Category: A Baseball

Hillsboro Hops, Jhoan Duran Heat Up Tri-City Dust Devils, 7-3

The Hillsboro Hops paced themselves in the late afternoon heat and then powered even further ahead of the Tri-City Dust Devils with a three-run eighth inning, 7-3.  A triumvirate of pitchers took the mound and kept the Hops lead with twelve strikeouts on the night. Temperatures reached 103 degrees in the late afternoon according to…

Tri-City Dust Devils Explode over Hillsboro Hops 8-3 in 11 Innings

The Hillsboro Hops made a valiant try by tying the game and send it into overtime but the gas tank was empty and the Tri-City Dust Devils left the home team in the dust 8-3 after eleven innings.  In a game that was much closer than the final score, the visiting Dust Devils slapped the…

Hillsboro Hops, Tyler Vail Shut Down Boise Hawks 7-1

The Hillsboro Hops blasted open a tight game to leave the Boise Hawks behind 7-1 for the victory Thursday night.  A hustle-filled defensive play to start the game proved to be an omen when Hops second baseman Ryan Grotjohn speared a grounder up the middle with an amazing grab and wheeled around in a blink…

Boise Hawks, Ryan Luna Pitch Near-Perfect Win over Hillsboro Hops 5-1

The Hillsboro Hops struggled at the plate and fell to the visiting Boise Hawks, 5-1.  Starting pitcher Ryan Luna (W, 5-4) went six innings giving up the lone Hops run on three hits. Luna came within three batters of a perfect game.  The no-hitter was given up on Bryan Araiza’s double in the fifth with…

Hillsboro Hops Take Series with 9-6 Win over Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

The Hillsboro Hops exploded for a seven run third inning and coasted for the 9-6 victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.  S-K snatched the early lead from the Hops by scoring two runs in the second and taking a 2-1 edge at home but it didn’t last past the next inning. Sending twelve batters to the…

Hillsboro Hops Eclipse Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 9-5

The Hillsboro Hops knocked off the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 9-5 on a day that the world paid attention to the local solar eclipse.  The game was moved up to an un-baseball hour of a 9:30 AM start time to celebrate the astronomical occurrence.  The eclipse only delayed the offensive attack as the Hops scored four runs…

Hillsboro Hops, Kevin McCanna Throttle Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 2-0

Hillsboro Hops jumped out of the first inning with two scores and held on for a nail-biter in a 2-0 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.  After that, the game turned into a pitcher’s duel filled with strikeouts and, for the most part, fine defensive play. Before the first out of the game, the Hops were…

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Alejandro De La Rosa Erase Hops 6-0

If only they could have saved some runs from the night before.  After winning 11-1 in the series finale with the Eugene Emeralds, the Hillsboro Hops lose 6-0 to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in their series opener. The Hops were limited to four hits (all singles) on the night led by Drew Ellis’ stat line of…

Hillsboro Hops, Camden Duzenack Pound Eugene Emeralds 11-1

The Hillsboro Hops left no doubt as they demolished the Eugene Emeralds 11-1 Friday night.  The Hops drew first blood in the second inning with four runs.  Eugene was able to get on board the following inning but the Hops added a single run twice over the fourth and fifth innings.  To drive an exclamation…

Hillsboro Hops, Jhoan Duran Blank Eugene Emeralds 3-0

The Hillsboro Hops kept the Eugene Emeralds scoreless 3-0 in the win Thursday night.  The victory, coupled with the loss by the Boise Hawks, moved the Hops back into a three-way tie for first place in the Southern Division.  The Hops only needed one run but they scored all three in the second inning. Before…

Eugene Emeralds, Jose Albertos Control Hillsboro Hops, 3-2

The Hillsboro Hops losing streak has reached four games now that they have skidded to a loss Wednesday night to the visiting Eugene Emeralds, 3-2.  The low scoring affair featured some excellent pitching from both sides.  The Hops bats woke up for a little bit but they weren’t enough to take away a win. Hops…

Tri-City Dust Devils, Justin Lopez Take Close One from Hillsboro Hops 4-3

An error filled night served to help keep the game close as the Tri-City Dust Devils beat the Hillsboro Hops 4-3.  Though suspenseful, the game was pretty much decided when the Dust Devils took an early 3-2 lead after two. After two consecutive singles to start the first inning for the home team, it was…

Tri-City Dust Devils, Ben Sheckler Rain on Hillsboro Hops’ Parade, 10-1

The Hillsboro Hops couldn’t stem the flooding as the Tri-City Dust Devils rained ten runs on the visiting Hops in a 10-1 loss.  By the time Hillsboro finally got on the board, the Dust Devils had already scored their ten runs and time was almost over. The scoring didn’t start until the third inning as…

Tri-City Dust Devils, Tyler Benson Walk-Off with Win over Hillsboro Hops, 5-4

The Tri-City Dust Devils took a wild one away from the visiting Hillsboro Hops on a walk-off single, 5-4.  Jalen Washington scored the winning run after reaching first base on a walk and then second and third on consecutive wild pitches by closer Cal Becker (L, 0-2).  That set up the stage for Tyler Benson…

Hillsboro Hops, Jhoan Duran Sneak Past Tri City Dust Devils 5-3

Roles were reversed from the night before as the Hillsboro Hops took advantage of the Tri City Dust Devil miscues to win 5-3.  It was four runs in the fifth that grabbed the lead for the Hops and they never let go. All nine batters went to the plate in the inning starting off with…

The Hillsboro Hops beat themselves Friday night allowing the host Tri City Dust Devils to take the credit, 3-1. The first inning started off with Dust Devil Robbie Pordosky reaching base after striking out on a wild pitch from Hops starter Tyler Badamo (L, 0-1).  Another wild pitch sent him over to second.  Consecutive groundouts…

Hillsboro Hops, Kevin McCanna Shut Down Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 3-1

The Hillsboro Hops woke up for three runs in the fourth and made it stick for a 3-1 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.  Limited to six hits on the night, the Hops spent five of them in the high scoring inning.  Throw in two wild pitches along with capping the inning off with Jorge Perez’…

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Dart Past Hillsboro Hops, 4-3

The Hillsboro Hops were the hare grabbing a quick lead but the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were the tortoise inching their way to the 4-3 win.  Logan Baldwin led off the eighth for S-K with a double and came around the bases on consecutive ground outs by teammates Orlando Garcia and Ryan Kirby for the winning run.…

Hillsboro Hops, Dan Swain Rocket Past Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 11-2

The Hillsboro Hops launched hit after hit against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and the Hops pitching kept the visiting team from not doing much more than watch the fireworks as they beat they southern rivals 11-2.  Newcomer Dan Swain had more than announced his arrival before this game but if there was one person who had…