The Hoptown Hoppers return home for the first time in a week to take the field after going 4-1 last week during a five-game road trip.

Comfortably in first place in the Ohio Valley League West standings, the Hoppers will try and remain three games ahead of second place.

Here are the games for Hoptown for the week of July 2.

7/2: Dubois County Bombers (3rd OVL East) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West), 5 p.m., 7:05 p.m.

Season series

Dubois County leads season series 1-0 (6/22: Bombers 8, Hoppers 5)

Players to watch

Dubois County: Easton Stewart (.389 BA (19-49), 4 2B, 9 RBI), Chase Hug (.364 BA (20-55), 4 2B, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 7 SB), Britton Graham (.351 BA (13-37), 1 HR, 10 RBI), Benton McGill (1-1, 21 IP, 20 H, 6 ER, 16 K, 2.57 ERA), Samuel Steimel (0-1, 18.1 IP, 21 H, 7 ER, 16 K, 3.44 ERA).

Hoptown: Jacob Jenkins (.452 BA (28-62), 4 2B, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 8 SB), Seth Bennett (.422 BA (19-45), 9 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI), Micah Genter (.375 BA (18-48), 2 2B, 1 3B, 10 RBI), Lane Diuguid (3-1, 30.2 IP, 16 H, 6 ER, 37 K, 1.76 ERA), Chandler Kendall (2-1, 15.1 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 24 K, 3.52 ERA).

7/3: Henderson Flash (2nd OVL East) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West), 7:05 p.m.

Season series

Hoptown leads season series 1-0 (6/6: Hoppers 19, Flash 5)

Players to watch

Henderson: Trey Hutchison (.386 BA (22-57), 2 HR, 21 RBI, 13 SB), Josh Johnston (.366 BA

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(26-71), 5 2B, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 11 SB), Justen Freeman (.321 BA (18-56), 12 RBI), Jared Hart (2-1, 15.2 IP, 18 H, 4 ER, 25 K, 2.30 ERA), Matthew Craven (1-0, 18.2 IP, 18 H, 8 ER, 22 K, 3.86 ERA).

7/4: Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West) at Dubois County Bombers (3rd OVL East), 6 p.m.

Season series

Dubois County leads season series 1-0 (6/22: Bombers 8, Hoppers 5)

Players to watch

Dubois County: Easton Stewart (.389 BA (19-49), 4 2B, 9 RBI), Chase Hug (.364 BA (20-55), 4 2B, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 7 SB), Britton Graham (.351 BA (13-37), 1 HR, 10 RBI), Benton McGill (1-1, 21 IP, 20 H, 6 ER, 16 K, 2.57 ERA), Samuel Steimel (0-1, 18.1 IP, 21 H, 7 ER, 16 K, 3.44 ERA).

7/5: Franklin Duelers (4th OVL East) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West), 6:30 p.m.

Season series

Hoptown leads season series 3-1 (6/2: Duelers 19, Hoppers 6, 6/16: Hoppers 13, Duelers 3, 6/28: Hoppers 6, Duelers 3, 6/28: Hoppers 10, Duelers 9)

Players to watch

Franklin: Joey Fletcher (.419 BA (18-43), 6 2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI), Trejen Birdwell (.379 BA (11-29), 2 2B, 8 RBI), Orlando Arevalo (.329 BA (23-70), 8 2B, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 6 SB), Brant Alazaus (2-0, 19 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 23 K, 2.84 ERA).

7/6: Muhlenberg County Stallions (5th OVL East) at Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West) 7:05 p.m.

Season series

Hoptown leads season series 2-1 (6/12: Hoppers 10, Flash 0, 6/14: Hoppers 9, Stallions 1, 6/15: Stallions 6, Hoppers 2)

Players to watch

Muhlenberg County: Adrian Minjares (.250 BA (9-36), 4 RBI), Jackson Little (.250 BA (8-32), 3 RBI), Will Myers (.246 BA (14-57), 3 2B, 7 RBI), Allen Howe (0-1, 14 IP, 13 H, 4 ER, 8 K, 3.21 ERA), Cal Johnston (1-0, 9 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 13 K, 3.00 ERA)

7/7: Hoptown Hoppers (1st OVL West) at Henderson Flash (2nd OVL East), 6 p.m.

Season series

Hoptown leads season series 1-0 (6/6: Hoppers 19, Flash 5)

Players to watch

Henderson: Trey Hutchison (.386 BA (22-57), 2 HR, 21 RBI, 13 SB), Josh Johnston (.366 BA (26-71), 5 2B, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 11 SB), Justen Freeman (.321 BA (18-56), 12 RBI), Jared Hart (2-1, 15.2 IP, 18 H, 4 ER, 25 K, 2.30 ERA), Matthew Craven (1-0, 18.2 IP, 18 H, 8 ER, 22 K, 3.86 ERA).

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