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Hop it Up!

Collectible Hillsboro Hops trading cards for tonight’s home opener.

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No. 28 John Pedrotty

Position: Pitcher
Hometown: Portsmouth, R.I.
Age: 24
Favorite beer: Blue Moon
Childhood baseball idol: Mo Vaughn
Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “Does Portland count?”
In the offseason, you are: “Playing golf.”


No. 25 Jake Roberts

Position: Pitcher
Hometown: Noblesville, Ind.
Age: 23
Favorite beer: “Bud heavy”
Childhood baseball idol: Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “Mount Hood? I just got here last night, so I haven’t seen anything.”


No. 27 Cesar Carrasco

Position: Third base
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 20
Childhood baseball idol: Adrian Beltré
Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “Chipotle.”
In the offseason, you are: “Chillin’”


No. 23 Cody Geyer

Position: Pitcher
Hometown: Weaverville, N.C.
Age: 22
Favorite beer: “Never tasted alcohol.”
Childhood baseball idol: Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “Right here” (gestures to field).


No. 7 Elvin Soto

Position: Catcher
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Age: 22
Favorite beer: Blue Moon
Childhood baseball idol: J.R. House
Favorite spot in Hillsboro: Buffalo Wild Wings
In the offseason, you are: “Partying.”


No. 10 Ben Eckels

Position: Pitcher
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
Age: 20
Favorite beer: “I’m not 21 yet, but Coors Light.”
Childhood baseball idol: José Reyes
Favorite spot in Hillsboro: “There’s this restaurant called BJ’s that’s great.”
In the offseason, you are: “Chillin’ with family”

GO: The Hillsboro Hops’ home opener is against the Salem-Keizer Volcanos at Ron Tonkin Field, 4450 NW 229th Ave., Hillsboro, on Wednesday, June 18. 7:05 pm. $7-$14.

 
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