Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers fell to 0-2 on the young season after a 4-0 loss to Fulton last night at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field.
It was a scoreless game until the 5th when after two were out, the Railroaders got three straight doubles and an error to score 3 of their runs and chase starter and loser Cole Isom, who did strike out 7 batters. The Hoppers did load the bases in the bottom of the 5th, but failed to score. Fulton added a run in the 9th to pick up their first win of the season, to go with two losses.
Elsewhere in the Ohio Valley League: Newcomer DuBois County moved to 3-0 with a 8-6 10 inning win over Marion, while Madisonville defeated Owensboro 8-3 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Tonight’s action has Hoptown at Fulton, Marion at DuBois County and Madisonville hosts Owensboro.
Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament: 4th region winner Logan County was eliminated by St. X 2-1, while 1st region winner Lone Oak fell to 5th region winner Central Hardin 2-0.
Other games saw Harrison County over Ryle 4-1 and Pleasure Ridge Park shut out Ashland 5-0.
Today’s quarterfinal games have 2nd region winner Henderson County meeting Collins High and Mercer County meeting Prestonsburg.
College Softball: May was a month of tragedy in Oklahoma due to deadly tornadoes, but June is bringing at least a small ray of sunshine after Oklahoma won the Women’s College World Series, defeating Tennessee 4-0 last night. Tennessee finished the season 52-12, while Oklahoma was a very impressive 57-4.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Zach Price will be leaving Louisville’s basketball program. Coach Rick Pitino confirmed Tuesday Price plans to transfer. Price started six games last season when Gorgui Dieng went down with a broken wrist. If Price goes to a Division One school, he will have to sit out a season before becoming eligible.
Austin Peay State University will hold a news conference today to name a new athletics director. The announcement will be made at 11 am this morning at the Dunn Center. The school is replacing longtime AD Dave Loos, who was also men’s basketball coach. Loos will stay with the school in that capacity.
NFL: Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson tells the Tennessean he is pleased with the Titans new running backs coach. Former Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom was named to the job, though Johnson wanted Earnest Byner, who was the running backs coach in 2008-09 to get the job.
Johnson says he can tell Croom has a lot of input into the running game, much like Byner did. Croom has 17 years experience as an NFL running backs coach.
Minor League Baseball: Following an off day, the Bowling Green Hot Rods open a series with the Dayton Dragons at 7:05 this evening in Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds lost at Round Rock 6-2. The Sounds have a travel day today, before opening a four game series at Memphis Thursday night.