Sports – Sunday July 21st

| July 21, 2013 | 7:18 am
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The Carroll County Little League nine and ten-year-old girls fell to Perryville Saturday night in game two of tournament play in Concordia.  Carroll County was one of four teams to make it to the state championship tournament.  They lost to Webb City on Friday night 16-11.

In Saturday night’s game, Carroll County struggled in the top of third.  They were tied two-all heading into the inning, but Perryville tacked on nine runs to go up 11-2.  Carroll County never recovered and lost 12-4.

Gabbi Hall, who was slated to pitch in Friday night’s game but was injured during warm ups, returned Saturday in the catching position.  Hall was hit by a line drive just moments before Friday’s game against Webb City.  Hall went 0-for-3 in Saturday’s game.

Abby Dobbins, who took Hall’s spot on Friday, pitched all six innings Sunday night.  She struck out eight and walked 13.

Kalyn Laire dominated in the shortstop position and went one-for-three at the plate.  Brittney French was 0-for-two.  Alexa Lyon struck out twice, but had several great plays at second base. Natalee Smith struck out twice and reached base once.  Kayla Larkins and Tori Evan each scored. Larkins went one-for-three and Evans struck out once.  Olivia Martin and Sally Schmidt also saw some action Saturday night.  Schmidt was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning and scored.

With last Saturday night’s loss, Carroll County will not be eligible to play on Monday. They will, however, take the field Sunday night against Columbia National. Donn Emis will have the call from the Concordia Sports Complex on our sister station, 1039 KRLI.  First pitch is at seven.

MLB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez drove in three runs and Mike Moustakas went 3 for 4 with a game-winning home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander last night. Verlander had not lost to the Royals since September 9th, 2009.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Edinson Volquez was bailed out by his bullpen and earned the victory in San Diego’s 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night. Lance Lynn lost for the fourth time in five starts, allowing four runs in five innings. Allen Craig had a two-run single and 29-year-old rookie Brock Peterson had an RBI groundout in his first major league at-bat.

Saturday Games

Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3

Chicago White Sox 10, Atlanta 6

N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 2

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2

Seattle 4, Houston 2

Baltimore 7, Texas 4

L.A. Angels 2, Oakland 0

N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4

Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4

L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 1, 10 innings

Milwaukee 6, Miami 0

Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 3

San Francisco 4, Arizona 3

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring sustained before the All-Star break. The move was made retroactive to July 12th for the third batter in the Cardinals lineup, who had missed four games after getting hurt running to first on July 11th at Chicago. The team purchased the contract of first baseman/outfielder Brock Peterson, a Pacific Coast League All-Star at Triple-A Memphis, in time for last night’s game.

NASCAR

JOILET, Ill. (AP) — Elliott Sadler says Regan Smith reached out to him this week, and the NASCAR drivers talked about their confrontation following last weekend’s Nationwide race in New Hampshire.

Feud over? Well, not exactly.

Sadler says he’s still upset after Smith spun him around on a restart toward the end of last Saturday’s race in Loudon. After Sadler went on to finish 18th, he angrily told Smith he would not win the series title this year.

Next up for the championship contenders is the STP300 on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, where Sadler is the defending champion. Smith leads the series standings by five points over Sam Hornish Jr.

Sadler said before Saturday’s practice sessions that he had cleared the air with Smith. But he didn’t feel any better after their conversation.

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