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 Leagues South Division heading into Sundays 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.