Gm 23: C's offense explodes for 16-9 victory over Salem-Keizer

Vancouver manages season highs in runs and hits snapping a five-game losing skid in the process

By Rob Fai / Vancouver Canadians | July 7, 2019 1:06 AM

(Volcanoes Stadium - Keizer, Oregon) - Canadians 3B Trevor Schwecke went 5-for-6 with three RBI while C Philip Clarke in just his second professional game went 4-for-6 with a home run to help pace Vancouver to a 16-9 victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Saturday night. the win snapped a five-game losing streak for the C's as they now head home to face North Division rival Everett.

Vancouver plated three in the top of the 1st inning of Salem-Keizer starter RHP Luis Moreno and then struck for eight more runs off the right-hander in the top of the 2nd inning as the Canadians built up an 11-0 lead early. Moreno would give up 12 hits, 11 runs and nine of those earned.

Salem's offense got a charge from RF Franklin Labour who finished a double shy of the cycle with his 11th home run of the season coming off LHP Juan Diaz in the bottom of the 5th inning. 1B Tyler Flores also hit a home run in the bottom of the 6th inning off Canadians reliever LHP Nicolas Medina as the Volcanoes scored nine in Saturday's loss.

Of Vancouver's 22 hits, only one left the ballpark as C Philip Clarke hit his 2nd home run in as many nights as the former Vanderbilt slugger now leads Vancouver in home runs with two. 1B Ronny Brito had three RBI including a pair that came in on his first triple of the summer as the Canadians had season highs in hits (22) and runs (16).  

With the win, Vancouver improves to 6-17 (.261) through 23 first-half games while the Volcanoes fall to 15-8 (.652).

The Caanadians now return to Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium to open up a three-game series vs. Everett with tickets available by calling 604-872-5232, online at www.canadiansbaseball.com or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C.

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