Hops Blanked in Eugene

By Rich Burk / Hillsboro Hops | July 2, 2013 12:06 AM ET

Eugene starting pitcher Erik Schoenrock threw seven dominant innings to lead the
Emeralds (6-12) to a 4-0 win over Hillsboro (4-14) on Monday night in Eugene.
Schoenrock kept the Hops off balance all night, allowing just one hit, one hit batter and
no walks while striking out seven.

Hillsboro starter Ben Eckels (1-2) issued two leadoff walks in six and two-thirds innings,
and both came home to score.

The Hops' best chance to score came in the top of the eighth inning, trailing 2-0. With
Schoenrock gone, Hillsboro had singles from catcher Grant Nelson and shortstop Ryan
Gebhardt off reliever Max Beatty, but side-arming right-hander Adam Cimber came in to
strike out pinch hitter Elvin Soto and center fielder Taylor Ratliff to strand the tying runs
in scoring position.

It was the second time Hillsboro has been shut out this season, both times by Eugene. Of
the Hops' 14 losses, seven have come by one run, three by two runs, and four by four or
more runs.

In the second game of the series in Eugene on Tuesday, Arizona's first-round draft
choice, pitcher Braden Shipley, will make his professional debut. The game can be heard
on Fox Sports Radio 620 AM, and online at www.foxsportsradio620.com. The pregame
show begins at 6:35.

The Hops return home to Hillsboro Ballpark on Thursday, July 4th, to open a five-game
series against the Vancouver Canadians. Tickets for the upcoming series available at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

View More