Volcanoes drop close one to Vancouver 6-4

(Jake Willard)

By Patrick J Burns / Salem-Keizer Volcanoes | August 13, 2018 3:19 AM

KEIZER, Ore - The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes suffered from two major errors in Sunday's loss to the Canadians. They both came at times with runners in scoring position and allowed Vancouver to tie the game at three. The bottom of the order was the sparkplug tonight for the Volcanoes as the bottom four of the lineup were 8/117 on the night. Seth Corry got the start for the Volcanoes and had a stellar night.

Corry finished his night with 4.2 innings pitched and 5 strikeouts. The Canadians scored three runs off him, however, only one of those were earned as two major errors happened behind him. The first error came when first baseman Wander Franco misplayed a chopper that allowed the bases to get loaded. Then after a strikeout, the second error happened when Mikey Edie missed a routine fly ball to CF. This error allowed two runs to score, tied the game, and chased Corry from the game.

The offense had a strong night, but could not get many runs across. They went up early, but saw that lead disappear after the fifth inning errors. Aaron Bond had a tremendous night as he hit a massive home run in the second inning to give the Volcanoes a 2-1 lead. He would end the night with three hits, two runs, and two rbis in five at bats. Jett Manning also had a strong night as he racked up three hits in four at-bats.

The game went down to the wire in the late innings as the Volcanoes gave up the lead and then tied it again in the ninth inning. In the bottom half of the ninth, Kyle McPherson came up with 1 out and the bases loaded and hit a single just over the glove of the Canadian second baseman to tie the game up. Diego Rincones would come up next and ground into an inning ending double play. In extras, the Canadians got on the board with 2 runs and the Volcanoes could not answer giving the win to Vancouver.

The Volcanoes will be back in action Monday night at 6:35 PM.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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