Hoppers Baseball: The Marion Bobcats scored six times in the second inning in defeating the Hoptown Hoppers 10-3 in Ohio Valley League play last night. The Hoppers were held to just four hits including one by former UHA standout Kyle Barbee, who also pitched an inning and struck out three. Jason McDonald was charged with the pitching loss.
Marion and Hoptown are tied atop the OVL standings at 6-3. The Hoppers return home tomorrow night to host Madisonville on Military Appreciation Night. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the OVL: For the second straight night, Fulton and Owensboro played extra innings with the Railroaders taking an 8-7 decision in 11 innings.
Tonight’s games: Owensboro is at Madisonville and Fulton is at Marion.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods beat West Michigan 4-2, with the finale of the series this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Nashville Sounds beat Memphis 5-4 and open a series with Omaha tonight at Greer Stadium.
Golf: The Go Junior Golf series played at Western Hills on Wednesday.
9 hole division play: Hopkinsville’s Caitlyn Shelton finished second in the Girls 11-12 division with a 53. Hunter Traughber finished second in the Boys 11-12 division with a 49. Chandler Todd Campbell finished first in the Boys 13-15 division with a 42.
18 hole division play: Hopkinsville’s Jessica Shelton won the Girls 13-15 division with a 91, Dacie Bolton was second with 101.
Boys 16-18 championship saw Dayton Jones win by five strokes by scoring 72.
Dylan Henderson won the Boys 13-15 championship with 78, Austin Knight was second with 83, Tadd Switzer was fourth with 85, Wade Perry and TJ Janes tied for fifth with 86, Grant Stamper had 89, Trace Altman and Hendley Traughber each had 91, Jay Camp 96 and Wesley Kennedy 110.
Horse Racing: The Courier Journal reports beginning next year, Churchill Downs will determine the 20 horses who will run in the Kentucky Derby based on a points system. The system will be implemented this fall with points from selected races used as criteria in entering the Derby. Two year olds will be able to earn points to run in the Derby based on designated races.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have signed offensive lineman Jon Cooper. Cooper spent the last two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Oklahoma in 2009.