Hoppers begin OVL playoffs tonight

Divisional semifinal series begin tonight in the Ohio Valley League including the Hoptown Hoppers hosting the Madisonville Miners. The Hoppers won four of the six meetings in the regular season including Wednesday night’s 5-1 regular season finale. First pitch at 7:05, with pregame at 6:45 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.

The other West Division semifinal series has Paducah hosting Fulton. The East Division series have Owensboro entertaining Muhlenberg County and Dubois County welcomes Henderson.

Hoppers third baseman Blake Jackson dominated several of the offensive categories in the Ohio Valley League during the regular season. Jackson finished fourth in the batting race with a .364 average . Jackson had the most home runs with 15 and led in hits and RBI with 51 each.

Hopper pitcher Brian Coffey tied for third for the most wins with five while Shane Burns was fourth in the league in strikeouts with 46.