8/8/2022 – Northwest League (NWL) – Hillsborough Hops News Release
EVERETT, Wash. – The Hopps had 13 runs and 18 hits last night and 14 runs and 16 on Sunday. Hillsboro scored for the ninth time in 10 games while hitting home runs in nine straight games. Jordan Lawler had his best game since joining the Hops, going 4-6 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. Gary Mathis Jr., a late addition to the lineup after joining the team this morning, finished the game three times shy of the cycle, including a high-A home run in the first that tied the game at 11. , had his fifth blast in just 15 games and finished the game with three RBIs. Hopps achieved his longest winning streak of the season after his 14–11 victory over Everett.
Everett had three singles in the first inning, but AJ Bukovich scored the final out of the inning at the plate and threw Alberto Rodriguez on a hard-hit ball by Dariel Gomez. It remained 0-0 once.
The scoring started in the third inning as Deyvison De Los Santos hit a two-out, two-run home run against Bryan Woo. Delos his Santos home run gave Hillsborough his ninth-game home run streak.
Trent Tingelstad hit a home run on the first pitch seen from Luke Albright to lead off the third inning. The bases were loaded late in the inning after one and two bases, sending AquaSox catcher, David Sheaffer, to the plate. Schaefer belted the ball into left field and missed the grand slam by inches. Instead, he cleared the bases with his 3-RBI double. Luke Albright was pulled out after 2.2 innings, allowing 7 hits and 5 earned runs. There were eight total runs in the third inning as Everett led 5-3.
The first two runners reached base for the Aquasox in the fourth against Hop’s first reliever Marcos Tineo. Robert Perez, Jr. hit an opposing three-run shot, his third hit of the game, to give Everett an 8–3 lead.
Brian Wu finished the game after pitching four innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Everett’s first player in his six relievers was Seattle Mariners closer Diego Castillo. Castillo made his first appearance in rehab in the minors after heading to IL with an ‘inflammation of his right shoulder’. It was an outing he would like to forget. The first four batters reached base, Delos Santos and Malabe hit runs on singles, and another run was scored from an error. AJ Bukovich again hit his two-out clutch, and on a single he struck out two to tie the game at eight. Castillo allowed his four earned runs and only he had two outs.
Everett fought back in the sixth with a league-leading 18th home run of the season by Dariel Gomez and a laser to right field. Gomez’s hit was the third time in a game Everett scored three runs in one swing of the bat (Schafer double, Perez Jr. homer).
The Hopps came back from an 8-3 deficit early in the game, but trailed again in the late innings. With Everett leading 11-8 heading into the seventh, Hillsboro put together their third straight two-run inning to cap off their comeback.
Jordan Lawler was at bat with the bases loaded and two outs, sucking one backup in center and scoring two runs. Gary Mathis Jr. hit the first high-A home run in the eighth inning with two outs to tie the game at 11. Malabe reached base on E6 and advanced to second on the wild. pitch. Chaney Ortiz was a hitter, with two outs, dividing the left-center gap with his RBI double on the go-ahead.
Cristian Montes de Oca was scoreless in the bottom of the eighth, putting him in position for a comeback in the ninth.
Lawler noted that he secured several insurance runs in the ninth as Montes de Oca hit his second high-A homer to left field, his fourth hit of the game, and RBIs in his third and fourth. confirmed.
Montes de Oca came out in the final frame, closing the door on Everett with a 14-11 lead, striking out a 2, and continuing the Hopps’ fifth straight win. Montez de Oca is 5/5 for his save opportunities at Hillsboro.
Hillsborough has scored 25 runs on 34 hits in the last 24 hours. They head home for a 12-game homestand that starts with six games against the Spokane Indians on Tuesday, with the first pitch at 7:05 and a pre-game show at 6:50 on Rip City Radio 620. He will be broadcast live on MiLB.tv.
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