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High School Baseball
2nd region tournament action begins today at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville.
The 8th district champion Christian County Colonels play Union County in the first game at 11 am. The teams played during the season on April 16th with Christian County winning 8-3. The Colonels are 24-14, while Union County is 13-21. Pre game coverage for Heritage Bank begins at 10:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
The Hopkinsville Tigers play in the final game of the day against Henderson County at 8 pm this evening. The teams played twice during the season, with the northern Colonels winning both meetings 2-0 and 6-1. The Tigers bring a 15-16 record into the game, while the Colonels are 26-8. The Heritage Bank pre game show begins at 7:45 this evening on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Caldwell County meeting Crittenden County at 2 pm and host Madisonville playing Trigg County at 5 pm.
Elsewhere today games include Logan County meeting Metcalfe County in the 4th region tournament, Muhlenberg County meets Meade County in the 3rd region tournament and in the 1st region tournament, St. Mary meets Paducah Tilghman, Murray goes against Fulton City, Hickman County meets Ballard Memorial and Lone Oak plays Calloway County.
High School Softball
2nd region action at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville has Christian County meeting Union County at 11 am, with Livingston Central meeting Hopkins Central at 1 pm.
University Heights plays Madisonville at 3 pm, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 2:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com. Henderson County plays Lyon County in the finale of the day at 5 pm.
Todd Central opens play in the 4th region tournament against Cumberland County at 11 am, with 1st region action featuring Reidland and Calloway County at 11 am, Graves County goes against Fulton City at 1 pm, Carlisle County and St. Mary at 3 pm and Marshall County battles Lone Oak at 5 pm.
College Baseball: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville will host an NCAA regional. The Cardinals will bring a 46-12 record into regional action. The 64 team field along with dates and times will be announced at 11 am Hopkinsville time this morning on ESPN U.
Austin Peay is awaiting word on where they will play in NCAA regional play after winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament on Saturday. The Governors got their 45th victory setting a school record in winning coach Gary McClure’s 6th OVC title.
College Softball: Kentucky was eliminated from NCAA play after losing to Arizona State Sunday 5-2. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner went 0-3 in the game. Kentucky lost the opener Saturday night to the Sun Devils, 5-4, despite three solo home runs. Joiner was also 0-3 in that game. Kentucky finishes the season 41-12.
Tennessee is headed to the College World Series in Oklahoma City after sweeping Alabama over the weekend. The Lady Vols will face Florida in their opening game on Thursday.
College Basketball: The University of Tennessee is getting a transfer from the University of Memphis. Guard Antonio Banton graduated from Memphis, but still had a year of eligibility remaining. Barton should be able to step in for the Vols immediately following the departure of Trae Golden, who announced his intentions to transfer recently.
Golf: It looked as if Franklin’s Kenny Perry would finally get the major championship that has eluded him at the Senior PGA Championship Sunday. Perry who lost in playoffs in the 1996 PGA Championship and 2009 Masters, held a two shot lead going into the final round.
However, Japan’s Kohki Idoki fired a final round 6 under 65 and overcame a five stroke deficit to defeat Perry who shot a one over par 72. Perry had three bogies and a double bogey on the back nine. Idoki finished with an 11 under par 273, while Perry was nine under 275.
Paducah’s Russ Cochran tied for 6th place with a four day score of 6 under 278 .
On the PGA Tour, Boo Weekley got his first won on tour since 2008, taking the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Weekley had a 14 under par 266 score, one stroke better than 2nd and 3rd round leader Matt Kuchar. Defending champion Zach Johnson finished two strokes back.
Lexington native Josh Teater tied for 7th at 10 under par, while Kentuckian Steve Flesch finished tied for 22nd at 6 under par.