Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers game at Marion scheduled for last night was rained out. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 21st in Marion.
The same two teams play this evening at Colonel Field at 7:05 on Branch Outreach Food Bank Night. Fans are asked to bring non perishable food items and receive a $2.50 ticket. Coverage with the official Hoppers pre game show begins at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the Ohio Valley League: Owensboro won its second game in a row, defeating Madisonville 4-1.
The OVL standings show Hoptown leading at 17-8, with Fulton—who has won nine games in a row—three games back at 14-11, with Madisonville third 4 ½ games back, Marion fourth 6 ½ games back and Owensboro is nine games back.
High School Softball: The Kentucky New Era reports Lacey Briscoe has resigned as Trigg County’s softball coach. Briscoe was hired in 2010 to coach the Lady Wildcats. She hopes to join Christian County’s softball staff according to comments in the KNE article.
Golf: The US Women’s Open begins today at Black Wolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. Among those in the field is Princeton’s Emma Talley, who is playing in her second consecutive Women’s Open. Talley tees off just after 2 this afternoon.
The PGA Tour moves to White Sulphur Springs, WV for The Greenbrier Classic which begins today. Franklin’s Kenny Perry, former UK golfers Steve Flesch and JB Holmes along with Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker are in the field.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Arkansas coach John L. Smith is facing bankruptcy. The former University of Louisville coach made several real estate investments in Kentucky which went bust. Smith says he may declare bankruptcy during the upcoming season. Smith was hired at Arkansas in April, after revelations surfaced concerning former coach Bobby Petrino who hired his mistress in the football program and gave her $20,000 in gifts.
The Tennessean reports Nashville is interested in hosting college football’s national championship game when the playoff system begins following the 2014 season. Nashville Sports Council and Franklin American Music City Bowl president Scott Ramsey says they would like to get in the mix unless parameters are put in place to keep it from occurring. One factor which may keep Nashville out of contention is the lack of an indoor stadium.
NHL: The Nashville Predators are without another outstanding player as Ryan Suter signed a 13 year 98 million dollar contract with the Minnesota Wild Wednesday. The Predators will now turn their focus to resigning captain Shea Weber, who is a restricted free agent and finding a replacement for Suter.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost the series opener at Fort Wayne 8-1, with game two this evening. The Nashville Sounds won the first of a five game series in Memphis 6-4, with game two set for this evening.