Hops Make History With Manager Announcement

HILLSBORO, Ore. – The Hillsboro Hops made history Friday.

The team named Ronnie Gajownik the first female manager for a High-A baseball team.

She was previously with the Hops in 2021 as video coordinator.

Last year she worked for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, including as first base coach.

She won a gold medal with USA Women’s Baseball in the 2015 Pan American Games.

“I’m very grateful to Josh Barfield and the Diamondbacks for giving me the opportunity to begin my managerial career with the Hillsboro Hops,” said Gajownik. “I’m ecstatic to return to Hillsboro in this elevated role and am fortunate to start this journey with the awesome staff of Wright, Hernandez, Ramirez, Harrel and Mukohchi. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped me become the person and coach I am today.”

Gabriel Hernandez will be the Hops pitching coach and Ty Wright the hitting coach.

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