A fifth baseball player with connections to western Kentucky has joined the Hoptown Hoppers.
The Hoptown Hoppers released their 2018 schedule and announced Friday that all Sunday home games will be at 6 p.m. for the upcoming season. The rest of the home games will be at 7 p.m. at Christian County High School.
When Keirce Kimbel resigned as the Hoptown Hoppers manager last month, it left an obvious void that would need to be filled as soon as possible and for a team with as much success as the Hoppers, they wanted to find the right candidate for the job.
The Hoptown Hoppers season came to an end Saturday in a 12-3 loss to the Dubois County Bombers in the Ohio Valley League Playoff championship but for coach Keirce Kimbel, the season was more than just about baseball.
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. — The Hoptown Hoppers tried to carry the momentum and the offense from Tuesday’s win against Henderson but neither made the trip to Dubois County, where the Bombers came away with a 4-2 in game one of the Ohio Valley League Championship series Friday.
When the dust settled at the end of the Ohio Valley League baseball regular season, only the Hoptown Hoppers and Dubois County Bombers had winning records, so it’s only fitting the two teams will battle it out during this weekend’s OVL Championship.
HENDERSON, Ky. — It’s no secret the Hoptown Hoppers and Henderson Flash aren’t best friends, but the two foes met Tuesday at Henderson County High School in what would be the deciding contest that would send the Hoppers to the Ohio Valley League Championship.
Hoptown Hoppers coach Keirce Kimbel had enough confidence in his team going into Friday’s first game of the Ohio Valley League playoffs that he didn’t start either of his two winningest pitchers. Instead, he sent another familiar face to the mound at Hopkinsville High School to get his shot.
Despite a head coaching change midway through the season, the Hoptown Hoppers haven’t missed a beat and cruised into the playoffs as the top seed in the Ohio Valley League’s West Division.
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. — After establishing a No. 1 seed in the playoffs and outright winning the Ohio Valley League Western Division, the Hoptown Hoppers decided to change things up for their last regular season game of the summer.
With Monday’s 6-2 victory, Hoptown’s Dustin Berrong not only moved to 8-1 on the season but into the record books as the first pitcher in Ohio Valley League history to reach eight wins.
Madisonville, Ky. — With their win on Sunday, the Hoptown Hoppers officially won the Ohio Valley League West Division after a 10-4 win against the Madisonville Miners.
2017 Hoptown Hoppers Ticket Information
Season Passes are available at the Kentucky New Era, 1618 East 9th Street for $100.
Individual Game Tickets (ALL general admission) are available for $5 each.
Promotional tickets and game sponsorships are also available. Please contact Hoptown Hopper’s General Manager John Bruce 270-881-7780 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org