Hoppers Baseball: For the second time in as many nights, the Hoptown Hoppers won an extra inning, one run game in defeating DuBois County 6-5 in 10 innings.
Brad Sevenish had a sacrifice fly that brought home Seth Larue with the go ahead run in the 10th to give Hoptown the victory. Mason Colquitt led the Hoppers hitting attack with three hits including a pair of doubles, while Ryne Long in relief of Riley Sanderson got the pitching win. The Hoppers improved to 9-5 with the win and are in first place, a half game ahead of Owensboro, who was rained out last night at Fulton. The other game saw Marion hold off Madisonville 7-6.
The Hoppers and DuBois County play again this evening at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field at 7:05. It’s Cub Scout Night will all scouts in uniform to be admitted free. Fans are encouraged to bring their own chairs as a large crowd is expected. The official Hoppers pre game show is on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the OVL this evening: Madisonville plays a doubleheader at Marion and Owensboro hosts Fulton.
College World Series: Indiana saw its run in Omaha end with a 1-0 loss to Oregon State. North Carolina and North Carolina State play an elimination game this evening.
State Am Golf: Daron Morris is the only local golfer of five to qualify for today’s final round in Bowling Green. Morris toured Bowling Green Country Club with an even par 72 Wednesday for a two day total of 146, which has him tied for 20th overall. Dayton Jones, Brian Landrum, Pat Tucker and Ronnie Young all failed to make today’s final round.
Tyler McDaniel fired a 67 Wednesday and has a three shot lead over opening round leader Clay Hinton. Former Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb of Benton is tied for third at 140 after a one over par 73 Wednesday.
College Football: University of Kentucky offensive lineman TJ Jones has been dismissed from the team for what a UK spokeman calls a “violation of team rules”. The school declined specifics on why the dismissal took place.
The sophomore was arrested last December on a weapons charge in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Jones reportedly brought a weapon to his alma mater, Myrtle Beach High School.
Austin Peay announced Wednesday the hiring of a new linebackers coach. Kyran Weaver comes to Clarksville to replace Gary Shepard. Weaver is well familiar with new coach Kirby Cannon, having played and coaching for him when both were at Missouri S&T, now Missouri-Rolla.
Meanwhile, the Leaf Chronicle reports running backs coach Paul Derrick has resigned to accept an assistant coaching position at a Nashville area high school. Derrick is being replaced by Marcus Gildersleeves, who had been named Governors receiving coach back in the spring.
A new receivers coach is expected to be hired by the third week of July when staff meetings resume according to head coach Kirby Cannon.
College Basketball: Louisville coach Rick Pitino says the best thing he ever did was resign as coach at the University of Kentucky. The website Business First reports Pitino made the comment during a speaking engagement last Friday to the Mid South ACG Capital Connection luncheon in Louisville.
Pitino said the second best thing that ever happened to him was failing as head coach of the Boston Celtics. The coach of the national champion Louisville Cardinals says failing with the Celtics taught him humility, something he wishes had happened earlier in his life. He added humility is the key to success in life.