Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Walker was just named GNAC Pitcher of the Week

#‎VolcanoesNation‬, our own Mickey Walker was just named GNAC Pitcher of the Week !
For the weekend:
8 innings pitched 9 strikeouts 1 walk 5 hits complete game, lost a 1-0 heartbreaker as his team had the bases loaded in the final inning...Mickey also picked up a save the day before as he pitched the final inning in his team's 4-3 victory, striking out two, no hits, no walks, to earn the save.
Opponent: Montana State University Billings

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Between Innings with GreyWolves Head Baseball Coach Justin Barchus

Question (Lacche): Your players come from different backgrounds, and also many in the same calendar year play on multiple teams -- how do you help them evolve so quickly to your/your staff's specific approach?

Skipper: I don't think the hardest part is adjusting to the staff and our approach, I think it takes a little bit for everyone to adjust to their role on the team, and their teammates. When you play with a program in the spring you get used to your role and what's expected of you day by day, the sudden change can take a few weeks to acclimate to. All the guys we bring in have had success wherever they've been, and are looked to as leaders in some aspect, so who takes leadership when they all come together? We can only put a certain number of guys in the lineup, and it takes a while for us to figure out who the right guys are, so who accepts and embraces their role on our team? Those are the adjustments that I think are the most interesting to watch, some times it doesn't work out, some times it works out great! We just do our best to communicate with guys, and try to build the "team-first" atmosphere that we expect.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Host families 2016

#‎VolcanoesNation‬ - you make a difference! Pictured Andy Armstrong, Senior West Salem High School, and San Francisco Giants' star Joe Panik. The Armstrong's were Panik's host family when he began his professional career in Salem-Keizer (2011). The family reconnected with Joe this past week during Spring Training in Arizona for dinner. Families interested in the Volcanoes' Host Family Program and to have the opportunity to host players this summer should contact Lisa Walker at 503-390-2225, or at probasebal@comcast.net or Judy Fromherz 503-569-3304


Monday, March 14, 2016

Between Innings with GreyWolves Head Baseball Coach Justin Barchus

GreyWolves (Lacche): Baseball is rich with history, but also the research is evolving with technology -- what types of technology do you leverage to further the science of how you specifically manage?

Coach Barchus: We mostly use technology to organize data; so when we take scouting reports on teams, we use some of the technology to help us organize the information. They can also help us make lineup decisions based on certain match-ups. You have to keep in mind there is a lot of turnover in this league as far as rosters go, so you don't get a lot of advanced scouting, early on you don't have much, and then towards the middle of the season you can start making some decisions based on information you have. But in the end, yes, baseball is a science and we use information to be as strategic as possible.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Between Innings with GreyWolves Head Baseball Coach Justin Barchus

Between Innings with GreyWolves Head Baseball Coach Justin Barchus

GreyWolves (Lacche): Winter flew by, March is near: as a manager, what is your routine and planning like this time of year?

Coach Barchus: Right now I'm checking in with coaches to make sure everything is OK with our rostered players; I want to see where they fit in on their teams for the spring -- also filling any holes in the roster if we need to. Mostly, I'm working on the logistics with players; things like when they're available to show up, if they'll have transportation this summer, if they have a passport to travel to Canada yet. The exciting part is watching our guys, and how they're performing early in the season!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Volcanoes Español

#‎VolcanoesNation‬ -- honoring we have many players, fans and community supporters who speak Spanish as a native language, we'll be proving our updates also on our new Volcanoes Español Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Volcanoesespanol/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

We are the Gresham GreyWolves


We've are a new team, but hungry for a Championship,
We believe must-win games are still family friendly,
Our fans are loyal, local and legendary,
And our pack only has alphas.
We are your team; you are our inspiration.,
We are the Gresham GreyWolves.



We are the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes


We've won Championships but stay hungry,
We believe must-win games are still family friendly,
Our fans are loyal, local and global,
And Crater never, ever, breaks a sweat.
We are your team; you are our inspiration.,
We are the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Between Innings with GreyWolves Head Baseball Coach Justin Barchus

GreyWolves (Lacche): What's the most fun & what's your great challenge being a baseball manager?

Coach Barchus: I think in everything I do, the most important and enjoyable thing is having a positive affect on young athletes. I have had a lot of different experiences as a young adult, and a young athlete. If I can help one athlete with a situation they may be in, or if they can learn one thing on or off the field from me, then I'm happy. As far as challenge, I think balancing winning and the rest of the stuff that goes with being a manager is difficult. Winning is important to me, but summer baseball is about so much more than just that. So finding that balance is challenging, but winning makes it a lot easier!