Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers literally stole a win last night from the Fulton Railroaders, taking a 2-1 10 inning victory at Tiger Field.
Mitch Huckabay stole home when a ball was being thrown back to Fulton pitcher Colin Hatch while John Beary was batting to give the Hoppers the win. Fulton took the early 1-0 lead in the third on a solo home run by Michael Diaz off starter Justin Hageman, who struck out 10 and walked two in five innings. Hageman did not get a decision.
The Hoppers tied the game in the 6th when Matt McGowan scored on an RBI single by Zack Carter. Kyle Barbee picked up the pitching win for the Hoppers, who improved to 8-5 on the season.
The Hoppers are in a three way tie for first place, after Owensboro’s 4-2 win over Madisonville last night. Marion and DuBois County was postponed.
Tonight in the OVL: Hoptown goes to DuBois County, Marion is at Madisonville and Fulton hosts Owensboro.
College World Series: LSU was eliminated Tuesday in Omaha, falling 4-2 to North Carolina. UCLA edged NC State 2-1 in a winner’s bracket game.
Oregon State faces Indiana in an elimination game today.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds were shut out 7-0 in the opener of a four game series with the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines. Game two of the series is this evening. The Bowling Green Hot Rods are enjoying the final day of a three day break for the Midwest League All Star game.
KY State Am Golf: Hopkinsville’s Daron Morris had the low round among the locals with a 74 in Tuesday’s first round at Bowling Green Country Club. Morris is tied for 28th with 17 other players.
Dayton Jones had a six over 78 and is tied for 92nd, Pat Tucker fired an 80 and is 117th, Brian Landrum had an 82 and is tied for 135th and Ronnie Young is tied for 144th with an 84. Elizabethtown’s Clay Hinton leads with a 66, one shot ahead of two time defending champion and former Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb of Benton.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky has landed two transfers from the University of Pittsburgh. Ohio natives Dimitrious and Chris Davis announced Tuesday on Twitter they were headed to Lexington and will have three years eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2013 season.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats 2014 recruiting class is ranked the best in the nation according to Rivals.com. That ranking came after Kentucky got its 19th commitment for the 2014 class last night in offensive lineman Derrick Kelly of Havana, Florida. Kelly made his decision after visiting the UK campus earlier this month.
NHL: The Courier Journal reports a prospect with Kentucky ties could become the first player taken in the NHL draft June 30th. 18-year-old defenseman Seth Jones is the son of former Murray State and NBA forward Ronald “Popeye” Jones. If selected first, he would be the first African American to receive the distinction.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans began a three day mini camp Tuesday, with the Tennessean reporting a number of Fort Campbell soldiers were guests of the team. As opposed to previous years, there are no set of scripted plays, with coach Mike Munchak saying he is intending to make practice resemble game like conditions. The mini camp goes through Thursday.