Campesinos de Salem-Keizer
Thursday, July 29: Mavericks 9 Senators 7
The Mavericks took the opening game of the series against the Senators, winning a 9-7 slugfest. Drake Zarate went 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs and Garrett Alvarez picked up his second win on the hill, giving up four earned runs over six innings for the Mavericks.
With the game tied 2-2 after two innings, the Mavericks struck for three in the top of the third to take a 5-2 lead, highlighted by a solo homer from Alex Emerson.
A solo home run by Edgar Vela brought the Senators within two in the bottom half of the third. Then, in the fifth inning, RBI-hits from Matt Lokken and Blayze Arcano-Liacuna tied the game at 5-5.
The Mavericks took the lead back in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Zarate. In the top of the eighth, after Andrew Castano brought in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Zarare knocked in two runs with a single to center field to extend the Mavericks lead to 9-5.
Salem scored a pair of runs in the bottom half of the eighth, but Mavericks closer Travis Edgar shut the door on the Senators chances in the ninth.
Saturday, July 31: Senators 9 Mavericks 5
The Senators exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning in their 9-5 win over the Mavericks. Angeddy Almanzar, Danny Alvarado, Tanner Cantwell and Edgar Vela each had two hits to lead the Senators offense.
A solo homer from Drake Zarate put the Mavericks up 1-0 in the top of the second, but the Senators responded in the bottom half of the frame on an RBI-single from Almanzar to tie the game at 1-1.
The Mavericks put up a two-spot in the fourth inning to go up 3-1. Salem cut it to one in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly from Blayze Arcano-Liacuna. Then in the seventh, the Senators broke the game wide open.
After an RBI-double by Alvarado, a two-run single by Jordan Myrow gave the Senators their first lead. Myrow scored on an RBI-single by Cantwell, who would later come home on a two-run shot by Vela to go up 9-3.
Saturday, July 31: Campesinos 11 Volcanoes 4
Just like the Senators did earlier in the day, the Campesinos used a seven-run seventh inning to defeat the Volcanoes 11-4.
Nick Ybarra knocked in three runs for the Campesinos and Colby Nealy struck out 12 over seven innings to get the win on the hill.
The Campesinos scored a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead. The Volcanoes got back on top after a two-run blast by Drew Schutt in the top of the fourth, but the Campesinos tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom half of the frame on a solo homer from Eric Kozak.
Both teams went scoreless in the fifth and the sixth innings, but in the bottom of the seventh, the Campesinos put the game out of reach.
A two-run single by Trevor Morrison broke the tie, making the score 5-3. Sergio Rey soon followed with a RBI-hit of his own.
After Rey scored on a wild pitch, Ybarra delivered a three-run blast to put the Campesinos up 10-4.
Sunday, Aug. 1: Campesinos 10 Volcanoes 3
The Campesinos pulled off the three-game sweep with their 10-3 win over the Volcanoes.
Trevor Morrison was 2-for-4 with five RBIs and the Campesinos four pitchers surrendered just two earned runs for the game.
With the Volcanoes up 1-0 in the third, Morrison gave his team a commanding lead with a grand slam, putting the Campesinos on top 4-1.
Morrison came through again for the Campesinos in the bottom of the sixth, hitting an RBI-double to extend the Campesinos lead to 6-1. Later in the inning, a two-run blast by Eric Whitfield extended the Campesinos advantage to 8-1.
The Volcanoes scored a pair of runs in the eighth to trim the deficit to 8-3, but the Campesinos went up 10-3 in the bottom half of the frame thanks to RBI-hits from Patrick Chung and Rick Phillips.
Sunday, Aug. 1: Mavericks 15 Senators 8
The Mavericks had 13 hits and took advantage of three Senators errors to get the 15-8 win and clinch the series.
Drake Zarate knocked in three runs while Parker Swindell, Alex Emerson and Andrew Castano each had two RBIs for the Mavericks.
Despite giving up 10 hits over six innings, Ethan Rosebeck limited the Senators to four runs to get the win.
After the Mavericks scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the first, the Senators came back to tie the game in the second inning. But the Mavericks responded in the third with four runs, thanks to RBI-hits by Swindell, Jacob Childers and Julian Hunt.
The Senators cut the lead to 6-5 after seven innings, but in the top of the eighth, the Mavericks put up five runs to take control of the contest, highlighted by a three-run homer by Zarate.