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Mavericks’ offense missing

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks played good defense and pitched well against Evansville, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Otters.

The Mavericks fell to the Otters 1-0 on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium in a game that was scoreless into the fifth inning for the second night in a row.

Marathon runner still going at 84

Most people start slowing after retirement. Ed Burnham has done anything but.

Burnham, 84, has run 138 marathons, and all of them have come after he turned 70. Burnham, of Kansas City, will run in the 5- and 10-kilometer Road Races at the Senior Show-Me State Games this weekend.

Post 202 rolls Jeff City

Jefferson City was worn out, and Post 202 took advantage.

Post 202 won both games of an American Legion doubleheader Wednesday at Rock Bridge, beating Jefferson City 13-3 in six innings in the first game and 14-2 in five innings in the second.

Draft promises to hold surprises

Uncertainty is perhaps the only thing certain about the NBA Draft. Whether that first-round pick becomes the next Michael Jordan or the next Sam Bowie remains to be seen, but those are the chances teams must take.

As usual, uncertainty marks the 2004 NBA Draft, which is at 6 tonight, but for some idea, the Missourian’s mock draft will provide thoughts on who might go where.

Debut spoiled

It was Jim Gentile’s first game as the Mid-Missouri Mavericks manager, and the job proved to be a tough one.

Gentile lost in his debut when the Evansville Otters defeated the Mavericks 9-6 in 10 innings at Taylor Stadium on Tuesday in a Frontier League game.

MU names golf coach

Mark Leroux was named Missouri’s men’s golf coach Tuesday.

Leroux moves to MU after coaching the men’s and women’s teams at Austin Peay University. In seven years as coach of the men’s team, he led it to an Ohio Valley Conference championship, as well as the school’s first NCAA Regional appearance, in 2001.

Cubs take first game from Cards

ST. LOUIS — Aramis Ramirez hit a two-out, two-run double off closer Jason Isringhausen in the eighth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

The Cubs have won nine of 10 to cut the Cardinals’ NL Central lead to one game. The Cardinals have won 15 of 21 but lost their past two. Two games are left in the series.

Mavericks go a Gentile-r route

In a season that has seen plenty of change for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks, two more changes have been made at the top.

Jack Clark stepped down as manager on Monday, and Jim Gentile, a finalist for the coaching position before the season began, took over.

MU’s new addition

It didn’t take long for the Missouri men’s basketball program to fill its vacant position of associate head coach.

The Tigers announced Monday that Melvin Watkins, the former coach at Texas A&M, will join coach Quin Snyder’s staff. Watkins will take the position that Tony Harvey resigned Friday.

Bullpen keeping Cards in game

ST. LOUIS — More than timely offense was responsible for the St. Louis Cardinals’ three straight comeback victories last week.

Without stingy work from a rebuilt bullpen, the rallies wouldn’t have been possible. Entering a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs today, the relievers haven’t allowed a run in their past 10 home games.

MU players honored

Missouri’s Lee Laskowski, an outfielder, and Garrett Broshuis, a right-handed pitcher, were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team. Both were All-Big 12 Conference selections.

Laskowski had eight home runs, 45 RBIs and hit .355. His .381 batting average was third best in the Big 12 Conference. Laskowski was named to the Big 12 Tournament team, hitting .400, driving in five runs and scoring eight runs in the four games.

Youth prevails

The championship cup held PowerAde again this year. The winner of the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship was not 21.

Michael Unger, 20, overcame a strong round by Joe Bellmer, the runner-up the past two years, to win 1-up in 19 holes Sunday at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

Tigers naming new assistant

Quin Snyder, the Missouri men’s basketball coach, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. today to announce an addition to his coaching staff.

The press conference, which comes three days after assistant coach Tony Harvey resigned, will be held at Hearnes Center.

Mavericks fall apart in eighth against Rascals

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks lost 13-6 to the River City Rascals on Sunday in O’Fallon.

The Rascals’ (15-13) scored seven runs on six hits in the eighth inning to break at tie at 6.

Friendship set aside for golf championship

During the college golf season, they are friends; Saturday they were competitors.

Michael Unger and John Weston shared the course many times before Saturday; Unger as a player on the Missouri men’s team and Weston as one of his supporters.

Harvey leaves Tigers

Fewer than two weeks before the Missouri basketball program will respond to the NCAA’s letter of allegations, another key member of the program resigned.

Tony Harvey, the associate head coach, resigned Friday afternoon, the basketball program announced in a release.

Rock Bridge student earns goat tying title

Adrienne Vought hopes to earn a college rodeo scholarship, and a state title will look good on her resume.

Vought, who just finished her junior year at Rock Bridge, won the goat tying championship at the Missouri High School Rodeo Association state finals at Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Cantwell’s streak hits 14

Christian Cantwell has again proved he is consistent.

Cantwell, a Missouri graduate, won his 14th straight shot put title, throwing 71 feet, 4 inches on Saturday at the 2004 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.

Mavs’ Bill Clark resigns; cites his lack of contributions

Bill Clark resigned as the director of player procurement for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks on Thursday.

Clark, who joined the Mavericks in December, said he felt like he did not help the Mavericks as much as he would have liked.

Mavericks end nine-game losing streak

Mid-Missouri beat the River City Rascals 9-7 on Saturday in O’Fallon to end a nine-game losing streak.

Blake Blase’s two-run home run in the top of the ninth was the winner. It was his 10th of the season.