Author: Herb Swett

Short-handed Salem-Keizer falters against Dust Devils

Tyler Fitzgerald prepares to take a turn around first base after hitting a single in the Volcanoes 3-2 win over Hillsboro on Thursday, Aug. 8 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). A 5-2 loss to the Tri-City Dust Devils opened the Volcanoes’ road trip Sunday, Aug. 11. Before the game, Volcanoes infielders Sean Roby, Tyler[Read More…]

Volcanoes players show out during All-Star event

The Pioneer League All-Stars outslugged the Northwest League All-Stars 11-7 Tuesday night in Boise, Idaho.  Kervin Castro of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was the starting NWL pitcher and threw a perfect frame in his only inning of work. Few of the pitchers stayed for more than an inning, and Castro was[Read More…]

Volcanoes offense explodes against Tri-City

Salem-Keizer catcher Brandon Martorano flexes with Kwan Atkins after hitting a solo home run in the Volcanoes 11-2 victory over Tri-City on Monday, July 29.  An 11-2 victory opened the Volcanoes’ home series with the Tri-City Dust Devils on Monday, July 29.  After Salem-Keizer scored a run in the first[Read More…]

Volcanoes complete home sweep of Boise

Hunter Bishop (left) takes a secondary lead off of first base (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Volcanoes completed a home sweep on Friday, July 19 in familiar fashion, coming from behind to edge Boise 4-3. Boise’s first run came in the second, when Joe Aielts, who had led off with a triple to[Read More…]

Volcanoes continue hot streak against Canadians

Kwan Atkins (10) greets Beicker Mendoza at home plate after Mendoza scored on a RBI-single by Yorlis Rodriguez in the Volcanoes 13-3 win over Vancouver on Friday, July 5 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). A 6-1 victory for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes opened a three-game home series with Vancouver on Thursday, July 4. The[Read More…]

Volcanoes take series opener from Spokane

Volcanoes pitcher Jesus Ozoria got his second victory of the season on Thursday, June 27 against the Hillsboro Hops (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore). The Volcanoes invaded Spokane on Monday, July 1, starting a three-game series with a 7-5 win over an Indians team that was leading the Northwest League in batting and[Read More…]

Hops pour it on Volcanoes, 7-0

Keyberth Mejias slides into third during the 7-0 loss to Hillsboro. (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore) The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes plunged from the peak of a record-setting road victory over Everett on Monday to the valley of a 7-0 home loss to Hillsboro Tuesday. Tuesday’s game was a no-hitter through 4-1/2 innings. In the[Read More…]

SKPS board approves $1.2 billion budget

Final budget approval and the promotions of two administrators to assistant superintendent were the highlights of one of the more eventful Salem-Keizer School Board meetings on Tuesday night. The total budget of $1,205,712,966 calls for a property tax at the rate of $4.521 per $1,000 assessed value. The assistant superintendents[Read More…]

Volcanoes go 3-2 versus Spokane to open season

Yorlis Rodriguez rounds third base to score the Volcanoes first run of the season. (KEIZERTIMES/Dee Moore) A 12-inning 7-6 win over Boise opened the season Friday for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Ricardo Genoves was the star of the game, getting four hits, driving in the first run, and scoring the last[Read More…]

Volcanoes wallop college all-stars 10-1

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[Read More…]