Day: August 16, 2011

Volcanoes sweep Indians

The Volcanoes completed a five-game sweep of the Spokane Indians on Saturday, with Cameron Lamb and Cody Hall combining for a two-hit 1-0 victory. A crowd of 3,428 on the last day of Cancer Awareness Weekend saw not only the Volcanoes Stadium rarity of a pitchers’ duel but also some excellent fielding plays. In the fourth inning, center fielder Jesus Galindo made a running catch far to his right of a fly from Brett Nicholas to help put Spokane down 1-2-3. In the ninth, second baseman Kaohi Downing held Indians pinch hitter Rougned Odor at first base by backing up an errant throw. The first Spokane hit was a single to center by Edwin Garcia in the first inning. He went to second base on a grounder and third on a wild pitch by Indians starter Kevin Matthews, but Lamb struck out Nicholas to retire the side. In the Salem-Keizer first, Galindo walked, reached second on a passed ball by Jorge Alfaro and stole third with Brett Krill at bat, but Krill grounded out to end the inning. Staley got the Volcanoes’ first hit, a single to left, in the second but was stranded. Batters were set down in order through the third and the top of the fourth. Joe Panik led off the Volcanoes’ fourth with a double to left, the only extra-base hit of the game. Krill...

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Students visit Keizer from the Land of the Rising Sun

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Three Japanese teenagers completed a two-week Keizer homestay last week. Miki Oishi, 16, Arisa Shiozaki, 16, and Mana Iwabuchi, 15, were participants in Cultural Gateways’ ESL and homestay program that gives foreign students the opportunity to live with American families for two weeks. “I lived here before, but I’ve never seen the lives of real American people from inside their homes,” Oishi said. “Now that I got to stay in one, it’s like a whole new world. In my house, we don’t give hugs to each other every day, but my host family does, so that was kind of new,” During the homestay, 54 participants took part in classes at Willamette University focusing on sharpening English skills and learning about Oregon history, said Sandy Margeson, Cultural Gateways president. Participants also took trips to Pacific City and Mt. Hood to take in some of the local scenery. “It was my first trip to America, so I was very excited,” Iwabuchi said. “My favorite part was getting to see Multnomah Falls.” “Oregon has very green forest and different animals than Japan,”  Shiozaki added. Shiozaki said one of her favorite parts of the trip was being home with her host family and playing around on a skateboard. In addition to providing the Fujimi High School students with a taste of American family life, the program...

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