Hoppers Baseball: After a high scoring first inning in which both the Hoptown Hoppers and Dubois County scored three runs each, it was the Indiana visitors who left Tiger Field with a 7-6 win last night.
The Hoppers trailed at one point 5-3 before tying and taking the lead 6-5 in the 6th. Dubois County then got its winning run in the 9th inning to get its 8th win of the season to go with 7 losses. Hoptown dropped to 9-6 in defeat. Geordie Carlson and Derek Ferch each had two hits for the Hoppers in defeat, while Kyle Barbee, who relieved starter Cole Isom took the pitching loss.
The Hoppers trail league leaders Owensboro and Madisonville by a half game after both the Oilers and Pirates were victors. Owensboro edged Fulton 2-1, while Madisonville took two from Marion 8-2 and 5-4.
Tonight in the OVL: Hoptown hosts Owensboro in a doubleheader at Tiger Field on Charlie Henderson-State Farm Insurance night. Game one begins at 5, with the official Hoppers pre game show on the air at 4:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening, Marion goes to Fulton and Madisonville travels to Dubois County.
College World Series: North Carolina eliminated NC State with a 7-0 victory in Omaha. Today’s action has Mississippi State meeting Oregon State and UCLA plays North Carolina.
High School Football: Two former Hopkinsville High players signed letters Thursday to play at San Jose City College Thursday. Robert Bell and Keir Wade will both take their talents to California, where Bell will be used mostly on defense and Wade will play in the offensive line.
State Am Golf: Hopkinsville’s Daron Morris finished tied for 26th following Thursday’s final round at Bowling Green Country Club. Morris carded an 83 Thursday for a three day total of 229. Manchester’s Tyler McDaniel fired a 68 to win the event by six shots with a 203 score. McDaniel is the youngest player to ever win the State Am. Two time defending champion Patrick Newcomb of Benton carded a 69 in his final round and had a three day total of 209.