We listened to almost the whole thing, missing only the first couple of innings. A day game that ended after 8pm. Yikes. At least they won, a rare occurrence. From the Hillsboro website:
Marathon game saw 127 at-bats and 508 pitches
By Austin Melhart / Hillsboro Hops 07/07/2013 10:54 PM ET
Hillsboro, OR —- There was a marathon here at Hillsboro Ballpark today. Not your conventional marathon, but a 19 inning, six hour and twenty eight minute long, 508 pitch doozey of a game which saw the Hillsboro Hops (7-17) beat the Vancouver Canadians (14-10).
Starting shortstop Ryan Gebhardt was mobbed near the pitchers mound as he had the game winning foul-ball sac fly behind first base that would score John Leonard who was on third base after a passed ball moved him there. It is Leonard’s second game winning run scored in the last three days, as he was the game winner on July 5 as well.
In what seems like yesterday, Braden Shipley (0-0, 2.25) threw two innings of one run baseball and allowed one walk but struck out four of the eight batters he faced. To replace him was starter Austin Platt who threw seven complete innings allowing three hits, three runs and three walks while striking out six. All three runs came in the third inning. Other pitchers that threw for the Hops were Daniel Gibson, Chase Stevens, Will Locante and Yoimer Camacho, who would take the win, his second of the year.
Going into the bottom of the fourth, the Canadians were up 4-0 when Vancouver starter Jeremy Gabryszwski gave up four runs which would be the last time any team scored until Leonard would score in the bottom of the nineteenth.
Designated hitter Yogey Perez-Ramos led the Hops with three hits in eight at-bats. Catcher Grant Nelson, who made his first start at Hillsboro Ballpark this year, caught all 19 innings behind the plate.
Tomorrow Hillsboro plays their final game of the five-game Independence Weekend Series against Vancouver. With a win tomorrow, the Hops would have their first ever winning streak in franchise history.