High School Baseball-Monday scores: Hopkinsville defeated University Heights 5-1, Christian County defeated Calloway County 7-2 in 8 innings, Fort Campbell won a 1-0 forfeit over Sycamore, TN, Madisonville over Dawson Springs 8-3, Hopkins Central doubled up McLean County 6-3, Lone Oak defeated Marshall County 9-5.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts University Heights, Russellville welcomes Todd Central, Logan County hosts Franklin Simpson, Trigg County at Lyon County, Dawson Springs at Hopkins Central, Caldwell County hosts Mayfield, Muhlenberg County hosts Owensboro Catholic, Webster County hosts Henderson County, Crittenden County at Heath, Livingston Central hosts Union County, Marshall County at Murray, Graves County at Ballard Memorial.
High School Softball-Monday scores: University Heights shut out Caldwell County 3-0, Logan County run ruled Hopkinsville 16-0 in four innings, Edmonson County shut out Russellville 10-0, Webster County over Dawson Springs 6-2, Livingston Central run ruled Trigg County 10-0 in 5 innings.
Hopkins Central over Muhlenberg County 8-4, Henderson County run ruled Lyon County 10-0 in 5 innings, Calloway County edged Murray 3-2, Heath shut out Paducah Tilghman 8-0, Hickman County run ruled Mayfield 12-0 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Hopkinsville in an 8th district matchup at Lady Colonel Field. First pitch takes place at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show airing at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Russellville hosts Logan County, Caldwell County goes to Paducah Tilghman, Trigg County at Lyon County, Dawson Springs hosting Hopkins Central, Madisonville welcomes Henderson County, Crittenden County entertains Livingston Central, Webster County hosts Union County, Marshall County at Murray, Calloway County hosts Reidland.
Pairings for the KHSAA State Baseball and Softball tournaments will be announced this afternoon in Lexington. The Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be contested June 3-8 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, while the Rawlings/KHSAA State Softball tournament will be played June 6-8 at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.
College Basketball: Kentucky’s Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein spoke to the media Monday. Both talked about why they are coming back for their sophomore seasons. Poythress said he is returning to prove he is more than potential and that last season left a bad taste for him. Cauley-Stein says Kentucky had the potential this past season, but didn’t capitalize on it.
Kentucky Wesleyan introduced Happy Osborne as its basketball coach Monday. Osborne says the opportunity to coach at KWC was too good to pass up and the Panther program has what he called the “whole package”.
Osborne spent this past season as head coach at Montgomery County High School, leading the Indians to a semi final appearance at the Boys Sweet 16. Before that, Osborne spent 15 seasons as head coach at Georgetown University and one year as an assistant at Tennessee Tech.
Murray State picked up a signee for its women’s basketball program. Janssen Starks recently wrapped up her prep career at Murray High, where she led the Lady Tigers to three 1st region runner up titles and one regional title. Starks becomes the fifth signee for the 2013-14 class.
Two members of Austin Peay’s women’s team are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Sophomore guard Shira Buley of Knoxville will be transferring to another program at the end of the school year, while fellow sophomore Shelby Olszewski will stay at Austin Peay, but play soccer instead of basketball.
The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky has hired former Louisville player Candyce Bingham as a member of the coaching staff for the women’s program. Bingham played on Louisville’s 2009 national runner up team and was a graduate assistant at Louisville this past season.
College Football: Officials with the Franklin American Music City Bowl announced Monday this year’s game will take place Monday December 30th at 2:15 pm at LP Field. The game matches teams from the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 8th straight year. ESPN will televise the contest. Last year, Vanderbilt defeated NC State 38-24.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened a nine game homestand with a 10-5 win over the Fort Wayne Tin Caps. Game two of the series takes place at 10:35 this morning at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds lost to the Omaha Storm Chasers 12-3, with the finale of the series this morning at 11:05 at Greer Stadium.
College Baseball: Western Kentucky hosts Kentucky this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark, while Murray State travels to Missouri.
NHL: The Nashville Predators close out the home portion of their season this evening, hosting the Calgary Flames at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.