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Three losses follow huge comeback for Salem-Keizer

Three losses follow huge comeback for Salem-Keizer

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 30: Volcanoes 8, Tri-City 7 It was one of Salem-Keizer’s biggest comebacks. After trailing 6-1 at the end of six, the Volcanoes scored three times in the seventh inning and four times in the ninth. The win started a road series in Pasco, where the Volcanoes have seldom won […]

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

AquaSox snap Volcanoes’ four-win streak

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 23: Volcanoes 5, Spokane 3 Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after 2-1/2 innings but scored once in the third and then took over. Starter Jason Forjet won his third game against no losses and struck out 11 in his 6-2/3 innings. Shilo McCall, still pushing his offensive figures upward, hit a […]

Salem-Keizer loses wild one to Ems

Salem-Keizer loses wild one to Ems

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer had the series with Eugene won, but different problems kept the Volcanoes from a sweep at home Tuesday. The Volcanoes led 3-1 after one inning and 5-2 after two, but the crowd of 2,187 saw them leave 12 runners on base, make two wild pitches and a passed […]

Volcanoes take two off Everett, one from Boise

Volcanoes take two off Everett, one from Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 16: Volcanoes 1, Everett 0 Nick Gonzalez gained his first win of the season as he and relievers Dusten Knight and Eury Sanchez combined for Salem-Keizer’s first shutout win of the season. The lone run came in the first inning. Seth Harrison doubled, went to third as Tyler Hollick […]

Volcanoes rout Indians 10-4

Volcanoes rout Indians 10-4

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes made their hits count Friday, whipping the Spokane Indians 10-4 in the first game of a long home stand. Many fans missed an exciting win, with Salem-Keizer leading all the way before a crowd of 1,633, tied for the second smallest of the season so far. Christian […]

State Champs

State Champs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer 10U Celtics had a history-making season this summer that ended with a state title in competition Sunday, July 13. The Celts beat Lebanon 5-1 in Hillsboro for the state championship, capping a 35-0 record against JBO 10U National teams and a 37-5 overall record. Pitchers Eric […]

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rob Wood’s introduction to running was a result of his somewhat lackluster performance as a discus thrower in middle school. “I joined track because a lot of my friends were doing it. They put me into the discus and I threw it 40 feet and was last place. […]

Salem-Keizer loses series-decider 7-5

Salem-Keizer loses series-decider 7-5

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes lost the rubber game and the one home game of their series with Hillsboro 7-5 Sunday night. Although Salem-Keizer led for a while and Jared Deacon and Will Callaway had their moments, too many things went wrong for the home team. Deacon had three singles and showed […]

Volcanoes win ‘I-5 Rivalry’ series

Volcanoes win ‘I-5 Rivalry’ series

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 9: Eugene 8, Volcanoes 6 The Emeralds almost blew this one after leading 8-0 at the end of 6-1/2 innings. Home runs by Trea Turner and Marcus Davis led the way to the big lead, and then Salem-Keizer got hot. Singles by Jonathan Jones, Leonardo Fuentes, Fernando Pujadas, […]

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a single high school football season is no small feat. McNary High School alum Brett Hildebrand did it twice. Hildebrand rose to become a pillar of the Celtic offense on the gridiron during his junior year and helped pave the way […]

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