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No eruption in Volcanoes’ final game of season

No eruption in  Volcanoes’ final game of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 6-5 loss at Boise Monday night ended the Volcanoes’ season with an overall 37-37 mark. The Hawks, South Division champions of the Northwest League, won the series two games to one and advanced to the league championship series against the Hillsboro Hops. Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after five innings, […]

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 27: Volcanoes 3, Spokane 2 The ninth-inning rally did not quite work for the Indians this time. After scoring all three runs in the third inning, the Volcanoes survived a bases-loaded, no-out situation to win their first game of the series. Brett Kay led off the Salem-Keizer third with […]

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

Hot bats a double-edged sword for Volcanoes last week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 20: Volcanoes 5, Tri-City 2 Salem-Keizer turned five double plays in the first game of this home series. Although the Dust Devils scored the first run in the first inning, the Volcanoes got all they needed (three) in the third. They also hit two home runs, solo shots by […]

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

Tri-City ekes one out over Volcanoes

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The only time the Volcanoes were ahead in this one was the final moment of the game. After trailing the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 in the middle of the ninth inning, Salem-Keizer won the rubber game of the series and the last regular-season home game of this year 6-5. […]

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

Volcanoes stymied by Ems, Hawks

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 13: Volcanoes 2, Eugene 1 Drew Leenhouts, in a new role of reliever, was the winning pitcher in this road series opener that was nearly all pitching. Leenhouts pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings after starter Jose Reyes went five with seven strikeouts. Eury Sanchez got his 11th save, […]

Volcanoes snap slide with 7-3 win

Volcanoes snap slide with 7-3 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 7-3 win over Boise ended the series and the losing streak for the Volcanoes on Monday. After trailing 3-2 in the middle of the fifth inning, Salem-Keizer went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth and kept the lead. The crowd of 2,255 at Volcanoes Stadium saw […]

SKSB has six-hour session

SKSB has six-hour session

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Policy governance was the subject of a six-hour work session the Salem-Keizer School Board held with administrators and a facilitator Tuesday. The session covered conduct of board members, the role of the board chair, executive limitations on the superintendent, delegation of authority, monitoring of superintendent performance and differences between […]

School board approves contracts

School board approves contracts

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Easements for Marion County to widen Cordon Road at its intersection with Caroline Avenue were approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday with little discussion. The county had asked for the easements adjacent to Chavez Elementary School to increase road capacity and reduce the potential for accidents. The […]

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

Hillsboro hops over Volcanoes to take 13-7 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes It was a hot night for hot bats Monday, and Hillsboro’s were hotter. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were ahead 3-0 after two innings when Keury Mella, a starter on rehabilitation assignment who had struck out three, had reached his limit of 40 pitches. Things were different for the succession of […]

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 7: Volcanoes 9, Boise 5 The first 2014 home run by a left-handed Volcano hitter started a lead that Salem-Keizer never lost. Ryder Jones’ two-out shot in the third inning with Christian Arroyo on base broke a 1-1 tie. The Volcanoes needed more runs to stay ahead of […]

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