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MONDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Hillsboro leads all the way in NWL series opener at Tri-City

HOPS

Hillsboro 8, TRI-CITY 1

The Hops (3-1) won their third game in a row, starting and ending well before a crowd of 1,550 at Gesa Stadium in Pasco, Washington.

Hillsboro outhit Tri-City 11-5 and drew 10 walks to take the Northwest League series opener.

Hops designated hitter Lucas Herbert was 2 for 4 with a double and triple and two RBIs. Center fielder Kristian Robinson was 2 for 4 with a double.

Dyni Olivero (1-0) worked the first five innings, allowing one run (unearned) and four hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Hillsboro scored twice in the third inning and one in the fourth for a 3-0 advantage.

Tri-City (1-3) got its run in the fifth, but the Hops cemented their win with a three-run eighth and two-run ninth.

Andy Yerzy's RBI single scored the game's first run, and Jesus Marriaga made the score 2-0 with a sacrifice fly.

Game 2 of four at Tri-City is 7 p.m. Tuesday.

PICKLES

Portland's Titus Groeneweg has been named West Coast League Pitcher of the Week for June 10-16.

The Cal State Fullerton left-hander made one start and appeared once in relief and threw seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts.

GOLF

Stroke-play qualifying for the Oregon Amateur began Monday at Portland Golf Club.

Defending champion Robbie Ziegler took the lead after the first of two rounds in the men's division. The former Oregon Ducks golfer posted a 5-under-par 67.

Oregon State's Spencer Tibbits, who played in last week's U.S. Open, shot 69, as did Dustin Laney of Portland.

The top 64 after Tuesday's round will begin match play on Wednesday.

In the women's division, OSU signee Isabelle Taylor from Australia had the low score with a 2-under 70. OSU's Ellie Slama, the defending champion, was tied for second at 76 with Portland's Amanda Jacobs, Tigard's Victoria Gailey and Wilsonville's Kaitlyn Howe.

The top 32 women after Tuesday will move on to match play.

The tournament ends on Saturday.

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