North Johnson Named New Northwest League President

MiLB veteran exec to start role in 2020

By Hallie Holton | December 5, 2019 3:39 PM ET

The Northwest League (NWL) announced that North Johnson will become the new league president at the start of 2020. The NWL conducted a nationwide search, bringing interest from over 60 well-qualified candidates. Johnson, a 42-year MiLB veteran, stood out amongst the competition with his extensive resume of leadership experience.

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Former Spokane Indians Staff Member Jimmy Lake Named UW Football Head Coach

Spokane native sold tickets for the team in 2000

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

December 3, 2019 9:03 PM ET

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Northwest League president announces retirement

Veteran exec Ellis to step down from role after seven years

NWL president Mike Ellis celebrates his league's triumph in the 2015 Northwest-Pioneer League All-Star Game. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Hallie Holton | October 8, 2019 11:01 AM ET

President of the Northwest League Mike Ellis announced he will retire as of December 2019 after seven years in the role.

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Head of the Class: Class A Short Season

Giants' Labour, D-backs' Frias blossomed during the summer

Franklin Labour tallied a 1.030 OPS in 41 Northwest League games. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 25, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Giants No. 20 prospect Franklin Labour and D-backs No. 15 Luis Frias dazzled with the bat and on the rubber, respectively, in Class A Short Season competition in 2019.

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MavalloneMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Hops capture third NWL championship

January singles in go-ahead run in winner-take-all Game 5

Hillsboro celebrates the third Northwest League championship in its seven-year history. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | September 12, 2019 2:55 AM ET

Hillsboro won its third Northwest League championship in seven years, beating Tri-City, 3-1, in a winner-take-all Game 5 as Ryan January singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Acosta, Dust Devils stay alive in NWL Finals

Padres prospect homers, helps force decisive Game 5 vs. Hops

Matthew Acosta is 6-for-17 (.353) with four runs scored and two RBIs in six playoff games. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | September 11, 2019 2:00 AM ET

Padres outfield prospect Matthew Acosta belted a two-run homer and scored twice as Tri-City forced a decisive Game 5 in the Northwest League Finals with a 6-0 victory over Hillsboro on Tuesday.

Jordan Wolf is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @byjordanwolf. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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English channels dramatic victory for Hops

Ninth-inning homer puts Hillsboro on brink of Northwest crown

Tristin English hit seven home runs during the regular season for Hillsboro. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Shlomo Sprung | September 10, 2019 2:35 AM ET

Arizona Diamondbacks infield prospect Tristin English belted with a two-run homer in the ninth inning as Class A Short Season Hillsboro outlasted Tri-City, 2-1, in Game 3 of the Northwest League Finals.

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Homza gets Dust Devils even in NWL

Padres prospect hits first-inning slam in Game 2 of Finals

The slam was Jonny Homza's fourth homer since the Padres took him in the fifth round of the 2017 Draft. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | September 9, 2019 12:17 AM ET

Padres prospect Jonny Homza hit a first-inning grand slam, his first homer of the season, as Tri-City beat Hillsboro, 9-1, to even the best-of-5 Northwest League Finals at one win apiece.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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January, Hillsboro continue on in September

Catcher plates three runs as Hops make first Finals since 2015

Hillsboro is headed to the Northwest League Championship Series for the first time in four years. (Hillsboro Hops)

By Katie Woo | September 6, 2019 3:14 AM ET

Arizona D-backs catcher Ryan January plated three runs as Class A Short Season Hillsboro defeated Salem-Keizer, 6-3, to advance to the Northwest League Finals for the first time since 2015.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Peguero puts Hops on brink of NWL Finals

D-backs No. 18 prospect completes late rally with walk-off in ninth

Liover Peguero's walk-off double lifted Hillsboro in Game 1 of its Northwest League semifinal series. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | September 5, 2019 1:15 AM ET

Arizona Diamondbacks No. 18 prospect Liover Peguero stroked a walk-off double that lifted Class A Short Season Hillsboro past Salem-Keizer, 2-1, in Game 1 of the Northwest League semifinals.

Michael Avallone is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MavalloneMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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