Hoppers Baseball: Wet grounds forced the postponement of the Hoptown Hoppers game with Owensboro Thursday night at Tiger Field.
When officials arrived at the field Thursday morning, they found water hoses running on the field, raising suspicion that the field had been vandalized.
The Hoppers are scheduled to face Marion this evening at 7:05. Hopperfest 2013 sponsored by the Kentucky New Era will take place, with the first 600 fans entering to receive the 2013 Hoppers baseball cards, prizes will be awarded during the game and fireworks to follow sponsored by the New Era and WHOP Radio. The official Hoppers pre game show is on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Fulton moved to within a game of first place Hoptown with a 4-3 win over Marion and Madisonville edged Dubois County 1-0 in 10 innings. The Bombers remain in third place 3 ½ games back, while Madisonville is 4 games behind the Hoppers in 4th place.
Tonight in the OVL: Fulton at Madisonville and Owensboro at Dubois County.
Minor League Baseball: Dayton scored six times in the bottom of the 7th inning to defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-5 in Dayton Thursday. The series finale is this evening.
The Nashville Sounds opened a four game series at Memphis with a 7-0 victory. Game two of the series is this evening.
Major League Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds game with San Francisco was rained out Thursday. No make up date has been announced. The Reds open a weekend interleague series with the Seattle Mariners this evening at Great American Ballpark.
Elsewhere Thursday: Oakland blanked the Chicago Cubs 1-0, with the LA Angels edging St. Louis 6-5 and Miami slid by Atlanta 4-3.
Today’s action includes an afternoon game at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh, Atlanta meets Philadelphia this evening, with St. Louis going against Miami.
NBA: Brad Stevens will officially be introduced today as the new coach of the Boston Celtics. At 36, the now-former Butler University coach, will be the youngest coach in the NBA. Stevens had been with Butler for 13 seasons.
PGA Tour: Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner share the lead at eight under 62 heading into the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. Webb Simpson and Jin Park are two shots back.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry had it to five under par in the first round, but three bogies in the back nine left Perry with a two under 68. Lexington native Josh Teater fired a two over par 72.
Wimbledon: The men’s semi finals are to take place today at the All England Club. Top seed Novak Djokvic meets 8th seed Juan del Potro with 2nd seed Andy Murray to meet Jerzy Janowicz.
On the women’s side, Sabine Lisicki took three sets to win her semi final match Thursday, while Marion Bartoli won her match in straight sets. Bartoli and Lisicki meet in the finals tomorrow.