The Boise Hawks won their sixth straight and stole the home series from the Volcanoes, dropping the home team 10-5 in front of 1,777 at Volcanoes Stadium.
The Volcanoes got in a big hole early as starter Joe Kurrasch (1-1) did not make it out of the first inning. Kurrasch lasted only one-third of an inning allowing four runs on three hits and four walks. The runs came on a two-RBI single by Lance Rymel and a two-RBI double by Danny Lockhart.
Both starters were relieved by the third inning, combining for only three and one third innings of work.
Arturo Maltos-Garcia entered the game in relief for Kurrasch and quickly stopped the bleeding to get out of the first without allowing another run although he inherited a bases loaded situation with one out.
The lead was closed to 4-3 when Sam Eberle hit a two-RBI single and Shilo McCall had an RBI single in consecutive at-bats. The two earned runs scored by the Volcanoes in the third were the first allowed by Hawks starter Paul Blackburn on the season.
The teams then traded runs as David Bote hit a solo shot in the fifth and Ryan Jones scored on a throwing error by Trey Masek in the sixth, making the score 5-4.
The Hawks blew things open with five runs in the final two innings including a Jacob Rogers three-run homerun off of reliever Cameron McVey.
Brandon Bednar had an RBI single in the ninth, but it was too little too late, as Tyler Bremer closed out the game with his second save on the season.
The Volcanoes and Hawks conclude the 6th annual Patriotic Tribute and their three-game series Wednesday at Volcanoes Stadium. Game time is set for 6:35 p.m.
About the Volcanoes: The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are a minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Home games are played at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer from mid-June through early-September. Tickets start at just $7. For more information call the Volcanoes at (503) 390-2225.