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    PAGE A16, KEIZERTIMES, JUNE 28, 2019
Hops pour it on Volcanoes, 7-0
Season full of ups
and downs so far
Of the Keizertimes
The Salem-Keizer Volca-
noes plunged from the peak
of a record-setting road victo-
ry over Everett on Monday to
the valley of a 7-0 home loss to
Hillsboro Tuesday.
Tuesday’s game was a
innings. In the Volcano fi fth,
Jeff Houghtby hit a two-out
single to left center fi eld, but
starting and winning pitcher
Michel Gelabert retired the
next batter. The other Volcano
hit was a single to left by Kwan
Adams in the seventh.
Volcano starter Jacob
Lopez, who in his fi rst start had
pitched fi ve innings of shutout
ball, gave up three runs in the
fi rst. Ricky Martinez walked,
Steven Leyton hit an infi eld
single, and Jesus Marriaga hit
into a fi elder's choice that
allowed Martinez to score.
Marriaga reached second base
on a throwing error by second
baseman Yorlis Rodriguez, and
Kristian Robinson hit a home
run to right center.
In the top of the fourth,
Ryan January homered over
the right fi eld fence. In the
Hops fi fth, Steven Leyton
reached fi rst base on a force
out and went to third as
Andy Yerzy singled to right.
Marriaga drove in Leyton
with a double to left, and
Tyler Schimp relieved Lopez,
whose record went to 1-1.
Jorge Barrosa scored Yerzy and
Marriaga with a double to left.
Gelabert left the game after
fi ve innings with a 1-0 record.
pitching in the sixth, Sean
Roby walked and reached
third after a fi elder's choice
and an error, but a double
play followed.
Cooper Casad pitched the
seventh and eighth innings
for Salem-Keizer. In the Hops
eighth, singles by Barrosa,
January, and Nick Dalessandro
loaded the bases with one out,
but a double play stopped the
In the ninth, Abel Adames
pitched for the Volcanoes and
allowed a double and walk but
no runs.
Volcano manager Mark
Hallberg called the game
"a good experience" for his
players, saying they learned
what can happen even after a
big win.
The attendance was 1,851.
Wednesday, June 19:
Spokane 6, Volcanoes 2
(11 innings)
The visitors from Spokane
knocked Salem-Keizer’s record
to .500 and guaranteed a series
win for themselves.
The Indians scored fi rst,
with a fi rst-inning sacrifi ce fl y
by Cristian Inoa sending Obie
Ricumstrict home. In the third,
with Keyberth Mejias on third
base, a balk by starting pitcher
Jeifry Nunez sent him home.
Nunez and Salem-Keizer
starter Kervin Castro each went
fi ve innings and gave up one
earned run.
Although the Volcanoes
outhit the Indians 7-4, hits were
not the only factor in Spokane’s
11th-inning rally. Cooper Casad,
who became the losing pitcher,
hit Stanly Martinez, who later
scored. Jonah McReynolds
scored the fi nal Indian run on
a sacrifi ce fl y by Starling Joseph.
Mejias scored the second
Volcano run on a force out.
Josh Smith was the winning
of the Week
presented by
Keyberth Mejias slides into third during the 7-0 loss to Hillsboro.
Thursday, June 20:
Volcanoes 6, Spokane 0
The Volcanoes denied the
Indians a sweep, going to a
game over the .500 mark and
tying Eugene for the South
Division lead.
Jacob Lopez put on the
best Salem-Keizer pitching
performance so far this sea-
son, going fi ve innings as the
starter, striking out six and al-
lowing only one hit for a 1-0
record. Spokane starter Theo
McDowell took the loss, last-
ing only one-third of an in-
Three of the runs came
in the fi rst inning. Yorl-
is Rodriguez singled Si-
mon Whiteman home and
scored on a single by Ricardo
Genoves. A wild pitch by Juan
Castillo scored Sean Roby.
In the second, a single by
Roby drove in Kwan Adkins
and Franklin Labour singled
Rodriguez home. Roby dou-
bled in the fourth for another
Rodriguez run.
Roby had three hits in the
Catcher, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Age: 20 (May 14, 1999)
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Genoves has done his hitting in bunches. He hit
two home runs in Tuesday’s win over the Everett
AquaSox and has shined defensively. The homers
in this young season have already surpassed his
Friday, June 21:
Volcanoes 10, Everett 9
(10 innings)
Here was a phenomenal
comeback, with Salem-Keizer,
home run total of last year by three, and his arm has
nailed several baserunners. His professional career,
which started in 2016, has been entirely in the
Giants organization.
Please see VOLS, Page A12
McNary pair successful
on and off tennis court
Of the Keizertimes
When it comes to fi nding
a true student-athlete, look no
further than Adam Graneto
and Noah Kuhl.
Both Graneto and Kuhl are
four-year letter winners for
the McNary boys tennis team
and spent this last season as
co-captains of the squad.
And in the classroom,
Graneto and Kuhl were
academic accolades at the
Celtic Awards Ceremony on
May 28.
Graneto was recognized as
the Outstanding Accounting
Student of the Year, and also
received awards for being one
Noah Kuhl eyes a forehand shot.
of the Outstanding Physics
Students of the Year, as well
as for Excellence in Language
Arts and Social Studies.
Graneto was also named the
salutatorian for the class of
Kuhl, on the other hand,
was recognized as the Future
Business Leaders of America
winner and was the Digital
Media Marketing Student of
the Year.
“They have both been
mainstays in this program for
the last four years,” said boys
tennis coach Marc McAvoy.
“Adam and Noah are really
steady guys that have great
character. They are great to
coach because you know that
they're going to work hard
and you know that they're
going to dedicate themselves
to getting better.”
Graneto spent the entire
season as the No. 1 singles
player for McNary, meaning
that he always had to face
the best competition in the
Mountain Valley Conference.
But no matter what the
situation was, he was always
up to the challenge.
“Adam really embraced
that No. 1 spot and was able to
rise to the occasion when we
Adam Graneto slams a backhand earlier this tennis season.
needed him,” McAvoy said.
In his fi nal trip to the
district tournament, Graneto
was able to salvage an 8-5
victory against Mountain
View's Grant Burk in the
consolation bracket.
experience. It just felt like all
my hard work paid off and
I was so glad that my family
was there and got to see it,”
Graneto said.
But no matter how many
hours he put on the tennis
court, Graneto always made
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