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Mark Hallberg named Volcanoes' Skipper

March 19, 2019 - Northwest League (NWL) - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes News Release

Mark Hallberg, the Volcanoes Fundamentals Coach last season, has been named the new Manager for the 2019 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Hallberg was drafted in the 9th round of the 2007 amateur player draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of Florida State University. He finished his minor league career with 1,774 at bats, 18 home runs, 220 RBI, 100 doubles and 258 runs scored. He coached four years in the prestigious collegiate Cape Cod summer league, high school at Dhahran High School in Saudi Arabia, and the American School in Dubai, UAE.

Hallberg says "The opportunity to manage the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes this summer, and represent the San Francisco Giants organization comes with great humility for me. I am really excited to work with the players, coaches and people in the Volcanoes organization. The Pacific Northwest in the summertime is an amazing place, and I cannot wait to get started".

New coaches for the Volcanoes are Hitting Coach Doug Clark who was a member of the Volcanoes 1998 Championship Team, and played for the Giants in 2005 and the Oakland A's in 2006. Nestor Rojas joins the staff as the Fundamentals coach. Rojas was a member of the Volcanoes 2006 Championship Team. Rojas' experience includes managing the San Jose Giants and last year was the Fundamentals Coach of the AAA Sacramento River Cats.

Returning to the Volcanoes from 2018 is Pitching Coach Dwight Bernard. Coach Bernard pitched four years in the major leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets and he pitched in the 1982 World Series for Milwaukee. He has been the pitching coach for the AAA Tacoma Rainiers in the Seattle Mariners organization, and AAA Sacramento in the Giants organization.

Also returning to the Volcanoes are Athletic Trainer Charlene Wichman and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Joe Palazzolo.


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