Ratliff hitting .318 so far in August for Hillsboro Hops


Former Taylor County High standout Taylor Ratliff seems to have found his game in August as he competes for the Hillsboro (Oregon) Hops–an Arizona Diamondbacks minor league affiliate.

After a sluggish June and July in which Ratliff battled an ankle injury, the 6-2, 170-pound rookie has hit .318 this month, pounding out 7 hits in 22 at-bats including three doubles and five runs scored.

PHOTO: Hillsboro Hops centerfielder Taylor Ratliff (23) slides into third during recent action in Oregon. Ratliff’s game appears to be on the rise after getting off to a slow start earlier this summer.

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