at 1:15 p.m. CT as part of a day/night split doubleheader. Fans holding tickets for last night’s game should use those same tickets for admittance to the newly rescheduled 1:15 p.m. make-up game.

The originally-scheduled 6:15 p.m. game on August 30th has been changed to a 7:15 p.m. first pitch to accommodate the make-up game. Fans holding tickets for the August 30th night game should still use those same tickets for admittance to the night game.

Tickets are available for both games at cardinals.com.

May 15, 2014

More tickets available for the Purina ‘pooches in the ballpark’

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – Due to high demand, the St. Louis Cardinals are releasing an additional 400 tickets for the 10th Purina Pooches in the Ballpark baseball game on Saturday, June 14.

These tickets will be located in two sections of the Right Field Pavilion (328 and 329). Unlike the all-inclusive Pooches in the Ballpark tickets, which sold out in less than 3 days, these tickets will require one ticket for the owner and one ticket for the dog; however, ticket holders will still participate in the pre-game parade around the field, receive consideration in the canine costume contest, and take home the commemorative Pooches in the Ballpark t-shirt, bandana and Purina/Cardinals branded blanket (the stadium-wide promotional giveaway for the game).

The cost per ticket is $40 ($80 total for one owner and one dog) and can be purchased at cardinals.com/pooches beginning on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Upwards of 400 four-legged Cardinal fans are expected to be at Busch Stadium for the game. The second-ever Pooches in the Ballpark night game, against the Washington Nationals, will be an evening of fun-filled events including:

· Canine Cardinals Fan Costume Parade 4:45 p.m.

o All four-legged ticket holders (and their owners) will show off their favorite Cardinals gear in a pre-game costume parade on the Busch Stadium field.

· Purina® Pro Plan® Performance Team 5:00 p.m.

o Watch as these incredibly talented, athletic canines snatch flying discs out of the air while performing some amazing tricks. The Purina Pro Plan Performance Team travels across the country performing at sporting events, on television shows and a variety of other public events.

· Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark 6:15 p.m.

o 400 canine Cardinals fans will join their owners in the designated Pooches in the Ballpark sections of Busch Stadium to cheer on a victory against the Washington Nationals.

· Additionally, 25,000 ticketed-fans will receive a Purina/Cardinals branded blanket at gates.

WHEN: Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 16. To purchase tickets and learn more about the game day,

please go to cardinals.com/pooches. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

HOW: Visit cardinals.com/pooches for more information about purchasing tickets.

WHO: Purina® and Schnucks® are proud to once again sponsor this fun-filled hometown event the whole family can enjoy – including

our beloved four-legged Cardinals fans.

May 14, 2014

Cardinals announce pitching changes

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced changes to their pitching staff yesterday, recalling left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman and right-handed pitcher Jorge Rondon from Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (left shoulder strain) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and that right-handed reliever Eric Fornataro was optioned to Memphis.

Freeman, 26, who has appeared in 37 combined games (1-2, 4.18 ERA) with the Cardinals over the 2012 and 2013 seasons, was 0-1 with a 3.78 ERA in 13 games (16.2 IP) for Memphis this season. The 6-1, 165-pound lefty has allowed just two earned runs (1.50 ERA) over his last 10 appearances dating to April 12, striking out 16 batters in 12.0 IP.

Rondon, 26, who has spent eight-plus seasons in the minors, will be making his Major League debut with his first game appearance. The Calabozo, Venezuela native is a product of the Cardinals former Venezuelan Summer League team where he began his professional career in 2006 after signing as a non-drafted international free-agent in July of that year.

The 6-1, 215-pound Rondon was 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA in 11 games (14.1 IP) at Memphis this season. He has not allowed an earned run in his past five games (8.0 IP) since April 25.

Freeman will wear uniform no. 71 and Rondon will wear no. 68. Both players were expected to be in uniform for last night’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

Jason Motte and Cardinals partner to strike out cancer

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, September 2nd, the Cardinals and pitcher Jason Motte will join forces to fight cancer during the 2014 Strike Out Cancer Theme Night at Busch.

Fans who purchase the special Strike Out Cancer Theme Ticket will receive a ticket to that night’s game (7:15 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) as well as a one-of-a-kind Jason Motte bobblehead featuring the Cardinals pitcher in his popular "K Cancer" t-shirt. Fans may also purchase a VIP ticket for Strike Out Cancer Night which includes a pre-game meet-and-greet with Jason Motte (one autograph per VIP ticket), in addition to the game ticket and bobblehead. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit childhood cancer research in St. Louis.

"Fan support for the Strike Out Cancer effort has been amazing," said Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte. "I’m really looking forward to our night at the ballpark as it promises to be a nice way to honor cancer survivors, support those still fighting their battle, and remember those we have lost."

What began in 2010 as a small idea to provide support for cancer patients has evolved into the mission of the Jason Motte Foundation led by Jason and his wife Caitlin. In addition to the Theme Night and hosting annual fundraisers in Memphis, Tennessee, the Foundation partnered with locally-based t-shirt company 108 Stitches last year to produce a "K Cancer" t-shirt which benefits the cause. Earlier this year, Jason and 108 Stitches rolled out t-shirts league-wide in every team’s colors. Each t-shirt is promoted by a different player who agreed to join Motte’s effort. For each shirt sold, $5 will go to the Jason Motte Foundation and $5 to a charity of that player's choice.

"At the end of the day, we’re just trying to get the word out and raise money to help," said Motte. "I’m fortunate to have this platform and to be able to do my part to give back."

Tickets for the Theme Night are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme.

Strike Out Cancer Night is just one of the many unique personalized Theme Ticket promotions planned for the 2014 season. Theme Tickets are customized promotions that allow a select number of fans to celebrate a common interest while enjoying access to a unique promotional item and/or exclusive pre-game event. Targeted around different occupations, organizations, communities, celebrities and more, Theme Tickets let fans enjoy the game in a whole new way. Fans can learn more about Cardinals Theme Tickets at cardinals.com/theme.

About the Jason Motte Foundation

The mission of the Jason Motte Foundation is to provide comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds. The seed for the Jason Motte Foundation was planted in the fall of 2010 when Jason and Caitlin Motte asked, "what can we do to help?" At the time, Caitlin’s grandfather, Lynn Doyle, was a cancer patient at The West Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Jason and Caitlin saw a sign that mentioned a need for blankets and wondered what more they could do to help. That question led to the formation of the Strike Out Cancer with Jason Motte Foundation. The Motte family uses the monies raised towards research all while providing comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds. To learn more, visit jasonmottefoundation.org.

Cardinals announce details for Christian Day

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced details for the 24th Annual Christian Day at the Ballpark on Saturday, August 2nd which features a post-game program with keynote speaker Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL whose bestselling book Lone Survivor inspired the 2013 motion picture of the same name.

Christian Day at the Ballpark is a day of faith, fellowship, and baseball, which begins when the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:15 p.m. Following the game, all fans are encouraged to stay for a special post-game program emceed by broadcaster Rick Horton featuring Luttrell and Cardinal players sharing their testimonies in faith. A popular event every season, past Christian Day events have included featured speakers such as Willie Robertson, Lou Brock, Mike Singletary, Kurt Warner, Tony Dungy, Mike Matheny and Adam Wainwright.

"Christian Day is a wonderful day of faith and baseball that we look forward to every summer. This year we are extremely honored to have Marcus Luttrell joining us at Busch Stadium to share his incredible story," said Joe Strohm, Vice President of Ticket Sales.

In 2005, during Operation Redwing’s mission to gather intelligence on a Taliban leader with ties to Osama bin Laden, Luttrell’s four-man team of Navy SEALs was ambushed on a remote ridge. Heavily outnumbered, Marcus Luttrell and his teammates valiantly fought for hours, displaying characteristic SEAL determination and bravery, until Luttrell was the last man standing. Badly wounded, it would be five nights after the nightmare began before Luttrell was rescued.

To honor his lost comrades, Luttrell established the Lone Survivor Foundation dedicated to honoring and remembering American warriors by providing unique educational, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to U.S. Armed Forces service members and families.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, fans can visit cardinals.com/christianday. Both individual and group tickets are available for the event through this page. All fans are invited to stay for the post-game program, regardless of ticket-type.

May 13, 2014

Baseball: Saxony downs Meadow Heights

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (10-12) went on the road and shut out Meadow Heights.

Conrad Bonney threw a complete game shut out for Saxony. Bonney allowed five hits and struck out eight.

Bonney and Jack Lake both had two hits each for Saxony. Lake, Luke LeGrand and Paris Johnson all doubled for Saxony.

Yamnitz had three hits including a double for Meadow Heights. Cook also doubled for Meadow Heights.

Welker took the loss on the mound for Meadow Heights.

Box Score:

Saxon Lutheran 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 = 10 runs 7 hits 2 errors

Meadow Heights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 5 hits 2 errors

WP: Conrad Bonney LP: Welker

2B: LeGrand (SL), Johnson (SL), Lake (SL), Yamnitz (MH), Cook (MH)

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Conrad Bonney 2-4, Jack Lake 2-3. Meadow Heights: Yamnitz 3-4.

Records: Saxony 10-12

Saxony Lutheran plays at Century, Illinois tomorrow at 4:30.

May 12, 2014

Cardinals open homestand with the Cubs tonight

From a news release

ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals are back at Busch and embarking on the first of 19 home games in 23 days over two homestands. The action starts tonight with four games versus the Chicago Cubs, and continues with three-game series against the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks. 2014 All-Star Game balloting begins in-stadium during this jam-packed homestand which is highlighted by six theme nights (including two Scout Nights, Mo Tie Monday, Grant’s Farm Night, Chuck Berry Night and Gardening Night), the Replica 2013 National League Champion’s Trophy giveaway, the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest, and more.

Monday, May 12, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:10 p.m.)

In-stadium All-Star Balloting Begins: Ready to #VoteSTL? Ballots for the 2014 All-Star Game are now available inside Busch Stadium. Online voting is also underway at cardinals.com/vote, and fans can vote a total of 25 times online and from mobile devices until Thursday, July 3rd at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Send your favorite Cardinal players to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota by joining the conversation (#VoteSTL) and voting for Matt Adams (#BatAdams), Peter Bourjos (#BourjosForUs), Matt Carpenter (#CarpenterSkills), Allen Craig (#AllStarAllen), Matt Holliday (#HollidayIn), Yadier Molina (#YadiYadiYadi), Jhonny Peralta (#JhonnyBeGood) and Kolten Wong (#VoteInKolten).

Ceremonial Pitches: Prior to the game, ceremonial pitches will be thrown by former Rams player and Professional Football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams; Miss Missouri 2014 Erica Sturdefant; and Koko Kondo, a Hiroshima A-bomb survivor, peace advocate and Webster University commencement speaker.

‘Mo Tie Monday’ Theme Tickets: Fans can dress as sharply as General Manager John Mozeliak with the purchase of a themed ticket for the first-ever Mo Tie Monday. Each special Mo Tie Monday ticket comes with a limited-edition Cardinals bowtie. A portion of each ticket sold benefits Cardinals Care. Fans may also purchase a VIP ticket which includes the game ticket, bowtie and a pre-game Q&A with Mozeliak, starting with a bowtie-tying tutorial. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the bowtie is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the bowtie. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Radio Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on AM 980 KSGM and other affiliates of the Cardinals Radio Network.

Television Broadcast: Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Midwest and to a national audience on ESPN.

Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night: The Cardinals are proud to present Boy Scout and Girl Scout Night at Busch Stadium. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a badge. While tickets for this Theme Night are sold out, fans may purchase tickets for a second Scout Night on May 20th at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the patch is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Scouts who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Battle at Busch: Busch Stadium is proud to host the Battle at Busch in conjunction with Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The 2013 schedule features 15 local bands over the course of five nights, at five different Cardinals’ home games out in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Cardboard Room, SOMA, and Unifyah. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 16th in the "Battle at Busch" finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.

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Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: The Cardinals and On the Run are giving fans the chance to win an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15th and two Cardinals tickets to the July 18th home game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans can purchase raffle tickets at Gate 3 or from roaming volunteers in lime-green shirts during this game as well as on May 16th and May 20th. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at area On the Run locations. The money raised will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Grant’s Farm Theme Night: The Cardinals are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Grant’s Farm – Anheuser Busch’s nationally recognized family attraction and St. Louis tradition. Each special Grant’s Farm Night ticket comes with a limited-edition Cardinals camel t-shirt for the event’s "Hump Day" festivities. Prior to the game, fans will have the opportunity to see a variety of small animals and have their picture taken with a Budweiser Clydesdale in Ford Plaza. Fans can even see three camels in the Busch II infield at Ballpark Village before the game. Grant’s Farm’s newly refurbished tram will take a lap around the warning track at approximately 6:30 p.m. before former Cardinal Wally Moon throws out the ceremonial pitch. Moon was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1954, the same year Grant’s Farm opened. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the t-shirt is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the t-shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Ceremonial Pitch: Gata Kamsky, an International Grandmaster from Russia, 20-year world elite chess player, and the reigning U.S. Chess Champion will throw the ceremonial pitch.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (12:45 p.m.)

Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.

Friday, May 16, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (7:15 p.m.)

2013 Replica National League Champions Trophy: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, will receive a 6.5" tall replica of the National League Champions Trophy. Presented by Ameren Missouri. (#CardsPromo)

Budweiser Bash Friday: Enjoy music and autographs in Ford Plaza beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first 200 fans to line up at the Budweiser Bash entrance (Gate 5) will be given guaranteed autograph line tickets for former Cardinals pitcher turned outfielder, Rick Ankiel, who will begin signing at 5:30 p.m. Only fans with autograph tickets will receive an autograph. Autograph ticket distribution begins one hour prior to gates opening. Budweiser Bash Fridays are sponsored by Budweiser Beer. (#BudBash)

Ceremonial Pitch: Prior to the game, talk show host Wendy Williams will throw the ceremonial pitch.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: The Cardinals and On the Run are giving fans the chance to win an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15th and two Cardinals tickets to the July 18th home game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans can purchase raffle tickets at Gate 3 or from roaming volunteers in lime-green shirts on May 13th, May 16th, and May 20th. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at area On the Run locations. The money raised will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care.

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (1:15 p.m.)

Cardinals Beverage Jug: 25,000 ticketed-fans will take home a Cardinals beverage jug, courtesy of Powerade. (#CardsPromo)

Cardinals Care Jersey Day: All fans can purchase scratch-off tickets from roaming volunteers for a chance to win a game-used Cardinals jersey from today's game. Proceeds benefit Cardinals Care.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest: Nathan’s Famous is making a stop at Busch Stadium for an official 2014 qualifying event for the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island. The official qualifying event will take place at 12 p.m. on May 17 and is part of more than a dozen contests in cities across the United States. World champion Joey Chestnut will be on hand to oversee the 10-minute, all-you-can-eat contest, which will take place around noon in Ford Plaza and feature top-ranked eaters, including world matzo ball, donut and green pea-eating champion, "Badlands" Booker, as well as Sean Gordon, Matthew Raible and Josh Miller. Joey Chestnut will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. The top male and top female finishers will earn a spot to compete in the finals at the original Nathan’s Famous in Brooklyn, NY. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., set the world record by eating 69 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes in 2013, and he will seek his eighth straight title this year. Along with Joey Chestnut, a group of students from Keysor Elementary School and their principal, Dr. Bryan Painter, will be attending the game. The school and surrounding Kirkwood community were honored with a fun, carnival-like event in Ford Plaza before noon as part of Nathan’s and KaBOOM!’s new program, Ready. Set. Play., which celebrates active play and the organizations that facilitate it for children. MEDIA OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE by emailing communications@cardinals.com.

Rooftop Broadcast: FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast today’s game live from the new AT&T Rooftop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Sunday, May 18, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (1:15 p.m.)

Matt Carpenter Kids Bat: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, will receive a 28" Matt Carpenter bat, courtesy of Rawlings. (#CardsPromo)

Cardinal Wives Baseball Grab Bags: The Cardinal Wives will be raising money to support breast cancer research by selling grab bags of autographed baseballs during the game. For $50, fans can purchase an unlabeled brown paper bag containing one autographed baseball from a current Cardinal player and a card identifying the signature. The Wives will be stationed at various locations throughout the stadium including inside Gate 3, Cardinals Club, Redbird Club and Ford Plaza. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen® St. Louis whose mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the end of the 6th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game's raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050. (#Raffle4Kids)

Honorary Bat Girl: The Cardinals are proud to present Karen Neal as the winner of the 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Contest. The MLB campaign recognizes baseball fans that have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. Karen, a wife, mom, math teacher and inspiration, is currently battling an aggressive inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis with chemo, a double mastectomy and a third round of radiation. As our Honorary Bat Girl, Karen will take part in pre-game activities and be honored during an on-field ceremony. You can read Karen’s story and meet the other club representatives at HonoraryBatGirl.com.

MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 3, Gate 1, UMB Champions Club, and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the seventh inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:15 p.m.)

Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night: The Cardinals are proud to present Boy Scout and Girl Scout Night at Busch Stadium. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a badge. Tickets are available at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the patch is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Scouts who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. The auction tables will be located at Gate 3, Gate 1, Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club, and in the Redbird Club.

Jackie Robinson Jersey Raffle: The Cardinals and On the Run are giving fans the chance to win an authentic #42 game-worn autographed jersey from Jackie Robinson Day, on April 15th and two Cardinals tickets to the July 18th home game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans can purchase raffle tickets at Gate 3 or from roaming volunteers in lime-green shirts on May 13th, May 16th, and May 20th. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at area On the Run locations. The money raised will go to the Jackie Robinson Foundation & Cardinals Care.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:15 p.m.)

Chuck Berry Theme Night: Chuck Berry Night celebrates rock-and-roll legend and St. Louis native Chuck Berry. All fans who purchase the special themed ticket will receive an exclusive Chuck Berry bobblehead. Fans can also purchase a VIP ticket which includes a pre-game meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, in addition to the bobblehead and game ticket. All fans will have the opportunity to see Chuck Berry during his pre-game on-field ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the bobblehead is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the bobblehead. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

Thursday, May 22, 2014 — Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:15 p.m.)

Gardening Theme Night: Fans purchasing this special themed ticket will take home their very own, limited edition, Cardinals Garden Gnome. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Missouri Botanical Garden. Tickets may be purchased online at cardinals.com/theme. Please note that the gnome is only available with the purchase of the Theme Night ticket. Fans who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the gnome. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)

More Fan Fun

Cardinals Nation – Restaurant, Museum, Hall of Fame, Retail and Rooftop Seating

Cardinals Nation is a first-of-its-kind venue, totaling more than 30,000 square feet and spanning three distinct levels. Included in this remarkable experience is a high-energy, state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, retail store, a Hall of Fame and Museum, a 330+ seat rooftop deck and event facility. Open year-round, Cardinals Nation allows fans to stay connected to the team well beyond the regular season. Learn more at cardinalsnation.com.

Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar: The two-story restaurant featuring three patio decks, four full-service bars and more than 50 flat-screen TVs is filled with Cardinals history and memories. Bringing an old school vibe to a contemporary dining experience, the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar is great for family, friends and fans of all ages. The Restaurant is open daily 11 a.m. – midnight. Reservations can be made by calling 314.345.9880 or by going online to cardinalsnation.com. On game days, the 2nd floor will feature a buffet. Fans are encouraged to make reservations, however walk-ins will be seated as tables become available. There are also private rooms that can be reserved. For more information, visit the website. (#CardsNation)

Cardinals Authentics Shop: Fans will find that gearing up for baseball just got easier with the debut of a new 800 square foot Cardinals Authentics Shop located on the first floor of Cardinals Nation adjacent to the Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar. With the grand opening of Cardinals Nation Authentics, there are now two locations to shop for genuine Cardinals gear and own a piece of St. Louis history! Both Cardinals Authentics locations (inside Cardinals Nation and Busch Stadium in the Ford Plaza north of Gate 6) specialize in official, game-used, limited edition and autographed collectibles and memorabilia direct from the club. Both stores offer a great selection of current and vintage Cardinals apparel, as well as one-of-a-kind collectibles. The new Shop also serves as a gift shop with great souvenirs from the Museum. The Cardinals Nations Authentics Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On game nights, the shop will remain open one hour post game. (#CardsAuthentics)

Cardinals Museum: Few franchises have the acclaim and heritage of the St. Louis Cardinals, and that history lives here, in the new Cardinals Museum. Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum's seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Hall of Fame: The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones settles in its permanent home inside Cardinals Nation. Created to honor the players and personalities who have had the greatest impact on the franchise, the Cardinals Hall of Fame gives fans a new way to connect and learn about our team's great heritage. Fans will vote on new inductees annually, and interactive kiosks help you learn more about these Cardinals greats with photos, video and statistics. Located just outside the new Cardinals Museum, the Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by Edward Jones, will always be accessible to fans at no cost when Cardinals Nation is open. (#CardsHOF)

AT&T Rooftop: Featuring over 330 seats on 2 decks, the all-inclusive AT&T Rooftop ballgame experience features a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet and full service bar as well as complimentary admission to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether cheering on the Birds in a sea of red or hosting a private event, the AT&T Rooftop is the perfect place to make unforgettable memories. To purchase all-inclusive game-day tickets or to book an event, visit cardinalsnation.com. Fans should use the 8th Street or west entrance for game day or private event access to AT&T Rooftop.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2014 Media Guide

New this season, the St. Louis Cardinals Official Media Guide is available for fans to purchase online. Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider’s resource. The Cardinals 2014 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

Cardinals Magazine Featuring Trevor Rosenthal Now On Sale!

The highly anticipated new edition of Cardinals Magazine features fan favorite Trevor Rosenthal on the cover, exploring the right-hander’s rise from minor league starter to big-league closer—all guided by an upbeat personality that serves him well as he navigates the pressures of being the team’s closer. Also inside this jam-packed issue is an up-close look at the prized equipment and apparel for several Cardinals, including Yadier Molina, Jon Jay, Matt Adams and Joe Kelly, a first-hand account of watching a game from the rooftop of Ballpark Village and touring the new Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and a profile on baseball pioneer and former Cards’ owner Helene Britton—the first female owner in the history of major league baseball. Loaded with additional content, Issue 2 includes an extensive photo gallery from Opening Day, an examination of the organization’s extensive outfield depth, Adam Wainwright’s latest journal entry, a Rosenthal wall poster, and much more!

Purchase your copy during this exciting stretch of 19 home games in 23 days; it’s now on sale with the 2014 Official Scorecard for just $5 at all stadium gates. This issue is also available for purchase at the team store, Cardinals Authentics inside Ballpark Village and numerous St. Louis area retailers. Start a subscription today ($35 for print; $25 for digital with exclusive photo galleries and videos) by calling 314.345.9000 or visiting cardinals.com/magazine. (#CardsMag)

Official 2014 Scorecard

Also on sale at Busch Stadium this season is the popular 2014 Official Scorecard, featuring the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003. This year’s edition commemorates the franchise’s 19th NL Pennant and the opening of Ballpark Village. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the "Cardinal Way"—a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. During games, fans can purchase Cardinals Magazine and the Official Scorecard together for just $5 at all gates.

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $20 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. 2014 marks the 11th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways (#CardsCare):

Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the fifth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 7th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k. (#CardsCare6K)

Cardinals for the Cure: The Cardinals are teaming up with fans again this year for the 17th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Fans should visit cardinals.com/komen for more information or to join the St. Louis Cardinals’ Team. The first 3,000 participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals t-shirt.

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details. (#Fredbird)

Cardinals Work "4 A Greener Game"

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green. (#4AGreenerGame)

Fan-Friendly Values

Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the "Dynamic Deals of the Week" promotion. In 2013, over 50% of games featured tickets available for $10 or less, thanks to dynamic pricing. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.

KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At 9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

May 9, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to visiting Bell City

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (9-10) fell to Bell City at home 9-8.

Saxony trailed 8-2 after two innings only to scratch back into the game but losing by one run.

Nathan Hurst tripled, doubled and singled for Saxony. Jack Lake and Chase Steffens added two hits each for Saxony.

Paris Johnson took the loss on the mound for Saxony.

Box Score

Bell City 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 = 9 runs 9 hits 2 errors

Saxony 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 = 8 runs 8 hits 4 errors

WP: Bobby Wright LP: Paris Johnson

3B: Nathan Hurst (SL) 2B: Nathan Hurst (SL) Chase Steffens (SL)

Leading Hitters: Hurst 3-4, Steffens 2-3 , Jack Lake 2-4

Records: Saxony 9-10

The Crusaders play a double header at Charleston Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Shooting Starz Gymnastics announces promotions

PERRYVILLE -- Shooting Starz Gymnastics of Perryville recently promoted the following students to a new level of gymnastics/tumbling classes. Congrats to all!

Pictured front row, left to right: Joella Eggemeyer-advanced tumbling, Maysa Schindler-advanced gymnastics, Aidan McKinney-intermediate gymnastics, Barrett Wheeler-level 1, Kate Rowland-advanced gymnastics, and Emmalee Mueller-intermediate gymnastics. Back row, left to right: Paige Berkbigler-intermediate, Sarah Niswonger-advanced gymnastics, Maggie Caby-advanced tumbling, Skyler White-intermediate, Wakana Hashizume-intermediate, and Anna Rehagen-intermediate.

Soccer: PHS 5, Hillsboro 1

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at Hillsboro 5-1Thursday.

The Lady Pirates host Poplar Bluff Monday.

May 8, 2014

Soccer: SVHS wins at De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent won at De Soto 5-0.

The Lady Indians host Farmington Monday.

May 7, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran falls to Oak Ridge

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (9-9) fell to Oak Ridge on the road 2-0 on 5/6.

Chase Steffens pitched a complete game allowing two runs on five hits. Steffens struck out 10.

Conrad Bonney, Paris Johnson, Chase Steffens, Luke LeGrand and Dano Drury all had hits for Saxony.

Brown got the complete game win for Oak Ridge. He allowed no runs on five hits and struck out six.

Jake LeGrand had two hits for Oak Ridge.

Box Score:

Saxony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 5 hits 3 errors

Oak Ridge 0 1 1 0 0 0 x = 2 runs 5 hits 1 error

WP: Brown LP: Steffens

2B: Brown (OR) Ryan Below (OR)

Leading Hitters: Oak RIdge- Jack LeGrand 2-

Records: Saxony 9-9 Oak RIdge 8-5

The Crusaders have a double header at Charleston Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rodriguez and Cooney earn Minor League honors

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for April by honoring infielder Jonathan Rodriguez at Springfield (AA) and left-handed starting pitcher Tim Cooney at Memphis (AAA) for their accomplishments on the field.

Rodriguez, 24, the Cardinals 17th round (519th overall) selection out of the Manatee Community College in the 2009 first-year player draft, batted .346 (27-78) with nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI during the month while posting a 1.059 on-base plus slugging percentage. Rodriguez’s 1.059 OPS ranked second in the Texas League and seventh among all Double-A players. He was named the Texas League Player of the Week for April 21-27 batting .519 for the week with six doubles. Rodriguez tallied eight multi-hit games out of 21 games with four three-hit games. The San Juan, Puerto Rico, native earned his second career monthly award as he was the Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month in June of 2013.

"Jonathan started strong both defensively and offensively in Springfield, hitting for average and showing his power potential," said Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque.

Cooney, 23, the Cardinals 3rd round (117th overall) selection out of Wake Forest University in the 2012 first-year player draft, was 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA over five starts at Memphis. The southpaw won his first three starts at Memphis and hurled four quality starts. The Collegeville, Pa., native struck out nine batters in his 2014 season debut and held opposing batters to a .120 batting average (3-25) with runners in scoring position.

"Tim put together an impressive month in Memphis, with a solid 30 innings in 5 starts," said LaRocque.

May 6, 2014

Baseball: Saxony edges Advance 15-13

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (9-8) overcame an early 7-0 deficit and came back to beat Advance 15-13.

Saxony scored four sixth inning runs to complete the comeback.

Chase Steffens had two doubles and four RBI's to lead Saxony's 10 hit attack.

Jack Lake and Nathan Hurst also had two hits each for Saxony.

Steffens also pitched a scoreless 7th inning to pick up the save.

Dano Drury got the win for Saxony.

Lane Below, Mayo and Miles had two hits each for Advance.

Box Score:

Advance 7 0 0 0 4 2 0 = 13 runs 8 hits 6 errors

Saxony 0 3 0 7 1 4 x = 15 runs 10 hits 9 errors

WP: Dano Drury LP: Walker

2B: Lane Below (A) Chase Steffens 2 (SL)

Leading hitters: Saxony: Chase Steffens 2-4, Jack Lake 2-4, Nathan Hurst 2-4.. Advance: Lane Below 2-5, Mayo 2-4, Miles 2-4.

Records: Saxony 9-8 Advance 11-11

The Crusaders play at Oak Ridge today at 4.

Golf: SVHS second, SLHS fifth at district golf tourney

PERRYVILLE -- The St. Vincent Indians finished in second place in the Class 1, District 1 Tournament played at the Ste. Genevieve Country Club Monday.

St. Vincent will join tournament winner Barat Academy in the sectional round.

Barat Academy won the tournament with a 337, St. Vincent had a 340, and Bloomfield had a 381 for third. Elsberry came in fourth (388) followed by, Saxony Lutheran (424), Silex (434) and Crystal City (501).

St. Vincent's Levi Gotto shot an even-par 72 to win medalist honors.

Alex Lipe tied for sixth at 86, Zach Heberlie tied for 10th with an 88 and Ethan Holdman came in 19th at 94.

Saxony's Karsten Short qualified as an individual for the sectional round Monday. Short shot an 89.

Kieran Griffin carded a 114, Anton Rhodes shot a 108, Mikayla Schuessler fired a 121, and Joe Rubach came in with a 131.

Golf: PHS ninth in district tournament

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville closed out its season at Class 3 District 1 Tournament at Crowne Point Golf Club at Farmington, as neither the team nor any of the individuals qualified to move on to the sectional round.

The Pirates finished with a 411 as a team, coming in ninth.

Brett Schnurbusch shot a 93 for the two rounds, just two strokes off the cut to qualify for the sectional.

Grant Zoellner and Conner Stark both had a 103, while Chris Ponder had a 112.

May 5, 2014

Baseball: Saxony tops Meadow Heights at home

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (8-8) won at home over Meadow Heights 6-2 on May 2.

Chase Steffens threw a complete game allowing no earned runs on four hits and walking only one to pick up the win for Saxony.

Paris Johnson had two hits and Jack Lake hit a double in Saxony's seven-hit effort.

Brendan Welker pitched 6 1/3 innings for Meadow Heights allowing three earned runs and took the loss for Meadow Heights.

Spencer Bragg had two hits for Meadow Heights.

Box Score:

Meadow Heights 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 = 2 runs 4 hits 5 errors

Saxony Lutheran 1 0 1 1 0 3 x = 6 runs 7 hits 5 errors

WP: Chase Steffens LP: Brendan Welker

2B: Jack Lake (SL) Justin McGuire (MH)

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Paris Johnson 2-4 Meadow Heights: Spencer Bragg 2-3

Record: Saxony 8-8

Saxony hosts Advance today.

Jon Jay and Allen Craig team up for bowling challenge

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals outfielders Jon Jay and Allen Craig have teamed up for the Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl, a charity bowling "party with a purpose" benefiting Great Circle at Flamingo Bowl in downtown St. Louis on Sunday, May 18 from 7-10pm.

"I’ve hosted a celebrity bowling event the past three off-seasons in Miami," Jay said. "I am very excited to bring a similar event to St. Louis during this baseball season."

Jon and Allen will co-host the event along with their wives Nikki Jay and Marie Craig. The evening will feature bowling with Jon, Allen, and many of their teammates as well as hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, DJ music, and more.

"We are proud supporters of the St. Louis community," said Allen and Marie Craig. "We are excited to create a fun evening benefiting the important services provided by Great Circle on a daily basis."

Net proceeds from this year’s Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl will benefit Great Circle, a nonprofit agency that provides a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families. Great Circle provides services in areas of education, autism, emotional/behavioral health, intensive on-campus care, in-home crisis intervention, foster care and adoption, plus specialized programs like outdoor adventure therapy and trauma recovery programs.

"Growing up in St. Louis, I volunteered at Edgewood School (a Great Circle program) while in high school and I’ve reconnected with Great Circle since returning to St. Louis. I look forward to raising funds for an organization so close to my heart," added Nikki Jay.

Sponsorships for the Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl start at $1,000. Bowling teams (up to six people) are $500 and individual event tickets are $75-100. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. For sponsorship information, ticketing, and additional event details, please visit jaycraigbowl.com.

"We are fortunate to have so many players like Jon Jay and Allen Craig who generously give back to our community," said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care. "Just like our players’ selfless support of Cardinals Care, this is another example of Cardinals players and their wives going to bat to help others in our community."

Fans can learn more about Cardinals players’ community efforts at cardinals.com/playerscare.

May 2, 2014

Baseball: SLHS falls to Chaffee

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (7-8) lost a hard fought game to Chaffee 7-5 on May 1

Saxony had a double and two RBI's from Paris Johnson. Conrad Bonney and Nathan Hurst also got hits for Saxony.

Dano Drury went the distance on the mound for Saxony and took the loss. Drury did not walk a batter in seven innings.

Box Score:

Chaffee 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 = 7 runs 15 hits 3 errors

Saxony 1 2 2 0 0 0 0= 5 runs 4 hits 1 error

WP: L. Tenkhoff LP: D. Drury

2B: Paris Johnson (SL)

Records: Saxony 7-8 Chaffee 14-3

May 1, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran falls to Charleston

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (7-7) got trailed 12-5 after four innings and came back to score five seventh innings run only to come up short in a 13-12 loss at home to Charleston.

Nathan Hurst, Paris Johnson, Tyler Dowdy and Luke LeGrand all had 2 hits each for Saxony. Saxony had 12 hits in the game.

Chase Steffens started for Saxony on the mound and took the loss.

Luke Harris had 3 hits for Charleston. Casey Tatum, Andrew Thompson and Bruce Simmons all added two hits for Charleston. They had 13 hits in the game.

Bruce Simmons went 6 innings on the mound and picked up the win for the Bluejays. Simmons struck out 12 in the game.

Box Score:

Charleston 6 4 1 1 0 1 0 = 13 runs 13 hits 2 errors

Saxony 3 2 0 0 0 2 5 = 12 runs 12 hits 6 errors

WP: Bruce Simmons LP: Chase Steffens

2B: Jack Lake (SL) Tyler Dowdy (SL) Bruce Simmons (C) Corey Adams (C)

Leading hitters: Saxony: Nathan Hurst 2-3, Paris Johnson 2-5, Tyler Dowdy 2-4, Luke LeGrand 2-4.. Charleston: Luke Harris 3-4, Casey Tatum 2-5, Andrew Thompson 2-4, Bruce Simmons 2-5.

Record: Saxony 7-7

The Crusaders host Chaffee today.

Baseball: PHS falls to SGHS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve downed visiting Perryville 5-4 for their seventh straight win.

Perryville plays at Oak Ridge Saturday at 10 a.m.

Golf: PHS 4th, SVHS 7th in conference tournament

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Perryville came in fourth and St. Vincent came in seventh in the JCAA Conference Golf Tournament held Wednesday at the Ste. Genevieve Golf Course.

Festus won the tournament with a 363, St. Pius came in second with a 386 and Herculaneum was third at 390. Perryville came in fourth (393), followed by Hillsboro (407), Windsor (417), St. Vincent (420), Grandview (442), De Soto (447) and Crystal City (462)

Individually:

Perryville: Brett Schnurbusch had an 85 to tied for medalist and Garrett Zoellner had a 95. Both were named to the All Conference Team. Mueller had a 106 and Ponder had a 107.

St. Vincent: Zach Heberlie was 14th overall at 97 and was named to the All Conference Team. Alex Lipe had a 102, Ethan Holdman had a 107, Matt Julian had a 114 and Zach Baudendistel had a 116.

Perryville plays in their district tournament at Crown Pointe on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Vincent plays in their district tournament at Ste. Genevieve Monday at 8 a.m.

Golf: SLHS falls to Kelly

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran lost to Kelly 182-216.

Cardinals Hall Of Fame induction class announced

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday that Jim Edmonds, Willie McGee, Mike Shannon and Marty Marion will be inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones on Saturday, August 16th. This is the first induction class since the team dedicated the Cardinals Hall of Fame with an Inaugural Class on Opening Day in St. Louis earlier this month.

"We are proud to enshrine this elite group of Cardinals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the honor of permanently joining the greatest names in Cardinals history in our Hall of Fame," said Bill DeWitt Jr., Cardinals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We congratulate each of them on this tremendous honor and look forward to celebrating their achievements in August during Induction Weekend."

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame was established as a way to recognize the exceptional careers and significant achievements of the greatest players in Cardinals history, as well as those who have made exceptional contributions to the organization. To be eligible, players must have played for the Cardinals for at least three seasons and must be retired as a player from Major League Baseball for at least three years. The eligible pool of players is divided into two categories, ‘modern players’ and ‘veteran players.’ If a player retired more than 40 years prior to the induction year, he is classified as a veteran player.

Each member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame is permanently enshrined in the new Cardinals Hall of Fame Gallery presented by Edward Jones that is located on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village, just outside the entrance to the team’s new museum. The Hall of Fame Gallery is free and open to the public. The plaques

that adorn the gallery are being produced by Matthews International, the company that also produces the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

On Opening Day, the Cardinals dedicated the Hall of Fame with an Inaugural Class, consisting of 22 Cardinals who are either enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as Cardinals or whose number has been retired by the club. The 2014 Induction Class is the first class to be inducted into the new Hall of Fame that was selected via a formal process which includes fans, baseball experts and the team.

"We want to thank our fans and the Red Ribbon Panel for choosing an outstanding first induction class," said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. "It wasn’t easy to make a selection from a list of the truly greatest players in team history."

Chosen by the fans, McGee and Edmonds were the top two vote-getters in the first-ever online Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot presented by Edward Jones. The ballot, which also included Cardinals legends Bob Forsch, Keith Hernandez, Mark McGwire, Matt Morris, Ted Simmons and Joe Torre, was selected by a Red Ribbon Panel of Cardinals baseball experts through a secret ballot process. Nearly 80,000 votes were cast by Cardinals fans over the seven-week voting period.

In addition to nominating modern players for fan balloting, the Red Ribbon Panel of Cardinals baseball experts also elected legendary shortstop Marty Marion, a veteran player, for induction using a secret ballot process. Marion, the 1944 National League Most Valuable Player and seven-time All-Star, played 11 seasons with the Cardinals including three World Championship seasons in 1942, ’44 and ’46.

Independent of the Red Ribbon Panel selection process, the Cardinals organization retained the right to annually induct an individual who has been an important figure in Cardinals history and whose contributions to the franchise warrant induction. This year’s selection is Mike Shannon, a lifelong St. Louisan who has been part of the Cardinals family for more than half a century. Mike had a notable playing career with the team followed by more than 40 years in the radio booth as one of most popular broadcasters in team history.

The 2014 Cardinals Induction Class will be formally enshrined at a ceremony on Saturday, August 16th during the 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

Following is a description of each Inductee’s career as a Cardinal:

Jim Edmonds (Modern Era Player – Fan Selection)

Jim Edmonds joined the Cardinals in 2000 and played eight seasons, making the postseason in six of them and playing in two World Series, winning in 2006. The three-time All-Star won six consecutive Gold Gloves from 2000-05. He ranks 4th on the Cardinals all-time home run list with 241 and hit the game-ending home run in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 2004 NLCS.

Willie McGee (Modern Era Player – Fan Selection)

Willie McGee played in 13 seasons with the Cardinals, playing in 1661 games, 9th all-time in franchise history. He was a four-time All-Star, won three Gold Gloves and was the 1985 National League MVP with league leading marks of a .353 batting average, 18 triples and 216 hits, while stealing 56 bases. McGee played in three World Series, winning as a rookie in 1982 when he finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting. He is one of six players to steal over 300 bases with the Cardinals, swiping 301.

Mike Shannon (Team Selection)

Mike Shannon played all nine years of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1962-70. He was a member the World Championship clubs in 1964 and 1967 and National League champions of 1968, a year in which he was seventh in the NL MVP voting. Shannon hit three home runs in the World Series including his final post-season at bat in Game 7 of the 1968 World Series. He entered the broadcast booth in 1972 following his retirement as a player due to kidney disease. Mike has been an exceptional and extremely popular broadcaster for the Cardinals for 43 years.

Marty Marion (Veteran Era Player – Red Ribbon Panel Selection)

Marty Marion played 11 seasons with the Cardinals and was a seven-time all-star. Known as "Slats" or "The Octopus", he was among the Top 10 in NL MVP voting three times, winning the award during the Cardinals 1944 World Championship season. Marion helped the Cardinals win World Championships in 1942, 1944 and 1946. He played in 23 World Series games and totaled 11 RBI and seven doubles, all among the Top 5 in Cardinals World Series records.

The 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr., Dizzy Dean, Frank Frisch, Bob Gibson, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, Tony La Russa, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Branch Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth and Bruce Sutter.

The 2014 Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Panel

Tom Ackerman, Frank Cusumano, Derrick Goold, Rick Hummel, Randy Karraker, Martin Kilcoyne, Jenifer Langosch, Tony La Russa, Bernie Miklasz, Joe Ostermeier, Rob Rains, Red Schoendienst, Joe Strauss and Brian Walton.

Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum (#CardsMuseum)

The new 8,000 square foot state-of-the art St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum on the second floor of Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village celebrates the rich history of baseball in St. Louis and the legacy of one of baseball’s most storied franchises. The Cardinals’ museum collection is the largest team-held collection in baseball and is second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in terms of size with over 16,000 memorabilia items and hundreds of thousands of archival photographs. Fans can learn more about the museum at cardinals.com/museum.

Cardinals Nation (#CardsNation)

The first phase of Ballpark Village is anchored by a first-of-its-kind 34,000 square foot venue on four levels called Cardinals Nation. Cardinals Nation is comprised of four key elements: a two-story restaurant and bar, an 8,000 square foot world-class Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, a Cardinals Authentics retail store featuring game used memorabilia on the first floor, and a 330-seat roof top deck with spectacular game views and an all-inclusive experience unlike anything in baseball today. The Cardinals Nation restaurant features a high-energy, memorabilia-infused space designed by the internationally acclaimed Jeffrey Beers International. There are three separate patios, two large bars, and unparalleled sports viewing with large flat screen TVs and other multimedia features. Cardinals Nation sets a new standard for sports-inspired restaurants. The AT&T Rooftop at Cardinals Nation features ticketed seats looking into Busch Stadium and includes amenities such as all-inclusive food and beverage, a complimentary ticket to the Cardinals museum, Busch Stadium audio/visual feeds, and access to other areas within Ballpark Village. Cardinals Nation is the official headquarters for Cardinals fans who want to stay connected to the team year-round.

Ballpark Village (#BallparkVillage)

The construction of Ballpark Village represents the next step in the Cardinals’ vision for their investment in downtown St. Louis that began with the opening of the privately financed, $411 million Busch Stadium in 2006. Ballpark Village is a mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies. Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will be the first master-planned mixed-use development designed to complement the excitement and energy of the Major League Baseball game day experience to a new neighborhood outside the stadium walls. For more information about Ballpark Village, go to cardinals.com/ballparkvillage or stlballparkvillage.com.

April 30, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran defeats Bell City 8-6

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (7-6) scored five runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and beat Bell City 8-6 Tuesday.

Saxony trailed 6-3 going into the seventh inning and got five hits in a row from: Nathan Hurst, Chase Steffens, Jack Lake, Paris Johnson and Tyler Dowdy to complete a five run seventh and secure the comeback win 8-6.

Conrad Bonney went 4 1/3 innings on the mound and Paris Johnson came on to pitch the final 2 1/3 innings. Johnson allowed no runs and picked up the win for Saxony.

Jack Lake, Tyler Dowdy and Luke LeGrand each had two hits each for Saxony. Saxony had 10 hits in the game.

Aaron Smith, Cole Nichols and Bobby Wright all had 3 hits each for Bell City. Austin Hicks added two hits. Bell City had 11 hits in the game.

Austin Hicks went 6 1/3 innings on the mound and took the loss for Bell City.

The Crusaders host Chaffee tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Box Score:

Saxony 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 = 8 runs 10 hits 1 error

Bell City 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 = 6 runs 11 hits 4 errors

WP: Paris Johnson LP: Austin Hicks

2B: Conrad Bonney (SL) Aaron Smith (BC)

Hitting Leaders: Saxony: Jack Lake 2-4, Tyler Dowdy 2-4, Luke LeGrand 2-4.. Bell City: Aaron Smith 3-4, Bobby Wright 3-4, Cole Nichols 3-4, Austin Hicks 2-4.

Records: Saxony Lutheran 7-6

Baseball: PHS tops Jackson

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat Jackson 5-1 in eight innings Tuesday.

The Pirates play at Ste. Genevieve today.

Soccer: PHS tops Sikeston 3-2

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed Sikeston 3-2 in double overtime.

The Lady Pirates host Saxony Lutheran Thursday at 5:30.

Soccer: SLHS falls to Notre Dame

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran lost to Notre Dame 1-0 Tuesday.

April 25, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to St. Pius

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran went 10 innings vs St. Pius Thursday before falling 10-6.

Chase Steffens had four hits for Saxony including two doubles. Conrad Bonney added two hits for Saxony. Saxony had nine hits in the game.

Saxony scored three runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 5-5.

Saxony had men on first and second in the bottom of the seventh and ninth but could not score the winning run.

Box Score:

St Pius 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 = 10 runs 13 hits 3 errors

Saxony 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 + 6 runs 9 hits 1 error

WP: Brewer LP: Steffens

Leading Hitters: Chase Steffens 4-5 Conrad Bonney 2-6

2B: Steffens (2) Luke LeGrand 1

The 6-6 Crusaders play at Bell City Tuesday at 4 p.m.

April 24, 2014

Golf: SVHS 9th, PHS 10th in 16-team match at Crown Pointe

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent came in ninth and Perryville was 10th in the Invitational Golf Match held Tuesday at Crown Pointe in Farmington.

Whitfield won the event with a 316, Farmington was second at 328 and Sikeston came in third at 346. Park Hills was fourth (348), followed by Potosi (348), North County (355), St. Pius (368), Festus (369), St. Vincent (372), Perryville (377), Fredericktown (388), Hillsboro (393), Herculaneum (409), Windsor (410) De Soto (452) and Crystal City (454).

Individually for St. Vincent: Levi Gotto had an 80, Alex Lipe had an 88, Zach Heberlie had a 93, Ethan Holdman had a 111 and Matt Julian had a115.

Perryville’s individual scores were not reported.

Perryville plays at Pallo's Friday at 4 p.m.

St. Vincent is off until the conference tournament on Wednesday, April 30th.

Soccer: PHS falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost at Notre Dame 3-1.

The Lady Pirates host Festus today at 5 p.m.

April 23, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to Oran

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (6-5) fell to Oran on Tuesday April 22 by a score of 21-10.

Chase Steffens and Jack Lake both had two hits for Saxony. Steffens doubled. Saxony had 10 hits in the game.

Lake and Jake Wyatt both had 2 RBI's for Saxony.

Paris Johnson started on the mound for Saxony and took the loss.

Box Score:

Oran 3 0 (10) 3 5 = 21 runs 14 hits 4 errors

Saxony 3 0 6 0 1 = 10 runs 10 hits 7 errors

WP: Seth Ressel LP: Paris Johnson

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Chase Steffens 2-4, Jack Lake 2-2

2B: Steffens, Jake Wyatt

Records: Saxony 6-5

The Crusaders host St. Pius tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Baseball: SVHS falls to Oak Ridge

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent fell to visiting Oak Ridge 7-4.

The Indians play at Crystal City tomorrow at 4:30.

April 22, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran shuts out Eagle Ridge twice

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran won both ends of a double header Monday with visiting Eagle Ridge.

Saxony won the first game 11-0 and won the second 14-0.

Saxony Lutheran (5-4) scored nine runs in the first two innings in the first game and went on to beat Eagle Ridge 11-0.

Conrad Bonney went the distance on the mound to get the win for Saxony. Bonney allowed two hits and struck out eight.

Jack Lake and Nathan Hurst each had two hits for Saxony. Lake had three RBI's and Hurst tripled in the game.

Lane Henson took the loss for Eagle Ridge.

Box Score:

Eagle Ridge 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 2 hits 4 errors

Saxony 4 5 2 0 x = 11 runs 9 hits 0 errors

WP: Conrad Bonney LP: Lane Henson

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Jack Lake 2-3, Nathan Hurst 2-2

Records: Saxony 5-4

Saxony Lutheran (6-4) scored in every inning and went on to beat Eagle Ridge 14-0 in game two.

Dano Drury went the distance on the mound for Saxony and picked up the win. Drury allowed three hits and struck out six.

Conrad Bonney had three hits for Saxony while Luke LeGrand and Paris Johnson each added two hits. Bonney and LeGrand both doubled in the game.

Lane Henson had two hits, including a double for Eagle Ridge.

Josh King took the loss on the mound for Eagle Ridge.

Box Score:

Eagle Ridge 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 3 hits 6 errors

Saxony 3 4 5 2 x = 14 runs 11 hits 0 errors

WP: Dano Drury LP: Josh King

Leading Hitters: Saxony: Conrad Bonney 3-4, Paris Johnson 2-3, Luke LeGrand 2-2.. Eagle Ridge: Lane Henson 2-2.

Records: Saxony 6-4

The Crusaders host Oran today at 4:30.

Golf: St. Vincent second, Saxony third in tri-match

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent came in second in a tri-match with Notre Dame and Saxony Lutheran at the Bent Creek Golf Course.

Notre Dame won it with a 152. The Indians had a 197 and the Crusaders had a 237.

Levi Gotto led the Indians with a 40, Alex Lipe had a 47, Ethan Holdman had a 54, Brett Lottes had a 55, Zach Heberlie had a 56, Matt Julian had a 68 and Zach Baudendistel had a 69.

St. Vincent is now 7-5 overall .

Soccer: PHS wins at North County

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at North County 10-0.

The Lady Pirates play at Notre Dame tomorrow at 4:30.

April 18, 2014

Soccer: PHS ties Westminster Christian

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville played Westminster Christian to a 1-1 tie in the Hillsboro Tournament.

The tournament continues today.

Hennemann will cheerlead for Missouri Baptist

PERRYVILLE -- Caley Hennemann has signed a letter of intent to join the Missouri Baptist University cheerleading team. She is the daughter of Gina and Carey Sutterer, and Kent Hennemann, all of Perryville.

Hennemann is pictured (front, center) with her mom Gina and dad Kent. Back - PHS Athletic Director Jeff Steffens, MBU Head Cheerleading Coach Jessica Johnson, MBU Assistant Cheerleading Coach Vanessa Gallas, and PHS Cheer Coach Rachael Larsen.

Caley, who is a back base, has cheered at District 32 since joining the seventh grade cheerleading squad at Perry County Middle School.

She tried out for the MBU Spirit Squad on Feb. 16.

"I found out that same day that I'd made the squad," she said. "I was so excited, and I can't wait to begin."

The MBU Spirit Squad cheers at home games for football and men's and women's basketball.

At PHS, she is a member of National Honor Society and Chamber Choir.

She will graduate from PHS on May 23.

Craft and Lukefahr will cheerlead for SEMO

PERRYVILLE – Perryville High School seniors Megan Craft and Makenda Lukefahr have earned a spot on the Southeast Missouri State University Cheerleading team.

Megan (left in photo) is the daughter of Wayne and Gail Craft, and Makenda is the daughter of Randy and Tina Adams.

The two have cheered together since earning spots on the seventh grade squad at Perry County Middle School, and they attended the SEMO Cheer auditions together. Makenda is a flyer and Megan is a base.

"There were 32 cheerleaders trying out for 20 spots," Makenda said. "Seven returning cheerleaders made it. When we saw our numbers on the board, which meant we had made the squad, we both started crying."

Megan said the audition was tough. "We ran, did sit ups, bench, had a weigh in and had to show our ability to learn stunts and our flexibility," she said.

They will cheer at all Southeast Missouri State University gymnastic meets, volleyball matches, football games and men's and women's basketball games.

The girls will graduate from Perryville High School on May 23.

Both are members of the National Honor Society.

Makenda said she has most enjoyed the competition and traveling as a PHS cheerleader, while Megan said she's most enjoyed making great friends.

Both have been accepted into the RN program at Southeast.

PHS sends three to BA All Star Extravaganza

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville High School student athletes Allison Moldenhauer, Collin Schirmir, and Kaylie Hadler represented Perryville High School in the annual BA All Star Extravaganza on Saturday, April 5 at Dexter.

Allison Moldenhauer, Collin Schirmir and Kaylie Hadler

"Collin and Allison were honored for basketball and Kaylie for volleyball," said PHS Volleyball Coach David Mirly.

"Coverage area is from Ste. Genevieve to the north, clearwater to the West, and the Missouri / Arkansas line to the south for 65 total schools," Mirly explained. "To be on the team you must be selected from the coaches you participate against. The top 24 athletes from each sport are recognized. Making this team is quite an honor."

Cardinals host 5th Annual Green Week at Busch

ST. LOUIS – In celebration of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, the St. Louis Cardinals will host their 5th annual Green Week (#4aGreenerGame), April 22 through April 30, with activities designed to promote recycling, both inside and outside of Busch Stadium. Following is a listing of the week’s events:

MERS/Goodwill Computer E-Cycling Drive on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Cardinals will host a computer and electronics recycling and general donations drive in collaboration with Goodwill. Fans may drop off unused or unwanted computers and electronic equipment at trailers in Parking Lot C, located at the corner of 8th Street and Cerre Street, immediately south of I-64/40. All items will be accepted free of charge, and donors do not need to sort their items prior to dropping them off. Computers and computer accessories, phones (home and cell), clocks, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, AV equipment including cable and satellite boxes, and any other electronic devices and general donations will be accepted in any condition. Goodwill will also accept any of your clothing, furniture, home décor, and housewares. All donations are tax deductible, and Goodwill will provide receipts for items donated. In return, fans donating will receive a voucher good for half off Cardinals tickets. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit cardinals.com/greenweek or mersgoodwill.org. The revenue generated from the sale of your donations is used to further MERS/Goodwill’s mission of providing opportunities for persons with barriers to employment to work and live more independently in the community. The primary focus and success of MERS/Goodwill’s employment and rehabilitation programs is in their ability to prepare people for the world of work.

Friday, April 25 through Wednesday, April 30

The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes at Busch Stadium gates before the games on Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted shoes, tie or band them together, and drop them in the designated shoe collection bags. Shoeman Water Projects creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries.

On Tuesday, April 29, Operation Food Search will recognize the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Companies, in an on-field ceremony prior to the game. Together, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies diverted nearly 13,000 pounds of unused food from concessions stands in Busch Stadium to Operation Food Search in 2013, which reduced the amount of waste going to landfills. When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions. The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing climate change.

With the help of Ameren Missouri Pure Power, the Cardinals will offset energy consumption by purchasing renewable energy credits (recs) for the duration of Green Week. By purchasing recs, the Cardinals will offset 100% of the energy used at Busch Stadium for the games during Green Week.

During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Green Team volunteers walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings and collect recyclables from fans while promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, they are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer, e-mail 4agreenergame@cardinals.com, or for more information, visit cardinals.com/green.

This week and throughout the season, fans are also encouraged to donate new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at a special bin located at the Family Pavilion in Busch Stadium, as part of "Rawlings Replay." "Rawlings Replay," which was established in 2011, supports Redbird Rookies, the flagship program of Cardinals Care, which provides disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to play baseball for free, as well as a variety of other support services. Fans are also encouraged to donate at St. Louis area Johnny Mac’s locations and receive a special discount in-store on new Rawlings products. Members of the Cardinals Kids Club (cardinals.com/kidsclub) receive an additional voucher, good for two tickets to a game, if donations are made at Johnny Mac’s.

Since the launch of 4 A Greener Game (#4aGreenerGame) in 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 2,400 tons of solid waste from local landfills, and Busch Stadium continues to become more energy efficient through participation in Ameren Missouri’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

The team has reduced energy use by 20% and water use by 10% since the new stadium opened in 2006.

34% of the team’s waste was diverted from landfills in 2013.

On average, four tons of trash are recycled at Busch Stadium each game.

550 recycling bins are located throughout Busch Stadium.

For more information about Green Week, please visit cardinals.com/greenweek or for more information about 4 A Greener Game, please visit cardinals.com/green. Join the conversation with #4aGreenerGame.

April 17, 2014

Track: Local teams participate in Simpson Relays

FARMINGTON -- Ste. Genevieve came in third, St. Vincent was 13th, Perryville was 18th and Valle was 19th out of 19 teams in the girls division of the Simpson Relays in Farmington Wednesday.

Ste. Genevieve was seventh, Valle was eighth, Perryville 17th and St. Vincent 20th out of 21 teams in the boys division of the Simpson Relays.

GIRLS -

Team Results:

1. Sikeston 95, 2.Poplar Bluff 88, 3. Ste. Genevieve 80, 4. Festus 67, 5. Farmington 66, 6. Jackson 53, 7. Dexter 40, 8. Hillsboro 38, 9. De Soto 36, 10. Notre Dame 34, 11. Cape Central 21, 12. Central 17, 13. St. Vincent 15, 14. North County 13, 14. Windsor 13, 16. Herculaneum 12, 17. Arcadia Valley 7, 18. Perryville 5, 19. Valle Catholic 2.

BOYS –

Team Results:

1. Festus 71, 2. Fox 69, 3. Sikeston 57, 4. Notre Dame 53, 5. Hillsboro 52.50, 6. Poplar Bluff 49.50, 7. Ste. Genevieve 45, 8. Valle Catholic 42.50, 9. Jackson 35.50, 10. Central 35, 11. De Soto 34 11. North County 34, 13. Farmington 31, 14. Seckman 22, 14. Fredericktown 22, 16. Windsor 20, 17. Herculaneum 9, 17. Perryville 9, 19. Cape Central 5, 20. St. Vincent 4, 21. Arcadia Valley 2.

Golf: PHS is third at Ste. Gen Invitational

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Perryville came in third in the Ste. Genevieve Invitational.

De Soto won it with a 362 and Arcadia Valley was second with a 374.

Perryville had a 380 for third.

Individually:

Perryville's Brett Schnurbusch tied for medalist at 84. Stark had a 93, Zoellner had a 98 and Ponder had a 190.

Perryville plays in the Festus Invitational Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Golf: SVHS is fourth at Mideast Tournament

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent came in fourth in the Mideast Tournament.

Fox won the match at the Raintree Country Club with a 319. Northwest was second at 346 and St. Pius came in third at 366. The Indians had a 380 for fourth followed by Festus (390), Hillsboro (399), Herculaneum (407), Grandview (421), De Soto (446) and Windsor (479).

Individually for St. Vincent:

Levi Gotto had an 86 for sixth place, Alex Lipe and Ethan Holdman had 95s in the best ball competition, Zach Baudendistel and Matt had 96s in the scramble.

St. Vincent plays at Notre Dame and Saxony Lutheran at 3:30 Monday.

April 16, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to Shawnee 13-3

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran (4-4) went on the road on lost to Shawnee, IL (10-1) 13-3 on Tuesday April 15.

Chase Steffens doubled and singled for Saxony and Jack Lake added an RBI single.

Chase Steffens took the loss on the mound for Saxony. He went 2 1/3 innings. Conrad Bonney went the final 1 2/3 innings.

Box Score:

Saxony 2 0 1 0 0 = 3 runs 4 hits 5 errors

Shawnee 5 0 8 0 x = 13 runs 14 hits 1 error

WP: N. Crane LP: Chase Steffens

Records: Saxony 4-4 Shawnee, IL 10-1

Golf: Perryville defeats De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat De Soto 178-227 in a match played at Cottonwood.

Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist with a 39.

Zoellner had a 40, Stark had a 49 and Buchheit had a 50.

The varsity Pirates improve to 6-1.

The junior varsity also won.

Perryville plays in the Ste. Genevieve Invitational today.

Soccer: SVHS falls to Notre Dame

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent fell to visiting Notre Dame 2-0.

The Lady Indians play in the Carbondale Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Soccer: SLHS tops Poplar Bluff

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran beat Poplar Bluff 6-0.

April 14, 2014

PHS, SVHS participate in meet at SGHS

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve boys came in second, Valle was fourth, Perryville was 13th and St. Vincent 15th of 15 teams in the boys division of the Ste. Genevieve Invitational Friday.

Ste. Genevieve won the girls division, St. Vincent was 10th, Valle was 12th and Perryville 13th among 14 teams.

Hillsboro won the boys meet with 101 points, followed by Ste. Genevieve with 87 and Notre Dame with 81. Valle came in fourth with 64 followed by Festus (59), North County (53), Herculaneum (47), Park Hills (46), Fredericktown (45), Windsor (42), De Soto (40), Potosi (17), Perryville (11), Grandview (6) and St. Vincent (3).

Ste. Genevieve's Andy Moore set a new school record in the 3200 meter run: 9:34.

Ste. Genevieve won the girls meet with 127.5 points, Festus had 79 and De Soto 75 for third. Notre Dame came in fourth (71), followed by Seckman (69), Hillsboro (67), Windsor (40.5), Herculaneum (39), Park Hills (26), St. Vincent (24), North County (20.5), Valle (18), Perryville (17) and Potosi (16).

Click here for complete results:

Valle participates in the Windsor Invitational today.

Ste. Genevieve, Valle, Perryville and St. Vincent participate in the Simpson Relays on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Cardinals announce contract extension for Mozeliak

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that Senior Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team through the 2018 season.

"Over the last six seasons Mo has done an outstanding job leading our baseball operations," said Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. "By extending Mo’s contract with the club, we look forward to continuing our approach which emphasizes excellence at the Major League level, supported by a strong player procurement and player development program."

The 12th General Manager in Cardinals history, Mozeliak, 45, is a 19-year veteran of the Cardinals front office who has served as the team’s General Manager the last six seasons (2008-2013). During his tenure as General Manager, the Cardinals have advanced to the postseason four times, winning a World Championship in 2011, and the National League Championship last year. The Cardinals have twice been recognized by Baseball America as the Organization of the Year (2011 & 2013). The prestigious honor recognized the Cardinals for their success in scouting and player development

Mozeliak was named Executive of the Year in 2011 by MLB.com and in recent years he has been successful in locking up core players Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Allen Craig, and Matt Carpenter with long-term agreements with the Cardinals.

"I am fortunate to work with one of the true leaders in our game today," said Mozeliak. "Bill DeWitt is a visionary leader who has overseen one of the most successful periods in our storied history. I look forward to continuing my relationship with this great franchise as we try to bring another championship to our fans and city."

April 10, 2014

Baseball: Saxony tops Mounds 11-1

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran downed visiting Mounds 11-1 Wednesday afternoon.

The Crusaders (4-3) scored seven runs in the first inning.

Paris Johnson pitched a complete game victory for Saxony. Johnson allowed one hit and struck out nine.

Tyler Dowdy had three hits while Jack Lake and Nathan Hurst added two hits each for Saxony.

The Crusaders had nine hits in the game.

Saxony plays at Leopold Monday at 4:15.

Box Score:

Meridian 0 0 0 0 1 = 1 run 1 hit 5 errors

Saxony 7 1 2 0 1 = 11 runs 9 hits 3 errors

WP: Paris Johnson LP: Nichols

Leading Hitters: Saxony- Tyler Dowdy 3-3, Jack Lake 2-4, Nathan Hurst 2-3

Record: Saxony 4-3

Golf: SVHS wins tri-match with St. Pius, Perryville

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent won a tri-match with St. Pius and Perryville.

The Indians had a 178, St. Pius a 183 and the Pirates a 191.

Brett Schnurbusch led the Pirates with a 40. Stark had a 49 and Buchheit and Buehler each had a 51.

St. Vincent plays at Windsor today at 3:30.

Perryville plays St. Vincent and Crystal City Monday at 3:30.

Soccer: PHS falls to Jackson

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost at Jackson 6-1.

The Lady Pirates at St. Vincent today.

April 9, 2014

Golf: Perryville wins quad match

PERRYVILLE – Perryville won a quad match with St. Vincent, Advance and Clearwater at Dahlousie Golf Course in Cape Girardeau Tuesday.

The Pirates finished two strokes ahead of the Indians 198-196. Advance and Clearwater did not have enough players to come up with team scores.

Perryville's Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist at 41. Zoellner had a 48, Mueller a 53 and Ponder at 54.

Perryville hosts St. Pius today at 3:30.

April 8, 2014

Track: PHS JV comes in third at Mineral Area Relays

PERRYVILLE – The Perryville High School Junior Varsity Track and Field Team came in third in the Mineral Area Relays Invitational Track Meet Saturday at Herculaneum.

The team brought home a grand total of 25 medals, scoring gold in five separate events, and racking up a number of personal records.

Individual Perryville results:

The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team took 1st with a time of 1:40.10. Members of the 4x200 team are Peyton Besand, Pablo Mattingly, Emilio Mattingly, and Orion Tallevast.

The boys’ 4x400 meter relay team took 1st with a time of 3:49.06. Members of the 4x400 meter relay team are Peyton Besand, Caleb Hadler, Emilio Mattingly, and Pablo Mattingly.

Sophomore Pablo Mattingly took 1st in triple jump with a jump of 37-11, and 3rd in long jump with a jump of 17-2.

Sophomore Dalton Robinson took 1st in the 400 meter dash and 3rd in the 800 meter dash.

Sophomore Matt Terbrak took 1st in the discus with a throw of 120-3.

Freshman Lydia Cook took 2nd in the 400 meter dash in 1:07.75 and 3rd in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:39.36.

Sophomore Peyton Besand took 2nd in the 100 meter dash and 4th in pole vault with a height of 11'.

Sophomore Emilio Mattingly took 2nd in triple jump with a jump of 36-5.5.

Sophomore Kyle Jannin took 3rd in the 400 meter dash.

Senior Michaela Cavins took 3rd in the shot put with a distance of 31' 6.5".

The boys’ 4x800 meter relay team took 3rd with a time of 9:29.07. Members of the 4x800 meter relay team are Kyle Jannin, Ignacio Fuentes, Caleb Hadler, and Dalton Robinson.

Soccer: PHS 4, Cape Central 1

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville beat Cape Central 4-1.

The Lady Pirates play at Jackson Wednesday.

New district assignments for basketball and football

COLUMBIA -- The Missouri State High School Activities Association has announced new district assignments in basketball and football for the next two-year cycle,

Class 4, District 2 retained Farmington, North County, Potosi, Ste. Genevieve and Fredericktown while replacing Park Hills Central with De Soto.

The Saxony Lutheran girls are defending champions in a group that also includes Kelly, Woodland, Scott City, and East Prairie.

Class 2, District 3 decreased in geographic size with Oran, Advance and Chaffee migrating to a more centralized District 2 in the southeast.

MAAA Small-School members Bismarck, Valle Catholic, Kingston and Valley will now compete with St. Vincent, Viburnum, Meadow Heights and Ellington.

The changes were minor in comparison for local football districts, and Class 4, District 1 was not shuffled at all.

Farmington and North County continue to be linked with defending champion Cape Central, Sikeston, Hillsboro, De Soto, Festus and Perryville.

Park Hills Central, Ste. Genevieve, Fredericktown and Potosi also remain together in Class 3, District 1, while replacing winless Lift for Life with upgraded St. Pius.

Reigning Class 1 champion Valle Catholic saw the expanse of its assigned octet stretch northward as Louisiana, Mark Twin and Monroe City join District 1.

April 7, 2014

Baseball: PHS wins both ends of double header with Dexter

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won both ends of a double header with Dexter at home Saturday.

Perryville won the first game 14-0 and won the second game as well.

Perryville hosts St. Vincent today.

Track: SLHS boys 8th, girls 10th at Old Settlement meet

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve won both the boys and girls divisions of their Old Settlement Track and Field meet yesterday.

Click here for complete results:

On the boys side, the Dragons scored 162.5 points for first place. Chester came in second with 146 and Valle was third at 95.

Dexter came in fourth (83) followed by St. Pius X (57), Park Hills (54), Grandview (38.5), Saxony Lutheran (22), Fredericktown (20) and Arcadia Valley (17).

On the girls side, the Hunters scored 162 points for first place. Valle was second with 141 and Park Hills third with 81. Fredericktown came in fourth (78), followed by Chester (77), Arcadia Valley (60), Grandview (38), St. Pius X (33), Dexter (15) and Saxony Lutheran (14).

Chester travels to Red Bud Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Valle travels to Grandview Tuesday.

Ste. Genevieve hosts an invitational meet Friday.

April 4, 2014

Baseball: Riverdogs announce sign ups

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Riverdogs 19 and older collegiate level summer baseball team will hold tryouts on Sunday May 11th at 1:30pm at Hillhouse field in Charleston, MO. 

The Riverdogs will play around a 30 game schedule starting on May 31.  Home games will be played at Hillhouse field in Charleston and Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson.

For more information contact Coach Paul Sander at 573 270 9535 or Coach Michael Minner at 573 382 2740. 

April 3, 2014

Baseball: Saxony falls to Bloomfield 8-0

JACKSON --Saxony Lutheran (3-3) went on the road and lost to Bloomfield 8-0 on April 2.

Tim Fox pitched the complete game shutout for Bloomfield. He allowed seven Saxony hits.

Fox also had three hits for Bloomfield while Hector added 2 hits.

Conrad Bonney and Luke LeGrand both had two hits each for Saxony. LeGrand doubled.

Bonney went the distance for Saxony and took the loss on the mound. He allowed 4 earned runs.

Box Score

Saxony Lutheran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 runs 7 hits 2 errors

Bloomfield 0 0 4 3 0 1 x = 8 runs 11 hits 1 error

WP: Tim Fox LP: Conrad Bonney

Leading hitters: Saxony: Bonney 2-2, LeGrand 2-3... Bloomfield: Fox 3-4, Hector 2-4

Records: Saxony Lutheran 3-3

The Crusaders play in the Oak Ridge Tournament today, tomorrow and Saturday.

Their first tournament game is at home today against Bell City.

The other games will be announced.

Golf: Saxony third of three

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran came in third, behind Cape Central and Jackson in a tri-match Wednesday.

Cape Central had a 149, Jackson had a 153 and Saxony Lutheran had a 232.

Golf: PHS tops Hillsboro

PERRYVILLE – Perryville downed Hillsboro 178-195.

Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist at 38.

Ponder had a 45 followed by Zoellner and Gielow (49).

The Pirates play at De Soto today.

April 2, 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Baseball: SLHS falls to Puxico

JACKSON – The Saxony Lutheran Crusaders hosted Puxico Tuesday, and lost to the visitors 7-4.

S. Smith came on in relief in the second inning for Puxico and picked the pitching win.

Puxico had 11 hits in the game.  Austin Rodgers had three hits for Puxico.

Saxony Lutheran (3-2) had 3 hits in the game and left 12 runners on base.

Box score:

Puxico   0 1 2 0 1 3 0  =  7 runs 11 hits  2 errors

Saxony  2 1 0 1 0 0 0  =   4 runs  3 hits  2 errors

WP:  S. Smith    LP:  Chase Steffens

Leading hitter:  Austin Rodgers 3-3 (P)

Records:  Saxony 3-2

Saxony plays at Bloomfield today at 4:30.

Golf: St. Vincent falls to Festus

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent fell to Festus 181-196 at Joachim Country Club.

Levi Gotto had a 40, Zach Heberlie had a 48, Ethan Holdman had a 52, Nick Cissell had a 56 and Matt Julian and Alex Lipe each had a 58.

St. Vincent falls to 1-2 on the season and hosts St. Pius Thursday.

Track: SVHS places fifth at Chester meet

CHESTER -- St. Vincent boys and girls each finished in fifth place out of six teams at a track meet in Chester yesterday.

St. Vincent was the only Missouri school taking part in the meet which also included Sparta, Red Bud, Christopher, Shawnee and host Chester.

On the boys side: Sparta won the meet with 202 points, Red Bud was second with 121, Chester third at 120, Christopher fourth with 79, St. Vincent fifth with 25 and Shawnee had 0.

The Indians had no firsts, one second, no thirds, two fourths, three fifths and three sixths.

Click HERE for the boys results:

On the girls side: Chester and Christopher tied for first with 153 points, Red Bud was third with 115, Sparta fourth with 87, St. Vincent fifth with 41 and Shawnee sixth with 0.

The Lady Indians had no firsts, two seconds, three thirds, one fourth, one fifth and one sixth.

Click HERE for the girls results:

St. Vincent travels to Grandview on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

April 1, 2014

Golf: SVHS, PHS, SLHS play in Notre Dame Tourney

JACKSON – St. Vincent, Perryville, Saxony Lutheran and Ste. Genevieve played in the Notre Dame Tournament Monday.

Ste. Genevieve came in 10th of 15 teams with a 397, St. Vincent was 12th at 418, Perryville was 13th at 425 and Saxony Lutheran was 15th at 502.

Individual scores (if available)

Levi Gotto led the Indians with an 86. Zach Heberlie had a 99, Ethan Holdman scored a 116, Matt Julian had a 117 and Brett Lottes had a 126.

Holdman won the individual play.

Alex Lipe was fourth and Matt Julian was seventh.

Baudendistel and Lottes were second in scramble play.

Jackson won the meet, held at Bent Creek, with a 319. Notre Dame was right behind at 320. Cape Central came in third at 345, followed by Farmington (357), Dexter (363), Sikeston (365), Nixa (367), Park Hills (377), Ste. Genevieve (397), Kelly (415), St. Vincent (418), Perryville (425), Kennett (454) and Saxony Lutheran (454).

St. Vincent plays at Festus today at 3:30.

Perryville hosts Hillsboro tomorrow at 3:30.

Ste. Genevieve plays in the North County Tournament tomorrow.

Ste. Genevieve junior varsity plays North County, Fredericktown and Farmington at Crowne Point today at 4.

Baseball: PHS wins at De Soto

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won at De Soto 6-2.

The varsity Pirates play at Park Hills Wednesday.

The Pirates junior varsity plays at Notre Dame today.

Soccer: SLHS tops Poplar Bluff

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran downed Poplar Bluff 5-0.

Soccer: PHS tops Anna Jonesboro

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville downed visiting Anna Jonesboro 4-0.

The Lady Pirates play at Fredericktown Thursday.

March 31, 2014
Baseball: Saxony Lutheran tops Egyptian in Showdown

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran downed Egyptian, Illinois 19-1 in the Saxony Showdown Friday.

Chase Steffens pitched a complete game three-hitter in picking up the win for Saxony. Steffens struck out 11.

Conrad Bonney had three hits for Saxony, while Jack Lake and Dano Drury both added two hits.

Saxony had 11 hits in the game.

Saxony is now 3-1 on the year and will play in the tourney finals today (Saturday) at 3:15 p.m.

C. Grunieger had 2 hits for Egyptian.

Box Score:

Saxony Lutheran 0 1 5 6 7 = 19 runs 11 hits 1 error

Egyptian, IL 1 0 0 0 0 = 1 run 3 hits 7 errors

WP: Chase Steffens LP: C. Grunieger

2B: C. Grunieger (E)

Leading Hitters: Saxony : Conrad Bonney 3-3, Jack Lake, Dano Drury 2-3. Egyptian: C. Grunieger 2-2

Records: Saxony 3-1

Soccer: PHS loses, SVHS wins in Optimist Tournament play

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville lost and St. Vincent won their games Friday in the Noon Optimist Soccer Tournament Friday.

The Lady Pirates lost to Notre Dame 3-1.

The Lady Indians beat Poplar Bluff 1-0.

March 28, 2014
Golf: St. Vincent wins at De Soto

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent won at De Soto 191-232.

Levi Gotto was medalist at 40. Zach Heberlie had a 45, Ethan Holdman had a 52 and Matt Julian had a 54.

Ethan Holdman won the individual medal play. Alex Lipe was fourth and Julian was seventh.

Baudendistel and Lottes were second in the scramble play.

Bourisano led the Dragons with a 50. Mueller had a 56, Allen had a 62 and Petch had a 64.

St. Vincent hosts Herculaneum today.

Soccer: PHS wins, SVHS loses in Noon Optimist Tourney

PERRYVILLE -- Perryville won and St. Vincent lost their first round quarterfinal games in the Noon Optimist Soccer Tournament Thursday.

The Lady Pirates won 2-0.

The Lady Indians lost 1-0 to Notre Dame.

The tournament continues today and tomorrow.

March 26, 2014

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran

JACKSON – Saxony Lutheran won at Risco Tuesday, 20-2 to improve to 1-1 on the season.

Paris Johnson went the distance on the mound for Saxony and picked up the win. Johnson struck out 6 and allowed 4 hits and one earned run.

Nathan Hurst had 3 hits for Saxony, while Conrad Bonney, Chase Steffens and Tyler Dowdy all added 2 hits.

Jordan Pavy homered and doubled for Risco.

Box Score:

Saxony 6 8 2 1 3 = 20 runs 15 hits 3 errors

Risco 1 1 0 0 0 = 2 runs 4 hits 5 errors

WP: Paris Johnson LP: Bixler

HR: Jordan Pavy (R) 2B: Pavy (R), Johnson (S), Hurst (S)

Multiple Hits: Saxony- Hurst 3-4, Bonney 2-3, Steffens 2-5, Dowdy 2-4

Record: Saxony 1-1 Risco 0-2

Baseball: St. Vincent defeats Leopold

PERRYVILLE -- St. Vincent downed Leopold 9-8.

The Indians are off until the Potosi Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Golf: PHS wins tri-match

PERRYVILLE – Perryville won a tri-match Tuesday with Windsor and Grandview at the Raintree Country Club.

The Pirates had a 196. Windsor had a 212. Grandview had a 255.

Brett Schnurbusch was the medalist with a 41.

Zoellner had a 50, Mueller had a 52 and Buchheit had a 53 to round out the Perryville scoring.

Perryville has another tri-match today with St. Vincent at Ste. Genevieve.

Golf: Saxony Lutheran places fourth in quad match

JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran came in fourth in a four-team match with Notre Dame, Jackson and Cape Central at the Bent Creek Golf Course.

Notre Dame won it with a 154, Jackson was second at 164, Cape Central was third at 170 and Saxony had a 252.

November 8, 2013

Soccer: Perryville captures district crown

PERRYVILLE – Perryville has advanced to the sectional round in Class 2.

The Pirates did it with a 1-0 win over Notre Dame yesterday to win the Class 1 District 1 Championship at Cape Central.

Perryville will host De Soto in the sectional round Tuesday.

The Pirates topped Sikeston 2-1 on penalty kicks in last night's semifinal contest.

Notre Dame won the other semifinal 4-0 over Farmington.

Perryville will play Notre Dame for the district crown at 6 p.m. Thursday.