Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers won their fourth game in a row last night, defeating Madisonville 12-0.
Former University Heights standout Kyle Barbee had a stellar pitching performance, throwing the Hoppers second complete game of the season and the team’s first shutout.
Barbee allowed just six hits, struck out five and walked one in getting the win.
The Hoppers took an early 2-0 lead in the third inning, then scored 10 times in the 5th and 6th innings. Trevor Lowe, Brad Sevenish and Zach Carter each had three hits in the win, as the Hoppers pounded out 15 hits.
Hoptown is now 19-9 on the season and leads Fulton by two games in the Ohio Valley League. The Railroaders picked up an 8-3 win Sunday night at Dubois County, while Owensboro defeated Marion 6-4. The 15-13 Oilers are in third place, four games behind the Hoppers.
Tonight in the OVL: Hoptown plays the first of five home games this week, hosting Owensboro in a make up game at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field. Fans who bring school supplies for the Christian County Youth Service Center will receive $2 admission. First pitch is at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games this evening have Madisonville travelling to Marion.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Lansing 7-1 Sunday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The teams close out the series with a 12:05 game this afternoon.
The Nashville Sounds lost the series finale at Memphis Sunday 13-3. The Sounds open a three game series at Albuquerque this evening.
College Basketball: University of Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell earned a gold medal as a member of the USA Basketball team, defeating Serbia 82-68 Sunday in the title game of the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.
Harrell totaled a team-high 17 points, four rebounds and four blocked shots in 28 minutes as the USA claimed its first U19 championship since 2009. As a freshman last season, the North Carolina native played in all 40 games helping the Cardinals win their third national championship.
NBA: WPSD-Paducah reported Sunday the Houston Rockets have started summer league workouts, and are doing so without former Murray State standout and second round draft pick Isaiah Cannan. Cannan is recovering from an ankle sprain suffered in pre draft workouts. Cannan will be held out of the summer league so his ankle can fully heal in time for training camp in early October.
PGA Tour: Jonas Blixt shot a 3-under 67 on Sunday to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic by two strokes. The Swede emerged from a five-player chase over the final five holes to pick up the $1.1 million winner's check.
Blixt also gets a spot in the upcoming British Open and next year's Masters for the victory. Play on the Old White TPC course was halted for three hours due to thunderstorms. Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 41st at three under par.