High School Baseball
8th district: Hopkinsville and Christian County were the winners in the semifinals Tuesday night at Colonel Field.
The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning in cruising to a 5-0 win over Fort Campbell. Clayton Smithson allowed only three hits and struck out 11 in getting the win for the Tigers. Josh Denton had two hits to lead Hopkinsville. Pedro Hernandez took the loss for Fort Campbell who finishes the season 16-19. Hopkinsville improves to 16-14.
Another outstanding pitching performance by Christian County’s Logan Patterson took place in the nightcap in a 1-0 over University Heights. Patterson struck out 15 Blazers and allowed only three hits. Patterson also scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning on a bunt single by Clayton Baker.
Christian County improved to 19-18 with the win, while UHA finishes the season 8-20.
Christian County and Hopkinsville will meet in the 8th district title game tonight at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pregame show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere: Crittenden County won the 5th district championship with a 7-3 win over Livingston Central. 7th district semifinals saw Caldwell County edge Hopkins Central 4-3 and Madisonville defeat Dawson Springs 6-4. 13th district play saw Logan County defeat Todd Central 10-4 and Russellville shut out Franklin Simpson 2-0.
Today’s games: Henderson County meets Union County in the 6th district final, Caldwell County goes against Madisonville in the 7th district final and Logan County meets Russellville in the 13th district final.
High School Softball
8th district: Christian County defeated Fort Campbell 16-1 in 3 innings getting only five hits in the contest. However, three were home runs, two by Malena Whipple and the other long ball by Jasmine Matchen. Christian County improved to 27-7 on the season, while Fort Campbell finishes 0-8.
University Heights continued its impressive season with a 7-4 win over Hopkinsville. Makenzi Hamby got the pitching win for the Lady Blazers and had two hits and four RBI. Hopkinsville got two hits from Madison Duvall. UHA improved to 21-12 on the season, while Hopkinsville finishes 7-20.
Christian County and UHA meet for the 8th district title tonight at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere: Livingston Central defeated Lyon County 10-0 in 6 innings in the 5th district title game. Henderson County is the 6th district winner after a 3-0 win over Union County. 7th district semifinal action saw Hopkins Central defeat Caldwell County 6-1 and Madisonville over Dawson Springs 9-0.
The Kentucky New Era reports University Heights has named Patricia Paschedag as its new girls soccer coach. Paschedag replaces Tony Kirves, who had coached the Lady Blazers for the last 10 seasons. Pasechedag, a native of Germany, has been involved in coaching travelling teams in the Clarksville area and played two years of collegiate soccer at Austin Peay.
Hopkinsville High Football will have a dedication ceremony for its block house next month. The block house will be named in honor of legendary coach Fleming Thornton June 15th at 4 pm.
College Baseball: Kentucky opened play in the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 2-0 win over Ole Miss Tuesday. The Wildcats return to action Thursday against either LSU or Mississippi State who play today.
Vanderbilt defeated Georgia 4-1 and will meet 2nd seed South Carolina this evening at 7:30 in Hoover, AL.
The Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament begins today at Bowling Green Ballpark. 8th seed Western Kentucky meets top seed Florida Atlantic at 7 this evening.
The Ohio Valley Conference tournament begins today in Jackson, TN. Top seed Austin Peay plays its first game Thursday night.
Top seed Louisville begins play today in the Big East tournament in Clearwater, FLA against 8th seeded Pittsburgh.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports a former University of Kentucky football player was arrested late last week after allegedly assaulting a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy.
18-year-old Daylen Hall, who was dismissed from the UK team in February, is charged with third degree assault in connection with an incident which occurred after the state championship lacrosse game between his old high school, St. X and Trinity.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports University of Tennessee tight end Cameron Clear was arrested by University of Tennessee police on a felony theft charge Tuesday evening.
Clear was booked into the Knox County detention center on a charge of theft of more than $1,000. As of last night, he was still being held on a $2,500 bond.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports ex Kentucky basketball player Michael Porter’s recent arrest on sex charges was the result of a sting operation. Documents obtained by the newspaper say Porter had sexual contact with the underage girl in 2009 and 2010 when she was 14 and 15, some five months after he left the basketball program. The girl is now 17.
When arrested, Porter told investigators he had the relationship with the minor because of his addiction to pornography. Neither Porter nor his attorney responded to a request for comment.
Minor League Baseball: Following an off day, the Bowling Green Hot Rods open a three game series at Great Lakes this evening.
The Nashville Sounds lost again to the Las Vegas 51’s 10-3, with game three of the four game set this evening.
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.