Hoppers Baseball: Hoptown defeated the Madisonville Pirates 7-1 in Madisonville Tuesday night. The Hoppers scored four of their seven runs in the third and fourth innings before adding three in the 9th.
Brett Pirtle went 3-4 for the Hoppers, with former UHA standout Matt McGowan going 2-4. Phillip Menou got the pitching win, with former UHA pitcher Kyle Barbee and Christian County pitcher Kyle Spencer both getting an inning of work.
Both teams are 2-1 on the season.
Owensboro moved to 3-1 on the season after a 5-1 win at Marion. The Bobcats are now 2-2 on the season.
Tonight in the OVL: For the first time in 64 years this evening, baseball featuring a team with Hoppers on the jersey will be played in Hopkinsville as the Hoppers meet the Fulton Railroaders. First pitch at 7:05 at Christian County High School’s Colonel Field with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Also this evening, Madisonville continues its home stand hosting Marion.
Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament: It took 2nd region champion Henderson County 5 innings to dispatch North Oldham 10-0 on Tuesday. The Colonels will face Newport Central Catholic, who edged one of the favorites, Pleasure Ridge Park 3-2. The Colonels and Breds will play in Thursday night’s first quarterfinal game.
First region winner Calloway County saw its season end with a 1-0 loss to 3rd region winner Meade County and Ashland shutout South Laurel 7-0.
Today’s quarterfinal games have Bishop Brossart meeting St. X at 5 pm local time, followed by South Warren of the 4th region meeting Woodford County.
Rawlings/KHSAA State Fast Pitch Softball Tournament: Play begins tomorrow at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro with all 16 teams seeing action. Christian County will take on 9th region champion Ryle at 5, with the Heritage Bank pregame show at 4:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
High School Basketball: The Kentucky-Indiana All Star games take place this weekend and the teams were involved in scrimmage games last night.
The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville junior Jordan Majors scored 14 points as the junior All Stars lost to their senior counterparts by 10 points.
In girls action, Christy Soldo scored a couple of points as the seniors scrimmaged against the junior all stars.
Kentucky meets Indiana Friday night at Freedom Hall and then play in Indianapolis on Saturday.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari met with the media briefly Tuesday to announce plans for a fantasy camp. He also took questions, which mainly concerned not renewing the series with Indiana.
The Courier Journal reports Calipari recently talked with Indiana coach Tom Crean and basically said to move on and that there would be no way at the moment to renew the series.
Calipari also said the six players leaving the Kentucky program—Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Darius Miller and Doron Lamb will all be taken in the NBA Draft. Calipari said four of them-Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist, Jones and Lamb were locks for the first round, with the other two having to go workout for NBA teams to improve their stock. The NBA Draft is June 28th.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky has picked up a commitment from defensive end Alvonte Bell for the 2013 class. Bell is out of Hollywood, Florida’s Everglades High School. Bell is the second commitment for the 2013 class.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators general manager David Poile as saying he plans to trade forward Alexander Radulov. Poile plans to either trade him to another NHL team or allow him to return to the Kontinential Hockey League in Russia.