High School Baseball: Despite rain that lingered throughout the game, Christian County defeated University Heights 2-0. Both starting pitchers were outstanding, as 8th grader Dixon Craft threw a no hitter and allowed only two Blazer base runners. In taking the loss, Jacob Stevens allowed two runs on three hits and struck out 13.
Christian County is now 15-17/3-2 in district play while UHA falls to 7-16/2-3 in district action. The two teams play again this evening at 6 at Colonel Field, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere Monday: Hopkinsville’s game at Union County was rained out, Fort Campbell defeated Lyon County 8-4, Logan County over Warren East 6-1, Hopkins Central edged Ohio County 6-4.
Today’s games: Fort Campbell goes to Crittenden County, Todd Central at Logan County, Caldwell County travels to Trigg County, Dawson Springs entertains Lyon County and Madisonville at Webster County.
High School Softball: Dawson Springs over Hopkinsville 9-7, Logan County edged Hart County 2-1, Hopkins Central slid by Henderson County 9-8, Madisonville over Whitesville Trinity 14-2 in 5 innings, Lyon County over Mayfield 8-1.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Livingston Central, Hopkinsville travels to Caldwell County, University Heights at Murray, Todd Central at Logan County, Dawson Springs at Crittenden County, Russellville at Warren East, Madisonville hosts Union County, Hopkins Central hosts Apollo.
High School Tennis: Rain halted play at the 2nd region tournament Monday at Ruff Park. Several girls matches did finish, but the remainder of the girls tournament will be played Wednesday. The boys tournament will begin as scheduled today, with semifinal and final matches to be played Thursday.
A third former local high school baseball standout will join the roster of the Ohio Valley League’s newest addition, the Hoptown Hoppers. Kyle Barbee, who played for University Heights, joins former Blazer teammate Matt McGowan and Christian County’s Kyle Spencer on the roster. Barbee is playing collegiately for Spaulding University in Louisville.
The Hoppers open the season June 1st, with the first home game against Fulton June 6th. Season tickets are still on sale for $75. Visit hoptownhoppers.org for more information on the team and to reserve your season tickets.
College Basketball: The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt assistant Dan Muller is leaving to be the head coach at Illinois State. The 36-year-old Muller returns to his alma mater where he played for Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings. Muller had been on the Vandy staff for the last 12 seasons.
Florida International head coach Richard Pitino has agreed to a six year contract, one more year than the sides originally agreed on when he was hired last month. The contract was amended and restated a week after Pitino was hired. Pitino’s base salary of $250,000 remains unchanged.
The Big East Conference is searching for a new commissioner. The league announced Monday John Marinatto stepped down after less than three years on the job. League presidents called for Marinatto’s resignation Sunday. The Big East has lost several schools to other conferences under Marinatto’s watch.
NHL: The Nashville Predators season came to an end Monday night, falling to Phoenix 2-1 in game five of the Stanley Cup Western Conference semi finals. Colin Wilson had the lone goal for the Predators in the loss. The Coyotes move on to face the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference finals.