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We hope to get this years high school baseball broadcast schedule underway tomorrow when the Carrollton Trojans travel to Higginsville for an MRVC East conference game against the  Huskers. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the game can be heard on sister station AM1430 KAOL and online at Rod Tompkins will have the call of the action.

High School baseball and softball scheduled for this evening between Wentworth and Concordia has been cancelled. No makeup date has been set at this time.

(Warrensburg, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri Mules baseball team’s scheduled doubleheader at Southwest Baptist Tuesday (March 29) has been postponed to Tuesday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. due to forecasted rain.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Missouri Western women’s golf posted a two round score of 660 (332-328) placing them third in the MWSU Invitational hosted at Fairview Golf Course in St. Joseph, Mo. The Griffons battled cold temperatures during the two rounds finishing two strokes behind Concordia-St. Paul 658 (328-330) and 14 behind winner Lindenwood 646 (324-322). Missouri Western had a second team in the tournament who finished in 8th place firing a two round total of 743 (375-368).  Individually the Griffons were led by Natalie Bird who played consistently during the two round firing a 161 (82-79) finishing in sixth. Casi Webb finished in a tie for 10th firing a 165 (79-86) while Lexi Webb, Shelby Stone and Kristen Cooley finished 13th, 14th and 32nd respectively. Katie Dugan led the Griffons second squad with a 177 (86-91) putting her in a tie for 20th. Megan Burgess of Lindenwood held on to her day one lead to claim the victory firing a 152 (74-78) five strokes better than teammate Marcella Ax who fired a 157 (81-76.Western will participate in the Green and Gold Shootout next Monday andTuesday. The first round will be played in Maryville, Mo. at Mozingo Golf Course with the second round being played at Fairview Golf Course in St. Joseph, Mo. Tee time is set for 1:00 pm on both days.

Columbia, MO —
The “Post-Dispatch” is reporting Purdue head coach Matt Painter will meet with Missouri soon to gauge the school’s commitment to the basketball program.  The Tigers are looking to replace Mike Anderson, who left week to take the head coaching position at Arkansas.  Painter has strong ties to Purdue, but the seven-year, two-million-dollar per year extension offered Anderson would be considerably more money if Painter were to receive a similar offer.

Cuonzo Martin says he did his homework on the possible NCAA punishment Tennessee faces before agreeing to accept the job as the Volunteers’ new men’s basketball coach.  Martin also says athletic director Mike Hamilton assures him Tennessee’s situation with the NCAA will work out.  Tennessee introduced the 39-year-old Martin as the Vols’ new coach Monday just a week after Bruce Pearl was fired for recruiting violations. Martin takes over not knowing what kind of sanctions the NCAA might impose. Tennessee School officials will go before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions on June 10-11, with final word on the Vols’ punishment likely not coming until the fall. Hamilton says Martin, who spent the last three seasons at Missouri State, is going to win “the right way.”

UNDATED (AP) – Senior guards Jimmer Fredette of BYU and Nolan Smith of Duke are the leading vote-getters on The Associated Press All-America team.  Freshman Jared Sullinger of Ohio State, junior guard Kemba Walker of Connecticut and senior forward JaJuan Johnson of Purdue also are on the team announced Monday.  Fredette, the nation’s leading scorer, received all but one of 65 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25. Smith, who led the Blue Devils to a No. 1 ranking for 10 weeks this season, got 61 votes.  Fredette is BYU’s first All-America since Danny Ainge in 1981. Smith is Duke’s fifth since 2000; two of them were repeat first-teamers.  Sullinger is the seventh freshman All-America in the last five years.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Albert Pujols is six months away from free agency and 20-game winner Adam Wainwright is out for the year. It’s not yet opening day and already the St. Louis Cardinals are scrambling.  Pujols didn’t get his landmark contract by the start of spring training, so talks are off until after the season. Whenever the three-time NL MVP slumps, there will be whispers that he’s distracted.  Wainwright was one of the best pitchers in the majors the last two seasons, totaling 39 wins. Just like Pujols, he appears irreplaceable.  It’s former setup man Kyle McClellan’s job to lessen the blow. McClellan inherits Wainwright’s spot in the rotation and has been nearly spotless this spring with an 0.78 ERA in five starts.

   Orlando  at  New York  (7:30 p.m.,  postponed, Postponed)
   Boston        at  Indiana       7:00 p.m.
   Milwaukee     at  Charlotte     7:00 p.m.
   Philadelphia  at  Chicago       8:00 p.m.
   Portland      at  San Antonio   8:30 p.m.
   Washington    at  Utah          9:00 p.m.
   Chicago   at  Detroit   7:30 p.m.
   Colorado  at  Anaheim  10:00 p.m.

  (20) Gonzaga     vs  ( 2) Stanford    9:00 p.m., Spokane Arena
  ( 9) Notre Dame  vs  ( 4) Tennessee   7:00 p.m., University of Dayton Arena