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Five-Run First Enough to Carry Amarillo to Victory

Spencer Giesting Spins Quality Start in Double-A Debut
June 19, 2024

Amarillo, Texas (June 19, 2024) – The Amarillo Sod Poodles jumped out to an early lead in the first and never looked back on Wednesday night. A five-run bottom of the first inning was enough run support for Spencer Giesting and the rest of the Sod Poodles pitching staff to

Melendez Caps 4-Hit Day with Walk-Off Winner in Extras

May 18, 2024

Amarillo, Texas (May 14, 2024) – The Sod Poodles and Frisco RoughRiders kicked off their series at HODGETOWN with a morning matinee on Tuesday. Amarillo needed extra innings to secure the win, doing so on the back of a four-hit day from Ivan Melendez who provided the game-winning RBI in

Offense Explodes for 12 Runs in Win 

Deyvison De Los Santos Homers, Leads all Double-A in HR
May 8, 2024

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (May 7, 2024) – The Amarillo Sod Poodles started their road trip in south Texas with a 12-5 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks on Tuesday night. Amarillo's offense was paced by the heart of the order in an overall balanced effort. The 2-5 hole hitters combined

Amarillo Held to Three Hits in 8-0 Loss Friday Night

Sixth Shutout Loss at HODGETOWN in Team History
May 4, 2024

AMARILLO, Texas (May 3, 2024) – The Sod Poodles and Midland RockHounds continued their series at HODGETOWN on Friday night. A pitcher's duel through the first four innings where neither team was able to crack the scoreboard ended in a lopsided 8-0 shutout loss for Amarillo. After working a scoreless

Yilber Diaz Tosses Seven Scoreless In Sod Poodles Win

D-backs no. 16-rated Prospect Sets Career-High in Strikeouts
May 4, 2024

AMARILLO, Texas (May 2, 2024) – The Amarillo Sod Poodles blanked the Midland RockHounds on Thursday night for their first shutout win of the season. RHP Yilber Diaz earned his first win of the year after holding Midland scoreless over seven innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts and just two

Calf Fries Fall in Extras

Amarillo Unable to Match Springfield's Six Run Extra Inning
April 20, 2024

AMARILLO, Texas (April 19, 2024) – Playing as the best alternate identity in baseball for the first time in the new season, the Amarillo Calf Fries dropped their first extra innings game of 2024. The bats powered the offense in the early going but went cold as the temperature dropped

Sod Poodles Held to Five Hits in 11-0 Loss

August 31, 2023

Amarillo, Texas (August 31, 2023) – Playing as the Amarillo Calf Fries for the final time during the regular season, Amarillo was limited to just five hits in a 11-0 loss to the Midland RockHounds. Making his first start in Double-A, Dylan Ray saw a leadoff single reach base before

Amarillo Leaves Tulsa With Series Win After 9-3 Sunday Win

Hill Tosses Six Scoreless on the Bump
August 13, 2023

Tulsa, Okla. (August 13, 2023) – The Sod Poodles put together a 16-hit performance to outpace the Tulsa Drillers 9-1 on Sunday afternoon behind Jamison Hill's six scoreless innings on the bump. With the win, Amarillo claimed a series win after taking each of the last two games over the

Melendez Drives in Four in Sod Poodles 7-3 Win

July 30, 2023

Midland, Texas (July 29, 2023) – Amarillo jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat the Midland RockHounds on Saturday night. Ivan Melendez was one of five Sod Poodles to record multi-hit efforts and paced the team with his four RBI at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Camden Duzenack

Hops' Defense Sets Franchise Record by Turning Five Double Plays in 7-1 Win

Melendez and D'Orazio hit back-to-back homers
July 9, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (July 9, 2023) – The Hillsboro Hops were trying to avoid losing 5 of 6 for the fourth time in five series’ on Sunday at Ron Tonkin Field against the Vancouver Canadians. One of the best pitchers in Minor League Baseball so far on the season, Devereaux Harrison

Offensive Explosion in 11-1 Rout of Canadians 

Ray turns in another gem
July 6, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (July 5, 2023) – The Hillsboro Hops had struggled against the Vancouver Canadians in 2023, carrying a 2-11 record against the C’s into Wednesday night. 17 hits and 11 runs later, the Hops had one of their most lopsided wins of the season. J.J D’Orazio led the way

Peña's Two-Homer Night Spoiled in Hops' Loss

Final game of First Half Tomorrow
June 22, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (June 21, 2023) – A late-inning comeback for the Hops wasn’t enough on Wednesday night at Ron Tonkin Field. In his second game as a Hop, 19-year-old Manuel Peña had a two home run performance. Despite outhitting Everett 12-9, the Hops lost 8-7 in game two of the

Spokane Mashes 11 Extra-Base Hits in Series Opener 

19 Hits and 10 Walks Later Indians Win 15-7
June 7, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (June 6, 2023) – The Spokane Indians picked up where they left off after the first meeting against the Hops, pouring in 15 runs and 19 hits on Tuesday at Ron Tonkin Field. The 11 extra-base hits for Spokane tied a record for a Hops’ opponent. J.J. D’Orazio

Longball Leads Hops Past Frogs 

Everett Strands 14 Runners on Base in Loss
May 29, 2023

May 29, 2023 (Everett, WA) – For the first and only time all season the Hops played on a Monday and it treated them well. Game one of the series on Memorial Day between the Hops and AquaSox at Funko Field saw the Hops’ offense put on a show. Hillsboro

Back-to-Back Homers Power Hops to Win

Melendez Ties Franchise Record Hit Streak
May 24, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (May 23, 2023) – New week, new opponent, but the same bats stayed hot on Tuesday at Ron Tonkin Field. Both Ivan Melendez and J.J. D'Orazio continued their hot hitting with home runs and Yilber Diaz struck out the first six batters he faced, in the Hops 5-0

Hops' Pitching Strikes out 18 in Loss

Eugene Continues success against Hops
May 17, 2023

Eugene, OR (May 16th, 2023) – The Hillsboro Hops traveled south to face a familiar foe on Tuesday at PK Park. The Eugene Emeralds would continue their early season success against the Hops, despite striking out 18 times and going 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. The 5-2 Emeralds’ victory

Hops Walk-Off for 50th Time in Team History

Roberson's Two-Run Home Run Gives Hops Sixth Straight Win
April 15, 2023

Hillsboro, OR (April 14, 2023) – The magic continued at Ron Tonkin Field on Friday night as the Hops won their sixth consecutive game. Kevin Graham had a two-hit game, J.J. D’Orazio reached base four times and Gerald Ogando got out of a late-inning jam, on the way to a

Tri-City walks away with win over Hops in season opener

Gajownik Makes History in Managerial Debut
April 7, 2023

(April 6, 2023) - It was a historic day in Pasco on Opening Day 2023, as Hops' manager Ronnie Gajownik became only the second female manager in affiliated professional baseball and the first at the High-A level. Hops' catcher J.J. D'Orazio went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk and RBI in