2nd region Baseball Tournament: The 8th district teams were both eliminated in Monday’s opening round action.
Henderson County held Christian County to just three hits in a 7-0 win. Avery Pitt and Daniel Steiner combined on a three hit shutout to give the northern Colonels their 24th win on the season to go with 13 losses.
Logan Patterson took the loss for Christian County who finished the season 19-20.
Hopkinsville committed three errors in the top of the 4th inning which led to six Union County runs, five of which were unearned in their 6-1 victory over the Tigers. The defending 2nd region champions are now 28-10 on the season while Hopkinsville finished the year 17-15.
Other games saw Madisonville defeat Crittenden County 6-1 and Caldwell County defeated Livingston Central 15-1 in 5 innings.
Tonight’s semi finals have host Henderson County meeting Madisonville at 5:30, followed by Union County and Caldwell County at 7:30.
2nd region Softball Tournament: 8th district teams went 1-1 in Monday’s opening round action. Christian County took the nightcap from Union County by the score of 6-1 to improve to 30-7 on the season. University Heights saw its season end at the hands of defending region champ Hopkins Central 11-1 in 6 innings. The Lady Blazers finish the season 21-14.
Other games saw Henderson County run rule Lyon County 11-0 in 5 innings and Livingston Central rallied from a two run deficit to beat Madisonville 3-2.
Tonight’s semi finals at Webster County have Henderson County hosting Hopkins Central at 6, followed by Christian County and Livingston Central at 8, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports later this year a new task force will study the lack of regulation of middle school sports and offer recommendations to the 2013 General Assembly.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association oversees high school sports, but there is no governing body for middle school sports. The 2012 General Assembly passed a resolution that requires a Legislative Research Commission task force to discuss best practice guidelines for middle school sports and to take into consideration non profit organizations that oversee some middle school teams.
College Baseball: Kentucky, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Austin Peay all made the NCAA tournament field announced Monday.
Second seeded Kentucky meets third seed Kent State in its first game at the Gary regional Friday afternoon at 3 pm Hopkinsville time.
Vanderbilt is also a two seed and will meet third seeded UNC Wilimington in the Raleigh regional at 1 pm Friday afternoon.
Austin Peay is a four seed in the Eugene regional and will meet top seed Oregon at 4 pm Friday afternoon.
Louisville is a third seed in the Tucson regional and will meet second seed New Mexico State Friday night at 6 Hopkinsville time.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones fired a final round 81 for a three day total of 234 and a 26th place finish in the boys 16-19 division at the Golfweek Junior Tour’s Midwest Region Tour Championship which concluded Monday at University Club in Lexington.
Christian County golfer TJ Ferry finished tied for 20th at the AJGA Pre Season Junior at Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, GA over the weekend. Ferry fired 74-75 for a two day total of 149.
Jones and Ferry will be part of an outstanding field for the Commanding General Golf Classic this weekend at Cole Park Golf Course at Fort Campbell.