KNEM-KNMO Sports Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Sedalia Bombers continue their NBC World Series schedule this evening at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas. The Bombers are to play the Derby, Kansas Twins at seven o'clock this evening. Both teams are 2-0.
The Mink League champion St. Joseph Mustangs are awaiting their first action in next week's championship bracket at Wichita.
Nevada Tiger golfers Jacob Hammontree and John Quitno were scheduled to compete today in the Horton-Smith Juniors qualifying on the Twin Hills Golf and Country Club course at Joplin. Hammontree's tee time was 1:40 p.m. in a threesome and Quitno's was two o'clock as part of a foursome.
After a day off Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals are to play the Padres at 9:10 p.m., CDT, today in San Diego. St. Louis gained half-a-game on the first-place Brewers in the National League's Central Division, with Milwaukee suffering a loss Monday. Milwaukee leads St. Louis by one-and-a-half games. Lance Lynn, 11-7 this season, pitches tonight for the Cardinals and Cardinal Network coverage begins at 8:15 p.m. tonight on Double K Country.
Former St. Louis Cardinal All-Star catcher Tim McCarver is to be honored Monday with a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. He joined the Cardinals as a 17-year-old in 1959, became a starter in 1963, was part of the Cardinals World Series Championships in 1964 and 1967 and an All-Star in 1966 and 1967. McCarver was involved in the 1969 trade with the Phillies that involved Curt Flood and led to changes in the lives of professional baseball players. He retired in 1980 and has been a broadcaster since. He's to be the eleventh Cardinal to be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame, 6144 Delmar Boulevard -- across from the Moonrise Hotel -- at 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 4.
Kansas City hosts the Twins at 7:10 p.m. today at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals are five games behind the first-place Tigers in the American League's Central Division. The Royals traded infielder Danny Valencia to the Blue Jays Monday for right-handed pitcher Liam Hendricks and catcher Erik Kratz. Kratz joins the Major League team in time for this evening's game against the Twins while Hendricks reports to the Omaha Stormchasers while Kansas City recalls infielder Christian Colon from its Triple A affiliate.
The Marlins rallied from a 6-0 deficit after seven innings to edge Washington, 7-6, Monday night at Miami, Florida. Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, Fort Scott, was one-for-four with his 55th run-batted-in of the 2014 season. The Nationals lead over Atlanta in the National League's Eastern Division is down to half-a-game after Monday night's loss and the Braves win over San Diego. Game two of the series between Washington and the Marlins is scheduled this evening.
The expansion on the East side of Memorial Stadium on the campus at Missouri University is on scheduled for completion before the start of the 2014 football season. The $45.5-million project involves the addition of 4,100 seats in the upper deck and 1,200 premium seats as well as a street-level concourse and a 23,000 square foot indoor club. The Tigers are scheduled to open the new season August 30 when South Dakota visits Columbia. After a trip to Toledo September 6, Mizzou is to host Central Florida September 13 and Indiana September 20. The fifth game of the 2014 season will be at South Carolina followed by an open date October 4, home games against Georgia and Vanderbilt during October, a home game against Kentucky and the season finale November 28 when Arkansas visits Columbia.