Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers got another round of stellar pitching performances in defeating Madisonville last night 10-0 at Tiger Field.
Riley Sanderson and Reese Johnson combined for a one hit shutout and the Hoppers had just six hits, including five doubles in winning their sixth game in a row. The Hoppers improved to 21-9 on the season with the shutout, the second in three days against the Pirates.
Elsewhere in the OVL: Fulton and Dubois County had quite the battle Tuesday night, with the Bombers coming away with the 11-9 victory, while Owensboro defeated Marion 10-7.
Tonight in the OVL: Hoptown begins a two game series at Fulton, Madisonville hosts Owensboro and Marion goes to Dubois County.
The league standings have Hoptown at 21-9, leading Fulton by 3 ½ games as the Railroaders are 18-13, Owensboro is third at 16-14, five games behind.
Madisonville is fourth at 15-15 and stands 6 games back, with Dubois County 15-16—6 ½ games back and Marion at 6-24 is 15 games behind the leader.
Minor League Baseball: Following an off day, the Bowling Green Hot Rods begin a six game Midwest League road trip at Quad City.
The Nashville Sounds lost game two of their series at Albuquerque 10-2. Game three of the series is this evening.
Golf: Princeton native Emma Talley is in third place after the first round of the Women’s Kentucky Open at Oxmoor Country Club in Louisville. The University of Alabama sophomore to be fired an opening round even par 72 to tie with defending champion Lindsay Gahm and three others for third place.
Glasgow native and former Golf Channel Big Break participant Taryn Durham leads after firing a 69. The final round of the tournament is today.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops got quite the 46th birthday present Tuesday as three star wide receiver TV Williams of McKinney, TX announced his plans to come to the Wildcat program in the fall of 2014. Williams becomes the second wide receiver commitment in the 2014 class.
College Basketball: Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday Kevin Ware could be playing again by October. Ware was injured in the NCAA regional final game against Duke, suffering a broken leg. Pitino said he’s encouraged by Ware’s rehabilitation and says he could begin working out in another month.
Pitino also announced that portions of the 2013 national championship floor from the Georgia Dome will be autographed by him and sold at auction. The auction is a collaboration with Northwestern Mutual who donated the floor to the Cardinal program.
Proceeds from the auction will go to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. The center court portion of the floor will be framed and displayed in the lobby of the KFC/Yum Center.
Austin Peay’s basketball program announced the signing of a junior college player Tuesday. Sergine Mboup became the sixth and final signee for the 2013-14 class. Mboup is a native of Senegal and comes to Clarksville from New Mexico Military Institute. Mboup averaged 3.8 points and 4.4 rebounds last season as a freshman.
NHL: The Nashville Predators began a developmental camp Tuesday and the Tennessean reports first round draft pick Seth Jones was quite impressive. Jones went through 90 minutes of skill and skating drills.
Following the workout, coach Barry Trotz tried to downplay the excitement of having Jones with the team, saying he is a foundation type player who would be with the team for a number of years. Jones is the son of former Murray State and NBA standout Ronald “Popeye” Jones.