Friday afternoon we went back out to Hillsboro Stadium to watch another Hillsboro Hops game. The opponent was Everett, the winner of the north division in the first half of the season (Single A has a split season, with winners of each half). It was a day game, starting at 1:30, and it was already hot when we got there half an hour before the game. We had great seats, just three rows off the field behind the bullpen. By the 5th inning, with the score 2-2, it was in the high 80s and since we were sitting in full sun, even a cold drink or two didn’t help.
By the middle of the 7th inning with the score tied 3-3 it was up to 92 degrees. The heat got us and we left. On the way home and after we got there we listened on the radio as the game went into extra innings. The Hops won in the 11th on a double that scored a run. The Hops are 3 and 1, a considerable improvement over the first half of the season. We really enjoy going to the ballpark to see the Hops play.