Volcanoes grab 11-4 victory
BOISE, Idaho - Salem-Keizer sent 14 men to the plate in a nine-run eighth inning outburst, as the Volcanoes grabbed a 11-4 victory over the Boise Hawks, before 2,538 fans at Memorial Stadium.
A bases loaded single by Joe Rapp off Hayden Simpson tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth, the second of six-straight hits against the former first-round pick. Mac Williamson roped a deep two-run single to give S-K the lead, followed by a two-run bloop double by Rafael Rodriguez, an RBI double from Chuckie Jones, and an RBI single from Dashenko Ricardo. The Volcanoes added two more runs thanks to a pair of Boise errors - as the visitors became the first team since 2005 to score nine runs against the Hawks.
Boise took a quick 2-0 lead in the first on a Stephen Bruno RBI single and a Willson Contreras sacrifice fly, but the Volcanoes answered in the third with a Ryan Jones RBI fielders' choice. The Hawks scored a run on a balk in the bottom of the third to extend the lead to 3-1, before Williamson crushed a solo homer to left in the fifth to get S-K within a run.
Ian Gardeck tossed three shutout innings, striking out four to pick up the win for the Volcanoes, as Williamson went 3-for-5 with three RBI, Jones went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Rodriguez added two doubles.
Jeimer Candelario went 3-for-5 in the loss for the Hawks, who squandered a quality start from Jose Arias, as the righty tossed six innings of six-hit ball, allowing just two runs and fanning four.
Game 4 of the series is tomorrow night, with Tayler Scott meeting Lorenzo Mendoza at 7:15 p.m.
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