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Salem Men's Softball Results

SALEM - The Salem Men's Recreation Department softball season continued last night at Bryan Memorial Park.

- Capital Appraisals 9 Paula's Warriors 4
- Crescent Bearing 12 Security Alarm 6
- DBS Disposal/Birch Graphics 15 NAL 3
- Chills 20 Morton & Sons Farm 5


McKendree Gets Head Golf Coach

LEBANON - Gus Montano has been named head golf coach of both the men's and women's programs at McKendree University.

A native of Chino Hills, California, Montano most recently served as an assistant coach at Georgia State and has held high-level positions with the American Junior Golf Association.  

In 2006, during a stint as an assistant coach at UCLA, he was named acting head coach of both the men's and women's programs and led the Bruins to six tournament championships.  

Montano has also served as a rules official at tournaments including the Big Ten and Callaway Match Play Championships. 


CHICAGO (AP) - Tyson Ross struck out a career-high 11, and the light-hitting San Diego Padres broke out for a season-best nine runs in the sixth inning in a 13-3 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

     Ross allowed one run, five hits and one walk in six innings to reach a career high in wins. He went 3-2 in five July starts, but gave up just four earned runs in 35 innings.

     Rene Rivera had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs. Will Venable had three hits and two RBIs, and Alexi Amarista and Chris Nelson also drove in two runs apiece with singles in the sixth-inning outburst that gave the Padres their highest scoring output this season.

     Edwin Jackson left in the sixth because of a cramp in his right hand and took the loss.


Jr Legion:  The first-round matchups have been released for the Jr Legion 5th Division Tournament held in Bethalto this weekend.  Salem Post 128 will open with the hosts at 10 am.  The area's other representative, Breese Gray, will face Carterville at 5. 
    Other first round matchups include Highland versus Orient and Belleville facing Newton. 

    Elimination games will be played Saturday night and tournament play will continue on Sunday and Monday.  Three teams will advance to the State Tournament. 



Sr Legion:  The 5th Division Sr Legion Tournament continued from New Baden yesterday.  A day after scoring 20 runs in a win over Vandalia Post 95, Swansea/Fairview Heights pounded the baseball again with a 15-1 win over the host. 

    Vandalia's season came to an end as they lost an elimination game to Herrin 6-2.  Vandalia scored 2 times in the first inning on RBI hits from Kyle Bray and Quinn Wadkins, but Herrin rallied to take the lead.

    Carlyle also saw their season end as they dug themselves a hole and couldn't recover in a 7-2 loss.  


CHICAGO (AP) - Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning, Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday night.

     On a cool, unseasonably summer night in Chicago, Kennedy won his third straight decision. He allowed three runs, three hits, while striking out six and pitching around a season-high five walks. He worked out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth inning.

     Medica finished with three hits and drove in two runs for the Padres, who came into the game with baseball's worst batting average at .215.

     Luis Valbuena hit a three-homer for the Cubs, who have lost 12 of its last 15 games.

     Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada allowed five runs on five hits and four walks in four-plus innings. It was his second career start after receiving a no-decision against the Reds on July 8.





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