Day: August 13, 2014

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 lately. The Dust Devils outhit Salem-Keizer 9-8, one of the hits a home run by Ryan Garvey, son of Steve, but the Volcanoes timed their hits well. In the top of the seventh, Travious Relaford doubled Skyler Ewing and Austin Slater home and scored on an error. Relaford and Will Callaway walked in the Volcano ninth, and Johneshwy Fargas doubled Relaford home. Seth Harrison scored Callaway with a single, and Fargas scored on a ground out. Slater singled to score Harrison. Cameron McVey was the winning pitcher in relief, and Eury Sanchez had his eighth save. Jerad McCrummen took the loss. July 31: Tri-City 4, Volcanoes 3 (13 innings) A two-out wild pitch by Salem-Keizer reliever Armando Paniagua gave the Dust Devils the win. The wild pitch scored Miguel Dilone, one of two baserunners at the time. Tri-City’s John Sheehan was the winning pitcher. Nick Gonzales started for the Volcanoes, Blake Shouse for the Dust Devils. Each club had eight hits. The only Volcano to have two hits was Christian Arroyo, who also starred...

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Arts Commission gets going

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A vision for a new city commission was painted in broad strokes recently. Members of the new Keizer Arts Commission met for a second time in council chambers at Keizer Civic Center on July 22, with plans to meet on a monthly basis. Among other items, commission members introduced themselves and shared some things they would like to see the commission take on. Commission members are Mayor Lore Christopher, Rick Day, Jill Hagen, Beth Melendy, Heather Weathers and Kathy Haney. One more seat is currently open. “This is a big step in establishing an arts commission,” Christopher said. “About 100,000 people come through this building each year. It’s a wonderful venue for art. The lighting is spectacular and there is a lot of space.” Christopher noted two art groups currently are scheduled to have their work on display at the civic center for three months each. She would like to see art in the building all year. Groups wanting to display art are asked to commit to at least 60 days, with 90 days preferable. In addition to seeing more sculptures around town, the mayor noted the former Charge house at Keizer Rapids Park is proposed to become an outdoor education center, with classrooms for youth. “We could do murals inside that building as well,” she said. Hagen, a member of the Keizer...

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