Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, August 02, 2019, Page PAGE B4, Image 16

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This shutout in the last game
of a three-game series kept the
Volcanoes from getting swept.
Travis Perry, Salem-Keizer’s
starter, went six innings with
fi ve strikeouts to get his third
victory against no losses. It was
the fi rst time he had won a
game as a starter. Cooper Casad
pitched the next two innings,
and Israel Cruz, pitching the
ninth, had his third save.
The fi rst run came in the
fourth inning as Brandon Mar-
torano singled Logan Wyatt
home. Wyatt scored the other
run in sixth on a single by Ar-
mani Smith.
Luis Frias was the losing
pitcher with a 2-3 record.
Friday, July 26: Volcanoes
3, Eugene 2
Kervin Castro went six in-
nings to win his third game
against two losses in Sa-
lem-Keizer’s series opener
against Eugene.
Castro, who gave up both of
Eugene’s runs, had fi ve strike-
outs and left the game with a
2.68 ERA. Tyler Schimpf had
his fi rst save.
The Emeralds scored both
their runs in the fourth inning
as Grayson Byrd hit a home run
with Nelson Maldonado on
base. The Volcanoes answered
in their half of the fi fth with all
three of their runs. Tyler Fitz-
gerald doubled to drive in Jeff
Houghtby and Kwan Adkins.
Maiken Aguiar took the loss
at 1-1.
Saturday, July 27: Eugene
4, Volcanoes 3
The Volcanoes couldn’t
quite turn this one around.
After the Emeralds scored
twice in the fi rst inning and
once in the fourth, Salem-Keiz-
er got two runs in the fi fth. Eu-
gene scored once in the sixth
for a 4-2 lead, and the Volca-
noes could come up with only
one run in the ninth.
The Emeralds outhit their
hosts 13-7, with Pedro Mar-
tinez getting four hits and
Luis Vasquez three. Ricardo
Genoves, who threw out three
base runners from his catch-
er position, and Jeff Houghtby,
had two hits each for the Vol-
Zach Mort was the winning
pitcher in relief for a 2-3 re-
cord, and Fauris Guerrero got
his fi rst save. Jacob Lopez, the
Volcanoes’ starter, took the loss
at 2-3.
Sunday, July 28: Volcanoes
8, Eugene 1
Kwan Adkins was the hero
of this rubber game of Sa-
lem-Keizer’s home series with
The left fi elder went 3-for-
4 including his second home
run of the season, driving in
four runs and scoring two. He
also stole his seventh base of the
Next in importance was
starting pitcher Jesus Ozorio,
who went 5.2 innings, allowing
the one run but striking out
four for his fourth win against
two losses. Eduarniel Nunez,
who started for the Emeralds,
was the losing pitcher with a
1-3 record.
The Volcanoes had another
home run, a solo shot by new
second baseman Carter Aldrete.
He is a nephew of Mike Aldrete,
a former utility outfi elder-fi rst
baseman who played for several
major league teams including
the San Francisco Giants and
is now fi rst base coach for the
Oakland Athletics.
Another Volcano newcom-
er, Jorge Labrador, pitched the
ninth inning.
Volcanoes 5, Tri-City 3
A bases-loaded double by
Carter Aldrete in the eighth in-
ning turned this game around
for the Volcanoes.
With the Dust Devils ahead
3-2 in the bottom of the inning,
Logan Wyatt, Armani Smith,
and Brandon Martorano were
on base when Aldrete came
to the plate. He drove them all
across and went to third base on
a throw from the outfi eld.
Cooper Casad, pitching in
relief, won his fi rst game of
the season against one loss. Ty-
ler Schimpf, who pitched the
ninth, got his second save.
Each team had six hits, with
Tri-City’s Reinaldo Ilarraza
hitting the only home run, but
the Volcanoes put theirs togeth-
er when it mattered.
INF, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Jeff Houghtby, who has played all four infi eld
positions for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, is the
Keizertimes Athlete of the Week.
Playing his fi rst season of professional baseball
after starring for the University of San Diego
and being drafted in the 10th round by the San
Francisco Giants, Houghtby has been steadily
improving his hitting and on Sunday, he had
three hits against the Eugene Emeralds.
Houghtby is batting just under .300 for the
season with three homers and 15 RBIs.
Conner Nurse went 4.2 innings on the bump Monday night,
giving up fi ve hits and two runs.
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