Next year's home opener will feature a three-game series against Salem-Keizer
The Hillsboro Hops professional baseball club an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Short Season Class A Northwest League have released their 2014 schedule.
The Hops begin the year on the road in Everett on Friday, June 13, and then open their second season at picturesque Hillsboro Ballpark on Wednesday, June 18 against their closest geographical rival, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
That series 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, the Seattle Mariners NWL affiliate, come to town to begin a five-game series on Sunday, June 29, capped off by a festive July 3rd series finale.
Other featured home series include division-foe Boise (a Cubs affiliate) from July 27-29 and Aug. 13-15; and in-state rival Eugene (a Padres affiliate) from Aug. 7-9 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
For the fifth straight year, the Northwest League will feature a split-season format, with two 38-game halves. The Hops end the first half in Eugene on Monday, July 21, and begin the second half in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 22.
The 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at P.K. Park in Eugene.
Game times and promotions will be announced in the coming months.
For information on 2014 Hillsboro Hops season tickets and group packages, call the Hops at (503) 640-0887 or go online to www.hillsborohops.com.