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Volcanoes offense returns down the stretch

Coming into Friday’s series opener with the Campesinos, the Volcanoes offense had gone dormant, scoring just 26 runs in the seven games played in August.

But in their four games with the Campesinos this week, the Volcanoes offense which at one time led the league in scoring reawakened. They outscored the Campesinos 34-18 in the four game sweep. 

The series gets the Volcanoes back into plus-side in run differential, now with four more runs scored than allowed on the season.

Sitting in second place just a half game ahead of the Mavericks, the final series of the season between the two will likely be a preview for the first round of the playoffs barring a Campesinos sweep of the first-place Senators. 

Friday, Aug. 19

The Volcanoes offense got started early on Friday, jumping out to a 6-0 lead after just two innings, en route to a 9-6 win to open the series with the Campesinos. 

Blaze Speas and Carlos Cuevas each had three RBIs for the Volcanoes. Tony Holton added a two-run triple, and Matt Holliday added to his RBI total that is second in the league. 

Tony Keaton Jr. had a two-run home run for the Campesinos, and three RBIs on the day.

Saturday, Aug. 20

It was a doubleheader for the Volcanoes and Campesinos on Saturday, and the Volcanoes came away with both wins on the day.

First, a 14-5 win, followed by a 5-3 victory.

Sunday, Aug. 21

The Volcanoes jumped out early on Sunday to get out ahead of the Campesinos and finish off the four-game sweep with a 6-4 win.

Carlos Cuevas doubled in two in the first inning to get the scoring started. Matt Holliday had three RBIs on the day for the Volcanoes, going 4-for-5 at the plate.