Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, July 03, 2015, Image 11

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    Quiet bats plague Salem-Keizer
For the Keizertimes
The struggling Volcanoes
showed signs of improvement
but not enough to have a win-
ning week.
June 24: Hillsboro 7,
Volcanoes 2
Jared Miller’s pitching and
Stephen Dezzi’s bat led the
Hops to their second straight
win over Salem-Keizer.
Hillsboro led all the way,
starting with three runs in the
fi rst inning. The runs came on
two singles, two walks and two
sacrifi ce fl ies. In the fourth, a
double and three singles gave
the Hops three more runs.
They scored in the seventh
when Dezzi singled Zach Ne-
hrir home.
Miller got his second win
against no losses. He and two
relievers scattered seven Vol-
cano hits.
In the Volcano fourth,
Chase Compton doubled,
went to third base on a single
by Miguel Gomez and scored
on a sacrifi ce fl y by Shilo Mc-
Call. Salem-Keizer’s other
run came in the eighth, when
Richard Amion, who had
reached fi rst on an error and
stolen second, came home on
a Gomez single.
June 25: Hillsboro 4,
Volcanoes 1
Salem-Keizer suffered its
fi rst series sweep of 2015, tak-
ing a 1-0 lead into the bottom
of the third inning only to
give up four runs in the Hops
The Volcanoes’ run came
on a third-inning homer by a
newcomer, center fi elder and
leadoff batter Ronnie Jebavy.
Starting and losing pitcher
Nathanael Santiago gave up
all four of the Hillsboro runs.
Doubles by Quinton Veras
and Nate Robertson were the
big blows of Hillsboro’s rally.
Eric Sim, who had been
only a late-inning pitcher,
replaced Santiago with two
out in the third. Then Nolan
Riggs took the mound for the
Volcanoes for the rest of the
way, striking out six in his fi ve
innings and allowing no hits
and only one walk.
Cody Reed was the Hops’
starting and winning pitcher.
Myles Smith had a save.
June 26: Spokane 4,
Volcanoes 1
This home series opened
with a game that was scoreless
through fi ve innings.
The Volcanoes’ Ronnie Jebavy rounds third and starts for home
before getting held up in the game Monday, June 29.
Andrew Leenhouts, Salem-
Keizer’s starting and losing
pitcher, gave up Spokane’s fi rst
two runs in the sixth with a
two-run homer by Jamie
Potts, but the blow came af-
ter two outs and an error, so
Leenhouts had no earned runs
for his six innings, in which he
had fi ve strikeouts.
The Indians added two
runs in the eighth. LaDari-
ous Clark reached third base
on two errors and a steal and
scored on a double by Leon
Byrd. Byrd moved to third on
a single and stole home.
The Volcanoes’ only run
came on an eighth-inning
home run by Mark Nelson.
Joe Palumbo was the win-
ning pitcher in relief. Jason
Hoppe had a save.
Saturday: Volcanoes 12,
Spokane 3
The Volcanoes lived up to
their name, using 15 hits to
erupt from a slump to beat
their visitors from Spokane.
Salem-Keizer led all the
way, starting with three runs in
the second inning. CJ Hino-
josa and Jose Vizcaino singled,
and starting and losing pitcher
Nick Green hit Fernando Pu-
jadas with a pitch, loading the
A wild pitch scored Hino-
josa. Steven Neff grounded
out but drove in Vizcaino. Ju-
lio Pena singled Pujadas home.
The Volcanoes hit two
home runs, one by Ronnie
Jebavy with two on base in
the sixth inning and a bases-
empty shot by Miguel Gomez
in the seventh.
Michael Connolly was
Salem-Keizer’s starting and
winning pitcher, going fi ve
innings, allowing four hits and
one unearned run, and strik-
ing out four. Armando Pa-
niagua, EJ Encinosa and Caleb
Smith pitched in relief.
Sunday: Spokane 8,
Volcanoes 0
The Indians, smarting from
Saturday’s pounding, retaliated
by giving Salem-Keizer its
fi rst shutout loss of the season.
Spokane outhit the Vol-
canoes 11-5, with TiQuan
Forbes getting three of the
Indian hits and Connor
McKay scoring two runs and
driving in two. Starter Cody
Palmquist pitched fi ve innings
for his fi rst win of the season.
Half of Spokane’s runs
came in the second inning.
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Starting and losing pitcher
Nick Gonzalez, who lasted
only 1-1/3 innings, gave up
a double and three singles in
the inning, walked one batter,
hit another and made a wild
Of the Volcanoes’ four re-
lief pitchers, Jaret Leverett was
the most effective, allowing no
runs on three hits in 3-1/3 in-
nings and striking out two.
Tuesday: Spokane 9,
Volcanoes 7
Ouch! Salem-Keizer blew
a 7-1 lead after six innings to
give the Indians a series win.
In the top of the seventh,
the Volcanoes gave up three
runs to narrow their lead.
Spokane scored fi ve more in
the eighth and stayed on top.
The fi rst Spokane run
came in the fi rst inning, on a
walk, a force out and a single.
Starter Nolan Riggs held the
Indians scoreless for the rest of
his 5-2/3 innings.
The Volcanoes scored three
times in their half of the fi rst,
with Steven Duggar hitting
his fi rst professional home run,
with Chris Shaw and Miguel
Gomez on base.
Two more Volcano runs
came in the fourth, on two
singles, a fi elder’s choice and a
ground out. Two more came
in the sixth as Fernando Pu-
jadas hit his second homer of
the season with Jose Vizcaino
Jr. on base.
In the Spokane seventh,
with Nathaniel Santiago
pitching, LaDarious Clark
doubled and Dylan Moore
was hit by a pitch. Both ad-
vanced on a wild pitch and
scored on a single by Jamie
Armando Paniagua took
the mound in the eighth gave
up two doubles, two singles
and a sacrifi ce bunt. Eric
Sim replaced him, and a run
charged to Paniagua scored
before Sim retired the side.
The Volcanoes threatened
twice in the next two innings,
once on a long fl y by Shaw
that was caught just by the
fence, but that was all.