Day: July 1, 2014

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 13-inning home game with Everett ended with the Volcanoes on the losing side Tuesday, 6-5. Salem-Keizer performed well in some ways, including a rebound from starting pitcher Jose Reyes, allowing no AquaSox player to reach base in five innings following a three-run top of the first for Everett. In the AquaSox first, Chris Mariscal walked, Kyle Petty doubled down the right field line, and Adam Martin scored both with a double down the left field line.  After a wild pitch sent Martin to third base, Phillips Castillo drove him in with a single to right. Reyes said after the game that an adjustment in his mechanics made the difference between the first inning and the rest of his time on the mound. The next hit of the game was a bunt single by Johneshwy Fargas, leading off the bottom of the fourth. However, Everett starter Blake Holovach retired the next three batters. In the Volcano sixth, Jonathan Jones reached first base when Bryan Brito, Everett’s third baseman, made a high throw toward first. Two outs followed, and Randy Jones singled to left center, moving Fargas to third. Craig Massoni brought both runners home with a double to right, and Everett’s lead was cut to 3-2. Steven Neff relieved Vargas and pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Dusten Knight pitched the eighth and ninth...

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Making a run for the (Keizer) border

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Taco Bell may have changed its advertising slogan, but the old one would be appropos in this case. The California-based fast food restaurant subsidy of Yum! Brands is expected to open a new location in Keizer Station either late this year or early next year. In other words, Taco Bell is making a run for the Keizer border. “It’s projected to open between November 2014 and January 2015,” said Johanna Albertsson, a public relations intern with Yum! Brands. “This Taco Bell will be a new location, owned by a franchisee.” Albertsson said the store will be the same size as the current Taco Bell location at 4690 River Road. A permit applied for on Tuesday listed the size as 2,671 square feet with a valuation of $450,000. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, said the restaurant will be on Jorie Lane, next to Burger King. The permit listed an address of 2635 Jorie Lane. What does this mean for the future of the current location? “There will now be two Taco Bells in Keizer,” Albertsson said. “There are no talks of demolishing that location.” The look of the new Keizer Station location represents a change made at the corporate level. “This is our new facade up and running,” Albertsson said. “It’s a new design being rolled out. Our new restaurants will...

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