Arrow-right Camera
Spokane Indians
Sports >  Spokane Indians

Spokane Indians crushed and shut out by Hillsboro

From staff reports

HILLSBORO, Ore. – No. 9 hitter Ryan Grotjohn went 2 for 4 with four RBIs and the Hillsboro Hops crushed the Spokane Indians 15-0 on Friday in the second of a five-game Northwest League series at Ron Tonkin Field.

Hillsboro starter Connor Grey (5-2) allowed seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.

The Hops (22-14) scored once in the first, but put up five runs in the third and six more in the fifth. Grotjohn had a two-run single to cap the five-run, third-inning rally. Daulton Varsho added a two-run single in the frame as well.

In the fifth, Grotjohn doubled to right to plate Tra’mayne Holmes and Connor Owings. Owings had doubled the previous at-bat and drove in a pair. Later in the frame, Eudy Ramos delivered his fourth home run of the season for a two-run shot.

Ramos finished 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBIs, while Owings went 2 for 3 with two runs driven in.

Spokane starter Luis Lopez (0-3) was roughed up for six runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over just 2 2/3 innings, raising his season ERA to 11.34 over seven games and four starts.

Reliever Tai Tiedemann allowed six runs on four hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning during the fifth-inning rally.

Spokane leadoff hitter Miguel Aparicio went 2 for 4 and designated hitter Melvin Novoa added a pair of hits in three trips.

Spokane outfielder Austin O’Banion pitched the eighth inning and gave up three runs.

The Indians (14-22) went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com