Category: A Baseball

Jake McCarthy 3-RBI, Hillsboro Hops Top Spokane Indians 6-0

The Hillsboro Hops with the help of Jake McCarthy and Jorge Perez were more than enough to take care of the Spokane Indians 6-0. The Hops scored in each of the first three innings and coasted behind the lockdown pitching of Matt Tabor (W, 1-1), Luis Castillo, West Tunnell and Kyler Stout. The four-man tag…

Portland Mavericks Hillsboro Return, July 2nd

The Portland Mavericks are a unique and strangely individual team.  They were an independent team that belonged to no one.  Their roster contained a former major league star and baseball hopefuls that might never had received a chance otherwise.  They were proud of their reputation as a bunch of nobodies.  Yet, they were immortalized in…

Jake McCarthy Scores, Hillsboro Hops Defeat Boise Hawks, 6-5

It was the alert base running of Jake McCarthy and his opportunistic scoring of the go ahead run in the eighth that led to the Hillsboro Hops taking the final game of the series, 6-5. Jake opened the inning with a bunt and Boise catcher Hidekel Gonzalez’ throwing error to first.  A wild pitch by…

Ryan Tufts 4-RBI, Hillsboro Hops Cook Boise Hawks, 7-2

It took them a day to settle into their comfort zone in Boise but the Hillsboro Hops handled the host Boise Hawks comfortably with Ryan Tufts help, 7-2.  Jose Caballero was another strong contributor to the win. Ryan Tufts Returns to Hops Power was the keyword for the day as the Hops showered the field…

Andy Yerzy, Hillsboro Hops Take SK Volcanoes 6-5

The night filled with clutch play and never-say-die attitude on both sides.  Stepping up, Andy Yerzy was one of the leaders as the Hillsboro Hops defeated the Volcanoes, 6-5.  But, don’t consider his teammates as waiting for someone else to make the first move.  When needed, several Hops took the lead.  On  the night, Hillsboro…

Hillsboro Hops, Tra Holmes Power Over Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 12-2

Lead-off hitter Tra Holmes magic number was two.  Tra scored two runs with two RBIs and had two hits, one of which was a double.  But that was only a part of the power of the Hillsboro Hops as they made up for the night before, beating the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 12-2. What proved to be…

Hillsboro Hops Take Part in Copa de la Diversion

The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) will take part of a nation-wide effort to recognize the Hispanic community, starting tonight. The national event will cover 165 MiLB games throughout the 2018 season.  The first game was at Round Rock, Texas on April 8th.  The last game will be at Rancho Cucamonga on September 2nd.  The Durham Bulls rebranded…

Diego Rincones, SK Volcanoes Top Hillsboro Hops 9-5

Diego Rincones was unmatched as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes went on to beat the Hillsboro Hops 9-5 at Ron Tonkin Field..  Out of five plate appearances, Diego went 4 for 5, scored once, smacked a home run to go along with two doubles and knocked home five runs.  He alone equaled the efforts of the Hops…

Hillsboro Hops Left Behind Eugene Emeralds, Jonathon Sierra, 6-2

A three run ninth inning proved to be too big of an obstacle to overcome.  The Eugene Emeralds’  explosion in the top of the ninth put the game away over the Hillsboro Hops, 6-2. Before the inning started, the Hops were still looking at a close game, down only 3-2.  All they had to do…

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…