Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers close out the home portion of Ohio Valley League regular season action this evening hosting the Owensboro Oilers. First pitch at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field is set for 7:05, with pre game coverage on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com. It’s Sts. Peter and Paul Night with fans asked to bring food items for the Aaron McNeil House and receive $2 admission.
Other games in the OVL this evening have Fulton hosting Marion in a doubleheader and Madisonville travels to Dubois County.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds play a doubleheader in San Francisco against the Giants later today. Other National League action has St. Louis opening a series with Philadelphia, Atlanta meets the NY Mets and the Chicago Cubs are again at Arizona.
College Basketball: WBKO-Bowling Green reports on its website Western Kentucky’s women’s basketball program has released its non conference schedule for the upcoming season.
Games include a matchup with last year’s NCAA Final Four runner up Louisville in EA Diddle Arena on November 27th. The Lady Toppers open the season with Austin Peay November 9th in Bowling Green and travel to Vanderbilt two days later. Other games include a home game with Murray State November 16th and the Lady Toppers will play in the Puerto Rico Classic December 20-21 against Belmont and Georgetown.
NFL: Sources tell ESPN it would be a surprise to them if Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III would participate in training camp. Griffin has been medically cleared to participate in camp, but a Redskins front office member says the team would not want to subject Griffin to any hits this summer.
Griffin had surgery on the ACL and LCL in his right knee after last season. The Redskins play their first pre season game August 8th.
Golf: The Courier Journal reports Louisville St. Xavier graduate and current University of Alabama golfer Justin Thomas will forego his final two years of college and turn professional. Thomas was the 8th ranked golfer in the nation this season while playing for the Crimson Tide after being the nation’s top golfer as a freshman.
Thomas—who won six events in his two seasons at Alabama--will play his final amateur event for the United States at the Walker Cup in September. Thomas at the age of 16 became the fifth youngest to make the 36 hole cut at a PGA Tour event at the 2009 Wyndham Championship.