Category: A Baseball

Hillsboro Hops, Kyler Stout Shut-Out Eugene Emeralds, 4-0

The seventh game of the season was more than just luck on the mound and at the plate for the Hillsboro Hops.  With a team of four pitchers blanking the visiting Eugene Emeralds and ten different batters contributing more than enough to back up the mound, the Hops beat the Emeralds, 4-0, ending a three…

Everett Aquasox, Ivan Fortunato Strike Out Hillsboro Hops 7-5

Neither team could leave the other behind until the Everett Aquasox’s bullpen shut the Hillsboro Hops bats down, winning 7-5.  Jamal Wade, Dayeison Arias and Joey Gerber combined to keep the Hops hitless for the last five innings and struck out nine Hops batters while walking none. Ironically, Ivan Fortunato (1-0) pitched three innings allowing…

Everett Aquasox, Jheyson Caraballo Stop Hillsboro Hops’ Win Streak, 7-1

No team in the history of baseball has ever gone the entire season undefeated.  Yet, each year, we count the wins until it is no longer possible.  Monday night, in game four of the five-game opening series, the Everett Aquasox dashed the undefeated season hopes of the Hillsboro Hops, 7-1. Starting in the third inning,…

Hillsboro Hops, Ryan Dobson Hustle Past Everett Aquasox 3-2

After two dazzling wins to open the season, the Hillsboro Hops showed they could win the close ones as well.  Center fielder Tra-Mayne Holmes doubled home left fielder Ryan Dobson from first for the go ahead run in the eighth.  Holmes was thrown out on the same play to end the inning trying to stretch…

Hillsboro Hops, Francis Martinez Pound Everett Aquasox 12-6

The Hillsboro Hops exploded in the first inning, scoring twelve runs and sending 15 men to the plate making the Everett Aquasox’s home crowd dizzy watching all of the Hops going round the bases.  All nine starters crossed the plate, sometimes twice.  The Hops would score no more but they didn’t need to. Despite the…

Hillsboro Hops, Joey Rose Dominate Opener Over Everett Aquasox 5-2

The Hillsboro Hops pounded the bats early with two home runs giving the road team all they would need to win their first game of the season.  Host Everett Aquasox made a stab towards the end but were held off by the pitching of Wesley Rodriguez in the ninth. Tra’Mayne Holmes, back for a second…

2018 Hillsboro Hops Begin Their Future With Confidence

In short season A, baseball starts in June.  By the time the first game arrives and the home plate umpire yells “Play ball!”, many veteran players have reported to spring training down in Arizona earlier this year.  They’ve been here before.  They know what to expect.  They are waiting for their assignments telling them which…

Pitching, Pitching and Lack Thereof as Storm Take Two

They say, ‘pitching and defense’ wins ball games. Tell that to Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth or even Albert Pujols and you may get a scoffed look but that was the recipe for a 2 – 1 victory on Tuesday night against the Lancaster JetHawks. Four Storm hurlers combined to put up an impressive line: 9…

Storm Rages On, Lake Elsinore Takes Three of Four from Modesto

Game One began on a warm, spring evening with winds reaching 20 mph, causing most fly balls to die well short of their intended destination beyond the fence, pitching would take center stage. Storm starter, Michel Baez would give up two hits while his defense would commit three errors leading to their 22nd loss of…

Storm Drop Two of Three to Quakes in Lake Elsinore

With a roster including two of MLB Pipeline’s Top 50 Players, Lake Elsinore felt good about its chances for the upcoming season. With 6’8 righthander Michel Baez (Prospect Ranking #39) and southpaw Adrian Morejon (Prospect Ranking #46) set to be part of a pitching staff that would also include: Chris Paddack, Dauris Valdez, Reggie Lawson…

Two Out of Three Bad for Storm at The Diamond

May started with renewed optimism, as the Storm had hoped that a series against the Inland Empire 66er’s would help them get to a .500 record. It didn’t happen as they dropped two of three games in San Bernardino. So, they welcomed the Modesto Nuts to town for a weekend series and with Buddy Reed…

Win, Blown Save, No-No All In Storm’s Split at Inland Empire

The Storm traveled north to San Bernardino to face the Anaheim Angels’ representative in the Cal League, Inland Empire 66ers for a 4-game series. The 66ers, losers of five straight, were just what the Boys by the Lake needed to get back on the winning track, having lost three in a row to the Stockton…

Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Stockton Ports Series Recap: 4/27-4/29

Friday saw the Storm take on their rival Stockton Ports in a 3-game, weekend set. When the dust settled, Stockton managed to sweep the series bringing their season record to 13-9, good for first place in the Cal League’s Northern division. While the three losses left the Storm’s record at 9-15, putting them in fourth…

Jay Feliciano with Perfect Night in Timber Rattlers 10-4 Victory

After opening the season with three games against the Beloit Snappers, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers traveled to Iowa to take on the Clinton LumberJacks. It may have been Clinton that had the mighty offensive name, but it was Wisconsin that came with the big bats, scoring 10 runs, led by Jay Feliciano who was a…

Nelson Hernandez Tosses Timber Rattlers to 4-2 Victory

It had been a tough start to the 2018 Midwest Season for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, as they had dropped their first two games of the season, including a 10-1 loss in their home opener. They were in need of a big performance from their pitching staff, and got just that as Nelson Hernandez combined…

Austin Beck Drives in 4, Snappers Put Bite on Timber Rattlers, 10-1

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers returned home Saturday for their home opener, but found the Beloit Snappers to be extremely rude guests. Three hits and four RBI by Austin Beck paced the Sanppers offense, and Wyatt Marks tossed five outstanding innings as Beloit won 10-1. It looked like Wisconsin starter Alec Bettinger would roll through the…

Error Gives Beloit Snappers Opening Night Victory in Extra-Innings, 4-3

It was opening night in the Midwest League as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers traveled to take on the Beloit Snappers. The two teams were tied through regulation, forcing extra-innings where the implementation of the international rule, along with a throwing error, helped Beloit to earn the 4-3 victory. Mickey McDonald was 2-2 for the Snappers,…

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Begin 2018 with Four Future Stars

What should keep Brewers fans drooling for years to come is that the talent is not exclusive to the Major League level. Bleacher Report ranks the Milwaukee organization as the seventh best minor league system, as there are blue chip prospects throughout the organization, including with the Mid-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Eugene Emeralds, Brandon Hughes End Hillsboro Hops Hopes, 10-4

The Hillsboro Hops’ season ended in abrupt fashion as the Eugene Emeralds slammed the door shut on their chances 10-4.  The game had remained close until a six-run collapse in the ninth inning that started with the score tied.  The Emeralds batted around the order and left a huge hole for the home team to…