Sports Update: Friday, June 7th

Thursday – High School Softball State Tournament at John Cropp Field, UK:

  • Daviess Co. 13, Mercer Co. 0 (5 innings)
  • Assumption 3, Highlands 2
  • Boyd Co. 2, Mercy 1
  • North Laurel 6, Letcher Central 4

Friday Schedule:

  • 10 AM: Elizabethtown vs South Warren
  • 1 PM: Henderson Co. vs Anderson Co.
  • 5:30 PM: Montgomery Co. vs Lexington Catholic
  • 8:30 PM: Lawrence Co. vs McCracken Co.

Thursday – High School Baseball State Tournament at Lexington Legends Field:

  • Russell Co. 4, Simon Kenton 1
  • Lexington Catholic 6, Mason Co. 0
  • Pleasure Ridge Park 11, LaRue Co. 5
  • Trinity 2, Pikeville 0

Friday Schedule:

  • 10 AM: East Carter vs Ryle
  • 1:30 PM: McCracken Co. vs West Jessamine
  • 5 PM: Owensboro Catholic vs Corbin
  • 8:30 PM: Hopkinsville vs Estill Co.

Thursday MLB:

Elly De La Cruz hit a three-run homer and TJ Friedl contributed an RBI double to lead the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of their four-game series at Great American Ball Park. Game two of the series is Friday at 7:10 PM, with LHP Nick Lodolo (5-2, 3.11 ERA) starting for Cincinnati. Live coverage begins at 6:40 PM on WTLO-AM 1480/97.7 FM.

Saturday College Baseball:

The NCAA Super Regional at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington marks a historic moment as Kentucky hosts for the first time. The Wildcats (43-14) will face the Oregon State Beavers (45-14) in a best-of-three series. This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The winner advances to the College Baseball World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Oregon State has previously won three national championships in baseball (2006, 2007, 2018).

  • Game One: Saturday, 6 PM on ESPNU
  • Game Two: Sunday, 9 PM on ESPNU
  • Game Three (if necessary): Monday, TBA

Saturday – The Belmont Stakes:

The third leg of Racing’s Triple Crown takes place at Saratoga Racecourse. Mystik Dan, the Kentucky Derby winner, is the 5-1 favorite to win the race. Post time is 6:41 PM. Live coverage will be on FOX-TV.

College Football:

Jimmy Feix, the all-time winningest coach in WKU football history, has been added to the 2025 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot as a Divisional Coach Candidate according to the National Football Foundation. Feix was head coach of the Hilltoppers from 1968-1983, with a record of 106-56-6. He led WKU to the NCAA Division II championship game in 1973 and 1975. His teams won or shared the Ohio Valley Conference Championship six times, with the 1973 team finishing undefeated in the regular season (12-1-0). The 2025 Hall of Fame Class will be announced in early September 2025.