E A G U E I N F O R M A T I O N
nationally, competing locally"
Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League was
born in October 2010. The initial four teams in
the new Ohio Valley League were the Marion
Bobcats, Owensboro Oilers, Fulton Railroaders and
Tradewater Pirates, and began playing in the
2011. All four teams left the KIT
League after the end of the 2010 season in
order to form their own summer collegiate baseball
league. The Ohio Valley League will play Official
Baseball Rules and guidelines on the field.
Wooden bats will still be used and the bulk of the
season will be played in June and July.
Three of the four teams had played in the KIT
League, a throwback to the original Kitty
League, since their establishment—Fulton in
2004, Owensboro in 2006 and Marion in 2008.
Tradewater began play in 1999 as an independent
semi-pro team, but joined the KIT League in
2012 the Ohio Valley League expanded to 5 teams,
adding the Hoptown Hoppers from Hopkinsville,
KY. The Hoppers are another of the old Kitty
League teams. Also in 2012, the Tradewater
Pirates moved to Madisonville, KY from Dawson
Springs, KY. In 2013 the Dubois County
Bombers of Huntingburg Indiana joined the OVL for
a total of 6 teams.
In 2014 the Madisonville
changed their team name to the Miners (formally
Pirates) to carry on their Kitty League roots. In 2015 five
teams were active; Oilers, Bombers, Miners,
Hoppers and Railroaders.
2016 the league added two more teams; the Paducah
Chiefs and the Muhlenburg County Stallions, both
Kentucky teams. The 7 OVL teams will now play a 42
game schedule each.
League expects to add new teams in the future. Talks are ongoing with several other
communities in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri.
Inquiries on Franchise
To learn more about establishing
and operating a baseball franchise in the Ohio
Valley League contact
Cubb Stokes at 270-627-4040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(include "OVL Information request" in
the subject line). Please include your phone number
and email address in your request.
are a minimum of 42 games for each team
with post season playoffs. Teams
in the OVL have minimum travel requirements for
away games and return home after each game.
Reasonable fees and league assistance helps to
establish each club.
Ohio Valley League Officials are:
more information on individual teams in the Ohio
Valley League, please check their websites (logo
linked below) for the latest news and contact