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It was a successful season for the Hops as they won their first Northwest League title, going 48-28 in the regular season, then running all the way through the playoff to capture the crown. Outfielders Grant Heyman and Steven Nyisztor were stellar at the plate while pitchers Ryan Doran, Ben Eckels and Zac Curtis had solid seasons on the …

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Hillsboro Hops

League: Northwest League (Short Season)

Record: 34-42 (t-6th of 8 teams in the Northwest League)

Runs Scored: 298 (5th of 8 teams)

Runs Allowed: 319 (5th of 8 teams)

Recap: Hillsboro struggled in it’s inaugural season as a franchise, replacing the Yakima Bears as the Diamondbacks’ short-season affiliate. The excitement for the team came via the pitching staff, …

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