Entering the final quarter of the season, the Hoptown Hoppers have control of their own destiny to come away with the OVL West crown, but upcoming contests with teams at the top of the division will threaten to unseat the top team.

Here are Hoptown's upcoming contests for the week of July 9.

7/9: Muhlenberg County Stallions (5th OVL East) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West)Season series

Hoptown leads season series 3-0 (6/12: Hoppers 10, Stallions 0, 6/14: Hoppers 9, Stallions 1, 7/6: Hoppers 18, Stallions 8)

Players to watch

Muhlenberg County: Adrian Minjares (.267 BA (14-52), 3 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI), Jackson Little (.254 BA (12-45), 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI), Jake Edwards (.253 BA (15-59), 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI), Allen Howe (0-2, 21 IP, 16 H, 6 ER, 14 K, 2.57 ERA), Logan King (1-2, 26.2 IP, 36 H, 12 ER, 21 K, 4.05 ERA)

Hoptown: Jacob Jenkins (.432 BA (35-81), 4 2B, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 12 SB), Seth Bennett (.400 BA (26-65), 11 2B, 1 HR, 18 RBI), Micah Genter (.356 BA (21-59), 2 2B, 1 3B, 13 RBI), Cam Barlow (4-1, 29 IP, 18 H, 11 ER, 43 K, 3.41 ERA), Chandler Kendall (3-1, 20 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, 29 K, 3.15 ERA).

7/10: Owensboro RiverDawgs (1st OVL East) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West)Season series

Hoptown leads season series 3-0 (6/7: Hoppers 8, RiverDawgs 5, 6/11: Hoppers 8, RiverDawgs 7, 6/27: Hoppers 7, RiverDawgs 3)

Players to watch

Owensboro: Parker Stahlman (.415 BA (22-53), 3 2B. 2 3B, 13 RBI), Bailey Falkenstein (.410 BA (32-78), 8 2B, 3 HR, 24 RBI), Josh Bennett (.409 BA (27-66), 7 2B, 3 HR, 20 RBI), Holden Martin (2-0, 22 IP, 21 H, 7 ER, 22 K, 2.86 ERA), Bo Robison (4-0, 19 IP, 24 H, 9 ER, 13 K, 4.26 ERA).

7/12: Paducah Chiefs (2nd OVL West) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West)|Season series

Season series tied 1-1 (6/4: Chiefs 12, Hoppers 5, 6/5: Hoppers 6, Chiefs 4)

Players to watch

Paducah: Pierce Mitchum (.435 ERA (37-85), 6 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 8 SB), John Michael Russ (.400 BA (24-60), 3 2B, 14 RBI), Alan Roden (.358 BA (29-81), 10 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 7 RBI), Blake Bagenstos (4-1, 18.1 IP, 13 H, 6 ER, 16 K, 2.95 ERA), Brady Austin (2-0, 31.2 IP, 40 H, 19 ER, 25 K, 3.54 ERA).

7/13: Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West) at Paducah Chiefs (2nd OVL West)Season series

Season series tied 1-1 (6/4: Chiefs 12, Hoppers 5, 6/5: Hoppers 6, Chiefs 4)

Players to watch

Paducah: Pierce Mitchum (.435 ERA (37-85), 6 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 8 SB), John Michael Russ (.400 BA (24-60), 3 2B, 14 RBI), Alan Roden (.358 BA (29-81), 10 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 7 RBI), Blake Bagenstos (4-1, 18.1 IP, 13 H, 6 ER, 16 K, 2.95 ERA), Brady Austin (2-0, 31.2 IP, 40 H, 19 ER, 25 K, 3.54 ERA).

7/14: Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West) at Dubois County Bombers (2nd OVL East)Season series

Dubois County leads season series 3-1 (6/22: Bombers 8, Hoppers 5, 7/2: Bombers 11, Hoppers 0, 7/2: Bombers 3, Hoppers 2, 7/4: Hoppers 15, Bombers 6)

Players to watch

Dubois County: Chase Hug (.391 BA

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(27-69), 4 2B, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 9 SB), Easton Stewart (.421 BA (23-67), 4 2B, 12 RBI), Britton Graham (.339 (19-56), 3 2B, 16 RBI), Andrew Schimmoler (1-1, 13.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 14 K, 3.38 ERA), Samuel Steimel (1-2, 26.1 IP, 26 H, 10 ER, 21 K, 3.42 ERA).

7/15: Fulton Railroaders (3rd OVL West) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West)Season series

Fulton leads season series 2-1 (6/1: Railroaders 11, Hoppers 7, 6/18: Hoppers 6, Railroaders 5, 6/23: Railroaders 2, Hoppers 1)

Players to watch

Fulton: Luke McKenzie (.382 BA (39-102), 5 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 17 SB), Landon Ezzell (.343 BA (18-56), 3 2B, 1 HR, 12 RBI), Britt Netterville (.303 BA (23-76), 7 2B, 10 RBI, 8 SB), Brad Webber (2-0, 14.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 13 K, 1.23 ERA), Colin Millar (1-0, 25 IP, 17 H, 12 ER, 30 K, 4.32 ERA)

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