High School Baseball: Hopkinsville downed University Heights 14-4 in 5 innings. Keaton Scruggs went five innings and allowed four runs and four hits, along with striking out five to get the win. Wade Willen took the loss for UHA. Clayton Smithson was 4-4 for Hopkinsville, while Jacob Stevens hit a grand slam for the Blazers.
Christian County scored four times in the 7th inning to defeat Fort Campbell 7-2. David Smith and Clayton Baker each had two hits for the Colonels. Dixon Craft got the pitching win firing a complete game.
Elsewhere: Logan County over Warren Central 20-2 in 5 innings, Madisonville defeated Hopkins Central 4-2, Union County shutout Crittenden County 4-0.
Today’s games: 8th district action has University Heights hosting Hopkinsville, while Christian County plays Fort Campbell at Colonel Field. Todd Central hosts Logan County, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Trigg County goes to Lyon County, Caldwell County welcomes Hancock County and Henderson County hosts Webster County
High School Softball: No report on the KHSAA website for University Heights-Fort Campbell game, Hopkinsville over Logan County 11-5, Hopkins Central got by Muhlenberg County 3-1, Edmonson County over Russellville 13-0 in 5 innings, Dawson Springs over Lyon County 12-2 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts University Heights in 8th district action, Todd Central hosts Franklin Simpson, Logan County welcomes Russellville, Dawson Springs hosts Madisonville, Hopkins Central entertains Caldwell County, Trigg County is at Lyon County.
High School Football: Hopkinsville High will conclude spring practice with a Spring Practice Expo Thursday from 5-7 pm at Hopkinsville High’s practice field.
Hopkinsville native and manager of stadium tours and museum outreach event services for the St. Louis Cardinals Brian Finch was the featured speaker at Monday’s Rotary Auction kick off luncheon. Finch talked about the Cardinals run from 10 ½ games back in August last year to win the World Series and on how the players are responding to new manager Mike Metheny, saying the players have a great deal of respect for the new Redbirds manager.
The Jerry Claiborne award winners were also announced. The recipients play at least two sports and are given $1,000 scholarships to their chosen college. The recipients were Gant Unfried of Hopkinsville High and Kim Hyde of Christian County.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper offered a scholarship Monday night to Sheldon Clark sophomore Justin Johnson, one of the state’s top players. Johnson got the offer following an unofficial visit to Western.
Members of Kentucky’s national championship basketball team received a surprise visitor at the Joe Craft Center Monday. Former President Bill Clinton posed for pictures with the team and the national championship trophy. Clinton was in Lexington to speak at a youth conference held in Rupp Arena.
College Baseball: Thanks to taking two games in an SEC weekend series against LSU, Kentucky is number one in the Collegiate Baseball poll this week, number two in the Baseball America poll and number three in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. The 35-6 Wildcats meet Louisville this evening.
Austin Peay takes on Tennessee this evening, with Western Kentucky hosting Lipscomb this evening.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will face the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Coyotes won their series over Chicago Monday night. The best of seven series will begin later this week, with game dates and times to be announced sometime today.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Quad Cities 10-2, with the series finale tonight in Bowling Green. The Nashville Sounds lost their 8th straight game to Omaha 6-3, with the finale of the series later this morning.