Hoppers Baseball: For the second straight game, the Hoptown Hoppers lost to Fulton 12-4. Fulton took a 5-0 lead before the Hoppers pulled to within two at 5-3 after four. The Railroaders added four runs in the 6th and single runs in innings 7-9. The Hoppers got another run in the bottom of the 8th on a home run by Tony Mazzella.
Taylor Veillon took the pitching loss for the Hoppers, now 13-7 at the halfway point of the season. Fulton won its 5th straight game in improving to 10-11 on the season. The Hoppers have a road game this evening in Owensboro.
Elsewhere in the OVL—Madisonville won its third game in a row, defeating Marion 10-6. The Pirates are two games back of the Hoppers, with Marion and Fulton tied for third at 3 ½ back.
Tonight in the OVL—Fulton travels to Madisonville.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost again at West Michigan 7-0. The Hot Rods open a series with Lansing this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds won the series opener at Round Rock 4-0. Game two of the series is this evening.
Golf: The Pepsi Junior Tour played Wednesday at Boots Randolph Golf Course in Cadiz.
Hopkinsville’s Jack Gardner finished second in the Boys 17-18 division with a three over 75, Dayton Jones was third with a four over 76 and Cameron Allen fourth with an 85.
Tadd Switzer tied for first in the Boys 15-16 division with a 79, Dylan Henderson was third with 81, TJ Janes fourth with 85. Austin Knight tied for third in the Boys 13-14 division with 77, Granger Greenwell 10th with 84.
The Pepsi Tour plays at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club today.
The Nationwide Tour has received a makeover. Beginning with the start of today’s United Leasing Championship outside of Evansville, it’s now known as the web.com tour. The new deal with web.com lasts through the 2021 season. Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb of Benton is among those in the field.
College Basketball: ESPN says Kentucky basketball is nominated for four ESPY awards. The nominations include Best Team, John Calipari as Best Coach and Anthony Davis as Best Male College Athlete and Best Breakthrough Athlete. The award winners will be announced July 11th.
The NBA draft takes place this evening and all eyes surround former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis, who's expected to be taken with the first pick by the New Orleans Hornets. Also expected to be drafted high is Davis' former UK teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague and Darius Miller are also expected to be drafted.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans will be offering half season ticket packages for purchase this season. There are two different ticket plans available, with some 750 to 800 packages to be offered. Most of the seating choices are in the upper deck of LP Field. The Titans have had 134 straight sellouts at home. The Titans play Arizona in its first home pre season game August 23rd.
The Courier Journal reports Churchill Downs has cancelled its racing card for Thursday due to the expected extreme heat conditions. Churchill officials say Friday and Sunday racing will be run in the evenings, in addition to the race card for Saturday which will also run in the evening.