Playoffs Round Two games canceled due to rain . . The Playoffs have also been canceled . . 2016 Season is over

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July 29, 2016

 

From the OVL President’s Desk. WOW! What a season we have had in 2016! Yes, and of course what an ending we have had! We have a new regular season Champion in the Hopkinsville Hoppers and we have a new Post Season Playoff Champion, “Mother Nature”! This season saw many records fall, friendships made, a former big leaguer manage and had a son of a Hall of Famer play for the Hoppers. The Hall of Famer even threw batting practice one day to the team. What an experience for those young men! Our league is strong and doing well.

I want to thank all of the team owners and each of their players and coaches for not giving up and fighting until the final rain drop! We just ran out of time due to Mother Nature and commitments made by many that the final game would be no later than July 31. With the rainouts tonight and the forecast for tomorrow, I made the decision to end the playoffs for this season. It has certainly been a challenging season with record amounts of rain throughout the league. Most teams were able to get in a full 42 game schedule and some were not. However, the games that were not played did not factor into the final standings.

I want to thank all of the workers behind the scene. The scorekeepers, PA announcers, radio announcers, concession stand workers, grounds crew, ticket takers, ushers/Peaches, video personnel, bat boys/girls, statisticians, host families and all others that make it possible to provide quality baseball to our local region and to the nation via the internet.

I want to thank all of the umpires. They did a tremendous job this year in making each game go smoothly and without any serious incidents. I think the league made a great decision in playing by NCAA rules this year instead of MLB rules that we have played by for years. This allowed the umpires and players to know what was expected of them since they were the same rules that they called and played by during the spring college season.

A big thanks goes out to all of the fans, sponsors and advertisers. Without each of you, we would not be able to have an Ohio Valley League! Whether your team was winning or losing, you were always there to give your full support.

How could I close without thanking all of the coaches across the nation that sent us their players for us to assist in developing them into better players and young men. Also, thank you to mom, dad and family members! For some, it is the first time that their son/relative has been away from them in the summer and they are sending them hundreds of miles away to an unfamiliar town to play baseball. It also gave them a new place to vacation and get some fine Southern Hospitality!

 

Finally, I would like to thank our two new teams in the league this year, the Paducah Chiefs and the Muhlenberg County Stallions. They were great additions to our league and brought in a new group of fans and exposure to the nation for our league. I know that they are already planning for a great 2017 season. Their owners and teams did a fantastic job in their first season.

I want to leave you with one last comment. Please remember that baseball is just a game and we owe it to all of you and the players to provide the best possible environment to participate in and to build lasting memories for a life time.

Respectfully yours for better baseball,

Cubb R. Stokes, President
Ohio Valley Summer Wooden Bat League


Post Season Playoffs canceled. Due to the weather, both of the final Round 2 games have been canceled. Additionally the OVL has canceled the remaining playoff games and the 2016 season has concluded. The Regular season championship stands with the Hopkinsville Hoppers with a 33-9 record (1-1 in post season play).

 

Round One

single game 

July 25-26

Round Two

best of 3 series

July 27-29

Round Three

single game

July 30

Click on completed

games for Box Scores

PAD 5 @ DC 7

FUL 7 @ OWN 8

MC 6 @ MAD 12

OWN 2 @ HOP 1

HOP 5 @ OWN 2

OWN @ HOP-CXL

MAD @ DC-CXL

CANCELED


2016 Ohio Valley League Season Leaders. The final games of the 2016 regular season are completed. The Individuals below are players who qualified in the 42 game schedule and led the league in the regular season in ten OVL selected Titles.  Congratulations to those players who were the best in 2016 and thanks to all the players for a another great season of baseball. Good luck in the Playoffs.

 

Offensive

Best Batting Average

Andrew Gross

.442

Hoppers

Most Home Runs

Andrew Gross

22

Hoppers

Most Runs Batted In

Andrew Gross

77

Hoppers

Most Hits

Andrew Gross

61

Hoppers

Most Stolen Bases

Nick Lugo

19

Oilers

Pitching

Most Games Won Brandon Dusenberry 6 Miners
  Chase Maddux 6 Hoppers
Best W/L Percentage Brad Gallisatus (4-0) 100% Hoppers
  Seth Oliver(4-0) 100% Hoppers
  Adam Schmitt (4-0) 100% Oilers
Best ERA Renton Poole 0.74 Bombers
Most Strike Outs Renton Poole 57 Bombers
Most Saves Gavin Alvarez 7 Hoppers

Qualifying factors: batters 113+ PA and pitchers 33.67+ innings pitched.

 Stolen Bases and Saves were exempt from qualifying factors.

 


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FINAL 2016 SEASON STANDINGS

Team W L % GB STK

Hopkinsville

33 9 .786 - 2L

Madisonville

26 14 .650 6 1L

Dubois Co.

26 15 .634 6.5 1W

Owensboro

21 16 .568 9.5 1W

Fulton

16 26 .381 17 3W

Paducah

14 26 .350 18 1W

Muhlenberg

4 34 .105 27 17L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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