FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
CSN NORTHWEST PRESENTS HILLSBORO HOPS BASEBALL
Coverage Begins Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. PT As The Hops Face The Boise Hawks
PORTLAND, Ore. — June 14, 2017 — CSN Northwest presents six Hillsboro Hops baseball games live from Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, Ore., beginning Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. PT. In addition, CSN Northwest will present the Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game on August 1. After going 42–33 last season, and finishing second in the league, the Hops look to bring home their third Northwest League in 2017.
The minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Hillsboro Hops have been a staple of the Portland area since 2013. In 2014, the Hops finished with the best record in the south division in both halves of the season, and swept the playoffs winning the team’s first Northwest League Championship. Hillsboro repeated the feat in 2015, finishing with the best record in the south division once again and winning back-to-back NWL titles.
Since 2013, six former Hops players have gone on to play in the majors, including pitcher Aaron Blair and shortstop Dansby Swanson, who both debuted with the Atlanta Braves in 2016; pitchers Zac Curtis and Brandon Shipley plus first baseman Mike Freeman, who all debuted with the Diamondbacks in 2016; and pitcher Ariel Hernandez, who debuted with the Cincinnati Reds in 2017.
Below is CSN’s complete Hillsboro Hops schedule:
|Friday, June 23||vs. Boise Hawks||7 p.m.|
|Friday, June 30||vs. Everett Aquasox||7 p.m.|
|Friday, July 14||vs. Eugene Emeralds||7 p.m.|
|Friday, July 21||vs. Spokane Indians||7 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 1||All-Star Game||TBD|
|Friday, August 4||vs. Vancouver Canadians||7 p.m.|
|Friday, August 18||vs. Eugene Emeralds||7 p.m.|
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