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Canadians claim series with 8-6 triumph over Hillsboro Hops

Vancouver Canadians 8, Hillsboro Hops 6

Monday night at Hillsboro Ballpark

THE STORY

Vancouver rallied for the victory, which gave the Canadians a 3-2 win in the series.

WHAT IT MEANS

The Hops failed to claim their first two-game winning streak of the Class A Northwest League season.

ATTENDANCE

2,454

TOP HOPS

• Seven Hillsboro players had at least one hit; Josh Parr, Ryan Gebhardt and Elvin Soto each had two.

• Five Hops had an RBI: Parr, Jordan Parr, Soto, Randy McCurry and Taylor Ratliff.

NOTES

• Hillsboro scored twice in the bottom of the second inning to lead 2-0. Vancouver tied it with two runs in the third and went in front 4-2 in the fourth.

The Hops responded with a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to lead 5-4.

But the Canadians came back, scoring one run in the seventh and taking the lead for good in the eighth with three runs, including a two-out, two-run triple by Dickie Thon.

Hillsboro scored once in the ninth on three singles and a wild pitch.

•  Ross Gerdeman (0-2), the second of three Hops pitchers, took the loss. He went four innings and gave up four runs, all earned, on five hits and four walks, with four strikeouts.

• Hillsboro starter Jose Martinez also pitched four innings. He allowed four runs, all earned, on three hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. He gave up a pair of home runs and saw his ERA go to 5.40.

• The Hops' only extra-base hit was a double by George Roberts, whose leadoff hit in the second helped Hillsboro take the early lead.

• Vancouver climbed to 15-10 in the NWL North Division. The Canadians are in second place, three games behind Everett and one ahead of Spokane.

STANDINGS

Northwest League South

Salem-Keizer 16-9

Boise 12-13

Eugene 8-17

Hillsboro 7-18

NEXT FOR HOPS

7:15 p.m. Wednesday — After Hillsboro's first scheduled day off since the season began on June 14, the Hops will be in Tri-City to open a five-game road series with the Dust Devils.