Hillsboro, OR (May 10th, 2022) - When Hillsboro visited Spokane on the first road trip of the year, they hit eight home runs over the course of six games. In the fifth game of that series the Hops would have their quickest game of all time at 1:53, but that
Hillsboro, OR (May 10th, 2022) - When Hillsboro visited Spokane on the first road trip of the year, they hit eight home runs over the course of six games. In the fifth game of that series the Hops would have their quickest game of all time at 1:53, but that record would be broken again tonight against the Indians in a 1:42 contest. That would also be the quickest game in all of Minor League Baseball so far during the 2022 season. Spencer Brickhouse picked up right where they left off in Spokane, with a towering homer in the third. Hops starter Scott Randall threw seven shutout innings in the 5-0 win.
Hillsboro took a 1-0 lead on Brickhouse's second home run of the year. Ryan Bliss broke his slump with an opposite field line drive to the gap, which resulted in a triple. He came in to score on a Tristin English groundout to Carreras, extending the Hops lead to 2-0.
Drew Romo doubled and tripled off Randall, but didn't come around to score either time he reached base. Romo, the Rockies No.2 prospect, leads the Northwest League in average and hits.
Randall only needed four pitches to get three outs in the seventh, as he finished his brilliant outing. His night was done after 75 pitches, seven innings, four hits and no runs allowed.
A.J. Vukovich started what would be a big inning for the Hops, with a double that extended his hitting streak to 10 games. Caleb Roberts followed with an RBI double and Elian Miranda added to the lead later in the inning with an RBI single. Hillsboro led 5-0 after seven innings.
Spokane starter Mike Ruff was chased from the game after recording one out in the seventh. His final line was 6.1 innings pitched, four earned runs and five strikeouts.
Liu Fuenmayor would come in to record the final six outs, lowering his ERA to 1.42 this year in the 5-0 Hillsboro win.
Hillsboro (14-13) and Spokane (15-11) will be back in action at Ron Tonkin Field on Wednesday. Rich Burk and Matt Richert will have the call, with the pre-game show at 5:50 and first pitch at 6:05 on Rip City Radio 620.