Area digest 5/6/10

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Miners to play at Capaha Field

The Southern Illinois Miners, an independent professional baseball team from Marion, Ill., will play an exhibition game in Cape Girardeau for the second year in a row.

Southern Illinois and the River City Rascals from O'Fallon, Mo., will square off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Capaha Field.

Admission is $3, with all proceeds going to the Cape Girardeau Youth Baseball League and the Capaha Field Improvement Project.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and the A.C. Brase Arena. Tickets will also be available at Capaha Field on game night, with gates opening at 5 p.m.

The Miners and Rascals both compete in the Frontier League.

For more information, contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631 or 800-777-0068.

Keller, Cook team for victory

John Keller and Lachelle Cook teamed to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's tournament at the Leopold Knights of Columbus.

Mike Davault and Carolyn Schreckenberg were second, while Mike Kluesner and Martin Williams placed third.

The next tournaments are Saturday at the Oran Jaycees and Sunday at the Oran Knights of Columbus.

Messmer earns postseason honors

Notre Dame Regional High School graduate Mollie Messmer was named the recipient of Union College's Danny Drinkard Award, which is presented to the student-athlete who excels on the field, in the classroom and community.

Messmer, a senior biology major, was a four-year member of the school's women's swimming team. She earned a trip to the NAIA nationals all four years.

She placed in the NAIA top 10 in the 1,650 freestyle during her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons.

The Scott City native who competed in freestyle and individual medley events set 16 school records during her freshman season.

-- From staff reports

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