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HILLSBORO 11, EUGENE 1/Hops pound Ems with 14 hits and four doubles in Friday Northwest League baseball

The top two men in the lineup had seven hits on Friday to lead the Hillsboro Hops to an 11-1 win over the Eugene Emeralds at Ron Tonkin Field.

Leadoff hitter Camden Duzenack went 4 for 5 and scored twice and No. 2 hitter Ryan Grotjohn was 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBIs for Hillsboro.

The Hops are 11-12 in the second half, which tops the South Division. The first-half champions are 33-28 overall. Eugene is 10-13 in the second half, 31-30 overall.

Tyler Keele improved to 5-4 after pitching 6 2/3 innings. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out six.

The Hops finished with 14 hits. Tra Holms was 3 for 4 and scored twice,

Javier Assad (3-6) took the pitching loss. He gave up six runs (five earned) in 3 2/3 innnings. Hillsboro had eight hits against Assad and walked three times.

Hillsboro did most of its damage in the second inning and the eighth inning. The Hops took a 4-0 lead in the second and finished their big night at the plate with five runs in the eighth.

In the second, the Hops had four hits including a two-run double by Grotjohn and RBI singles from Dan Swain and Jorge Perez.

In the eighth there were four hits, a walk and an error. Grotjohn and Drew Ellis each hit two-run doubles in the inning.

Hillsboro opens a four-game series at Salem-Keizer at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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