High School Baseball-Wednesday scores: Christian County will be the top seed for the upcoming 8th district baseball tournament after a 4-3 win over University Heights. The Colonels led for most of the game 4-0, before UHA scored three runs in its last two at bats. David Smith led Christian County with three hits, while Austin Byrum also had three hits for UHA. Freshman Sam Blane got the pitching win for Christian County who goes to 20-13 and finished district play 5-1. Freshman Preston Milburn took the loss for UHA, who goes to 10-9 and finishes district play 2-4.
Hopkinsville swept a pair of district games from Fort Campbell Wednesday, winning 13-1 and 11-0. The Tigers improved to 11-14 and finished district play 5-1, while the Falcons went to 6-20/0-6 in the district.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville at Livingston Central, Fort Campbell hosts Todd Central, Trigg County travels to Russellville, Dawson Springs welcomes McLean County, Madisonville welcomes Henderson County, Webster County hosts Union County, Muhlenberg County at Grayson County, Lyon County hosts Carlisle County, Mayfield goes to Murray, Graves County hosts Marshall County, Calloway County hosts Ballard Memorial.
High School Softball-Wednesday scores: Lone Oak shut out Livingston Central 4-0.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville goes to Trigg County, Russellville welcomes Warren East, Logan County hosts Edmonson County, Hopkins Central entertains Crittenden County, Webster County hosts Lyon County, Muhlenberg County hosts Bowling Green, Calloway County hosts Marshall County, Graves County goes to Carlisle County, Ballard Memorial at Heath, Paducah Tilghman at Lone Oak.
High School Tennis: The Boys 2nd region tournament finally began Wednesday at Henderson County High School, with one local singles player and two doubles teams advancing to the semi finals. 2nd seeded Vivek Shah of University Heights made the singles semi finals, while the UHA doubles teams of Hendley Traughber and Dawson McDonald and the team of Blake Edmondson and Trey LaChance also are in today’s semi finals.
The girls concluded their tournament Wednesday, with the UHA doubles team of Gretchen Powell and Sally Smith advancing to the finals before losing in that match. UHA’s Kloe Freeman lost in her semi final singles match.
High School Basketball: Trigg County High School is scheduled to name a new boys basketball coach today at a 4 pm news conference.
Speculation indicates either current Trigg County assistant Rex Booth or Hopkinsville assistant Payton Croft being named as long time coach Mike Wright’s successor. Whoever gets the job will inherit a team that went 20-9 this past season in winning the 5th district title and making an appearance in the semi finals of the 2nd region tournament.
Christian County High’s Korey Mosley signed a collegiate letter Wednesday to continue his football career as a preferred walk on for Murray State. Mosley played on four Christian County teams that went 39-13, including a state runner up finish in 2010.
Mosley rushed for 2,346 yards and 30 touchdowns in his Colonels career, along with 627 receiving yards and one score. Mosley also had 151 tackles in his career and had 2 interceptions, one for touchdown. Mosley was also a member of Christian County’s 2011 state championship basketball team.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports the University of Louisville’s season opening football game with Ohio University has been moved from Saturday August 31st to Sunday September 1st. The game to be played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will kickoff at 2:30 pm Hopkinsville time and was moved so it could be televised nationally by ESPN.
College Softball: Murray State got a walk off home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge UT Martin 2-1 at the OVC tournament in Charleston, IL. Former Christian County standout Casey Castile was 0-3 with a run scored in the game. Murray State improved to 24-26 on the season and meet top seeded Eastern Illinois this afternoon.
Kentucky lost in its opening game of the SEC tournament in Lexington to South Carolina 6-3. Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner went 1-3 with a single. Kentucky is 38-18 and will wait to see if they make the NCAA tournament field.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods blanked West Michigan 2-0 Wednesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. Game two of the series is this evening.
The Nashville Sounds won over Fresno 5-2 Wednesday, with game three of the series this evening at Greer Stadium.