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SALEM - The Salem Post 128 Junior Legion will host Mt Vernon for a double header tonight starting at 6pm.  Salem is coming off a split with Carlyle the last time out.  Salem is 13-3 on the season.  

The South Central Junior Legion is in action tonight with a double header at Altamont at 5pm.  

The SI Dragons will play at the Pinckneyville Tournament this weekend.  

Last night, the Centralia Post 446 Jr Legion fell to 
Trenton Southwest 8-1.

In Senior Legion play, New Baden Post 321 defeated the Aviston Express Post 1239 4-2.

Youth Complex - In Salem Little League play last night the Rotary Reds beat the IGA Yankees 9-5.  The winning pitcher was Keagan Parrish giving up 3 runs on 3 hits striking out 6.  Jackson Syverston struck out 4 in relief giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.  Rotary was led by Syverston with 2 hits.  IGA had 6 hits total.  

Harmeier To Play Baseball At KC

FARINA - South Central graduate and Salem Senior Legion infielder Brett Harmeier will walk on to play baseball at Kaskaskia College next season.

Harmeier is a versatile athlete who was a catcher for four years in High School but also played in the infield as well.  Brett follows the path of holder brother Derek who was a standout pitcher at South Central and continued his career at KC before finishing at Eastern Illinois University.  

In a bit of irony, Brett signed five years to the day that Derek did for Mitch Koester and the Blue Devils.

     CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls found their Valentine after trading away their Rose. 
     The Bulls took Michigan State shooting guard and small forward Denzel Valentine with the 14th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, opting for a wing player rather than a point guard after trading former MVP Derrick Rose to New York. 
     The 2015 to 2016 Associated Press national player of the year, Valentine joins a team in transition after sending its former franchise player to the Knicks. The Rose deal brought one of the most successful and disappointing periods in the organization's history to an end. 
     It also left them with a void at point guard, something general manager Gar Forman said they will try to address this summer. 
     Forman acknowledged the Bulls had talks about moving up in the draft and that they liked Providence point guard Kris Dunn, who went to Minnesota at Number 5. He also denied reports that the Bulls were in talks to send Jimmy Butler to either Minnesota or Boston.

     MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton homered in the fourth inning and singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth, helping the Miami Marlins send the Chicago Cubs to their fourth consecutive defeat, 4-2 on Thursday night. 
     Stanton's two hits hiked his average to .216. 
     The Cubs still have the best record in the majors, despite their longest losing streak of the season. The game marked the start of a season-high 11-game trip for the Cubs. 
     Jon Lester allowed only two runs in seven innings, but Miami ended his streak of wins in five consecutive starts. The Cubs' David Ross led off the eighth with his sixth homer to make the score 2-all. 
     Christian Yelich started Miami's rally in the bottom of the eighth with a one-out walk against Pedro Strop (1-2). He advanced on a wild pitch and scored standing up on Stanton's opposite-field single. J.T. Realmuto followed with an RBI double. 
     Kyle Barraclough (4-2) pitched a scoreless eighth.


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