Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers had 16 hits enroute to a 13-1 win over Owensboro Wednesday night. The Hoppers got three hits each from former UHA standout Matt McGowan, Brett Pirtle and Nolan Fisher, while Jason McDonald allowed three hits and one run over six innings to get his third win of the season.
The 10-4 Hoppers hold a half game lead on Marion, who comes to town tonight. First pitch at 7:05 at Colonel Field, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Marion routed Fulton 11-1. Tonight’s other action sees Owensboro hosting Madisonville.
Golf: At the Kentucky State Amateur Championship at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Murray State golfer and Benton native Patrick Newcomb continues to lead the way after firing a 67 Wednesday. Newcomb has a two day total of 135 and holds a two stroke lead. Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz had a 71 Wednesday and is tied for third place at 139. The final round takes place today.
Princeton native and University of Alabama freshman to be Emma Talley won her first match in the match play portion of the 112th National Amateur Championship in Monroe, MI Wednesday. Talley defeated Meredith Fairbairn of Canada 1 up to advance to the round of 32 to face Morija Jutanugarn of Thailand today.
Several local junior golfers competed in the GO Junior Golf series event held at Lakeshore Golf Club in Madisonville Wednesday.
Dacie Bolton won the Girls 13-15 championship, Hunter Traughber finished 5th in the nine hole Boys 11-12 division with 56, Chandler Campbell won the 13-15 Boys nine hole division with a 45.
TJ Janes won the Boys 13-15 championship with 73, which included four birdies on the back nine enroute to a two under 34. Tadd Switzer was second with 76, Austin Knight third with 80, Hendley Traughber 5th with 89, Trace Altman sixth with 92, Grant Stamper 7th with 94 and Dylan Henderson 8th with 95.
College Basketball: Austin Peay has released its 2012-13 basketball schedule. The Governors will open the season at home on Friday November 9th against Samford. Other games include the Governors playing in the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge at Western Kentucky November 13th and at DePaul November 17th before going to Cancun to meet Western Carolina and Howard November 20th and 21st.
The Governors will play at Memphis December 8th, and play in the Dr. Pepper Classic in Chattanooga December 28th and 29th. The Governors open Ohio Valley Conference action at UT Martin January 3rd and host Morehead State in the first home OVC game on January 9th.
Murray State invades the Dunn Center January 12th, with the return game at the CFSB Center February 2nd.
The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team has added a junior college transfer. The Courier Journal reports 6-2 power forward Jelleah Sidney comes to Lexington after playing one season for Chipola College in Florida. Sidney was the team’s leading scorer at 11.8 points per game. The New York native will have three seasons of eligibility left.
NHL: Nashville Predator Mike Fisher was honored during the NHL Awards last night in Las Vegas with the Foundation Award which recognizes community service. The three other finalists, Shea Weber for the Norris Award, Pekka Rinne for the Vezina Award and David Poile for general manager of the year were also finalists.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck reportedly had a bounty on him when he played for the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff game against New Orleans in 2011. Hasselbeck says he doesn’t know what to believe and is not following the reported development closely.