The Ohio Valley League board of directors met on Sunday and agreed on a minimum 42-game schedule for the upcoming season. The schedule is based on four league teams, leaving open dates for scheduling exhibition games with any of several regional amateur teams in places like Nashville, Tenn., Jasper, Ind., and Lexington, Ky.
Play is expected to begin June 3 and continue through July 26. There will also be a four-team playoff series—best two of three— to begin July 28 with the winners playing for the title on July 31 through Aug. 2. Each team will play a minimum 44 and maximum 48 games within the league. Most Sundays and Mondays will be open with July 4, a Monday, the exception. A final 2011 schedule is expected to be ready before Feb 1.
Efforts to bring Paducah and Mayfield into the league as teams were well received, however, organizational efforts are incomplete. Both franchises expect to work on those efforts in the interim and officially join the league for the 2012 season.