Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers have won six of the last seven games after a 9-2 win over Marion, and now a three game lead in the Ohio Valley League race.
Brett Pirtle and Cameron Olsen both had four hits in Sunday’s victory. Former Christian County pitcher Kyle Spencer got the start, but had to leave the game after an inning.
The 13-5 Hoppers are off today, but return to action tomorrow night hosting Madisonville at 7:05, with the Hoppers pre game at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the OVL Sunday, Fulton defeated Owensboro 8-5.
Tonight in the OVL: Owensboro is at Madisonville and Marion at Fulton.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods swept a three game set at Dayton with a 3-2 win Sunday. The Hot Rods open a Midwest League series this evening at West Michigan.
The Nashville Sounds lost at Albuquerque 4-2, with game three of the series with the Isotopes set for this evening.
College World Series: Arizona defeated defending national champion South Carolina 5-1 in the first of the three game national championship series. The Gamecocks must now win the next two games to become the first team since Southern California in the early 1970’s to win three consecutive national titles.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reported Sunday Western Kentucky University has been denied a hardship waiver by the NCAA that would have made Michael Bradley eligible for the upcoming season. Bradley is transferring to Western from Connecticut. Western athletic director Todd Stewart says the university has appealed and is expected to hear an answer this week.
Corey Gipson—who helped Austin Peay to Ohio Valley Conference championships in the 2002-03 and the 2003-04 seasons—is returning to Clarksville as an assistant on Coach Dave Loos staff. Gipson, who spent last two seasons as associate head coach at North Carolina Greensboro, is replacing Scott Combs who left the staff earlier this spring.
While we’re on Governors basketball, it was announced late last week the Governors will be heading to Canada for a three game exhibition series in August. The Governors will depart August 17th and return on the 23rd. The Governors will return to campus for 10 days of practice before making the Canadian trip. Coach Dave Loos says the trip will be a great opportunity for his young basketball team to get experience.
Murray State University coach Steve Prohm was named the citizen of the year at the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce’s 85th annual dinner last week. Prohm was also the speaker for the event. He is the second Murray State coach, joining former football coach Mike Gottfried as being named as citizen of the year.
Champions Tour golf: Paducah’s Russ Cochran finished tied for 3rd at the Montreal Championship. Cochran’s 11 under par score was five strokes behind winner Mark Calcavecchia.