Salem-Keizer survives Everett scare

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes didn’t quite blow their lead July 31, but it was a wild one for the crowd of 3,029. Everett scored twice in the first inning at Volcanoes Stadium, and Salem-Keizer responded with seven runs in the bottom of the first. Then the AquaSox scored twice in the second and were answered by one Salem-Keizer run. In the third, Everett made it an 8-7 game, and that’s where the score stayed until the end. It was Striking Out Substance Abuse night, featuring pregame police demonstrations and an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog, brought in by helicopter. The Volcanoes’ starting pitcher, Mac Marshall, was a starter at Chipola College and has had rough starts since joining the Volcanoes but is still considered to have the potential to keep that role. In 2-1/3 innings he gave up seven runs, four earned, on eight hits but struck out three and walked none. In the top of the first, the AquaSox’s Shawn O’Malley doubled to center field, went to third base on a wild pitch and scored as Corey Simpson doubled to left center. Erick Mejia hit an infield single and reached second on a throwing error by second baseman Christian Lichtenthaler. Simpson scored on the play. In the Salem-Keizer first, CJ Hinojosa walked with one out and reached second on a single to right...

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