The Cardinals are playing a weekend series at home against the Washington Nationals. The Cards beat Washington on Friday 8-1. Mike Leake pitched 8 innings. The Cards pulled off a number of successful defensive plays starting with Tommy Pham catching a near homerun in the first inning. Game two is tonight at 6, game three tomorrow at 7.

 

Frontier League BB:

 

The Gateway Grizzlies are in O'Fallon, MO for a series against the River City Rascals. The Grizzlies lost last night 8-2. The Rascals led the game 5-0 in early innings and the Grizzlies weren't able to come back. Game two is tonight at 6:30, game three is tomorrow at 7.

 

Legion baseball:

 

Jersey (post 492) and the Metro East Bears (posts 126,199) will both play in the Southwest Firecracker Holiday Tournament which opens Today and runs through Monday.  The tournament sites are Jersey, Belleville, & Fairview Heights.

 the Alton Post 126 Junior Legion played yesterday in the Greenville Wood Bat Classic - Holiday Tourney.  Alton (20-7) will have pool games against Odin, Altamont, & Breese.  The finals will be held on Sunday in Greenville.

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