Category: A Baseball

Tri-City Dust Devils Leave Hillsboro Hops in the Dust, 5-1

The Tri-City Dust Devils opened up the damage in the third inning with three runs and didn’t let up. Adding two more in the fifth was more of a statement than insurance. With nine hits and seven men left on base, the Hillsboro Hops couldn’t connect for more than one run and fell to the…

Hillsboro Hops Grant Heyman Drives Win Over Tri-City Dust Devils, 2-1

Pitching ruled the night but batting stole the show. In the eighth, Hillsboro Hops’ Grant Heyman lined a hit over Tri-City Dust Devil shortstop Kodie Tidwell to bring home Sergio Alcantara and Dansby Swanson for the tying and go ahead run that would stand up for the win, 2-1. Hits were few and far between…

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Blast Hillsboro Hops 10-7 in a Slugfest

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes took a home run derby of a game from the Hillsboro Hops, 10-7.  Two players in particular had a blast.  Hops Trevor Mitsui had hit a home run in the previous four consecutive games.  Tonight, he had two.  Five days ago, Mitsui had three home runs for the season.  Tonight, he hit…

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Hand Hillsboro Hops Game in the Ninth, 5-4

With two wild pitches and a fielding error, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes hand the Hillsboro Hops a game winning run in the ninth. Despite the ending, the game was filled with plenty of offense and earned runs. In the end, both teams gained only one unearned run each for the game. It’s true when they say…

Hillsboro Hops Hold on to Beat Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 8-3

The Hillsboro Hops staked themselves to a big lead Monday night, but, unlike the previous night, they made it stand over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 8-3.  It was the Hillsboro bats tonight behind some fine pitching byTyler Bolton (2-2) who staked the bullpen to a 6-3 lead after seven innings.  Alex Young and Brett Shankin combined for…

Vancouver Canadians Homer 3 Times to Beat Hillsboro Hops, 7-6

The Vancouver Canadians stayed one step ahead of the Hillsboro Hops when it counted, winning 7-6. The lead changed hands twice and never grew larger than three runs. The game started with the first scores of the game when Ryan Metzler hit a ground rule double over the left-center field fence. Ryan Hissey smashed a…

Hillsboro Hops Win Wild Affair Over Vancouver Canadians in 14, 10-9

The Hillsboro Hops took the game from the Vancouver Canadians in the bottom of the 4th inning, 10-9. It was a game of many colors with excellent pitching, active bats, good defense and an infielder taking the mound in the 14th to earn the win for the home team. The winning run would reach first base when…

Vancouver Canadians Harris, Perdomo Blank Hillsboro Hops, 3-0

The Vancouver Canadians Jon Harris blanked the Hillsboro Hops Friday night, 3-0. Harris went six innings and 90 pitches, allowing no runs on four hits while striking out four. Harris would not get the win tonight though as Angel Perdomo (1-0) pitched the last four innings of hitless ball, striking out seven, to earn the win.…

Hillsboro Hops Brett Shanklin Two-Hitter Defeats Vancouver Canadians

Brett Shanklin pitched eight near perfect innings and the Hillsboro Hops needed it to win a tight one over the Vancouver Canadians, 1-0. Shanklin (1-0) pitched a two-hitter and struck out seven for the win. Cameron Gann (S-2) came on for the final inning, retiring the side on eleven pitches for the save. Shanklin brought his…

Hillsboro Hops Hold on for 5-4 Win, Take Division Lead

The Hillsboro Hops made a one run lead over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes last seven innings for the win, 5-4.  The winning run was scored in the third inning when Stephen Dezzi led off with a walk followed by a Nate Irving grounder that bounced over short stop CJ Hinojosa’s head to put runners at the…

Hillsboro Hops, Carlos Hernandez Limit Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 4-2

The Hillsboro Hops took time away from another pitcher’s duel to explode for four runs and take the series opener over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 4-2. Starting pitcher for the Hops, Carlos Hernandez, took the mound in his first appearance since the All-Star Game. In six innings, Hernandez (4-1) continued building to his league leading and…

Hillsboro Hops, Josh Anderson homer Foil Boise Hawks 3-2

An eighth inning two-run homer by Hillsboro Hops Josh Anderson with Jake Peevyhouse on base was the play of the game. The Hops were behind 2-1 until that shot. Afterwards, the Hops held the lead over the Boise Hawks to win 3-2. Tyler Bolton started for the Hops and pitched seven quality innings. Bolton allowed both…

Hillsboro Hops, Luis Veras’ Bat Stay Ahead of Boise Hawks, 8-4

In their first game after the All-Star break, The Hillsboro Hops came back to an enthusiastic crowd ready to cheer them on. The Hops gave the fans what they wanted from their defending Northwest League Champions and current first-half champions. By controlling the game, the Hops scored when they needed to stay ahead on their way to…

Hillsboro Hops Shine at the All-Star Game

The Hillsboro Hops, backed by winning the first half which guaranteed a playoff spot, were honored last month by sending four of their players to the All-Star Game. Pitcher Jared Miller was chosen to start and was joined by teammates Cody Reed and Carlos Hernandez, and outfielder Zach Nehrir, but before they could reach Spokane, Nehrir sprained his…