High School Baseball-Friday’s scores: For the first time since the 2009 8th district championship game, Christian County defeated Hopkinsville in a baseball game. The streak spanned nine games as the Colonels got a 6-1 win over the Tigers. The two teams play this evening at Tiger Stadium at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games Friday saw Union County defeat Caldwell County 8-1, Marshall County shut out Crittenden County 9-0, Lone Oak over Heath 7-3.
Today’s games: Russellville hosts Allen County Scottsville, Logan County meets Barren County and Grayson County, Todd Central meets Fulton County and McLean County, Trigg County meets Marshall County and Graves County at the Dinger Wood Bat Classic at Graves County where Crittenden County meets Grandview, MO and St. Mary.
Madisonville is at North Hardin, Union County hosts Evansville Mater Dei, Henderson County hosts Bowling Green and Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central hosts Fulton County who also plays Lyon County.
High School Softball-Friday scores: University Heights defeated Menifee County 14-2 in 5 innings at the Lyndel Potter Memorial Classic in Pikeville, Barren County over Todd Central 12-6, Metcalfe County run ruled Russellville 10-0 in 5 innings, Henderson County shut out Daviess County 7-0, Livingston Central blanked Lyon County 9-0, Lone Oak over St. Mary 11-1.
Today’s games: University Heights meets East Ridge and Fleming County at the Lyndel Potter Memorial Classic in Pikeville, Christian County meets Northeast, Portland, TN and Apollo at the Play it Again Classic in Clarksville, Logan County is at Ohio County, Lyon County hosts Lone Oak, Henderson County plays Bowling Green and Terre Haute South at the Pancho Lambert Classic at Henderson County.
College Football: Kentucky wraps up its first spring practice under coach Mark Stoops with the Blue/White game later this afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium. Pre game coverage begins at 5:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky got its second commitment for the 2014 season Friday. Four star wide receiver prospect Thaddeaus Snodgrass of Springfield, Ohio chose Kentucky over Louisville, West Virginia and South Carolina among others.
Austin Peay will have its second spring scrimmage this morning at Governors Stadium. Coach Kirby Cannon is looking to see improvement from his football team from last week’s first scrimmage.
College Basketball: For winning the national championship, Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s bank account will get a little heftier. The Lexington Herald Leader reported Friday Pitino will receive $425 thousand, which is 70 percent of the salary of Louisville president Dr. James Ramsey, who makes $600 thousand per year. Pitino became the first coach to win national championships with two different schools.
Sports Business Daily reported Friday the Southeastern Conference will hold a news conference this coming Tuesday in Atlanta to announce formation of its own television network. ESPN will partner in association with the SEC, with the network’s launch date set for August, 2014.
College Baseball: Austin Peay defeated Southeast Missouri 9-4 in Ohio Valley Conference action, with game two of the series in Cape Girardeau this afternoon.
Murray State opened a weekend OVC series with a 14-11 loss to Jacksonville State. Game two is this afternoon in Murray.
Western Kentucky fell in its Sun Belt weekend opener 11-3 to Troy, with the teams meeting again this afternoon in Bowling Green.
College Softball: Austin Peay hosts SIU Edwardsville in a OVC doubleheader this afternoon, while Murray State goes to UT Martin for a twin bill this afternoon.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods took a pair of games from West Michigan Friday night, winning 4-3 and 3-2. The teams play again this evening at 7:05 at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds lost its series opener at Omaha 6-5. The Sounds and Stormchasers play game two this evening in Omaha.
Major League Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds opened a weekend series in Pittsburgh last night with a 6-5 loss to the Pirates. Elsewhere, St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 2-0, Washington shutout the Atlanta Braves 4-0 and the Chicago Cubs defeated San Francisco 4-3.
Today’s games have Atlanta hosting Washington, Chicago hosting San Francisco and St. Louis hosting Milwaukee this afternoon, while Cincinnati plays in Pittsburgh tonight.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost their fifth straight game to the Dallas Stars 5-2. Nashville continues its four game home stand hosting Detroit Sunday night at 6:30 in Bridgestone Arena.
Golf: Jason Day fired a four-under 68 in round two of The Masters to sit alone at the top of the leaderboard at six under par. Fred Couples and Marc Leishman are tied for second, one stroke back of Day.
Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker is among a group at four under par. Tiger Woods had a pair of bogeys on the back nine for a one-under 71. He is tied for seventh at three under.
Defending champion Bubba Watson just made the cut at four-over for the tournament. Fourteen-year-old Tianlang Guan was also plus-four and tied for 55th. He is the youngest ever to make the cut on the PGA Tour.