Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers won their fourth game in a row last night, rallying to defeat the Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates 3-2. The Pirates struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, which held up until the Hoppers scored three times in the bottom of the 8th.
Jake Sandlin’s two run double gave the Hoppers the lead, then Bobby Clark had a sacrifice fly to bring home the third run. The Pirates loaded the bases and scored a run in the 9th, but former Christian County pitcher Kyle Spencer hung on to get his first win of the season. Spencer struck out five in relief of starter Will Hammock.
Former UHA standout Matt McGowan went 1-2 with a double which began the 8th inning rally.
The Hoppers are atop the Ohio Valley League at 6-2 and play at 5-3 Marion this evening.
Elsewhere in the OVL last night: Fulton beat Owensboro 7-3, with those two teams playing again this evening in Fulton.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds were shut out 2-0 at Memphis, with the two teams playing again this morning to wrap up the series.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated West Michigan 6-2, with the teams playing a matinee at Bowling Green Ballpark this afternoon.
Golf: Princeton’s Emma Talley won the collegiate girls division of the West Kentucky College Showcase which concluded Tuesday at Drake Creek Golf Club in Ledbetter. Talley followed up her opening round 68 with a 71 for a two day total of 139 and a three stroke victory. Trigg County High golfer Nick Choate won the boys high school division by eight strokes.
College Football: Austin Peay has hired an assistant coach with experience at three Division One schools as its new defensive line coach. Pat Donohoe will take over for Ryan Taylor who resigned earlier this spring. Donohoe inherits a defense that returns all four starters on the line, but had only six quarterback sacks and allowed almost 200 yards a game last season.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have cut tight end Daniel Graham. Graham signed a three year, $8.5 million deal last season, with a $2 million signing bonus. Graham caught only two passes for 25 yards in the 2011 season. Releasing Graham freed up $2 million dollars for the upcoming season.