The Hoptown Hoppers will try to stop a two game losing streak as they play the Owensboro Oilers in Owensboro this evening. First pitch is at 7 pm. Two of the hottest teams in the Ohio Valley League play tonight in Madisonville, as Fulton takes its five game winning streak to Elmer Kelley Stadium to face the Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates who have won three in a row. The Pirates trail Hoptown by two games, with Fulton and Marion 3 ½ games back.
Major League Baseball this evening includes the Atlanta Braves hosting Arizona and the Cincinnati Reds begin a west coast swing at San Francisco.
Former New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen is auctioning off the jersey he wore when he threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Steiner Sports is holding a news conference today to announce the auction which will take place this fall. A jersey catcher Yogi Berra wore in that game was auctioned for $600,000 in 2010.
WPSD reports former Paducah Tilghman and University of Louisville quarterback Hunter Cantwell has been hired as quarterbacks coach at Campbellsville University. The Jacksonville Jaguars offered Cantwell a contract last week to be the third string QB, but wouldn’t guarantee three quarterbacks on the 53 man roster. Cantwell was on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad the last two seasons. Cantwell, who will be reunited with his former high school coach Perry Thomas, is Tilghman’s all time passing leader with over 7,200 yards and 70 touchdowns.
Illinois governor Pat Quinn has signed a measure which requires coaches and university employees to report cases of abuse. Quinn says the law is designed to further protect children and young people from sex and child abuse. Illinois lawmakers introduced the measure in response to the scandal involving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
CatsPause.com reports Kentucky has added its 7th football verbal commitment for the class of 2013. Winter Park, Florida High defensive back Blake McClain made his announcement Wednesday. McClain chose Kentucky over Illinois, Pittsburgh and South Florida.
The city of Atlanta is looking to be a player in college football’s playoff system. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the Atlanta Sports Council will make a bid to host the national championship game one or more times and probably a bid by the Chik-Fil-A Bowl to be a regular rotating site for one of the two semifinal games.