High School Baseball: Hopkinsville won its third game in as many days, downing Henderson County—the 2nd region favorite—5-3 at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers scored four times in the 6th inning thanks in part to a two run hit by Gant Unfried to get the win. Hutton White pitched a complete game allowing three runs on five hits and struck out seven. Hopkinsville is now 13-9 on the season.
Today’s games: University Heights at Paducah Tilghman, Fort Campbell hosts Springfield, TN, Russellville travels to Kenwood, TN, Caldwell County welcomes Hopkins Central, Trigg County at Stewart County, TN, Madisonville hosts Whitesville-Trinity, Webster County plays Union County and Lyon County at Livingston Central.
High School Softball: Hopkinsville hosts Russellville, University Heights entertains Logan County, Todd Central hosts Trigg County, Caldwell County goes to Dawson Springs, Lyon County at Livingston Central, Union County at Webster County.
Christian County moves up to 5th in this week’s Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll, which has defending state champion Allen County Scottsville number one again this week. Greenwood is 7th, Owensboro Catholic 9th, Reidland 12th, Bowling Green 15th, Heath 19th, Hopkins Central 23rd, Muhlenberg County 24th and Livingston Central 25th.
Four Fort Campbell football players signed national letters of intent Wednesday. The Kentucky New Era reports wide receiver-defensive back Marcus Tucker signed with Kentucky Wesleyan, offensive lineman Chance Von Dette signed with Bethel University, offensive and defensive lineman Brady Jorstad signed with Cumberland University and Corey Terry signed with Bethel University.
Christian County will have three football players sign letters of intent today. The ceremony takes place at 2:30 at Christian County High School.
College Basketball: Curtis Turley, who served as director of basketball operations for Western Kentucky’s women’s basketball program last season, has been promoted to assistant coach by new head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. Turley was an ultra successful high school coach for many years, coaching at such schools as Lyon County, Henderson County, Warren Central, Greenwood just to name a few.
The Tennessean reports Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has agreed in principle to a new five year contract after withdrawing his name from consideration for the head coaching vacancy at Southern Mississippi.
NFL: The NFL Draft takes place this evening and the Tennessee Titans have the 20th overall pick. General Manager Ruston Webster says the Titans choice is very simple, making sure to take the best player available.
NHL: The Nashville Predators Western Conference semifinal series with the Phoenix Coyotes begins on Friday at Phoenix. Game two of the series will be Sunday in Phoenix, with games three and four in Nashville next Wednesday and Friday. Times have not been determined as of now.
Preds goalie Pekka Rinne was nominated Wednesday for the Vezina Award, given yearly to the NHL’s top goaltender. It’s the second consecutive year Rinne has been nominated.
Minor League Baseball: Following an off day, the Nashville Sounds open a series this evening at the Iowa Cubs. The Sounds will try to snap a nine game losing streak.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost the first of a three game set at Beloit 9-3, with game two of the series this evening.
PGA Tour: Kentuckians Steve Flesch and JB Holmes are in the field for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans which begins today. Bubba Watson—who won last year—will be back in action for the first time since winning the Masters.