The YMCA has announced that HCCYL t-ball, baseball, and softball games scheduled for Saturday, May 4, have been cancelled due to the high percentage chance of rain and low temperatures. Those games and pictures have been moved to Saturday, May 18, at the same time and field. Teams will need to show up one hour early on field 2 for pictures on Saturday, May 18.
High School Baseball-Friday scores: Christian County edged Caldwell County 3-2, Hopkinsville over Trigg County 10-4, University Heights got by Crittenden County 9-7, Union County blanked Madisonville 3-0, Logan County edged Muhlenberg County 4-3 in 9 innings, Hopkins Central shut out McLean County 4-0, Henderson County drilled Webster County 16-5.
High School Softball-Friday scores: Dawson Springs run ruled Hopkinsville 11-1 in 6 innings.
College Football: Austin Peay announced the signing of four players, including three junior college transfers Friday. They are quarterback Andrew Spivey from the College of San Francisco, wide receiver Earlzo Singleton from Rochester Community and Tech College, Derien Stephens out of Detroit—who did not play collegiately last fall and offensive lineman Travis Williams from Arizona Eastern Junior College.
Coach Kirby Cannon called the four signees a “mini” recruiting class and say that all four have the chance to earn a starting position for the Govenors this fall.
College Baseball: Austin Peay defeated Morehead State 9-8 in 10 innings, with Murray State getting a 4-0 victory over Southeast Missouri. Western Kentucky lost to Louisiana Monroe 3-2.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods were swept in a doubleheader by Kane County 4-2 and 3-1. The Hot Rods open a three game series at Clinton this evening. The Nashville Sounds lost at Round Rock 5-4 in 12 innings, with game two of the series this evening.
Major League Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Friday, with the NY Mets defeating Atlanta 7-5 in 10 innings and St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 6-1.
The Reds and Cubs play game two of their weekend series this afternoon at Wrigley Field, with pre game coverage beginning at 11:35 this morning on News/Talk WHOP. St. Louis and Milwaukee also have an afternoon game, with Atlanta hosting New York this evening.
St. Louis right-hander Jason Motte will have season-ending Tommy John surgery next week.The Cardinals reliever was placed on the disabled list on March 29, and eventually diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow. He had been rehabbing and playing catch in an effort to avoid surgery.
However, he had discomfort during a throwing session and it was decided that Motte would have the ligament replacement surgery.
Horse Racing: With four of the 10 horses entered in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Friday, trainer Todd Pletcher had a good chance to win the race. One of his fillies did, as longshot Princess of Sylmar took the Run for the Lillies.
Meanwhile, Pletcher has five colts entered in the 20 horse field for today’s 139th Kentucky Derby. Early betters are liking Revolutionary and Goldenscents, the horse whose ownership includes Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. Orb was the morning line favorite when post positions were drawn earlier this week.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans brought their annual Titans Caravan to Paducah last night. Among those appearing at the visit was former Paducah Tilghman standout George Wilson, one of the Titans acquisitions in the off season after being released by the Buffalo Bills. The safety told WPSD he was excited about the opportunity to play for the Titans and expects an outstanding 2013 season.
NBA: All four teams leading their series in playoff action last night clinched berths to the next round. In Eastern Conference action, the NY Knicks defeated Boston 88-80, Indiana defeated Atlanta 81-73. Western Conference action saw Oklahoma City defeat Houston 103-94 and Memphis finish off the LA Clippers 118-105.
PGA Tour: Phil Mickelson isn't having too much trouble at all with the choppy greens at Quail Hollow. Mickelson opened with two birdies and made back-to-back birdies late in his second round for a 5-under 67 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Nick Watney, playing alongside Mickelson, made a few key par putts for a 70 and was in the group two shots behind with George McNeill and 37-year-old tour rookie Scott Gardiner. Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood are another shot back.
Champions Tour: Mike Goodes shot a 3-under 69 in winds that gusted to 30 mph to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Insperity Championship. Goodes birdied two of the last three holes.
Gene Sauers had the lead at 4 under going into the par 4 17th, but hit a 9-iron into the water for a double bogey and finished at 70. Brian Henninger, Mark Brooks, Hal Sutton, Michael Allen and Mark Bucek were two strokes back at 71.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry fired a two over par 74, while Paducah’s Russ Cochran had a seven over 79. Only seven players in the 81-man field broke par on an unseasonably cold and blustery day at The Woodlands Country Club near Houston.