The Hillsboro Hops were three games out of first place in the South Division entering play at Spokane on August 19th.
Ben Eckels, a 19-year-old righthander from Davis, Calif., had spent the entire year in the Hops' rotation, and was closing strong; Eckels had won four straight starts.
With just 14 games remaining, the Hops were looking for their eighth win in 12 games.
Matt Richert had the call. Hear selected highlights. (Note to mobile device users: some mobile devices allow links to these .mp3 files; others do not. If the previous sentence, "Hear selected highlights," doesn't include a link, then view this page from a laptop or PC.)