High School Baseball/Softball scores from Thursday
5th district finals: Trigg County defeated Crittenden County 10-4 in baseball, with Livingston Central run ruling Lyon County 12-0 in 5 innings in softball.
6th district softball final: Henderson County blanked Union County 7-0.
7th district baseball final: Caldwell County shut out Madisonville 7-0.
7th district softball semi final: Hopkins Central defeated Dawson Springs 7-1.
Today's game: 7th district softball final at Dawson Springs: Madisonville meets Hopkins Central at 5:30.
Pairings for the 2nd region baseball and softball tournaments will be announced tomorrow morning beginning at 10 am at Madisonville. WHOP Sports will have the pairings online and on our Facebook page as soon as possible following the announcement.
High School Football: Christian County’s Juan Jones signed a collegiate letter Thursday afternoon to continue his football career at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Jones finished his Colonel career rushing for 891 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Golf: Former Hopkinsville High and Rend Lake College golfer Dayton Jones fired a two over par 74 Thursday in the 3rd round of the NJCAA Division II national championship in Scottsboro, Alabama. Jones is in 17th place at even par 216, seven shots off the lead heading into today’s final round.
Princeton’s Emma Talley fired a five over par 77 and is tied for 24th individually after three rounds of the NCAA Women’s championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Alabama struggled as a team to a 13 over par score Thursday and sit in a tie for third place, 28 shots behind leader Southern California.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Paducah’s Russ Cochran both stand at two under par 69 heading into today’s second round of the Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Perry and Cochran trail co leaders Duffy Waldorf and Jay Haas by three shots. Both Waldorf and Haas opened with 5 under 66 on Thursday.
Lexington native Josh Teater fired a 5 under par 65 and is tied for 7th heading into the second round of the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, TX. Ryan Palmer blistered the course with an 8 under 62 Thursday. Another Kentuckian, Steve Flesch, had a two under par 68.
College Baseball: Arkansas State scored nine times from the 4th through the 6th innings in eliminating Western Kentucky from the Sun Belt Conference Tournament 10-4 Thursday in Lafayette, LA. The Hilltoppers finish the season 28-29.
Austin Peay got 17 hits in rolling over Eastern Kentucky 13-4 in its opening game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Jackson, TN. The Governors are now 43-13 and will try to extend the nation’s longest winning streak currently at 13 games against Tennessee Tech this evening, though the Golden Eagles have won seven of their last eight games. Tech took two games from Austin Peay earlier this season.
College Softball: Tennessee begins play in its Super Regional today, hosting Alabama. The Lady Vols are 47-10, while Alabama is 45-13.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night in Super Regional play in Tempe, AZ against Arizona State. Kentucky enters play 41-10, while Arizona State is 48-10. Tomorrow night’s game begins at 9 pm Hopkinsville time.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost a pair of games to Great Lakes Thursday falling 4-3 and 1-0. The teams play a second straight doubleheader beginning at 5 this evening in Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds won their series finale at Tacoma 11-2 Thursday. Nashville opens a weekend series hosting Albuquerque this evening at Greer Stadium.
Major League Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds open a weekend series hosting the Chicago Cubs this evening, with pre game coverage at 5:40 on News/Talk WHOP.