Hops Win NWL Championship

Incredible. Amazing. And most of all… perfect. The Hillsboro Hops on Sunday beat the Vancouver Canadians, 4-3, to clinch the Northwest League championship. The win came at Ron Tonkin Field on a warm evening in front of 3,328 delirious fans. Hillsboro won its first title, in just its second year of existence. In so doing, […]

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Hops sweep Boise, advance to NWL Championship Series

The Hops can’t stop making history. In the first postseason home game at Ron Tonkin Field, Hillsboro completed a sweep of the Boise Hawks by the score of 5-2. They will advance to play for the Northwest League Championship against the winner of the series between the Spokane Indians and Vancouver Canadians. Vancouver currently holds […]


Hops down Hawks in postseason debut

It was a historic day for the Hops. Fresh off an eight-hour, 450-mile bus ride, Hillsboro was ready to make their postseason debut at Memorial Stadium in Boise, Idaho against the Boise Hawks. They made it a memorable one, pulling out a 5-2 victory to take game one of the Divisional Series. It was their […]


Keller dominant in shutout debut as Hops blank Ems 1-0

The Hops don’t have much work left to do in the regular season. A play-off berth already in tow based on their first-half championship, Hillsboro hasn’t sat on their laurels. They secured the second-half division title as well in yesterday’s victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils. With that in mind, Brad Keller made his debut […]


Hillsboro Hops Announce 2014 Manager, Coaches

The Hillsboro Hops will be managed in 2014 by former major league catcher J.R. House, while the second-year franchise’s coaching staff will include a pair of major league all-stars. Mark Grace, who had more hits during the 1990s than any other major leaguer, joins the staff as hitting instructor. Doug Drabek, the 1990 N.L. Cy […]


Hops Announce 2014 Season Schedule

The Hops begin 2014 on the road in Everett on Friday, June 13, and then open their second season at picturesque Hillsboro Ballpark on Wednesday, June 18 against Salem-Keizer. That kicks off an eight-game homestand, the Hops’ longest of the season — three with Salem-Keizer, and then five against the Vancouver Canadians. The Everett Aquasox, […]


Hops Set Franchise Records for Runs, Hits in Monster 15-4 Win

Hillsboro broke records last night in an emphatic fashion, chalking up nine runs in the first two innings en route to a 15-4 walloping of the Tri-City Dust Devils. They set a franchise record for runs (15) as well as hits (20). They won two games in a row at home for just the third […]

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Hops Only One Game Out of First Place After 3-2 Win

The Hops are just one game behind the Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes after last night’s 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils. Hillsboro’s 7-7 record has them tied for second place in the Northwest League South after finishing last in the season’s first half. In front of 2,845 fans, starter Aaron Blair tossed four shutout innings. He […]


Hillsboro Hops Ready for Second Half of Season

Written by Amanda Boyd | This article originally appeard on OregonSportsNews.com Already more than halfway through the season, the Hillsboro Hops turn to closing out the season a bit stronger than they started. Currently, the Hops stand in last place in the Northwest League with a 12-27 record, with only 5 games won on the […]


Minor League Baseball’s Top 10 Mascots

Minor League Baseball is home to many things: cheap baseball, expensive beer and easy access to player autographs. Since most minor leaguers will never make it to The Show, they’re enjoying every moment they can in the regional spotlight. But even with the constant turnover there remains one constant in the ever-changing minors: baseball’s best […]