Francis Martinez Slugs Hops Past  Volcanoes 6-4

After a game where the bats spoke very softly, a few Hillsboro Hops bats woke up and sang loudly.  Francis Martinez led the barrage over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 6-4, with three hits and three RBI.  Joey Rose followed their first baseman with three hits of his own.  Only two others managed a safe hit.  In…

Portland Mavericks Scheduled Appearance August 20th

17 former Portland Mavericks players and coaches will appear at Ron Tonkin Field this coming Monday night, August 20th.  Among the notables will be former manager Frank Peters also known for his Portland Beaver days.  Frank managed the aptly named Mavericks in their second and third seasons. Big League Chew Rob Nelson will also be…

Levi Jordan Darts, Ems Down Hops 2-1

With a little help from his friends, Levi Jordan scooted across home plate twice for all the runs the Eugene Emeralds needed.  The Hillsboro Hops struggled and score once, falling 2-1.  Both teams lacked the power from the last couple of nights where it seemed that home runs and triples ruled the plate. Instead, pitching…

Michael Curry Clears Hops, Dust Devils Win 4-1

The game stayed close until Michael Curry’s three run double cleared the bases and the home team Tri-City Dust Devils erupted in the bottom of the eighth inning.  Then, Ramon Perez (W, 2-1) continued on the mound shutting down the Hillsboro Hops and earning the win, 4-1.  Before that, the game was close. Pitching Controlled…

Joey Rose Homer Sails Hops Past Dust Devils 1-0

The scoreboard was as empty as a desert at high noon in the summer.  Until Joey Rose stepped up to the plate to start the eighth inning.  The Hillsboro Hops slugged through seven innings of the Tri-City Dust Devils pitching staff that included seven strike outs, four ground outs, four fly outs or line drives…

Jake Brodt Lifts Canadians Over Hops, 7-4

It finally came down to the rubber game and the Vancouver Canadians prevailed over the Hillsboro Hops.  Jake Brodt’s sixth inning double brought Otto Lopez and Bryan Lizardo home with the lead for good.  Elio Silva (W, 3-2) started for the visiting team and took the win.  Four other staff-mates took one inning each to…

Josh Winckowski Voids Hops, 2-0

For the second game in a row, the Hillsboro Hops were shut out completely at the plate, this time 2-0.  Josh Winckowski started for the Vancouver Canadians and grabbed the win with a six inning, three hit performance. The Hops bats managed five hits but could not combine in the same inning.  Jake McCarthy singled…

Randy Pondler Zeroes Hops, 7-0, Canadians Win

The Hillsboro Hops had no answer for Randy Pondler (W, 3-4).  The starting pitcher for the Vancouver Canadians held sway for the first six innings and limited the Hops to just four hits.  Justin Watts (H, 2) and Marcus Reyes finished the shut out allowing one more hit for the home team. The Hillsboro bats…

Hops Andy Yerzy and Josh Green Get All-Star Nods

The Hillsboro Hops will send two players to the August 7th All-Star Game.  For the fourth year in a row, the best of the Northwest League will face the best of the Pioneer League in the annual event.  Furthermore, the NWL leads the series 3-0.  This year, catcher Andy Yerzy and closer Josh Green will…

Andy Yerzy Homer Pushes Hops Over Canadians, 7-4

The Vancouver Canadians spent their whole wad building up a lead to 4-2 but had nothing left to protect it against the Hillsboro Hops, losing eventually by 7-4.  In the fifth inning, Andy Yerzy’s home run traveled like a speeding bullet launched off his bat at 109 MPH.  342 feet later, the ball sailed over…

Starling Joseph Homers Indians Past Hops, 2-1

After the Hillsboro Hops took the game’s first lead earlier in the third inning 1-0, Starling Joseph stepped up to the plate with two outs and Isaias Quiroz on third.  Joseph’s swing smoked the ball over the left field fence and grabbed the lead 2-1 for the Spokane Indians.  The rest of the game was…

William Gorman Singles Hops Past Indians, 8-6.

Right Fielder William Gorman scored the go ahead run in the top of the ninth for the Hillsboro Hops.  With the help of Keyshawn Lynch’s insurance run afterwards, the lead held for the comeback win over the host Spokane Indians, 8-6.  The victory clinched the series win for the Hops, 3-1, with the last game…

Jake Latz Strikes, Indians Blank Hops, 2-0

Jake Latz started it and the Spokane Indians finished by beating the Hillsboro Hops 2-0.  The Indians scored first when Curtis Terry doubled in the first inning and came home on Diosbel Arias’ RBI single.  The game remained 1-0 until Spokane scored again in the sixth after Arias doubled and came home on Francisco Ventura’s RBI…

Former Hops Moving Up: The Reno Aces (AAA)

Former Hops are sprouting up everywhere.  Recently, the Hillsboro Hops lost three players because of promotion to the Kane County Cougars.  Every year, every month or almost every week, a farm member will move up or down the farm system.  As a result, some will come to or leave the Hillsboro Hops.  Most will have…