Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/11/13
As we get closer to the Hillsboro Hops opening day on June 14th, players and sports fans everywhere are beginning to shift focus to all things baseball.  With MLB season underway, young minor league players throughout the country are vying for the chance to play professionally someday, and for many, the dream is not far out of reach. Every year, players from the minors are brought up to major league play.  Nothing shines like the heart of a minor league player, fueled by passion and fire to turn what they love into their very own reality. The Hillsboro Hops (formerly the Yakima Bears) continue to produce solid players at the A- level. Just this week, Northwest fans witnessed past Bears players play excellent baseball both defensively and at the plate.  Franchise alumni Wade Miley, who played for the Bears in 2008, led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 win over the Brewers on Friday with 8 strikeouts. Miley, who played for the Northwest League in 2008, posted a 4.91 ERA...
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