Day: August 19, 2014

Volcanoes notch sweep over Boise

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 7: Volcanoes 9, Boise 5 The first 2014 home run by a left-handed Volcano hitter started a lead that Salem-Keizer never lost. Ryder Jones’ two-out shot in the third inning with Christian Arroyo on base broke a 1-1 tie. The Volcanoes needed more runs to stay ahead of the visiting Hawks and got them. A two-run homer by Boise’s Mark Zagunis in the seventh cut the lead to 6-4 and the Hawks added a run in the top of the eighth. With two out in the bottom of the eighth, singles by Johneshwy Fargas and Seth Harrison, a stolen base by Fargas, a double by Arroyo and two wild pitches added three runs. Nick Gonzalez was the winning pitcher, relieving after starter Keury Mella was injured in the first inning, while Cameron McVey got his first save. Joshua Conway was the losing pitcher. Aug. 8: Volcanoes 4, Boise 3 Salem-Keizer had a 4-0 lead going into the sixth inning, but Boise, known for fighting back, didn’t make the Volcanoes’ win an easy one. In the Volcano first, Christian Arroyo singled and moved up on a wild pitch and a passed ball before Skyler Ewing walked. Ryder Jones singled Arroyo home and Aramis Garcia singled Ewing home. A fourth-inning double by Seth Harrison drove in Hunter Cole and Johneshwy Fargas. The Hawks scored...

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Reunited & it feels so good

Marion County Fire District No. 1 firefighters/paramedics were reunited last week with a near drowning victim. Three years ago MCFD responded to a reported drowning incident on Cordon Road. When they arrived they found a toddler that had just been pulled from a swimming pool by her grandmother. Paramedics performed life-saving measures and transported the little girl to Salem Hospital. Through social media the victim’s mother reached out to the members of MCFD No. 1 to say thank you. During their visit they brought home-made jam as a token of thanks. Firefighters and the family exchanged stories from the event and discussed the little girl’s complete recovery. The family states that Lillian, now 4, loves to swim, enjoys being around the water and has dreams of being on a swim team. MCFD would like to remind everyone to always watch children in or near the water, wear life jackets and always place fencing around pools and...

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