Hoppers Baseball: Phillip Menou pitched a complete game, one hit shutout as the Hoptown Hoppers downed Marion 6-0 Thursday night. Marion’s lone hit came on a single by Tyler Hannahs in the top of the 3rd inning.
Jake Sandlin had three hits and drove in four runs for the Hoppers, with former UHA standout Matt McGowan going 1-3. The Hoppers improved to 18-8 with the win and will face the Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates tonight at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The Fulton Railroaders saw their win streak improve to 10 games with an 8-5 win over Owensboro. However, Fulton remains three games behind the Hoppers in the Ohio Valley League standings.
Elsewhere tonight in the OVL: Owensboro travels to Marion.
US Women’s Open golf: Princeton’s Emma Talley fired a one over par 73 at Black Wolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin Thursday. Talley trails co leaders Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and rookie Lizette Salas by four shots. The trio all shot three under 69. Second round action takes place today.
PGA Tour: Franklin’s Kenny Perry and former UK golfer Steve Flesch stand at even par after the first round of The Greenbrier Classic. Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker is at one over par, with JB Holmes tied for 5th at five under, two strokes behind leader Vijay Singh.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky University’s Michael Bradley is on his way to Vincennes University after the NCAA denied Western’s appeal of an earlier decision to allow him to play this season.
Bradley transferred from Connecticut, where he had not played the last two seasons, to Western to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Chattanooga, TN. The NCAA first declined Bradley’s request to receive a hardship, which Western appealed.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Thursday Hilltopper walk on Spence Sheldon was arrested Thursday morning on public intoxication charges. Sheldon played only three minutes in seven games last season. The school had no comment on Sheldon’s arrest.
The University of Kentucky will play Transylvania University in an exhibition game November 5th at Rupp Arena. The two teams played last season for the first time in 100 years, with UK getting a 97-53 win.
College Baseball: Middle Tennessee will be searching for a new coach. The Tennessean reports Steve Peterson has retired after 25 seasons as the leader of the Blue Raiders. The 60 year Peterson had 791 wins as coach, including nine appearances in the NCAA tournament.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators restricted free agent Shea Weber has declined arbitration with the team. This means any team can sign Weber to an offer sheet. Predators officials have said they would match any other team’s offer to keep Weber.
Meanwhile, Predators forward Sergei Kostitsyn has filed for arbitration. He signed a one year $2.5 million deal last summer.