Boise Hawks get no-hit at home

STATESMAN STAFFSeptember 1, 2013 

  • TWO GAMES LEFT

    Second-half standings: Salem-Keizer 22-14; Hillsboro 21-15; Boise 20-16

    Sunday’s games: Eugene at Salem-Keizer, 6:05 p.m.; Hillsboro at Boise, 6:45 p.m.

    Monday’s games: Eugene at Salem-Keizer, 3:05 p.m.; Hillsboro at Boise, 5:35 p.m.

Hillsboro pitcher Kyle Schepel tossed the first complete-game, nine-inning no-hitter in the Northwest League in the past 20 years as the Hops defeated the Hawks 5-0 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Ironically, the Hops could no-hit the Hawks two more times in the final games of the regular season and it could be Boise that heads to the postseason — even though Hillsboro would have a better second-half record.

Salem-Keizer, the first-half winner, sits atop the Northwest League’s South Division heading into Sunday’s games. If Salem-Keizer clinches the second-half title, Boise would get into the postseason based on a better overall record than Hillsboro. The Hawks are 41-33, and the Hops are 32-42.

That sets up a potentially wild final two days of the season — whether or not there are any more historic no-hitters.

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