Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers snapped a two game losing streak with a 5-1 win at Owensboro Thursday night.
The Hoppers got a three run triple in the top of the 7th inning from Brett Pirtle that broke up a 1-1 tie and a complete game pitching performance from Phillip Menou, who struck out eight and walked one to improve to 2-1 this season.
The win moved the Hoppers to 14-7 and a three game lead on Madisonville, who lost to Fulton 6-1. The Railroaders are now in third with an 11-11 record after winning their sixth consecutive game.
The Hoppers are off today and will play at Owensboro again tomorrow night, before returning home to host Marion Sunday evening at 7:05.
Tonight in the OVL--- Marion plays at Owensboro and Fulton hosts Madisonville.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened a series with Lansing losing 8-3, with game two tonight at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Nashville Sounds lost at Round Rock 4-2, with the series finale this evening.
Golf: The Pepsi Junior Tour played Thursday at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.
Jack Gardner won the Boys 17-18 division with a 74, Dayton Jones was second with 75 and Cameron Allen tied for third with 77.
Tadd Switzer was second in the Boys 15-16 division with a 79, Dylan Henderson was third with 80 and TJ Janes tied for fourth with 81.
Austin Knight won the Boys 13-14 division with a 77, Granger Greenwell tied for third with 79.
Champions Tour: Franklin’s Kenny Perry fired a two under par 68 at the Constellation Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh, Pa. Perry trails leader Bruce Vaughan by four strokes. Vaughan fired an opening round 64. Paducah’s Russ Cochran fired a one over 71.
Web.com Tour: Murray State golfer Patrick Newcomb of Benton fired a one over 73 in the first round of the Web.com Tour’s United Leasing Championship in Newburg, IN Thursday. Newcomb trails leader Omar Uresti by eight strokes. Uresti opened with a seven under par 65.
PGA Tour: Bo Van Pelt opened with a three under 67 and leads a trio of golfers including Vijay Singh by one stroke after the first round of the AT and T National at Congressional Golf Club in Washington, DC.
NBA Draft: It was a big night for Kentucky basketball at the NBA Draft. As predicted, Anthony Davis went first to the New Orleans Hornets, with Michael Kidd- Gilchrist going second to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Terrence Jones was selected 18th by the Houston Rockets, with Marquis Teague selected 29th by the Chicago Bulls, Doron Lamb 42nd by the Milwaukee Bucks and Darius Miller also picked in the second round by New Orleans.
Three members of Vanderbilt’s team were also selected in the NBA Draft, with two of them going in the first round. John Jenkins was the 23rd pick and is headed to Atlanta, Festus Ezeli was the 30th pick by the Golden State Warriors and Jeffery Taylor was selected 31st by the Charlotte Bobcats.
NHL: The Tennessean reports the Nashville Predators will bring back defenseman Hal Gill next season. Gill has signed a two year deal worth $4 million total. Gill was acquired in a trade with Montreal last February.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans game at San Diego September 16th has been changed from a 3:15 to a 3:25 start time.