A 10-1 home win over a college all-star team unofficially started the season for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 12.
It was largely a practice game for the Volcanoes, who played a bottom of the ninth inning for batting practice despite their lead and, also contrary to official rules, kept the designated hitter after moving the starting DH to first base. They also used 10 pitchers.
The biggest blow of the game was a home run by Beiker Mendoza in the second inning with Franklin Labour on base.
The all-stars, who called themselves the Hayesville Hammers, came mostly from Chemeketa Community College. A few came from four-year colleges and a few from their high schools.