Hillsboro Hops win in 19 innings
Hillsboro Hops 5, Vancouver Canadians 5 (19 innings)
Sunday at Hillsboro Ballpark
In six hours and 28 minutes, the Hillsboro Hops prevailed 5-4 over the Vancouver Canadians.
A no-out throwing error by Canadians pitcher Chuck Ghysels got things going for the Hops in the bottom of the 19th. Leonard went to third base on a passed ball. With one out, shortstop Ryan Gebhardt delivered a sacrifice fly to foul territory in left, and Leonard beat the throw home with the winning, unearned run.
WHAT IT MEANS
The series is even at 2-2 going into Monday night's final game.
DH Yogey Perez-Ramos and first baseman George Roberts each had three hits.
The teams used a combined 11 pitchers, who threw a total of 508 pitches.
Hillsboro started the Arizona Diamondbacks' top 2013 draft pick. Braden Shipley from North Medford High gave up an earned run on one hit and a walk in two innings, with four strikeouts.
The first of five Hops relievers, Austin Platt, worked the next seven innings, giving up three hits, three runs (two earned), with three walks and six Ks.
Yoimer Camacho (2-2) earned the victory. He pitched the top of the 19th, allowing one hit and two walks while fanning two batters.
Vancouver led 4-0 through three innings, but Hillsboro tied the score with a four-run fourth.
Then the teams played 14 scoreless innings.
Hillsboro outhit Vancouver 15-7.
The Canadians dropped to 14-10.
The Hops are 3-2 in their past five games.
Hillsboro is 4-6 at home; Vancouver is 8-7 on the road.
Northwest League South
NEXT FOR HOPS
7 p.m. Monday The five-game series comes to a close as the Vancouver Canadians play the Hillsboro Hops at Hillsboro Ballpark.
The Hops will go for their first two-game winning streak.
Hillsboro's scheduled starter is Jose Martinez (1-1, 4.26). Vancouver is expected to send out Colton Turner (1-2, 3.52).