Freshman's sacrifice fly pushes Missouri baseball team past Texas in 11 innings

Texas player Erich Weiss safely slides to base after MU player Eric Garcia loses control of the ball Sunday. The game was the final game of the series against Texas.

In his 17th at-bat of the season, freshman Case Munson hit a sacrifice fly that sealed a 7-6 victory for Missouri in the 11th inning. With the win, Missouri won its last series against Texas as a conference opponent. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Wild West Fest near Kingdom City

The Boster Castle Fairgrounds, near Kingdom City, were transformed into a western-style fort for Wild West Fest.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU Senior Send Off, Hickman prom

Images from MU's Senior Send Off, Columbia College's commencement and Hickman prom were some of the best photos by Missourian staff last week.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Friends remember MU freshman, Tigers sign free-agent contracts

Stories about the death of an MU freshman, a profile of a woman seeking to help those with mental illnesses and the biggest and brightest full moon of the year were among the Missourian's most-read stories last week.

Bugs come marching in with record stretch of warm weather

The period of October 2011 to April 2012 has set a record for above-average temperatures in the state, according to the Missouri Climate Center. Insects have taken the warm weather as an early cue to start infesting Columbia homes.

Missouri men's golfers on bubble for postseason play

The top 70 teams in the Golfstat NCAA men's Division I rankings will receive at-large bids to an NCAA regional tournament. The Tigers are at No. 73 in Golfstat's most recent rankings.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Journalists discuss press freedom on World Press Freedom Day 2012

The Global Journalist celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3 by speaking with journalists on free press conditions worldwide.

Missouri minimum wage, payday loan petitions submitted for November ballot

The proposed minimum wage increase would put Missouri's minimum pay at $8.25 an hour starting in 2013. The payday loan proposal would limit annual rates on short-term loans to 36 percent.



LA Kings sweep St. Louis Blues, advance to West finals

The Los Angeles Kings became the first No. 8 seed in NHL history to eliminate their conference's top two seeds in the post season. The Kings beat the St. Louis Blues, 3-1 on Sunday, sweeping them.


Living alone with Alzheimer's disease tough choice for all

New data from the Alzheimer's Association finds that about 800,000 people with disease, roughly 1 in 7 of all people affected with Alzheimer's, live alone in their communities.

Missouri lawmakers unlikely to take up St. Louis, Kansas City school transfers

Legislation on school transfers in St. Louis and Kansas City seems to be stalled after an unconstitutional ruling by a St. Louis judge.

Senate turns to partisan fight over student loan interest rates

The Senate plans to vote Tuesday on whether to start debating a Democratic plan to keep college loan interest rates for 7.4 million students from doubling July 1.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: France elects Socialist leader

Among today's top stories, France handed the presidency Sunday to leftist Francois Hollande, a champion of government stimulus programs who says the state should protect the downtrodden.

Cano's slam sends Yankees to 10-4 win over Royals

The New York Yankees roughed up the Kansas City Royals' Luke Hochevar on Sunday on the way to a 10-4 win. The four-game series was split between the two teams, with the Royals falling to 9-18 and the Yankees improving to 15-13.

Cardinals beat Astros 8-1 behind Wainwright's gem

Adam Wainwright continued his dominance of the Houston Astros on Sunday for the Cardinals. With the 8-1 win, the Cardinals ended their three-game losing streak.

PHOTO GALLERY: Racers compete at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Brad Keselowski finished first at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday in Talladega, Ala.

FROM READERS: Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia calls new settled minister

The Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, 27, will become the next settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. She is the youngest minister in the congregation's 61-year history.