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Day: July 7, 2014

Volcanoes win series with Ems, fall to Canadians

Salem-Keizer’s Tyler Hollick takes a cut in a game earlier this season. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Salem-Keizer’s Tyler Hollick takes a cut in a game earlier this season. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes

June 25: Volcanoes 5, Everett 4

A three-run walk-off homer by Shilo McCall overcame an Everett lead.

The AquaSox led most of the way, scoring once in the first inning and once in the third. Salem-Keizer answered with a run in the bottom of the third. Tyler Hollick, who had grounded into a force out, scored when McCall did the same.

In the sixth, Jared Deacon doubled and scored as Brett Kay did the same.

After Everett added two runs in the top of the ninth, Hollick hit into a force out, Travious Relaford singled, and McCall knocked the ball over the left field fence.

EJ Encinosa was the winning pitcher in relief and Cruz Pereira the loser.

June 26: Volcanoes 5, Eugene 2

A five-run fifth inning brought Salem-Keizer back to the .500 mark in the opening game of this road series.

The Volcanoes’ Jonathan Jones hit a one-out double in the fifth and scored on a double by Brett Kay. Christian Arroyo singled Kay home, went to second base on a passed ball and scored as Ryan Jones singled. Craig Massoni singled, and Shilo singled both runners home.

Eugene scored once in the first, on a balk by Ethan Miller, and once in the fifth, on a double and a single.

Miller, who struck out five in his six innings, got his first win, and Raymundo Montero had his first save. For the Emeralds, Walter Lockett was the losing pitcher in relief.

June 27: Volcanoes 5, Eugene 4 (14 innings)

It looked like a hitters’ game in the first inning, when Salem-Keizer scored three runs and Eugene two, but pitching dominated the game from the fifth through the 13th.

Craig Massoni homered with Tyler Hollick and Christian Arroyo on base in the Volcano first. The Emeralds responded in that inning with a home run by Franchy Cordero with Cory Spangenberg on.

In the top of the fourth, Brett Kay singled Will Callaway home. Eugene tied the score in the fourth when a double by Jose Carlos Urena drove in Marcus Davis and Trae Santos.

Then came the goose eggs. Volcanoes’ starter Jason Forjet had eight strikeouts but was removed after five innings, and Eugene starter Tony Wieber left after four. Four Salem-Keizer pitchers and six Eugene pitchers followed.

Fernando Pujadas hit a solo homer in the 14th. Dusten Knight was the winning pitcher and Cory Bostjancic the loser.

Sunday: Vancouver 5, Volcanoes 3

Salem-Keizer scored first, but Vancouver took a 5-3 lead and the Volcanoes never caught up.

In the first of two road games with the Canadians, the Volcanoes scored in the first inning when Craig Massoni doubled to drive in Will Callaway.

Vancouver responded with two runs in the bottom of the first and added two in the third on a two-run homer by Ryan McBroom.

Christian Arroyo tripled in the sixth for Salem-Keizer and scored on a wild pitch. Vancouver scored again in the seventh.

The last Volcano run came in the eighth, when Tyler Hollick, who had doubled and reached third on a ground out, scored on another ground out.

Canadian starter Daniel Lietz was the winning pitcher, and Justin Shafer had a save. Volcano starter Jose Reyes took the loss.

Monday: Vancouver 10, Volcanoes 2

It was Vancouver’s night, with the Canadians outhitting the Volcanoes only 8-6 and drawing only one more walk than Salem-Keizer but making the hits and walks count.

Christian Arroyo hit the only home run of the game, his first, in the first inning, but Vancouver scored four runs in the first, one in the third and five in the fourth before the second Volcano run was scored in the seventh.

Chris Carlson led the Canadian offense, driving in five runs on two hits.

Both starters were the pitchers of record, Miguel Castro the winner and Nick Gonzalez the loser. Gonzalez was pulled after hitting two batters and giving up a single and a walk in the first inning.

Kirk Singer, Jake McCasland, Steven Neff and Cameron McVey followed, with McCasland giving up all five fourth-inning runs. Neff pitched three shutout innings and McVey one.

KRP amenities discussed, rated

KEIZERTIMES/File photo
KEIZERTIMES/File photo

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

There was a definite difference in participation levels in recent meetings regarding Keizer Rapids Park amenities.

On two June nights, there were public hearings at Keizer Civic Center to see what amenities residents would like to see at KRP. The meetings are part of an ongoing series of such meetings being held in the summer and fall.

The Parks Board will have another public hearing on the issue July 8 in the McNary High School cafeteria and will then meet on Aug. 12 to develop a priority list of amenities. The placement of amenities will be discussed during the Sept. 11 WKNA meeting, with a design charette set for Sept. 20 at city hall.

Concept designs from the charette will be reviewed at the Oct. 14 Parks Board meeting, with a recommendation made to the Keizer City Council. The council will hold a hearing on the Parks Master Plan amendment at its Nov. 3 meeting.

At the June 10 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, exactly one person spoke. That was Mark Caillier, general coordinator of the Big Toy project, mainly talking about the procedure.

There was more participation on June 12 at a special West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting, with 22 people showing up.

Rhonda Rich, president of the WKNA, had everyone fill out a worksheet regarding placement of the top 13 amenities, as well as an additional questionnaire. That information will be compiled and presented to the Parks Board on July 8.

Richard Walsh, a Parks Board member and former city councilor, explained the process at this month’s meeting in terms of figuring out amenities.

“Really, nothing is off the table,” said Walsh, encouraging those at the meeting to look at the long-term picture. “Ideas aren’t limited by time or money.”

Rich noted she broke KRP down into four areas: Area 1 (open field area south of the dike), Area 2 (filbert orchard), Area 3 (fairway area including the dog park and amphitheater) and Area 4 (the forested area to the west of the proposed expanded Urban Growth Boundary).

More than 20 amenities were listed and discussed. Participants were given 12 dots to put on each of their top 12 amenities.

The top amenity was connection to the river, with 18 votes. Picnic areas was close behind with 17 votes, followed by multi-use playfields with no organized sports (15 votes), play structure (14 votes and poles for osprey nests (14 votes).

Next on the list, with 12 votes each, were restrooms with water and flush toilets, fitness stations and a science center.

When Rich asked for an expansion of what connection to the river meant, Jerry Nuttbrock noted he has sternwheeler paddle wheels on his property that can be used as educational elements in a park display.