Kentucky won its first game at the SEC baseball tournament today over Ole Miss 2-0. AJ Reed threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball and hit a homerun for the Wildcats. Kentucky will play again Thursday against either Mississippi State, Arkansas or top seed LSU. Vanderbilt and Georgia play a first round game in Hoover, AL this evening.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Cincinnati and Xavier will play its cross town rivalry in basketball at the neutral site US Bank Arena for the next two years. The game is being moved to the neutral site after a brawl broke out with 9.4 seconds left in last year’s game at Xavier. The game will be played December 18, 19 or 20 and be on one of the ESPN family of channels, with an official announcement expected in June.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman will miss the next 6-8 weeks after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee while fielding a throw Saturday night in Los Angeles. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Berkman will have an arthroscopic procedure Friday at the Stedman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was arrested for speeding and driving on a suspended license from Kentucky just hours after collecting his second save of the season against the New York Yankees Sunday.
Chapman was stopped going 93 miles per hour on Interstate 71 in Grove City, Ohio early Monday morning according to the Cincinnati Post. Chapman met with manager Dusty Baker and general manager Walt Jocketty following the Reds 4-1 win over Atlanta last night to discuss the matter. A court date has been set for June 6th.
Major League Baseball this evening has St. Louis hosting San Diego once again, along with Cincinnati hosting Atlanta and Chicago at Houston.
One game in the NBA playoffs has Indiana at Miami, with the series even at two games each.
One game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has Los Angeles at Phoenix, with the Kings holding a 3-1 lead in the series.
High School Baseball/Softball
Weather forced postponement of play in the 8th district baseball tournament Monday night.
This evening at 6, Hopkinsville meets Fort Campbell at Christian County High, with the host Colonels meeting University Heights in the nightcap.
In addition, softball will go as scheduled tonight with Christian County meeting Fort Campbell at 5:30, followed by Hopkinsville and University Heights at 7:30.
Coverage of this evening’s action begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
5th district baseball: Crittenden County defeated Lyon County 10-0 in 5 innings, while Livingston Central was a 5-0 winner over Trigg County.
6th district baseball: Union County defeated Webster County 10-3.
13th district baseball: Postponed until today due to rain.
5th district softball: Livingston Central defeated Trigg County 15-0 in 3 innings, no report on the KHSAA website for Crittenden County and Lyon County.
6th district softball: Henderson County defeated Webster County 16-0 in 3 innings.
13th district softball: Franklin Simpson defeated Russellville 10-0, with no report on the KHSAA website for Todd Central and Logan County.
5th district baseball final: Crittenden County meets Livingston Central.
7th district at Madisonville: Caldwell County meets Hopkins Central, followed by Madisonville and Dawson Springs.
13th district at Russellville: Todd Central meets Logan County, followed by Russellville and Franklin Simpson.
6th district softball final: Henderson County meets Union County
7th district at Caldwell County: Hopkins Central meets host Caldwell County, followed by Madisonville and Dawson Springs.
The Kentucky New Era reports on its website Fort Campbell High School has named a new volleyball coach. Nivea King has been named to coach the Lady Falcons in the 2012 season.
College Baseball: Kentucky opens play in the Southeastern Conference tournament this morning in Hoover, Alabama against Ole Miss, while Vanderbilt meets Georgia later today.
College Basketball: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee’s Lady Vols have added junior college player Jasmine Phillips, a 5-11 forward from Louisburg Junior College in North Carolina. Phillips who will have three years eligibility remaining averaged 16.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game last season at Louisburg.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have signed linebacker Zack Brown, the team’s second round pick in the NFL Draft last month. The deal is for four years and 3.85 million dollars, including a 1.24 million dollar bonus. Brown is the fourth member of this year’s draft class to agree to terms.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost the opening game of their series at Las Vegas 10-8, with game two this evening.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lose the series finale at Fort Wayne 4-3. The Hot Rods are off today.
The weather has forced cancellation of the 8th district baseball tournament games today at Christian County High School. The schedule for Tuesday is as follows:
Baseball: Hopkinsville meets Fort Campbell at 6, followed by Christian County and University Heights.
Softball: Christian County meets Fort Campbell at 5:30, followed by Hopkinsville and University Heights.
Both championship games will be played Wednesday evening.
Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones fired a two day total of 140, good for 6th place at the Murray Country Club Invitational over the weekend. Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb won the tournament in a playoff after firing a two day total of 137. Hopkinsville’s Lee Crawford finished 5th in the event.
Jones will play in the Golfweek Junior Midwest Region Spring Tour Championship which begins Saturday at the University Club in Lexington.
University of Kentucky baseball coach Gary Henderson has been selected as Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. The Wildcats were predicted to finish 10th in the SEC this season, however Henderson guided the team to a regular season school record 41 wins.
The Wildcats, who spent much of the season ranked in the top five, open play in the SEC Tournament against Ole Miss tomorrow in Hoover, Alabama.
Major League Baseball tonight has St. Louis hosting San Diego, Cincinnati entertaining Atlanta and Chicago at Houston.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is on the 15 day disabled list after suffering an injury to his right knee while stretching to receive the throw on a ground out in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Neither Berkman nor the Cardinals have offered any information on the extent of the injury according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Berkman is scheduled for an MRI today in St. Louis.
Two games in the NBA playoffs have Philadelphia at Boston and the LA Lakers at Oklahoma City.
One game in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs has the New York Rangers at New Jersey.