Volcanoes drop tough series at Vancouver

Salem-Keizer musters one win in series loss to Canadians

(Ben Ammon)

By Greg Korn / Salem-Keizer Volcanoes | August 16, 2017 3:01 PM ET


VANCOUVER, BC -- The Volcanoes wrapped up a 5-game series against the Vancouver Canadians up in British Columbia Tuesday, August 15. The Volcanoes lost the series, winning 1 game out of 5.

In game 1, Logan Baldwin has a hot night at the plate going 3 for 4 and Malique Ziegler hit a 7th inning home run, his 3rd of the year to secure a Volcanoes victory. Jason Bahr added an impressive pitching performance throwing 7 strikeouts, allowing 2 earned runs over 5 innings. The bullpen did their job as Alejandro De La Rosa and Tyler Schimpf combined for 4 innings, 0 runs, and 8 strikeouts.

Ryan Kirby went 3 for 3 in game 2 of the series, but the hitting of Vancouver DH Kacy Clemens and 2B Samad Taylor were too much for the Volcanoes. Taylor also hit his 1st home run of the season.

Stetson Woods posted 7 strikeouts in 5 innings, only allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run, but the Volcanoes only scrapped together 5 hits in a close game 5-4 loss to the Canadians.

In game 4, Bryce Johnson had 2 hits and scored 2 runs, but the Volcanoes struck out a total of 13 times and could not stop the Canadians as they scored 1 run in the 5th and 2 runs in the 6th inning to take the win.

In the last game of the series Bryce Johnson again shined in the batter's box going 2 for 3, scoring another 2 runs. The Canadians exploded at the plate combining for 17 hits, with 4 players who had at least 3 hits (Norberto Obeso, Logan Warmoth, Brock Lundquist, and Cam O'Brien).

Series scores:

Friday August 11th: 6-2 Volcanoes

Saturday August 12th: 4-2 Vancouver

Sunday August 13th: 5-4 Vancouver

Monday August 14th: 7-4 Vancouver

Tuesday August 15th: 10-5 Vancouver

The Volcanoes return home on August 16 to start a 3-game series with the Boise Hawks. The Volcanoes look to win their first series since July 10 as they start a 7-game home stand against Boise and Hillsboro.

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

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