Hoppers Baseball: Following an off day Monday, the Hoptown Hoppers play their home opener this evening hosting the Fulton Railroaders. It’s Hays Furniture-Cancer Awareness Night at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field at 7:05, with pre game coverage beginning at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games this evening have DuBois County at Marion and Owensboro hosting Madisonville.
Last night in Ohio Valley League action: Fulton lost to newcomer DuBois County for the second time in as many games 7-2. The Bombers took an early 1-0 lead, then scored four times in the 4th inning to pick up their second win of the young season.
Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball: 2nd region winner and defending state runner up Henderson County run ruled Letcher County Central 11-1 in 6 innings. The Colonels move on to the quarterfinals to meet Collins High Wednesday night. Collins defeated Tates Creek 6-4.
3rd region winner Apollo saw its season end at the hands of Mercer County 4-0. Prestonsburg shut out North Laurel 3-0.
Today’s games: 4th region winner Logan County plays St. X at 12:30, following Ashland and Pleasure Ridge Park. Other games have Harrison County and Ryle, with 1st region winner Lone Oak meeting Central Hardin.
College Baseball: Vanderbilt defeated Georgia Tech 7-1 in the finals of the Nashville regional. The nationally second seeded Commodores will next face Louisville in Super Regional play beginning Saturday at Hawkins Field in Nashville.
Game time is set for 2 pm, with Sunday’s second game at 3 pm and if a third game is needed, it would be next Monday at 6 pm.
College Softball: Tennessee lost the opening game of the championship series at the College World Series 5-3 in 12 innings to top seed Oklahoma. The Sooners can win the national championship with a victory this evening.
College Football: Louisville has received its 15th commitment for the 2014 class. The Courier Journal reports three star defensive end/linebacker Henry Famurewa made his verbal pledge Monday. Famurewa is a 6-2, 231 pound prospect from Powder Springs, Georgia.
The game time has been announced for Kentucky’s season opening game against Western Kentucky at Nashville’s LP Field. The game is set for 6 pm on Saturday, August 31st, with pre game coverage beginning at 4:30 on your home for UK football, Lite 98.7.
College Basketball: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon should be able to play this coming season. Maymon played his last game in March 2012, and sat out last season after complications from left knee surgery. Maymon tells the newspaper he is participating in workouts and should be 100 percent by the end of July.
Golf: Hopkinsville native Mitchell Moore finished 70th in his attempt to qualify for the US Open Monday during sectional qualifying at Colonial Country Club in Memphis. Moore shot a 7 over 79 in his opening round, then came back with a one over par 72 in his second round.
Meanwhile, former Hopkinsville High and Rend Lake College’s Dayton Jones qualified for the upcoming Kentucky State Amateur Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club Monday. Jones fired a 74 during qualifying Monday at Long Run Golf Club in Louisville.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost to South Bend 5-0 Monday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods will try to snap a five game losing streak against Dayton beginning Wednesday night in Bowling Green.
The Nashville Sounds blew a ninth inning lead but defeated Round Rock 7-5 in 12 innings Monday. The teams play again this evening at Round Rock.