Category: A Baseball

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…

Keyshawn Lynch Doubles Hops Over Indians, 6-4.

A throwing error by Spokane Indians shortstop Jax Biggers let the Hillsboro Hops tie the game in the ninth.  That let the game go extra innings and a chance for the Hops to catch their breath before one more surge.  In the eleventh, with Jake McCarthy starting at second base, Keyshawn Lynch doubled to left,…

Hillsboro Hops, Andy Yerzy Toy With Vancouver Canadians 6-3

The bats of the Hillsboro Hops powered the early start and left too big of a mountain for the Vancouver Canadians to climb, 6-3.  The hot bat of Andy Yerzy started it with his RBI single knocking in lead-off hitter Tra Holmes.  After Andy came home on Francis Martinez’ RBI single, the Hops were well…

Vancouver Canadians Outlast Hillsboro Hops, Francis Martinez 5-3

The lead see-sawed back and forth more than a tennis match at Wimbledon.  When the spinning stopped, the Vancouver Canadians landed on top of the Hillsboro Hops, 5-3.  Francis Martinez smacked two doubles. Ryan Tufts and Nick Podkul both smacked a homer for their team.  For the most part, the highlights were shared all around…

Hillsboro Hops, Jose Caballero Short of Vancouver Canadians 3-2

Despite Jose Caballero’s stand at the plate, the Hillsboro Hops fizzled when it counted most: the endgame, losing to the Vancouver Canadians 3-2.  Known for their  comeback wins and walk-off endings, the Hops just did not have it this time round. The win kept the Canadians’ playoff hopes alive, closing in on the Northern Division…