By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes
Volcanoes led the South to an 8-7 win over the North in Tuesday’s Northwest League All-Star Game in Everett, Wash.
Sam Eberle hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, singled and scored in the ninth, and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Raymundo Montero, who set the North down in order in the eighth, was the winning pitcher.
The North led most of the way, starting with a three-run first inning and adding two runs in the second and two in the third. The South tied the score in the top of the second, trailed 7-4 after four and then got tough on the mound.
Salem-Keizer’s Drew Leenhouts was the starting pitcher for the South and lasted only one inning, but both managers, seeking to get playing time for as many players as possible, changed pitchers each inning.
In the top of the first inning, Lars Huijer of Everett allowed Volcano Brandon Bednar a double but retired the other three batters.
Ian Parmley of Vancouver led off the North first by reaching first base on an error. Jack Reinheimer of Everett singled, and each runner advanced when Vancouver’s Michael Reeves grounded out. LB Dantzler of Vancouver hit a three-run homer.
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