Labour on pace to make history for Salem-Keizer

Franklin Labour was a key reason for the Volcanoes success in the first half of the season, leading the Northwest League in home runs, RBIs and runs scored (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). On Sunday, July 21, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes clinched the Northwest League First Half title and automatically earned a playoff spot[Read More…]

Celts can’t extend summer season

Eric Olsen (middle) gets congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo homer in the second inning. It was McNary’s only run of the game as they fell to Silverton 7-1 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the McNary D1 summer league team couldn’t get[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 clinch first half division title

Volcanoes right-hander Jesus Ozoria threw five innings and gave up just one run against Boise on Thursday July 18. Ozoria is tied for second in the Northwest League lead in wins (3) (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For the first time since 2015, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes will be in the Northwest League playoffs. [Read More…]

KLL squad makes state tourney run

Mason Marsden sprints down the line after hitting a ground ball to the left side in Keizer’s first matchup with Wilsonville on Sunday, July 7. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Keizer Little League Intermediate 50/70 13-U team fell just short of a trip to regionals as they took second place at the state[Read More…]

Holiday easily outswims Cambridge in dual meet

Michael Hudgins won three events on the day for Holiday Swim Club in the 9-10 division, including the backstroke. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In one of their final tuneups before the All-City meet, the Holiday Swim Club defeated Cambridge 405-186 in a dual meet on Thursday, July 11. Kassy Winters and Audrea Guevara[Read More…]

Hops take two out of three from Volcanoes

Volcanoes first baseman Beicker Mendoza makes a tough snag in foul territory in a game against the Eugene Emeralds on Thursday, July 11. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Volcanoes opened a three-game series in Hillsboro on Sunday, July 14 with a 7-3 loss to the Hops. Salem-Keizer had a 1-0 lead for the[Read More…]

Martinez earns All-American status

Ali Martinez was one of six players from the state of Oregon to compete in the 12-U USA Softball All-American Games in Oklahoma City, Okla. in June (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Ali Martinez has always had a passion for softball. But it wasn’t until recently where she discovered how good she really[Read More…]

Bulldogs blank Celts

McNary pitcher Alex Simpson went four innings in the Celtics 10-loss to West Albany (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary could only muster one hit on the evening as the Celtics D1 summer ball team team fell to West Albany 10-0 in six innings on Wednesday, July 3.  Despite the offensive woes throughout[Read More…]

McNary proves to be no match for West Albany

McNary first baseman Erik Sorenson hits a hard grounder up the middle in the Celtics 8-0 loss to West Albany on Wednesday, July 3 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary’s D2 summer league squad couldn’t keep up with West Albany as the Celtics fell 8-0 to the Bulldogs on Wednesday July, 3. Griffen[Read More…]