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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.


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.CAMACHO


•  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

Salem-Keizer 16-8

Boise 11-13

Eugene 8-16

Hillsboro 7-17


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).