High School Baseball: Christian County won the 8th district championship for the first time since 2009, defeating Hopkinsville 10-2 at Fort Campbell High School.
The Colonels struck for four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Dixon Craft was 3-3, while David Smith was 2-4 with a home run in leading the Colonels, while freshman Sam Blane fired a four hitter and allowing Hopkinsville only one extra base hit, a double by Dustin Pendleton. Gus Sholar took the pitching loss for the Tigers.
Christian County advances to next week’s 2nd region tournament in Madisonville with a 24-14 record, while Hopkinsville goes in at 15-16.
The All District team was announced following last night’s game. Christian County was represented by David Smith, Logan Patterson, Chance Carner and Sam Blane. Hopkinsville was represented by Rashad Lewis, Jack Gardner and Gus Sholar.
University Heights placed Chandler West and Ryan P’Pool on the team, while Fort Campbell was represented by Coty Hix and Zack Lee.
High School Softball: Christian County won its ninth consecutive 8th district title, but it took the last at bat to win as the Lady Colonels held off University Heights 3-2. The game was 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 7th when Kaitlin Harris’s base hit brought home the game winning run. Christian County heads to the 2nd region tournament at Lyon County next week 24-12, while University Heights is 23-10.
The All District team was announced following the game. Christian County was represented by Maggie Glass, Morgan Cunningham, Kaitlin Harris and Makenzie Wyatt.
UHA was represented by Lexie O’ Daniel, Tyler Shemwell and Chelsea Cansler. Hopkinsville members were Courtney Campbell and Erin Ganley, while Fort Campbell was represnted by Allie Alfeld and Shannon Sullivan.
All other games around the area were postponed Tuesday with play scheduled to continue today.
5th district finals at Trigg County: Baseball has Trigg County playing Crittenden County. Softball has Livingston Central meeting Lyon County.
7th district softball semi final at Dawson Springs: Dawson Springs hosts Hopkins Central.
7th district baseball semi final at Caldwell County: Caldwell County hosts Hopkins Central.
6th district finals at Henderson County: Baseball has Henderson County hosting Union County. Softball has Union County meeting Webster County.
Golf: Former Hopkinsville High and current Rend Lake college golfer Dayton Jones fired a one under par 71 in Tuesday’s first round of the NJCAA Division II national championship in Scottsboro, Alabama. Jones stands in a tie for 11th place heading into today’s second round.
2nd ranked Alabama is in fourth place after the first round of the NCAA Women’s Championship being played at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The Crimson Tide’s 288 team score is four shots behind co leaders USC and San Jose State. Freshman Emma Talley of Princeton fired an opening round one under par 71. Talley is fourth individually heading into today’s second round.
When Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore plays in the US Open sectional qualifier June 3rd at Colonial Country Club in Memphis, there will be a number of players from the PGA Tour with him. Moore will be paired with Bowling Green native Adam Gary and Scott Stallings who plays on tour.
Other notables at the qualifier include Ian Poulter, Steven Ames, Ben Crane, Joe Ogilvie, Jerry Kelly, Dicky Pride, Brian Gay, Billy Horschel—who won on tour earlier this year—Billy Mayfair, Cameron Beckman and 2008 US Open runner up Rocco Mediate.
Lexington native Josh Teater has qualified for this year’s British Open. Teater was one of five Americans to qualify Monday during play at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. Teater shot rounds of 64 and 69 to take medalist honors. It will be Teater’s first appearance in the Open. The British Open takes place July 18-21 at Muirfield, Scotland.
College Baseball: Kentucky is one and done at the SEC tournament, falling to Ole Miss 4-1 Tuesday in Hoover, AL. Kentucky is 30-25 and doubtful of receiving an NCAA tournament bid after losing seven of its last nine games.
Western Kentucky opens play this morning in the Sun Belt Conference tournament in Lafayette, LA. The 5th seeded Hilltoppers meet 4th seed Florida Atlantic at 9:30 am.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators have named assistant coach Peter Horachek’s replacement. Phil Housley is considered one of the best American defensemen in NHL history. Housley was a seven time all star in his NHL career and is the fourth all time highest scoring defenseman in NHL history. Housley most recently was an assistant coach for Team USA at the World Championships.