Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers continued their winning ways last night, winning at Marion 8-6. Trevor Lowe hit a controversial two run home run in the top of the 9th that broke a 6-6 tie and gave the Hoppers the victory. The OVL website reported there was question by Marion whether the home run by Lowe was fair or foul. Geordie Carlson in relief picked up the pitching win for the Hoppers, who have now won four games in a row in improving to 13-6, while Marion fell to 4-15.
The first place Hoppers now lead Dubois County and Owensboro by 2 ½ games after the Oilers defeated the Bombers 3-0 last night and Madisonville is three games back after the Pirates lost 3-2 to Fulton.
Tonight’s action has Hoptown hosting Madisonville on Edgewood Baptist Church night. Fans are asked to bring non perishable food items for Impact Missions and receive a $2 admission. First pitch is at 7:05, with the official Hoppers pre game show on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the OVL this evening: Marion travels to Owensboro and Fulton hosts Dubois County.
College World Series: UCLA claimed its first baseball national championship with an 8-0 win over Mississippi State. Former Hoptown Hopper Brett Pirtle went 0-4 in the loss for the Bulldogs. The Bruins won their 11th straight game in taking the championship and finished the season 49-17, while the Bulldogs finish the season 51-20.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds defeated New Orleans in the series finale in the Big Easy 7-5. The Sounds are off today before opening a home series with Oklahoma City Thursday night.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost to Lake County Tuesday 6-3. The Hot Rods begin a six game road trip this evening at South Bend.
Golf: Several local golfers competed in the KPGA Junior Tour event Tuesday at Paxton Park Golf Course in Paducah. In the Boys 13-15 division, Austin Knight tied for first with Avery Edwards of Paducah, with both golfers shooting four over par 75. Tadd Switzer finished third in the event with a 76, TJ Janes was fourth with a 77.
Jessica Shelton won the Girls 13-15 division with a 90.
College Basketball: Kentucky Sports Radio—citing a CSN Northwest report—says Kyle Wiltjer is likely to transfer to Gonzaga. Wiltjer announced Monday his intentions to head to another school, even though UK coach John Calipari has left the door open for Wiltjer to stay with Kentucky if he so chooses.
NBA Draft: Murray State University basketball fans will watch with great interest to see where Isaiah Cannan will play his professional basketball next season. The NBA Draft is scheduled for tomorrow night in Brooklyn, NY. A number of mock drafts have Cannan going as early as the 19th pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 30th pick by the Phoenix Suns.
Cannan will be the 21st player in Murray State history to be drafted, and the first since Marcus Brown was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1996.