Category: A Baseball

Hillsboro Hops Outlast Vancouver Canadians 3-2 in 11

Tuesday night’s game between the Hillsboro Hops and the Vancouver Canadians went the distance, plus a bit more. In the top of the 11th inning, the Hillsboro Hops scored the go ahead run and outlasted the Vancouver Canadians 3-2. It was a game filled with good pitching, walks and strikeouts to go along with a few errors,…

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Bats Silenced Again by Kernels

For the second game in a row the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers found themselves unable to solve the puzzle that is the Cedar Rapids Kernels pitching staff. After recording just four-hits in a 4-0 loss to the visitors Monday night, the home team was held to just 2-hits in a 3-2 loss Tuesday afternoon. Luke Westphal…

Hillsboro Hops Bomb Vancouver Canadians, 7-0

What a difference a day makes. Last night, the Hillsboro Hops made six errors in giving away the game in a  6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians. Tonight, the tables were flipped upside down as the Hops took the Canadians 7-0 behind the dominating pitching of Jared Miller, and the generosity of Vancouver’s defense. The…

Sam Gibbons, Bullpen Shutdown Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-0

Just five starts into his single-A career, Cedar Rapids Kernels starter Sam Gibbons showed that he has the stuff to make the Minnesota Twins prospect a real find within the organization. After battling in three of his first four starts, the right-hander shutdown the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for six innings, allowing just two hits in…

Hillsboro Hops Sweep Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-1

The Hillsboro Hops swept the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in their three game series.  The last game featured more pitching than hitting, with the Hops winning 4-1. The game started on a warm 89 degree day with two starting pitchers that have made it difficult for opposing batters in this early season. For the Volcanoes, RHP Nathaniael…

Hillsboro Hops Drop Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 7-2

Last night brought the fireworks. Tonight was the thunder. The Hillsboro Hops’ bats thundered through the first four innings downing the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 7-2. Zach Nehrir led off the bottom of the first, knocking his first pitch into center field for a single. Dane McFarlane followed with a walk, moving Nehrir over to second. Stephen…

Hillsboro Hops Douse Salem-Keizer Volcanoes With Walk-Off Win

With a fireworks extravaganza awaiting just beyond the left field wall, the Hillsboro Hops created their own fireworks display on the field, plating two runs in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off win. It was an incredible start to the season, as the Hops celebrate their 2014 Northwest League title. A crowd of…

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Split Double-Header with Beloit

Saturday’s rain out moved the game to Sunday, creating a set of 7-inning games in the double header. Both were close affairs, as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers won the first game 4-2, before dropping Game 2, 3-2. In the first contest, the Timber Rattlers sent Angel Ventura to the mound, looking for his third win…

Kori Medeiros Brings Bite to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-1 Win

For the sixth time in his last seven starts, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers left-hander Kodi Medeiros delivered a start where he allowed two runs or less, this time allowing a lone unearned run in a 5-1 victory over the Beloit Snappers. His pitches were especially sharp on this night, holding the home team to just one…

Michael Perez Walk-Off Hit in 11th Downs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Thursday’s finale of the four-game series between the Kane County Cougars and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was a classic pitchers’ duel that saw both starters deliver outstanding performances. It was a great game to watch and, unfortunately, it had to come to an end. Even more unfortunate for the Timber Rattlers, they were not the ones…

Late Rally Falls Short as Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fall 8-7

The Kane County Cougars jumped out to a 5-2 lead through seven innings, and looked like they had their game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the bag. However the Appleton-based team has no quit in them, scoring five runs in the final two frames, but still falling short in the 8-7 loss. Wisconsin took…

Six-Run Sixth Backs Angel Ventura, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 7-3 Win

For the first five innings of Monday’s contest, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Bowling Green Hot Rods were engaged in a great pitchers’ duel. Angel Ventura and Henry Centeno battled through a scoreless tie. However, the Timber Rattlers finally broke through on their way to a 7-3 victory. Centeno was on fire through the first…

Cy Sneed Looks Like Cy Young in Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-0 Win

Ok, maybe it is a bit of an exaggeration to compare a 22-year-old in his second minor league season to one of the greatest pitchers of all time, but on Friday night Cy Sneed pitched a gem that would have made the Hall of Famer Proud. The big right-hander stymied the Kane County Cougars, leading…

Houchins Is Killer Bee in 6-3 Win Over Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers had to feel pretty good about themselves after opening up their four-game series with the Burlington Bees by winning the first two games. Unfortunately, the momentum did not last as the Bees took the last two games of the series, including Thursday night’s game, 6-3. Devin Williams started for Wisconsin, and…