Day: July 31, 2014

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 grounded out and scored on a ground out by Christian Arroyo. The Volcanoes, who had eight hits, threatened in the fourth, when Will Callaway reached third after hitting a double, and in the sixth, when Callaway singled and went to second on a single by Travious  Relaford. Everett was held to singles in the third, fourth and eighth. Sanchez gained his fourth save. All three Salem-Keizer pitchers in the game have earned run averages below 3. July 17: Volcanoes 6, Everett 4 Salem-Keizer didn’t quite let Everett catch up. The Volcanoes hit three of the five home runs in the game, guaranteeing a win of the series with one game to go. Sam Mende hit a solo homer in the second inning and Will Callaway hit one in the sixth for the Volcanoes, and Skyler Ewing homered with Callaway on base in the eighth. In the AquaSox eighth, Austin Cousino hit a three-run shot and Corey Simpson cleared the fence with the bases empty. Starter Ethan Miller was the winning pitcher, and EJ Encinosa got...

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Parks Board members avoid taking stance on cows issue

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Eamon Bishop made the interested citizens part of a recent meeting live up to its name. What he was interested in, however, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board weren’t. Bishop, who in recent weeks has been among those advocating for city leaders to look at purchasing the “cow park” Herber family property on Verda Lane to prevent apartments from being built, came to the July 8 Parks Board meeting to discuss the issue. The issue was the topic of a public hearing on June 12 that attracted approximately 100 people to council chambers at Keizer Civic Center, with most people speaking against plans to convert the land where cows currently are to about 120 apartments. During the appearance of interested citizens – or public comment – portion early in the Parks Board meeting this month, Bishop wanted to know if board members would support a possible petition to ask the city to make a purchase. “A lot of people are wanting to save that,” Bishop said in reference to the property with cows. “Some of us want to know where to focus our attention as far as support. I want to do a simple yes or no poll on your feelings if a group of citizens came forward to preserve the whole – or a piece – of that property.”...

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