Vancouver gets pair of home runs from SS Jason Leblebijian in 5-3 loss to Volcanoes
(Volcanoes Stadium - Keizer, OR) - Canadians SS Jason Leblebijian hit a pair of solo home runs on Friday night, but it was four errors that helped Salem-Keizer take the finale of a three-game series against Vancouver winning 5-3 out at Volcanoes Stadium.
Leblebijian (LEB-le-bee-gee-an) hit his first home run as a Canadian in the top of the 2nd inning off of Salem-Keizer starter RHP Joan Gregario before hitting his second of the game off of reliever RHP Keith Bilodeau. The second home run cut the Volcanoes lead to 4-2.
Salem-Keizer would grab a run in the bottom of the 8th inning when Canadians closer RHP Drew Permison hit CF Chuckie Jones and watch him come around to score on a double off the bat of 1B Joe Rapp to extend the deficit to three.
Vancouver would make it interesting in the top of the 9th inning scoring a run and putting the tying run on base with three straight base hits from RF Carlos Ramirez, C Dan Klein and LF Matt Newman. Volcanoes closer RHP Tyler Mizenko managed to strikeout CF Ian Parmley on a 3-2 pitch that ended the game, giving Salem-Keizer a 5-3 victory.
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