Could minor league baseball make a return to Hopkinsville? Christian County Chamber of Commerce president Carter Hendricks says after the success of last summer’s Ohio Valley League game featuring the Tradewater Pirates and Owensboro Oilers played at Christian County High School, baseball enthusiasts began exploring the possibility of bringing an Ohio Valley League team here. The local team would bring back the historic name of the team which once played in the Kitty League—the Hoptown Hoppers. Hendricks says there’s a possibility the local team could begin play in 2012.
The Ohio Valley League—which gets its players from the collegiate ranks currently has four teams in Dawson Springs, Marion, Fulton and Owensboro. If the local team materializes, tenative plans are to play home games at Christian County High and Hopkinsville High's baseball facilities. The Ohio Valley League plays a 50 game scheduled from June through early August.