High School Baseball
2nd region at Madisonville: Christian County escaped with a 7-6 victory over Union County, winning the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
The Colonels had a 5-1 going to the 6th inning, before the Braves struck for a run to make it 5-2, then in the 7th, Logan Patterson came on to relieve Chance Carner and gave up four runs allowing Union County to take a 6-5 lead. Then in the bottom of the 7th, Union County walked four batters including Sam Blane and David Smith on 3-2 counts to give Christian County the win. The Colonels are now 25-14, Union County finishes 13-22.
5th ranked Henderson County put a 3 spot on the board in the first inning and never looked back in routing Hopkinsville 10-1. The Tigers had only two hits in the game, singles by Taylor Saltsman and Nathan Frost, which led to Hopkinsville’s only run. Freshman Easton McGee took the pitching loss for the Tigers, while Colton Jones defeated Hopkinsville for the second time this season. Hopkinsville finishes the season 15-17, while Henderson County goes to 27-8.
Other games saw Caldwell County run rule Crittenden County 18-8 in 6 innings and Trigg County defeated Madisonville 7-6.
Tonight’s semi finals have Christian County meeting Caldwell County at 5:30, followed by Trigg County and Henderson County. Coverage of the Christian County game begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other action saw Logan County defeat Metcalfe County 4-2 in 4th region action, Muhlenberg County lost to Meade County 1-0 in 3rd region play and in the 1st region, Ballard Memorial defeated Hickman County 16-3, Lone Oak edged Calloway County 3-2, Murray over Fulton City 13-1 and Paducah Tilghman defeated St. Mary 7-3.
High School Softball
2nd region at Lyon County: The stunner of the opening round saw 15th ranked Christian County fall to Union County 6-4. The upstart Bravettes built a 4-1 lead before Lady Colonel Maggie Glass hit a 3 run home run to tie the game at 4-4. Union County then reclaimed the lead at 6-4 and held on for the win. Union County is now 15-13 on the season, while Christian County finishes 24-13.
11th ranked Madisonville continued its domination over Kentucky schools as they defeated University Heights 7-4. Sydney Davenport went 3-4 to lead the Lady Blazers hitting, while Lexie O’ Daniel took the pitching loss. The Lady Maroons improved to 28-3 on the season, while UHA finishes 23-11.
Other games saw 17th ranked Livingston Central defeat Hopkins Central 6-2 and 25th ranked Henderson County rolled over Lyon County 10-0 in 6 innings.
Tonight’s semi finals have Union County meeting Livingston Central at 5:30, with Madisonville going against Henderson County in the nightcap.
Other action saw Todd Central fall in its opening game of the 4th region tournament 6-1 to Cumberland County, 1st region action had Carlisle County defeat St. Mary 8-3, Graves County over Fulton City 11-0, Lone Oak over Marshall County 10-2, Reidland over Calloway County 9-1.
The latest baseball and softball Top 25 polls are out. The Kentucky Baseball Coaches Association Top 25 has Central Hardin is number one, Henderson County 5th, Lone Oak 9th, Greenwood 14th, Apollo 16th, with Logan County and Glasgow 25th.
The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25 has Greenwood number one, Lone Oak 2nd, Reidland 5th, Owensboro Catholic 6th, Madisonville 11th, Christian County 15th, Livingston Central 16th, Marshall County 18th and Henderson County tied for 25th.
High School Basketball: A news release from Christian County Public Schools indicates a news conference will be held this afternoon in regards to naming a boys basketball coach at Christian County High School. Kyle Eades served as interim coach during the past season. The news conference begins at 3 pm.
College Baseball: The NCAA regional pairings were announced Monday. Louisville will play Bowling Green in the first round at Jim Patterson Stadium Friday at 5 pm Hopkinsville time. Oklahoma State and Miami will play the other game Friday at 1 pm, with the winners playing at 3 pm Saturday, with the losers playing an elimination game Saturday at 11 am.
Austin Peay is headed to the Bloomington regional to face Florida Friday at noon, with Indiana meeting Valparaiso. Vanderbilt received the national number two seed and will meet East Tennessee State in the Nashville regional Friday night at 6 pm. The other contest features Georgia Tech and Illinois.
College Basketball: University of Tennessee women’s head coach emeritus Pat Summitt has been selected to the FIBA Hall of Fame. Summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball, is one of two women to win an Olympic medal as a player and coach.
Summitt will be joined in the class by former Navy and NBA standout David Robinson and former University of Georgia player Teresa Edwards who won five Olympic medals from 1994-2000. The ceremony will be held June 19th.