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Keizer senior wins
Masters high jump
KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald
Logan Webb fi res off a pitch in the Volcanoes’ game with the Tri-City Dust Devils Saturday, July
4. Webb was the winning pitcher in a 9-3 win.
Dust Devils 9-3
By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes
Volcanoes fans celebrated both the Fourth
of July and a series-opening 9-3 win over the
Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday.
A crowd of 4,303 saw Logan Webb get his
second victory of the season and watched a
six-run Salem-Keizer fourth inning. Indepen-
dence Day ceremonies involving the military
preceded the game, and a big fi reworks display
The Volcanoes led all the way except for a
1-1 score in the top of the fourth inning and
started the scoring in the fi rst. Ronnie Jebavy
doubled to left fi eld, reached third base on a
wild pitch by Tri-City starter Alex Constanza
and scored as Steven Duggar grounded out.
Salem-Keizer threatened in the second in-
ning, but Trey Wingenter relieved Constanza
with two out and retired the side.
In the Dust Devil fourth, Jose Carlos Urena
doubled to center, went to third on a ground
out by Ty France and scored on a wild pitch
The Volcano fourth wrote the story of the
game. Jose Vizcaino Jr. hit an infi eld single and
was forced out as CJ Hinojosa reached fi rst on
a grounder. Hinojosa stole second, and Mark
Nelson walked. A walk to John Riley loaded
the bases. Brad Moss grounded a single over
second base, scoring Hinojosa. Jebavy struck
Then the Volcanoes showed that they could
get tough with two out. Junior Amion singled
to center, driving in Nelson and Riley, with
Please see WIN, Page A11
By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
At 75, Keizerite Jim Kesey
is performing feats of athletic
prowess when others his age
would be more worried about
falling and breaking a hip.
“All my friends think I’m
nuts because I work hard ev-
ery day as much as I can,” said
In June, Kesey took part in
the Portland Masters Classic
track and fi eld meet and took
fi rst place in the high jump
clearing 3-foot-8 and second
in the 100 meter with a time of
“I was running like hell. I
knew I would be up there, but
I had no idea all these other
guys who were nationally
ranked would be coming out
of the woodwork,” Kesey said.
Kesey, who was a hurdler
in college for Colorado State
University, shows little sign of
slowing down. When he ran
the same 100 meter race a few
years back his time was 16.22.
As recently as last year, Kesey
was ranked nationally in the 55
meter sprint with a time of 9.9
seconds and long jump with a
mark of 10-foot-10. A sprained
Achilles tendon and timing of
the events were the only things
that kept him from attempt-
These princesses wear cleats
Photo courtesy of Sarah Page
The Keizer Kinders t-ball team recently turned out at Keizer Little League Fields in full princess regalia. The girls were taking part in a
Little League photo contest. Left to right: Ada Kenitzer, Eliana Rasmussen, Lilian Herrera, Sayje Castronovo, Willow Castronovo, Makiya
Page and Jeily Ramirez-Sierra. Not pictured: Sydney Kaplan. Coaches for the team are Rebekah Castronovo, Matt Page and Bryan Kaplan.
Top: Jim Kesey, 75, recently won the high jump event at the
Portland Masters Classic and took second in the 100 meter.
Above: Kesey hurdling in his college days.
ing the long jump at the Port-
land Masters. After missing the
long jump he decided to give
the high jump a try on a lark.
He hadn’t participated in that
event since high school.
“It was a kick to do then
and a kick to do it now,” he
There are several factors that
have kept Kesey from hang-
ing up his track shoes, but the
competition itself is primary.
“I don’t like working out
without having a goal and
something to shoot for. If I
didn’t compete, I would have
to have some other way to be
active,” Kesey said. He added
joining the Courthouse Ath-
letic Club after moving to
Keizer last year probably made
a large impact on his perfor-
mance this year.
“I do interval training and
I kayak and hike, but it’s also a
bit of a pride thing.” Kesey said.
Kesey is a veteran of the
Marine Corps and said having
maintaining his posture and
health is something of a hold-
over from his days as a service-
“If you want to stay healthy,
you have to be healthy. I drink
beer, I eat whatever I want, but
I don’t eat a lot. I just do it in
small portions,” he said.
By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes
The Volcanoes achieved
two series wins this week and
at press time had a season re-
cord of 10-10.
July 1: Volcanoes 7,
Salem-Keizer survived a
four-run Hawk third inning
to pick up its fi rst road victory
of the season.
Starting pitcher Drew
Leenhouts got his second win
in his 5-2/3 innings, allowing
10 hits but half of those in the
third. EJ Encinosa and Ryan
Halstead pitched well in relief
and Caleb Smith got his sec-
The Volcanoes spread out
their attack, scoring three
runs in the sixth inning and
one each in the fi rst, second,
fourth and ninth. In the sixth,
Julio Pena tripled and scored
on a single by Mark Nelson.
Nelson advanced on a bunt
and a single and scored on a
sacrifi ce fl y by Junior Amion.
Christian Lichthenthaler, who
was safe at fi rst on an error
when he bunted, moved up
on a single and the sacrifi ce
fl y and scored as Chris Shaw
In the Boise third, four sin-
gles, a double and a stolen base
provided the runs.
Drasen Johnson was the
losing pitcher in relief.
July 2: Boise 6,
This one was a contest all
the way. The Volcanoes outhit
the Hawks 11-10 but depend-
ed on Boise errors for three of
their four runs.
The big blow for Salem-
Keizer was Chris Shaw’s fi rst
home run of the season, a solo
shot in the eighth inning and
the only homer of the game.
Ronnie Jebavy had four hits
and a stolen base.
Boise scored once in the
third and once in the fourth,
and the Volcanoes tied the
score in the fi fth. They led by
a run in their half of the sixth,
but in the bottom of the sixth
the Hawks went ahead by one.
Shaw’s homer tied the score in
the eighth, but Boise scored
twice in that inning.
Salvador Justo was the win-
ning pitcher in relief,and Taylor
Please see SERIES, Page A11