District tournament action for high school baseball and softball begins across Kentucky today.
8th district at Fort Campbell: Baseball has Christian County meeting Fort Campbell at 5:30, followed by Hopkinsville and University Heights. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Softball has Hopkinsville playing University Heights at 5:30, followed by Christian County and Fort Campbell.
Fans who are attending the games are reminded to enter through gate 3 at Fort Campbell and present their driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.
5th district baseball at Trigg County: Crittenden County meets Lyon County, while Trigg County hosts Livingston Central.
6th district baseball at Henderson County: Union County meets Webster County.
7th district baseball at Caldwell County: Madisonville meets Dawson Springs.
13th district baseball at Franklin Simpson: Todd Central meets host Franklin Simpson and Logan County meets Russellville.
5th district softball at Trigg County: Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, with Lyon County meeting Crittenden County.
7th district softball at Dawson Springs: Madisonville meets Caldwell County.
13th district softball at Russellville: Todd Central meets Logan County, with host Russellville going against Franklin Simpson.
Two local student/athletes are to sign collegiate letters today. Heritage Christian Academy’s Alex Walker is scheduled to sign a letter to play basketball at Mid Continent University at 1 pm, while Christian County’s Jamesha Mosley to sign a letter to play basketball for Cleveland State Community College at 2:30 pm.
College Basketball: The Tennessean reports Murfreesboro Riverdale’s Alexa Middleton has committed to play her college hoops for the University of Tennessee. The 5-9 guard made her decision Sunday night. The senior to be averaged 15.9 points during her junior season leading Riverdale to an undefeated season and the class 3-A state championship.
College Softball: Kentucky advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals for the second time in school history Sunday, defeating Virginia Tech 1-0. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner was 1-3 in the game. Kentucky improved to 41-19 and will meet Arizona State in a best of three series next weekend.
Alabama defeated Western Kentucky in the finals of the Tuscaloosa regional 13-1. Western Kentucky finished the season 43-18 in making its first NCAA appearance. Alabama advanced to meet Tennessee in Super Regional play. Tennessee blanked NC State 7-0 in the Knoxville regional.
Austin Peay has announced its five finalists for the position of Athletics Director.
They are Matt Pope, senior associate athletics director at Chattanooga, Bill Lansden, associate athletics director for athletic development at the University of Memphis, Derek van der Merwe, deputy athletics director and chief operating officer at Central Michigan, Chad W. Kimmel, managing group leader-major gifts for the department of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin and Julio Freire, senior associate athletics director at Nevada Las Vegas.
The first interviews will take place today as Matt Pope will visit the Austin Peay campus, with Bill Lansden to visit on Thursday. Austin Peay is searching to replace long time athletics director Dave Loos, who recently announced he will step down from the job, but will remain as men’s basketball coach.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods completed a suspended game from May 10th with West Michigan, losing 5-1, before winning the regularly scheduled game 8-0. The Hot Rods complete their series with West Michigan this evening.
The Nashville Sounds lost at Salt Lake City 8-7 in 10 innings. The Sounds open a four game series this evening at Tacoma.