High School Baseball-Thursday scores: Hopkinsville doubled up Russellville 14-7, Springfield, TN defeated Todd Central 15-1, Trigg County run ruled Madisonville 12-0 in 5 innings, Caldwell County over Hopkins Central 5-1, Crittenden County over Lyon County 11-6, Henderson County blanked Owensboro 10-0, Henry County, TN defeated Calloway County 4-1, Murray defeated Marshall County 4-2, Paducah Tilghman defeated Ballard Memorial 8-2 and Hickman County 11-5.
Today’s games: Christian County meets Franklin County, with Union County playing Ryle, Henderson County meeting Pleasure Ridge Park, Muhlenberg County meeting Whitefield Academy and Lone Oak going against Lexington Christian at the Louisville Invitational Tournament.
Hopkinsville hosts Clarksville Northeast, University Heights travels to West Creek, TN, Logan County plays West Jessamine and Grayson County at the South Warren Invitational, Dawson Springs at Lyon County, Madisonville hosts Bowling Green, Crittenden County goes to Murray.
High School Softball-Thursday scores: 18th ranked Madisonville defeated 9th ranked Christian County 7-3, University Heights over Logan County 8-3, Hopkins Central run ruled Fort Campbell 18-0 in 3 innings, Todd Central run ruled McLean County 14-1 in 5 innings, Livingston Central shut out Murray 2-0, Henderson County run ruled Webster County 12-2 in 5 innings, Marshall County shut out Calloway County 10-0, Mayfield won a pair from Fulton County 1-0 and 5-4, Paducah Tilghman defeated Hickman County 3-1, Muhlenberg County over Grayson County 5-2.
Today’s games: University Heights hosts McLean County, Hopkinsville at Webster County, Fort Campbell goes to Dawson Springs, Caldwell County is at Crittenden County, Russellville at Hart County, Logan County hosts Ohio County, Todd Central meets Russell County, Calloway County hosts Carlisle County, Henderson County hosts Evansville Reitz, Paducah Tilghman hosts Lone Oak.
Christian County is ranked 9th in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25, which has Greenwood first again this week. Owensboro Catholic is 4th, Lone Oak 5th, Reidland 8th, Bowling Green 14th, Marshall County 16th, Madisonville 18th, Livingston Central is 20th, with Henderson County 25th.
Lone Oak is 9th and Henderson County is ranked 10th in the newest Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25, where Central Hardin is ranked first this week.
The first KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship is getting underway today at KenLake Marina in Hardin. 45 teams advanced from the four regional tournaments to the state competition which concludes tomorrow.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky signed two junior college players Thursday. Aaron Adeoye comes to the Hill from John A. Logan College in Illinois. The Marion, IL native played his first year of college hoops for Ball State and will have two years eligibility remaining.
Daouda Soumaoro comes to Bowling Green from Western Iowa Community College. He is a native of Mali, but has sat out the last two years because of ACL issues.
The Courier Journal reports Louisville coach Rick Pitino will announce the hiring of a new assistant coach today. Kareem Richardson left the program to become the head coach at Missouri-Kansas City. The front runner is reportedly Mike Balado, who was an assistant on Richard Pitino’s staff at Florida International.
College Baseball: Austin Peay plays an Ohio Valley doubleheader today at Eastern Kentucky, Murray State opens an OVC series at Tennessee Tech, Western Kentucky opens a Sun Belt series at Arkansas Little Rock.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened a three game set with Burlington with a 4-2 win. Game two is this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds defeated Memphis in the first of a four game set 5-2, with game two this evening at Greer Stadium.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost at Detroit 5-2, giving the Predators their ninth loss in the last 10 games. Nashville closes out the season tomorrow night at Columbus.
NFL: This year’s draft will be remembered as the draft of the linemen. The Tennessee Titans used their first round pick to select Alabama offensive lineman Chance Warmack. Warmack is the first offensive lineman taken in the draft by the Titans since selecting Brad Hopkins with the 13th overall pick in 1993.