Volcanoes top Canadians in 1-0, 10-inning duel from the mound

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Ryan Jones readies a throw to first for a double play after getting a forced out at second in the Volcanoes’ game with the Canadians June 20. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Ryan Jones readies a throw to first for a double play after getting a forced out at second in the Volcanoes’ game with the Canadians June 20. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

 

By HERB SWETT
Of the Keizertimes

A 10-inning pitchers’ duel ended in a long bases-loaded single that gave the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes a 1-0 win over Vancouver at home Monday night.

With no one out in the bottom of the 10th and the bases loaded, Jonathan Jones drove a pitch from the Canadians’ Markus Brisker to deep right center field, scoring Brandon Bednar. Raymundo Montero, after pitching two innings as the closer, was the winning pitcher.

Chris Johnson, who pitched six innings as the Volcanoes’ starter, allowed three hits and no walks and had six strikeouts.  When he left the game, Vancouver starter Eric Brown had given up only one hit to Salem-Keizer, a first-inning single by Randy Ortiz.

One long Volcano drive, however, would have been a hit in a different spot. Tyler Hollick hit a two-out deep line drive in the third that the Canadian right fielder caught, crashing into the fence.


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