|SPORTS HEADLINES 6/11/12|
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers are in first place in the Ohio Valley League following a 4-2 win Sunday against Marion at Colonel Field.
Phillip Menou pitched six solid innings to get the pitching win, while Brett Pirtle went 3-4 for the 5-2 Hoppers. Former UHA standouts Matt McGowan and Kyle Barbee both saw action Sunday, with McGowan going 1-4 and Barbee 0-2.
The Hoppers are back in action tonight at Fulton and return home to meet Madisonville Tuesday night at 7:05, on Salvation Army Night. Fans are asked to bring paper products to receive a half price ticket at the gate. Tuesday’s game will air at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Madisonville defeated Owensboro 8-7 in 12 innings.
Tonight’s action besides the Hoppers at Fulton has Madisonville at Marion.
NFL: Former Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derek Mason is set to announce his retirement today, according to the Tennessean. The 38-year-old Mason played 15 years in the league, seven of them with the Titans beginning in 1997 and lasting through 2004.
PGA Tour: Former University of Kentucky golfer JB Holmes finished tied for 19th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic at three under par. Dustin Johnson won for the first time since returning from injury at nine under par.
Champions Tour: Tom Lehman was a two shot winner at the Regions Tradition. Lehman finished at 14 under par. Paducah’s Russ Cochran tied for 5th at nine under par, while Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 13th at five under par.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds were drilled by the Iowa Cubs 14-3 in the finale of a series in Des Moines. The Sounds open a series tonight at Memphis.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost 6-1 at Dayton Sunday, with the finale of the series this evening.