High School Baseball
2nd region at Madisonville: Christian County spotted Caldwell County a 5-0 lead before scoring all 16 of its runs in four at bats in downing the Tigers 16-6 in six innings. The Colonels got three hits and four rbi from Dixon Craft including a double, while Nile Shemwell added two hits in three at bats with a home run, a double and two rbi.
Logan Patterson picked up the pitching win in relief of Sam Blane, while starter Jordan Young took the loss for Caldwell County. The Tigers finish the season 22-9, while Christian County advances to tonight’s championship game 26-14.
Christian County will face Henderson County in the title match, after the northern Colonels eliminated Trigg County 11-1 in six innings. The 5th ranked Colonels improved to 28-8, while Trigg County finished the season 25-12.
Tonight’s game will be the third meeting between Christian County and Henderson County this season, with each time winning once during the year. First pitch at Elmer Kelley Stadium is at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere: Logan County shut out Glasgow 4-0 in the 4th region, with Russell County knocking off 14th ranked Greenwood 3-0. 1st region action saw Lone Oak defeat Ballard Memorial 6-1, while Paducah Tilghman edged Murray 2-1. 3rd region action saw Apollo run rule Ohio County 13-0 in 6 innings, while Meade County slipped by Daviess County 6-4.
Heritage Christian Academy has advanced to the semi finals of the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state tournament following a 16-1 five inning win over North Hardin Christian Tuesday. The top seeded Warriors are now 17-2 on the season and will meet Community Christian Thursday at 4 pm Hopkinsville time in Georgetown.
High School Softball
2nd region at Lyon County: 25th ranked Henderson County upset 11th ranked Madisonville 9-7 and 16th ranked Livingston Central edged Union County 5-3. Henderson County and Livingston Central play in the championship game at 6 this evening.
Elsewhere: Top ranked Greenwood defeated Franklin Simpson 6-1 in the 4th region semi finals, with Bowling Green defeating Cumberland County 12-0 in 5 innings. 1st region action saw Lone Oak defeat Carlisle County 7-3, while Reidland defeated Graves County 5-1. 3rd region play saw Owensboro Catholic run rule Meade County 12-0 in 5 innings.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Lady Warriors defeated Somerset Christian 16-1 in three innings Tuesday to advance to the semi finals of the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state tournament. HCA improved to 7-2 on the season and will face Trinity Christian Thursday afternoon at 5:30 Hopkinsville time in Georgetown.
High School Basketball: Christian County High School removed the interim tag from boys basketball coach Kyle Eades Tuesday, naming him the permanent head coach.
Eades was named interim coach three days before the start of last season following the resignation of Josh Smith for health reasons. Eades led Christian County to a 15-15 record and a berth in the 2nd region tournament, before losing in the opening round to Henderson County.
College Basketball: The Southeastern Conference is considering playing its post season basketball tournament in one city. During spring meetings Tuesday in Destin, FL, commissioner Mike Slive issued a statement saying league athletic directors voted unanimously to authorize the conference to explore for a primary city to host the tournament. Nashville is believed to be the front runner. The Music City is currently scheduled to host the tournament in 2015, 2016 and 2019.
College Football: Alabama coach Nick Saban said at the SEC meetings Tuesday he would like to see the league expand and play nine conference games each season. However, it appears he may be the only one who feels that way. Although it likely won’t happen, university presidents and chancellors could vote on the issue Friday.
Austin Peay continued its interviews Tuesday for athletic director candidates. The Leaf Chronicle reports Chad Kimmel of the University of Wisconsin made his visit. Kimmel has Austin Peay ties as his father was the athletic trainer there.
He says growth is a critical part of Austin Peay’s future and adds Clarksville’s ever growing population offers the school more opportunities to find new supporters from alumni and Fort Campbell. Interviews are expected to conclude Thursday, with a successor to outgoing AD Dave Loos expected to be named by July 1st.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans will take to the practice field today for organized team activities. The Tennessean reports the players will wear helmets in the first of ten such sessions leading to a three day mandatory team camp June 18-20. Coach Mike Munchak says he likes the way his team is handling things thus far, calling it a very business like approach.