The Ohio Valley Baseball League championship will be decided this evening as the Hoptown Hoppers meet the Fulton Railroaders at Colonel Field at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
Fans are asked to bring non perishable food items for the Aaron McNeil House and receive $2.50 tickets. Hopper fans are also encouraged to wear red this evening.
Major League Baseball tonight includes Cincinnati hosting San Diego, Atlanta welcomes Miami and the Chicago Cubs host Pittsburgh.
At the London Olympics, the US women’s basketball team meets Angola today. The US has also claimed another medal in the pool, as David Boudia and Nick McCrory win bronze in the 10 meter synchronized platform diving.
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari says he wants to work out a schedule where Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina and Kansas home and home each season. Calipari tells ESPN’s Andy Katz the scheduling rotation would feature each team playing two home games and two road games against the group each season. Kentucky is playing only Louisville from the teams mentioned this coming season.
The University of Louisville extended the contract of women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz over the weekend. According to the Courier Journal, Walz’ contract was extended to go through the 2018-19 season. Walz has been the head coach since 2007 with a 119-56 mark and four appearances in the NCAA tournament.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak says the quarterback competition between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker is wide open. Both are alternating reps during practice, a pattern which will likely continue until a decision is made.
Munchak says he wants the decision to be made by the Titans third pre season game against Arizona on August 23rd in Nashville. Munchak targeted that date for the good of team chemistry and preparation for the regular season.
Hoppers Baseball: The season comes down to one final game as the Hoptown Hoppers defeated Fulton 7-6 in game two of the Ohio Valley League championship series Sunday night at Colonel Field.
Fulton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, before the Hoppers scored three times in the bottom of the inning. The Railroaders added single runs in the second and third innings to tie the game at 3, before the Hoppers reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the 3rd at 4-3.
The Hoppers added another run in the bottom of the 4th to go up 5-3, before Fulton plated a run in the top of the 5th to make it 5-4. Kaleb Brown had a two run single in the bottom of the 5th to give the Hoppers a 7-4 lead. Fulton would score two runs in the 8th to pull to within one at the final score of 7-6.
Brown and Seth Bancroft each had two hits for the Hoppers as Clayton Dugan picked up the pitching win, with Tyler Vails getting the save. Starter Daniel Szathmary took the loss for Fulton.
The championship game is tonight at 7:05 at Colonel Field, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Fans are asked to bring non perishable food items for the Aaron McNeil house this evening and receive $2.50 tickets.
It was also announced at last night’s game that general manager Finney Noffsinger’s contract has been extended for the 2013 season.
Golf: Anthony Dempsey won the Garland Nissan City Am tournament for the third time Sunday. Dempsey defeated Logan Loftus on the first playoff hole to claim his second crown in as many years.
Dempsey and Loftus tied at 211, with Dayton Jones finishing third at 216 in the open division.
Chip Miles won the senior division with a 225 score, one stroke better than Randy Chadwick and David Hargrove.
Kelly Roberts won the super senior division with a 239, two strokes better than Howard Wooden’s 241.
Howard Fuller won the super super senior division with a 248 score.
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers lost game one of the Ohio Valley League championship series 12-4 at Fulton Saturday night. Angelo Burrage hit two home runs for the Railroaders, while the Hoppers were held to just six hits. Starting pitcher Taylor Veillon took the loss for the Hoppers as he was one of five pitchers used in the game.
Game two of the series is this evening at 7:05 at Colonel Field, with the Hoppers pre game show at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. The Hoppers must win this evening to send the series to a third game, which would be Monday night at Colonel Field.
Golf: There's a two way tie atop the leaderboard following the second round of the Garland Nissan City Am.Defending champion Anthony Dempsey and Dayton Jones share the lead at 139 following Saturday's play at the Links at Novadell. Dempsey fired a two under par 70, while Jones fired a 67. Jonathan Grabara sits in third place two strokes back at 141, while Logan Loftus is fourth at 142.
Chip Miles and David Hargrove are tied for the lead in the senior division, with both golfers at 148, while Donnie Morris is third at 150.
Kelly Roberts at 153 leads Howard Wooten by one stroke in the Super Senior division, while Howard Fuller leads the Super Super Senior division at 164.The final round is today at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.
The Hoptown Hoppers game with Marion in the Ohio Valley League playoffs has been rained out for this evening. It will resume tomorrow afternoon at 5 pm in the bottom of the 4th inning with Marion leading 6-1. If Marion wins, the third game will be played immediately following the conclusion of the first game.
Fans are reminded that if you were at the game this evening, your ticket stub is good as a raincheck for tomorrow night's games at Colonel Field. Pre game coverage on the official stations of the Hoppers, Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com will air beginning at 4:50 pm.
Hoppers Baseball: Brad Sevenish hit a three run home run in the fourth and Josh Tanski pitched eight innings of one run, five hits and six strikeouts as the Hoptown Hoppers defeated Marion 4-2 last night at Guess Field.
The Hoppers and Bobcats play game two of the three game set this evening at Colonel Field, as Toyota of Hopkinsville and Hopkinsville Collision Center sponsor tonight’s game. Fans that bring school supplies for the Christian County Family and Youth Resource Center will get half price tickets and season passes will also be honored.
First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Fulton took game one of its semi final series with Madisonville in 10 innings 12-6. Fulton scored seven times in the top of the 10th to get the victory. Game two of that series is this evening in Fulton.
Golf: The Pepsi Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions got underway Wednesday at Henry County Country Club.
Hopkinsville’s Austin Knight is tied for 5th in the Boys 13-14 division after firing a 77.
Tadd Switzer is tied for 6th in the Boys 15-16 division after scoring 78, Dylan Henderson is tied for 8th with 79 and TJ Janes is 15th after scoring 85.
Dayton Jones leads the Boys 17-18 division after an even par 72, Jack Gardner is third with 75.
The final round takes place today.
Paducah’s Russ Cochran will not defend his title as the Senior British Open begins today at Turnberry, Scotland. Cochran had to withdraw before last week’s British Open due to an injury.
High School Sports: The Kentucky High School Athletics Association announced earlier this week the Board of Control has approved a Fall Sports Weekend where five separate championships will be decided on Saturday November 9, 2013.
Those sports are volleyball, boys and girls cross country and boys and girls soccer.
In other action, the new McCracken County High School which opens in 2013 will play football in Class 6-A, District 1 for the 2013 and 14 seasons. Muhlenberg County which is currently in District 1, will move to District 2. The new McCracken County High merges Reidland, Lone Oak and Heath high schools.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee junior quarterback Tyler Bray nor his roommate will face charges after he reached out to the female victim of a vandalism which occurred last weekend. The victim found her car’s windshield damaged and top dented after some males reportedly threw beer bottles and golf balls at it.
NBA: The Houston Chronicle reports former Kentucky standout Terrence Jones has signed his rookie contract. Jones, the 18th player taken in the NBA draft will earn $2.5 million in his first two seasons according to the league rookie scale.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have placed wide receiver Kenny Britt and safety Markelle Martin on the physically unable to perform list as training camp opens Sunday.
Also, the Titans still have not signed their first draft pick, wide receiver Kendall Wright as rookies reported to camp Wednesday. Wright is one of five players picked in the first 32 selections who have not signed deals.
NHL: The Nashville Predators made it official yesterday, announcing Shea Weber has accepted their 14 year, $110 million dollar offer sheet to stay in Nashville. The Philadelphia Flyers had offered the restricted free agent the same deal last week.