Hoppers Baseball: A record crowd of 546 saw the Hoptown Hoppers fall to Madisonville 10-4 last night at Colonel Field.
The Hoppers scored first with a single run in the bottom of the first, before Madisonville scored four times in the top of the second on five straight walks by starter and losing pitcher Jason McDonald. Jake Sandlin and Kaleb Brown each had two hits for the Hoppers, with Matt McGowan going 0-4 and Kyle Barbee 0-3.
Madisonville moved to 10-9 with the win, while the Hoppers are 13-6. The Hoppers lead the Pirates by three games and Marion by 3 ½ games.
Tonight, the Hoppers host Fulton on Christian County Cares 2015 Youth Baseball night. All youth in their baseball or softball jerseys will be admitted free. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the OVL last night: Owensboro got a 3-0 no hit shutout of Marion. No other details of the game were available on the OVL website.
Tonight in the OVL: Madisonville plays at Marion.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost to Albuquerque 7-3 in the series finale. The Sounds play this evening at Round Rock.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost for the second straight night at West Michigan 13-11, with the series finale this evening.
Golf: The Pepsi Junior Tour continued its western Kentucky swing Tuesday at Paxton Park in Paducah. Hopkinsville’s Jack Gardner won the Boys 17-18 division with a two over 73, with Dayton Jones third with 78 and Cameron Allen tied for fourth with 83.
Tadd Switzer finished tied for fourth in the boys 15-16 division with 83. Austin Knight tied for third in the boys 13-14 division with 82. The Pepsi Tour plays today at Boots Randolph Golf Course in Cadiz.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Louisville’s Stephen Van Treese will remain on the Cardinal team. The 6-8 forward from Indianapolis was granted his release June 6th, but decided after thinking of transferring to another Division One school and having to sit out a year, he would apply for a medical redshirt. Van Treese played in three games last season, before a pattellar tendon injury ended his season.
Olympics: The Leaf Chronicle reports two members of Austin Peay’s women’s soccer team will play in the London Olympics. Natalia and Tatiana Ariza will play for the Columbian team making its first ever appearance in the Olympics. They are the first athletes to represent Austin Peay in Olympic competition.
Meanwhile, former Western Kentucky swimmer Claire Donahue will be on the US swimming team in London. Donahue grabbed the second spot in the 100 meter butterfly during the US Swimming Trials last night in Omaha.