Sunday, July 31, 2011

Volcanoes Watching exclusive: Kaohi Downing

Volcanoes Watching recently sat down with Volcanoes player Kaohi Downing; the team-first, versatile, humble player talked about the 2011 season so far and some keys for the team’s second half turn-around.

Volcanoes Watching: Kaohi, after 18 games it would have been so easy for the Volcanoes to pack it in; what made this team decide to turn the season around and now have won 18 of 24?

Kaohi Downing: We knew we had it in us to be the best team in the NWL. Having nothing but success in our extended spring season, we were confident that it would carry over into the start of our season here. Unfortunately we weren’t firing on all cylinders as our pitching, defense, and hitting never seemed to all show up on the same day. It was tough to keep our heads held high through our first 18 games as nothing seemed to be going our way. With the help of our upbeat and positive coaching staff who kept on reassuring us everyday that we were right there, it helped keep the team sane.

Volcanoes Watching: What is the key for the Volcanoes having a strong second-half of the season above .500?

Kaohi Downing: the key for us having a strong second half is to keep pitching well, to keep playing solid defense, and to keep having timely hitting. If we are able to have these three factors show up every night for us, I see no reason why we can’t win the whole thing.

Volcanoes Watching: How has the coaching staff helped the team stay together during the tough start and now handle the success the team is experiencing?

Kaohi Downing: Our coaching staff has been nothing but positive throughout our rough start. They managed to put our woes and failures into perspective making them seem as though we were close to turning it all around. They are always willing to come early and stay late to help us with your game giving us the best possible scenario to succeed.

Volcanoes Watching: You are batting a strong .333 after nearly 100 at-bats. What are your personal goals this season?

Kaohi Downing: My goals personal goals are to hit .350 – 5 HR – 30 RBI – 20 SB

Volcanoes Watching: Outside of the baseball - what are your hobbies / interests?

Kaohi Downing: When I am home for the off season, I like to spend as much time as I can at the beach with my family and friends either surfing or just having fun in the shore break. I love catching up with my grandparents when I’m home, answering the hundreds of questions they have for me about the intricacies of the season. I also try to spend time with my two little cousins as they are just starting to love the game of baseball. Most of all I just like to relax, listen to music, and enjoy the local food I missed after the baseball season.

Interview by Justin Lacche, Volcanoes Director of Business Development
 

The drive for 5; Volcanoes storm back to improve to 5-1

Simply put --Wow! Your First Place, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes stormed back from a 7-1 deficit to top the Yakima Bears tonight 13-8; the Volcanoes record improves to 5-1 as the club remains in sole possession of the top spot in the West.

The Volcanoes used sharp relief pitching and three home runs to turn the tables on a game that would have been easy to give up on. Instead, the Volcanoes finished off another big comeback in electric fashion.

On the mound, Kendry Flores had his challenges tonight but found Stephen Shackleford (W, 2-0), Jack Snodgrass, Rafael Martinez and Cody Hall all delivered for their team mate.

At the plate; three home runs sparked the rally: Joseph Staley (6); Daniel Brock and  Brett Krill (5); Krill the Thrill delivered a gram slam as the Volcanoes put in enough distance to be able to remain aggressive on the mound.

Every Volcanoes player either had a hit, scored a run or both tonight. Click here to see the official box score from MILB.com.

The Volcanoes go to Boise for five games before returning home for a eight-game battle against Eugene and Spokane from Aug. 7-14;  every game is critical so continue to keep Volcanoes Nation strong at the ball park. Your Volcanoes appreciate your support.

Stay tuned for more updates; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Volcanoes '11 Daniel Brock

All season long, Volcanoes Watching will feature a different player and coach from the 2011 Volcanoes team. Today it is Volcanoes DH, Daniel Brock.

Daniel signed with the Giants organization as a Free Agent in 2010 and has been a Volcanoes player for 2 seasons; at time of publications, he has played 82 games for the team. On July 21, 2011, Daniel had 2 triples against Everett.

Click here to follow Daniel's stats all season on MILB.com

Click here to see when Daniel and all the 2011 Volcanoes play next. Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Eye on the prize - Volcanoes make another statement

Down 6-0 early in the game, your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes decided to show yet again that their focus on making the 2011 NWL playoffs is getting stronger by the game. The Volcanoes topped Yakima tonight 10-7 to remain in sole position of First Place in the Nor West Division.

Click here for the official scorecard from MILB.com

Jesus Galindo, Joe Panik (3 RBI) and Leonardo Ochoa (2 RBI) each had two hits; Mike Murray had a critical hit and 2 RBI; Daniel Burkhart had a hit and scored a run; Brice Cutspec, Brett Krill and Daniel Brock each scored runs.

Cameron Lamb hung tough and his team mates stepped up in relief: Brian Maloney, Brennan Flick (win, 2-2), Jack Snodgrass and Phil McCormick (S,4) went 6 innings yieling a single hit and run.

Both teams battle again tomorrow and the Volcanoes look to continue their great start.

  • July 30 Wilsonville Community Night and Oregon State Employees Night

  • July 31 and believe me - this is something kids will remember for years to come: Kid’s FREE Youth Baseball Clinic Day sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It also is $1.00 Senior Deals and Kids eat free night.

  • Aug 9 - The legend himself, Don Larsen, will be at Volcanoes Stadium signing free autographs as the Volcanoes battle Eugene. Much like the World Series Trophy night, this moment is an instant family / friends memory. Come out and again be a part of history.

    Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets for ALL GAMES on sale now.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
  • Thursday, July 28, 2011

    The Natural - Daniel Burkhart hits walk off home run

    Daniel Burkhart launched a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth as the First Place Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped a quality Yakima team 4-3. The Volcanoes are 3-0 in the Nor West Division. With three outs left before a loss, the Volcanoes fortunes turned in dramatic fashion; Kaohi Downing hit his seventh double of the season and before the Bears could adjust, Burkhart created an instant SportsCenter moment that sent the 2,195 fans at Volcanoes Stadium into a frenzy.

    Both teams combined for 5 errors; but pitching kept this game close. Lorenzo Mendoza went 6 innings strong yielding only 2 earned runs and Rafael Martinez pitched 3 sharp innings of relief to close the deal and get the win.


    Deuces were wild at the plate tonight for the Volcanoes as Joe Panik, Mike Murray, Downing and Burkhart all got 2 hits.

    If scores remain constant as of time of publication; the Volcanoes and Ems will be 3-0 and have 3 game leads over Vancouver and Everett. Overall, Salem-Keizer is 19-22 having won 17 of 23.

    Both teams are in action tomorrow as your First Place Volcanoes seek to continue their winning start. Volcanoes Nation - come out and show your Volcanoes that you believe!

  • July 29 Fireworks returns

  • July 30 Wilsonville Community Night and Oregon State Employees Night

  • July 31 and believe me - this is something kids will remember for years to come: Kid’s FREE Youth Baseball Clinic Day sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It also is $1.00 Senior Deals and Kids eat free night.


  •  Aug 9 - The legend himself, Don Larsen, will be at Volcanoes Stadium signing free autographs as the Volcanoes battle Eugene. Much like the World Series Trophy night, this moment is an instant family / friends memory. Come out and again be a part of history.

    Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets for ALL GAMES on sale now.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    A thirst for first - Volcanoes top Yakima 5-4

    Joseph Staley doubled home Joe Panik in the bottom of the eighth tonight as your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped Yakima 5-4. The Volcanoes improved to 2-0, tied for First Place in the Nor West Division with Eugene.

    Hard-fought game by both sides - click here for the official MILB.com box score. The Volcanoes remained focused after falling behind 3-0 early to chip away at the Yakima lead and eventually pull out the "W".

    In the bottom of the 3rd, Garrett Buechele singled home Staley narrowing the lead to 3-1; Brett Krill doubled home John Eshleman in the 5th to make it a one-run Yakima lead.

    In the sixth, your Volcanoes pulled ahead on Garrett's home run which also brought home Charles Jones.

    The Bears scrapped back in the top of the 8th to tie the game but Staley delivered again in the home 8th and Volcanoes pitcher, Cody Hall closed the deal.

    Quality start tonight from Reinier Roibal who went 5 innings, striking out 5 and allowing only 3 earned runs; Matthew Graham came in for 2 2/3 only allow 1 run.

    Both teams are in action tomorrow as your First Place Volcanoes seek to continue their winning start. Volcanoes Nation - come out and show your Volcanoes that you believe!

  • July 28 is Silverton Community Night and also $1.00 adult beverage night

  • July 29 Fireworks returns

  • July 30 Wilsonville Community Night and Oregon State Employees Night

  • July 31 and believe me - this is something kids will remember for years to come: Kid’s FREE Youth Baseball Clinic Day sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It also is $1.00 Senior Deals and Kids eat free night.


  • Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets for ALL GAMES on sale now.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Volcanoes start second season right; win 7-5

    Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes started the second half of the 2011 season strong with a 7-5 victory over a quality Vancouver team who missed clinching a playoff spot because of the Volcanoes win the night before.

    This was a great game all around - click here for the official MILB.com box score - which wasn't settled until the 9th when the Volcanoes (17-22) lead by John Eshleman's 6th double of the year and some heads-up base running from Eshleman (2 RBI night) and Jesus Galindo (2 RBI night) pulled ahead for good. Jesus also stole his 18th base of the season.

    Joe Panik had a hit and a RBI; Brett Krill with 2 hits; Joseph Staley had a double and Mike Murray had 2 hits and a double to remain batting .400 after 130 at-bats this year!

    Kendry Flores went 6 innings allowing only 1 run and has 38 strikeouts in 37 innings.

    And now your Volcanoes come home looking to continue their solid run over the last 21 games.
    • July 27 is Faith and Family Night; also Stayton Community Night and $1.00 Family Feast Night (quite a night!)
    • July 28 is Silverton Community Night and also $1.00 adult beverage night
    • July 29 Fireworks returns
    • July 30 Wilsonville Community Night and Oregon State Employees Night
    • July 31 and believe me - this is something kids will remember for years to come: Kid’s FREE Youth Baseball Clinic Day sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It also is $1.00 Senior Deals and Kids eat free night.
    Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets for ALL GAMES on sale now. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Volcanoes '11 Daniel Burkhart

    All season long, Volcanoes Watching will feature a different player and coach from the 2011 Volcanoes team. Today it is Volcanoes catcher, Daniel Burkart.

    Daniel is in his second season of professional ball out of The Ohio State University (click here to see his college page, and here for his professional page). Follow Daniel's Twitter page.

    At time of publication, Daniel has 57 hits in 56 career games, with 3 home runs.

    Click here to see when Daniel and all the 2011 Volcanoes play next. Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin.

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    Round 2 starts for Volcanoes July 26

    When your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes return home they will have their momentum and great fan support to draw on for the second half of the 2011 Northwest League season. Because of league format, all teams hit the re-set button with respect to last playoff spots.

    Click here to see the league rules.

    This is particularly good fortune for the Volcanoes who won't have to hear "despite starting the season 2-16" anymore, and the re-set is earned considering the team's strong run the last 18 games.

    The team's turnaround began July 5 with a a 7-2 win against Everett and in a 19-game stretch, the team won 6 games by a total of 2-runs or less; this showed the Volcanoes' ability to execute in tight games and not fold when trailing early.

    Click here to see up-to-date Volcanoes stats.

    The Volcanoes also are developing the skill of having a different hero at the plate each night; most victories the team had at least 7 players with a meaningful hit.

    This solid play is also in part to the strong home field advantage, you the great fans give this franchise; so we look forward to your continued strong presence:
    • July 27 is Faith and Family Night; also Stayton Community Night and $1.00 Family Feast Night (quite a night!)
    • July 28 is Silverton Community Night and also $1.00 adult beverage night
    • July 29, Fireworks returns
    • July 30, Wilsonville Community Night and Oregon State Employees Night
    • July 31, and believe me - this is something kids will remember for years to come: Kid’s FREE Youth Baseball Clinic Day sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It also is $1.00 Senior Deals and Kids eat free night.
    Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets for ALL GAMES on sale now. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    Volcanoes push Giants to win over Brew Crew

    Volcanoes alumni at the plate, on the mound and throughout the field all stepped up as the 2010 World Champion Giants topped a solid Milwaukee club tonight, 4-2. The home victory raised the Giants record to 58-43, 4 games over Arizona and now 10 games over Colorado.

    Ryan Vogelsong (Volcanoes '98) went 5 innings, striking out 5 and yielding only 2 runs. The 2011 NL All-Star raised his record to 8-1 with a stunning 2.10 ERA.

    Nate Schierholtz continued his summer to remember going 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI; Pablo Sandoval (2011 NL All-Star, Volcanoes '05) got a single and on the mound Sergio Romo got two batters out for his 16th hold of the season.

    The Giants and Brewers conclude their series tomorrow before the Champs fly out to Philadelphia for a rematch of the 2010 NLCS. Your Volcanoes conclude their series at Everett before heading to Vancouver for a three-game set.

    Then the team returns home for 5 games against Yakima:
    • July 27 is Faith and Family Night; also Stayton Community Night and $1.00 Family Feast Night (quite a night!)
    • July 28 is Silverton Community Night and also $1.00 adult beverage night
    • July 29, Fireworks returns
    • July 30, Wilsonville Community Night and Oregon State Employees Night
    • July 31, and believe me - this is something kids will remember for years to come: Kid’s FREE Youth Baseball Clinic Day sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Dick’s Sporting Goods.  It also is $1.00 Senior Deals and Kids eat free night.
    Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets for ALL GAMES on sale now. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    Don't call it a come back! Volcanoes win again

    Lorenzo Mendoza started the game with four perfect innings; Jesus Galindo had 4 hits as your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes led wire-to-wire to top Everett 5-3; the Volcanoes are now 15-20 having won 13 of 17.

    Mendoza's final line was 6 innings, 8 strike outs and only 2 earned runs allowed.

    Click here for the official box score from MILB.com

    Jack Snodgrass came in for 2 innings and kept the team ahead; Cody Hall closed the deal in the 9th for the save.

    At the plate, the Volcanoes again won by committee, which has been a staple of their great 3-week run. Hits tonight from: Jesus Galindo (4 hits! including a double and scoring 2 runs); Kaohi Downing (2 hits and scoring 2 runs); Mike Murray (hit, RBI; Mike is batting .416 for the year); Brett Krill (Krill the Thrill had 3 hits and a RBI); Staley (hit, RBI and run); Garrett Buechele, Daniel Brock and John Eshleman. Joe Panik had a RBI.

    These teams battle again tomorrow as the Volcanoes look to ride the momentum they created through patience, team work and sticking together.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Volcanoes Nation looking strong!

    Plenty of strong storylines for Volcanoes Nation tonight.

    Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (14-20, 3rd NOR WEST): won another great game tonight (click here for MILB.com box score) - their 12th of 16 and now are in sole possession of third place in the NOR WEST. The team that could have folded after 18 games dug deep and now have their sights set on battling for a playoff spot in the second half of the 2011 season.

    Augusta GreenJackets - Class A (16-11 1st 2nd half Southern Division; 47-50): Adam Duvall (Volcanoes '10) hit his 20th home run of the season this week.

    San Jose Giants - Class A Adv. (14-12, 2nd half); the two-time defending California League Champs have already clinched a 2011 playoff spot thanks, in part, to Craig Westcott (Volcanoes '09) who this year is 11-1 with a 2.91 ERA.

    Richmond Flying Squirrels - Class AA (51-45, 3rd Western Division, Eastern League); Richmond is only 4.5 games out of first thanks to players like Chris Dominguez (Volcanoes '09) who leads the team in batting, .281.

    Fresno Grizzlies - Class AAA (43-55 4th, PCL Southern Division) Brett Pill (Volcanoes '06) has 19 home runs to lead the team.

    2010 World Champion Giants - MLB (57-42, 1st NL West): 2011 NL All-Star, Ryan Vogelsong (Volcanoes '98) takes the mound Saturday as the Giants battle the D'Backs and Rockies for the division title.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin!

    Volcanoes '11 - Brennan Flick

    All season long, Volcanoes Watching will feature a different player and coach from the 2011 Volcanoes team. Today it is Volcanoes pitcher Brennan Flick. Click here to see Brennan's stats on MILB.com.

    Brennan is in his third year in professional baseball; second year with your Volcanoes. At time of publication he has 61 career strike outs in the Minors and has appeared in 42 games.

    Click here to see when Brennan and all the 2011 Volcanoes play next. Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Volcanoes sweep Everett; tied for 3rd in the NOR WEST

    Ryan Honeycutt scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 9th to secure the Volcanoes 2-1 victory over Everett; the Volcanoes are 13-20 and tied for 3rd in the NOR West having now won 11 of their last 15 games.

    The sweep against a solid Everett teams means more than just a good story line; it showed the Volcanoes can deliver in the tight low-scoring games; a critical piece as the team begins to think about the second-half of the season.

    Click here to see the official scorecard from MILB.com

    Great team effort on the mound from Reinier Roibal, Jack Snodgrass, Brennan Flick and Cody Hall (2-1);

    Mike Murray went 2-4 to raise his average to .422; the Volcanoes also got hits from Shawn Payne, Joe Panik, Honeycutt, Daniel Burkhart, Garrett Buechele (double) and John Eshleman. Brice Cutspec scored the other run of the game for the Volcanoes.

    Now both teams battle a three-game set at Everett with the winner taking sole lead in 3rd. The Volcanoes are next home for a five-game set against Yakima July 27-31.

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the details; Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Volcanoes top Everett 4-3, improve to 12-20

    Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped Everett tonight 4-3, the Volcanoes' record improves to 12-20, having won 10 of their last 14.

    Look no further than the team's box score to see the key to the recent turnaround (click here) -- true team baseball as a different hero seems to step up every inning during this last 14-game stretch.

    Everett jumped out to a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the first, when Tom Trebelhorn's squad settled down, got 2 right back and then two more (3rd and 6th innings) to take the lead for good.

    Brandon Allen got his much deserved first win of the year; and hats off too to Volcanoes pitchers Matthew Graham and Phil McCormick for closing the deal. At the plate, seven Volcanoes got hits: Leonardo Ochoa (2, including a double); Joe Panik (2); Mike Murray (3 hits, 2 RBI, Mike is batting .419); Brett Krill (Krill the Thrill had a double); Joseph Staley; Garrett Buchele and Brice Cutspec (home run!).

    The Volcanoes can move into a tie for 3rd in the NOR West tomorrow with a win. Speaking of which: Wednesday, June 20: the Volcanoes conclude this three-game series with the AquaSox with the second of five planned $1.00 Family Feast Nights where hotdogs, popcorn, soda and/or ice cream is just $1.00 each. Family Feast Nights are presented from our friends at Franz Bakery.

    The fun doesn't stop there though as June 20 is College Rivals Night with many Oregon colleges and universities present, sponsored by Pacific Office Automation. It's a great chance to show your school colors and celebrate the Oregon college and university community.

    Volcanoes Nation - now is also your chance to be a part of the 1st annual Volcanoes Watching Amateur Photography Contest. Click here to view rules and categories.

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for more upcoming game updates; enjoy this action-packed home stand coming up and thanks for your great support of the team. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    As home series with Everett continues; Volcanoes look strong

    Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are playing very solid baseball the last 13 games, which plays very well into the split season format that the Northwest League uses. But let's save playoff talks for another day. For now, tomorrow is a great chance to continue to energize the club and have great times with family and friends.

    Click here for the box score of game #31.

    Tuesday, July 19: this should be a fan favorite - the new Volcanoes event "All You Can Eat Night". For the price of $7 per adult and $5 per child, you get a three-hour window from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for all the hotdogs, hamburgers, pop and ice cream you can eat. Tuesday is also the first of three planned KRAFT Singles Night where you bring a KRAFT singles package to the Stadium Office before the game to get a second outfield ticket for the once you purchase. Gates open 5:30 p.m. with first pitch 6:35 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 20: the Volcanoes conclude this three-game series with the AquaSox with the second of five planned $1.00 Family Feast Nights where hotdogs, popcorn, soda and/or ice cream is just $1.00 each. Family Feast Nights are presented from our friends at Franz Bakery.

    The fun doesn't stop there though as June 20 is College Rivals Night with many Oregon colleges and universities present, sponsored by Pacific Office Automation. It's a great chance to show your school colors and celebrate the Oregon college and university community.

    Volcanoes Nation - now is also your chance to be a part of the 1st annual Volcanoes Watching Amateur Photography Contest. Click here to view rules and categories.

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for more upcoming game updates; enjoy this action-packed home stand coming up and thanks for your great support of the team. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Volcanoes '11 - Wilber Bucardo

    All season long, Volcanoes Watching will feature a different player and coach from the 2011 Volcanoes team. Today it is Volcanoes pitcher Wilber Bucardo (click here to see Wilber's official MILB.com page).

    Wilber is from Leon, Nicaragua, and the 6'2" 175-pound righty has been in professional baseball since 2006. This is Wilber's third season with the Volcanoes; as of July 18, 2011 his strike out to walks ratio this season is 10 to 4. Wilber has 11 all-time wins as a Volcanoes pitcher.

    Click here to see when Wilber and all the 2011 Volcanoes play next. Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin.

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Volcanoes leading, Giants win

    At time of publication - the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were leading the Yakima Bears 8-1 after four innings; very nice start for your Volcanoes who are looking for their 10th win of the season.

    To see latest boxscore, please click here.

    Volcanoes alumni also helped the 2010 World Champion, Giants top the San Diego Padres 4-3 in 11 innings tonight. Nate Schierholtz (Volcanoes '03) went 2-for-5 with a RBI (33) and a run scored. Pablo Sandoval (Volcanoes '05) went 1-for 4 and Emmanuel Burriss (Volcanoes '06) got a hit and scored a run ... and only needed an at-bat to do it.

    Sergio Romo (Volcanoes '05) pitched 1.1 perfect innings as the Giants (55-41) kept a 3.5 lead over Arizona and improved to 9.5 games over the Rockies. But don't be fooled tough, there a lot of baseball left - just ask the 2010 Padres.

    Volcanoes alumni and 2011 NL All-Star, Ryan Vogelsong (Volcanoes '98) is on the mound tomorrow as the Giants host the Dodgers. First pitch is 7:15 p.m.

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the exclusive on your 2011 Volcanoes and Volcanoes alumni. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Volcanoes Watching - Photography Contest

    Volcanoes Nation - now is your chance to be a part of the 1st annual Volcanoes Watching Amateur Photography Contest. There is no charge to enter and winners will get Volcanoes Store / Volcanoes Baseball items from Justin Lacche.

    The idea is simple: how can you the fans capture the true spirit of Volcanoes baseball and Volcanoes Nation?

    There are three divisions: in-stadium pictures (example: family at the ball park), famous landmarks  (example: wear a Volcanoes t-shirt outside of Niagara Falls) and family vacations (example: camping in your Volcanoes gear). Send original family-friendly / ok to publish pictures to Justin at j.lacche@volcanoesbaseball.com. Justin will review the pictures with Jerry Walker and come up with a series of finalist pictures that you the fans can vote on.

    When emailing pictures: 1. please keep size under 500 KB - 1 entry per person, per category; 2. family-friendly only; 3. original work only (please send only what you personally took); 4. what you send, Volcanoes Watching / the Volcanoes can publish; 5. Please send name, age, email address, hometown; 6. anyone under the age of 18, please get permission first from a parent or guardian and cc: parent's email when sending (will be verified if a winner); 7. only amateur photographers please for this contest; 8. Contest is open between now and 6 p.m., Sept. 30, 2011 with finalist votes to come in October; 9. please send unaltered pictures - OK to crop but don't Photoshop Babe Ruth in the picture :)

    Stay tuned for more information and good luck! Thanks for supporting your Volcanoes. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Volcanoes '11 - Brandon Allen

    All season long, Volcanoes Watching will feature a different player and coach from the 2011 Volcanoes team. Today it is Volcanoes pitcher Brandon Allen (click here to see Brandon's official MILB.com player page). As of July 17, 2011, Brandon has 10 strike outs. On July 3, 2011, Brandon pitched 5 innings against Everett yielding only 1 earned run; his next start July 8 against Tri-City, Brandon went 5.1 innings, again with only 1 earned run.

    Brandon stands at 6'6" and was born in Milton, Florida. He is in his second professional season, having played for the Giants Arizona League team in 2010.

    Click here to see when Brandon and all the 2011 Volcanoes play next. Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin.

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Volcanoes heading home - ready for exciting series

    Volcanoes Nation, your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are heading home and ready for another exciting series against the Everett AquaSox.

    Monday, July 18: Fans, the gates open at 5:30 p.m. with first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m. Monday's game is kids night at Volcanoes Stadium; parents to get free tickets for children 12 and under, please email Jerry Walker in advance of the game at  jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com

    Tuesday, July 19: this should be a fan favorite - the new Volcanoes event "All You Can Eat Night". For the price of $7 per adult and $5 per child, you get a three-hour window from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for all the hotdogs, hamburgers, pop and ice cream you can eat. Tuesday is also the first of three planned KRAFT Singles Night where you bring a KRAFT singles package to the Stadium Office before the game to get a second outfield ticket for the once you purchase. Gates open 5:30 p.m. with first pitch 6:35 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 20: the Volcanoes conclude this three-game series with the AquaSox with the second of five planned $1.00 Family Feast Nights where hotdogs, popcorn, soda and/or ice cream is just $1.00 each. Family Feast Nights are presented from our friends at Franz Bakery.

    The fun doesn't stop there though as June 20 is College Rivals Night with many Oregon colleges and universities present, sponsored by Pacific Office Automation. It's a great chance to show your school colors and celebrate the Oregon college and university community.

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for more upcoming game updates; enjoy this action-packed home stand coming up and thanks for your great support of the team. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin.

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    Bears top Volcanoes 6-1; Volcanoes shine throughout Giants organization

    The Yakima Bears topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes tonight 6-1; the Volcanoes record now stands at (8-20); the Volcanoes got solid pitching from starter Reinier Roibal  who went 5 innings, yielding 3 runs (only 1 earned).

    At the plate, your Volcanoes got hits from Shawn Payne (2 hits, including a double), John Eshleman, Brett Krill, Charles Jones and Joseph Staley who also had a double.

    Click here to see the boxscore from MILB.com

    Both teams are in action tomorrow at 7:05 PM, the third game of this four-game series in Yakima.

    In Volcanoes alumni news tonight from around the organization:

    Augusta GreenJackets (A): Adam Duvall, (Volcanoes '10) leads the team with 19 home run and 72 RBI in 88 games played so far!

    San Jose Giants (A Adv.): Gary Brown (Volcanoes '10) leads the team with 114 hits in 362 at-bats (.315 average).

    Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA): Eric Surkamp (Volcanoes '08) leads the team with a 7-3 record and a stingy 1.78 ERA.

    Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Brett Pill (Volcanoes '05) leads the team with 16 home runs.

    2010 World Champion, San Francisco Giants: Just completed at time of publication - the Giants (54-40) topped the Padres tonight 6-1 to take a 4.5 game lead over Arizona in the NL West. Tim Lincecum (Volcanoes '06) pitched 6 innings yielding only 1 earned run and striking out 7; Pablo Sandoval (Volcanoes '08) had a RBI and Nate Schierholtz (Volcanoes '03) had a hit.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin!

    Preview: Volcanoes at Yakima Bears - July 15, 2011

    The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (8-19, 4th in NOR West Division) look to start another winning streak tonight at the Yakima Bears (9-18, 4th NOR East Division). Volcanoes Manager, Tom Trebelhorn, and his staff have yet to officially announce the starting pitcher -- the pitching staff though has had a good stretch these last 10 games, of which the Volcanoes have gone 6-4.

    Volcanoes keys to victory tonight: score at least 3 runs. In the team's 6-4 stretch the last 10 games, every time the Volcanoes have scored 3 runs, the team has won.

    Click here for Volcanoes stats

    Click here for Volcanoes game results so far

    Clock strikes 12 - Volcanoes help Giants surge to top Padres

    The 2010 World Champion, Giants scored 5 runs in the top of the 12th inning last night to outlast the San Diego Padres 6-2. Multiple Volcanoes alumni were again heroes of the day. 2011 NL All-Star Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and scored a run; Nate Schierholtz continues to thrive back in the starting lineup getting a hit and a RBI. Both Pablo and Nate drove in runs during the critical 12th inning.   Emmanuel Burris scored a run; as did Brandon Crawford; Sergio Romo pitched a perfect 9th to lower his ERA to 2.08. 

    The win increases the Giants (53-40) lead in the NL West to 3.5 over Arizona and 8.5 over the Rockies.

    Both teams play again tonight; and locally, your 2011 Volcanoes are on the road against Yakima. Get tickets today for the action-packet three-game home stand against Everett July 18-20. 

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for the exclusive! Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin!

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Mike Murray watch July 14, 2011- .446 batting average










    Batting: .446
    NWL Rank: 1st
    Hits: 37
    NWL Rank: 1st
    Home runs: 5
    NWL Rank: t-2nd
    RBI: 20
    NWL Rank: t-3rd
    Whats new? Going into July 14, Mike has the 3rd best batting average in Minor League Baseball which has about 3,000 professional players with an at-bat this season.

    Fan zone:Volcanoes Watching interview with Mike
    Follow Mike on Twitter
    Mike's college page with Wake Forest

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Why Volcanoes fans can help build a dynasty

    Volcanoes Watching editorial

    It's been said, and rightfully so, that there should be respect for opponents, respect for the game -- the fact that being an affiliate of a World Champion should be humbling and something to cherish.

    No arguments here.

    For me it is a tribute to the rapidly growing fan base of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes that players who start here continue to grow and help build a truly quality organization.

    Players who come here - who wear the Volcanoes uniform - whether for 2 games or 2 seasons find a true home field advantage. The fans here are supportive, respectful, hungry for wins, yes, but always with a sense of appreciation.

    It is not in every ball park that a player can walk from the locker room, go to the field uninterrupted - where fans seeking an autograph politely wait and know the right time to ask. Such a solid balance of respect and interaction.

    It is not in every ball park that you can have families, retired longstanding members of the community, and young, single fans all together and get along so well.

    I agree that there are many quality Minor League franchises out there. Volcanoes fans should be extremely proud still, especially during times when the economy has seen better days, that they continue to make professional baseball successful here.

    During the last home stand the Portland Beavers played at the former 'PGE Park' I talked with a woman who began to cry that professional baseball "was leaving Oregon forever."

    Quickly I reminded her that the Northwest League is alive and well, and the Volcanoes were a franchise the entire state could be proud of.

    Then the Giants caught the Padres; then topped the Braves; then shocked the Phillies and then won the whole thing against the Texas Rangers. Then seven Volcanoes alumni were World Champion players. We all became World Champions too.

    I believe in respecting the game; appreciating having professional baseball; treating your opponents with class, being humble. It's all critical.

    There are no apologies here when I praise our fans, Front Office and Ownership team. There is something electric going on with the Volcanoes; a vibe that a new group of Giants players, those who will lead the 2013-2015 run, is starting here.

    I believe there will be more fan trophy picture days to come, and in my opinion, a real part of that is because of all of you.

    Thank you for your loyal on-going support of this great franchise,

    JL

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    NL wins All-Star game - has home field for 2011 World Series

    Until another National League team proves otherwise, the 2010 World Champion, Giants are the team the beat -- the 2011 NL Champions - whoever that will be - will have home field advantage for the World Series thanks to the NL 5-1 victory over the AL tonight.

    Three Volcanoes alumni with the Giants were All-stars this year (Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong and Pablo Sandoval); a fourth Volcanoes alumni, Kevin Correia, represented the Pirates -- credit to our own Norm Ordaz for the call out.

    Pablo went 1-for-1 with a 2b and a RBI; this was a great game that gave the TV audience a chance to see why Pablo is a top candidate for Comeback Player of the Year.

    The Giants (52-40) return to action Thursday at San Diego; our 2011 Volcanoes return to action tomorrow at Yakima. Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the exclusive; Volcanoes baseball, where Giants dreams begin!

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    At All-Star break, Giants in first place

    The 2010 World Champion, Giants go into the All-Star break in first place in the NL West, 3 of 5 All-Stars are Volcanoes alumni, proving much of the sports world wrong who wrote the club off after a series of injuries.

    Tim Lincecum, Pablo Sandoval and Ryan Vogelsong will be presenting Volcanoes Nation tomorrow in the Mid-Summer Classic. Volcanoes fans also let Buster Posey know that we give him full support and can't wait until his full return in 2012.

    Between now and then, the Champs are looking to return to the playoffs, and the NL West has all the makings of another photo finish. The Giants are 52-40 and 3 games up over Arizona at 49-33; the Rockies are in third at 43-48 but have enough guns to make a final push. San Francisco and Arizona battle nine more times this regular season.

    Locally, the 2011 Volcanoes are making a great come back. Our own Brett Krill was named NWL Player of the Week after posting monster stats: Krill "the Thrill" went the week (.423/.429/1.000, 6 G, 11-for-26, 3 2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, BB, 4 K, SB).

    The Volcanoes are next home July 18-20 against Everett in a critical battle for third place in the NOR West Division.

    Simply put - these are great games, the players and organization truly appreciates you -- come out and support the future of the great Giants organization.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin!

    Sunday, July 10, 2011

    Volcanoes crush Tri-City 14-2 - streak at six in a row

    On a night that paid tribute to the Portland Beavers of yesteryear, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes looked like a Triple-A team playing in a Northwest League exhibition.

    The Volcanoes scored 14 runs for the second straight night to crush Tri-City 14-2. The team's winning streak is six and counting.

    Kendry Flores got his second win and had a fine outing striking out 7 in 5.2 innings; the Volcanoes also got strong pitching from Aaron King and Stephen Shackleford.

    Mike Murray .440
    Volcanoes were equally dominant at the plate: Mike Murray went 3-for-3 to raise his batting average to .440 and no that isn't a typo. Julio Izturis had 3 hits, a clutch triple and scored three runs; as did Daniel Burkhart who had 2 hits and a double; Joe Panik went 2-for-4; Jesus Galindo had a hit; Ryan Honeycutt hit a double in a pinch hit appearance; Garrett Buechele had 2 hits including a double; Brice Cutspec hit another monster home run in a three-hit night; Shawn Payne hit a  masterful triple.

    Coach Tom Trebelhorn's squad looks for the sweep tomorrow night; and hats off to his staff of Ricky Ward, Jerry Cram and Guillermo Rodriguez.

    Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin!
    Monday, July 11th - the Volcanoes conclude their homestand against the Tri City Dust Devils with a 6:35 game time; gates open at 5:30. It will be the second of five KID’S NIGHT AT VOLCANOES STADIUM where kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE by emailing Jerry Walker at jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com, and requesting a FREE ticket. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may request. Other KID’S NIGHTS are July 18, August 8th, and August 22nd. It is also AAA Oregon Night where AAA members will receive $1.00 off an outfield seat by presenting their AAA membership card at the Stadium ticket window.

    Tickets begin at just $8.00. If you purchase your tickets in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket. Tickets are now on sale for all Volcanoes home games. Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225 - Open 7 days a week, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets.

    Saturday, July 9, 2011

    Night to remember: Volcanoes, Giants win on local World Series night

    Hollywood couldn't have scripted it better. On the night that the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes hosted the World Series Trophy for one night, the team won their fifth in the row, a 14-7 decision over Tri-City.

    Rafael Martinez got the win in relief and Wilber Bucardo came in and closed the deal. Reinier Roibal hung tough and showed good heart.

    Volcanoes got home runs from Mike Murray, Joseph Staley and Brice Cutspec. Mike also raised his batting average to .417.

    But it didn't stop there; every single Volcanoes player at the plate made some meaningful contribution. Click here to see the amazing box score.

    The Volcanoes are back in action tomorrow for salute to Portland Beavers night - another must see event!

    Looking at the big club, the 2010 World Champion Giants won their 51st game of the year, 3-1 over the Mets and increased their lead in the NL West to 2 games. 2011 All-Star and Volcanoes alum Tim Lincecum, got his seventh win of the season. Fellow alum Sergio Romo got his first save of the year.

    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI; Nate Schierholtz had a clutch hit.

    Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the details and see you at Volcanoes Stadium tomorrow. Volcanoes baseball - where Giants dreams begin!

    Attention all Volcanoes World Champions - tonight is your night

    Volcanoes Nation: you are all World Champions and tonight, for one night only - you get to celebrate with the most coveted trophy in all of sports.

    The Volcanoes have some final tickets available for you (503-390-2225). Grab them now, bring your camera and see the hardware that is the dream of everyone who loves this game.

    The Commissioner’s Trophy, will be available for fans to view beginning when the gates open at 6 p.m., and continuing throughout the game in the Stadium's Diamond Club. Former Giants players Jim Davenport, who played with the 1962 Giants Worlds Series team and Joe Amalfitano who played with the Giants team in 1954 (the last Giants team, prior to 2010, to win the World Series), are scheduled to on hand to meet and greet fans and sign free autographs! It is also Elk’s Night and Polk County Employees Night. It will also be Saturday Prize Wheel Night where fans can spin to win a great prize. Have fun spinning the Prize Wheel. Other Saturday Night Prize Wheel Nights are July 30, August 13, and August 27th. NEW THIS YEAR! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on Selected Concession Items – pop to elephant ears. Items vary by inning. Game time is 7:05 p.m. ; gates open at 6:00 p.m.

    Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Krill the Thrill - Volcanoes win in 11

    Brett Krill
    BREAKING NEWS: The Volcanoes and their parent club, the 2010 World Champion, Giants gave fans plenty to cheer about tonight. The Volcanoes stunned Tri-City with a 4-2 victory in 11 innings off the home run from our own Brett Krill; Brett's 4th long ball of the season brought home Kaohi Downing and set off an amazing celebration at Volcanoes Stadium.

    This marks the Volcanoes fourth win in a row and the team kept pace with Everett - only 2 games out of third place in the NOR West Division.


    The Giants still are only 1 of 3 teams in the National League with 50 wins so far and remain in first place in the thrilling National League West.

    Volcanoes alum Nate Schierholtz has been in the zone hitting his seventh home run and raising his batting average to .280. Ryan Vogelsong pitched another All-Star caliber game and got another hit, making him one of the most versatile pitchers in The Show this season.

    Pablo Sandoval got another hit and remains batting over .300 this season. Pablo is a strong candidate for Comeback Player of the Year.

    Locally, your 2011 Volcanoes have the top active winning streak in their division. Nice pitching tonight from Brandon Allen, Matthew Graham, Phil McCormick and Brennan Flick; at the plate, Joseph Staley has 3 hits in his first 4 at-bats; with Jesus Galindo, John Eshleman, Mike Murray and Brett Krill (game winning HR, 2B) and Ryan Honeycutt getting hits as the game went into the 11th inning before Krill and the Volcanoes closed the deal.

    The excitement continues this weekend as the Giants wrap up their final series before the All-Star Break and the Volcanoes continue their surge with some more exciting home games. Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the exclusive, Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!

    Saturday, July 9th – WORLD SERIES TROPHY !! It is San Francisco Giants Day sponsored by Integrity First Financial, and the Volcanoes will be wearing Giants uniforms. The game will feature a very special treat for baseball fans as the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series Championship Trophy, The Commissioner’s Trophy, will be at Volcanoes Stadium. See one of the most prized possessions in all of sports, the World Series Trophy. The Trophy will be available for fans to view beginning when the gates open at 6pm, and continuing throughout the game in the Stadium's Diamond Club. Former Giants players Jim Davenport, who played with the 1962 Giants Worlds Series team and Joe Amalfitano who played with the Giants team in 1954 (the last Giants team, prior to 2010, to win the World Series), are scheduled to on hand to meet and greet fans and sign free autographs! It is also Elk’s Night and Polk County Employees Night. It will also be Saturday Prize Wheel Night where fans can spin to win a great prize. Have fun spinning the Prize Wheel. Other Saturday Night Prize Wheel Nights are July 30, August 13, and August 27th. NEW THIS YEAR! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on Selected Concession Items – pop to elephant ears. Items vary by inning. Game time is 7:05; gates open at 6:00.

    Sunday, July 10th – The Volcanoes continue play against the Tri City Dust Devils, and it will be Salute to the Portland Beavers Night. The evening is dedicated to recognizing the meaningful impact the Portland Beavers have had on the area. The Beavers were the big story in Portland for nearly 7 decades. They played in much revered Vaughn Street Park through the 1955 season and moved to Multnomah Stadium in 1956. The 1956 day-night opener in the Stadium drew nearly 34,000 fans. Last September the team won their final game at PGE Park in front of a sellout crowd of just under 16,000 supporters.
    Among the notable scheduled to attend will be Portland baseball legend Jack Cain, former Beavers general manager Mark Helminiak, and former Beavers manager and longtime major league player Pete Ward. All former Beavers who attend will be recognized on the field prior to the game.
    Keenan and Ben Longcor Founders of Friends of Baseball www.friendsofbaeball.org will be on hand to display the last home plate from PGE Park . Friends of Baseball was granted “Interim Custody” until professional baseball can be brought back to Portland . In addition, a great deal of Beavers memorabilia from over the years will be displayed. All fans that wear a Beavers hat, shirt, or jacket etc., can purchase a specially priced admission ticket for just $5 (a savings of $3 off the usual $8 day of game ticket price). Tickets range from the special $5 ticket to a $20 lower box seat. Fans can order tickets by calling 503-390-2225 ext 3007 or online at www.volcanoesbaseball.com It's also another Kid’s Eat FREE Sunday. Kids 12 & under, will receive a FREE hotdog, pop and popcorn. It will be the 3rd Senior Sunday with special $1.00 Senior Meal Deals! Seniors may purchase a Hot Dog and Soda OR a Hamburger and Soda for just $1.00. Remaining Kid’s Eat FREE and Senior Sunday $1.00 Meal Deal Nights are July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28. Kids will also get to Run the Bases after the game presented by PT Northwest. Game time is 5:05; gates open at 4:00.

    Monday, July 11th - the Volcanoes conclude their homestand against the Tri City Dust Devils with a 6:35 game time; gates open at 5:30. It will be the second of five KID’S NIGHT AT VOLCANOES STADIUM where kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE by emailing Jerry Walker at jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com, and requesting a FREE ticket. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may request. Other KID’S NIGHTS are July 18, August 8th, and August 22nd. It is also AAA Oregon Night where AAA members will receive $1.00 off an outfield seat by presenting their AAA membership card at the Stadium ticket window.

    Tickets begin at just $8.00. If you purchase your tickets in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket. Tickets are now on sale for all Volcanoes home games. Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225 - Open 7 days a week, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets.

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Volcanoes win - 2 games out of third!

    The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes hung tough to defeat Tri-City tonight 6-5, with Everett's 9-5 loss at Boise your Volcanoes are only 2 games out of third place in the NOR West Division.

    Tom Trebelhorn's squad has now won 3 in a row and suddenly can move into third place with a strong homestand this weekend.

    Top pitching tonight came from Cameron Lamb who went 7 innings strong yielding only 2 hits on 5 hits.

    Jesus Galindo and Garrett Buechele again were clutch with 3 hits respectively. Buechele went yard again for his second home run of the year; John Eshleman, Mike Murray and Brett Krill had two hits respectively and big Joe Panik had a hit and scored a run.

    The Volcanoes look to continue their surge tomorrow against Tri-City; stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the exclusive details - Volcanoes baseball, champions start here!

    Friday, July 8th – The Volcanoes continue play against the Dust Devils, and it will be SCOUT NIGHT at the Stadium. Pre-registered Scouts will have the opportunity to campout after the game in the Stadium’s outfield and enjoy a movie on the Stadium’s jumbotron, receive a late night snack, and a breakfast the next morning. To register Scouts need to call 503-390-2225 – open to all scouts: Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire etc., and their parents and/or scout leaders. Home Instead Senior Care will be at the Stadium visiting with fans, and PT Northwest will present a spectacular post-game Fireworks show. Game time is 7:05; gates open at 6:00.

    Saturday, July 9th – WORLD SERIES TROPHY !! It is San Francisco Giants Day sponsored by Integrity First Financial, and the Volcanoes will be wearing Giants uniforms. The game will feature a very special treat for baseball fans as the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series Championship Trophy, The Commissioner’s Trophy, will be at Volcanoes Stadium. See one of the most prized possessions in all of sports, the World Series Trophy. The Trophy will be available for fans to view beginning when the gates open at 6pm, and contuning throughout the game in the Stadium's Diamond Club. Former Giants players Jim Davenport, who played with the 1962 Giants Worlds Series team and Joe Amalfitano who played with the Giants team in 1954 (the last Giants team, prior to 2010, to win the World Series), are scheduled to on hand to meet and greet fans and sign free autographs! It is also Elk’s Night and Polk County Employees Night. It will also be Saturday Prize Wheel Night where fans can spin to win a great prize. Have fun spinning the Prize Wheel. Other Saturday Night Prize Wheel Nights are July 30, August 13, and August 27th. NEW THIS YEAR! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on Selected Concession Items – pop to elephant ears. Items vary by inning. Game time is 7:05; gates open at 6:00.

    Sunday, July 10th – The Volcanoes continue play against the Tri City Dust Devils, and it will be Salute to the Portland Beavers Night. The evening is dedicated to recognizing the meaningful impact the Portland Beavers have had on the area. The Beavers were the big story in Portland for nearly 7 decades. They played in much revered Vaughn Street Park through the 1955 season and moved to Multnomah Stadium in 1956. The 1956 day-night opener in the Stadium drew nearly 34,000 fans. Last September the team won their final game at PGE Park in front of a sellout crowd of just under 16,000 supporters.
    Among the notable scheduled to attend will be Portland baseball legend Jack Cain, former Beavers general manager Mark Helminiak, and former Beavers manager and longtime major league player Pete Ward. All former Beavers who attend will be recognized on the field prior to the game.
    Keenan and Ben Longcor Founders of Friends of Baseball www.friendsofbaeball.org will be on hand to display the last home plate from PGE Park . Friends of Baseball was granted “Interim Custody” until professional baseball can be brought back to Portland . In addition, a great deal of Beavers memorabilia from over the years will be displayed. All fans that wear a Beavers hat, shirt, or jacket etc., can purchase a specially priced admission ticket for just $5 (a savings of $3 off the usual $8 day of game ticket price). Tickets range from the special $5 ticket to a $20 lower box seat. Fans can order tickets by calling 503-390-2225 ext 3007 or online at www.volcanoesbaseball.com It's also another Kid’s Eat FREE Sunday. Kids 12 & under, will receive a FREE hotdog, pop and popcorn. It will be the 3rd Senior Sunday with special $1.00 Senior Meal Deals! Seniors may purchase a Hot Dog and Soda OR a Hamburger and Soda for just $1.00. Remaining Kid’s Eat FREE and Senior Sunday $1.00 Meal Deal Nights are July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28. Kids will also get to Run the Bases after the game presented by PT Northwest. Game time is 5:05; gates open at 4:00.

    Monday, July 11th - the Volcanoes conclude their homestand against the Tri City Dust Devils with a 6:35 game time; gates open at 5:30. It will be the second of five KID’S NIGHT AT VOLCANOES STADIUM where kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE by emailing Jerry Walker at jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com, and requesting a FREE ticket. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may request. Other KID’S NIGHTS are July 18, August 8th, and August 22nd. It is also AAA Oregon Night where AAA members will receive $1.00 off an outfield seat by presenting their AAA membership card at the Stadium ticket window.

    Tickets begin at just $8.00. If you purchase your tickets in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket. Tickets are now on sale for all Volcanoes home games. Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225 - Open 7 days a week, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets.

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Volcanoes top Aquasox 10-6 - now 3 games out of third place!

    The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Everett AquaSox tonight 10-6 to win the series and move within 3 games of third place in the NOR West Division.   Lorenzo Mendoza got his second win of the season hanging tough in five innings, yielding five runs but keeping the Volcanoes focused on out-distancing the AquaSox. Jack Snodgradd, Brennan Flick and Rafael Martinez  all stepped up to close the deal for the Volcanoes. The Volcanoes bats erupted for three home runs: Jesus Galindo (1), Brett Krill (2) and Garrett Buechele (1). Shawn Payne scored a run; Joe Panik had a hit; Mike Murray had 2 hits including a 2B; Daniel Brock had a hit; Daniel Burkhart had three clutch hits; John Eshleman had two big hits; and Julio Izturis scored a run.

    The Volcanoes will look to get closer to third place in the division in this upcoming exciting homestand against Tri-City. Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for all the exclusive - Volcanoes baseball, champions start here!.

    Thursday, July 7th – The Volcanoes open a five-game homestand against the Tri City Dust Devils, affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. It’s another $1.00 Thursday where selected adult beverages are just $1.00 during the game in the Stadium’s Lava Lodge Sports Pub. Remaining $1.00 Thursday Nights are July 28, August 11 & August 28. Game time is 6:35; gates open at 5:30.

    Friday, July 8th – The Volcanoes continue play against the Dust Devils, and it will be SCOUT NIGHT at the Stadium. Pre-registered Scouts will have the opportunity to campout after the game in the Stadium’s outfield and enjoy a movie on the Stadium’s jumbotron, receive a late night snack, and a breakfast the next morning. To register Scouts need to call 503-390-2225 – open to all scouts: Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire etc., and their parents and/or scout leaders. Home Instead Senior Care will be at the Stadium visiting with fans, and PT Northwest will present a spectacular post-game Fireworks show. Game time is 7:05; gates open at 6:00.

    Saturday, July 9th – WORLD SERIES TROPHY !! It is San Francisco Giants Day sponsored by Integrity First Financial, and the Volcanoes will be wearing Giants uniforms. The game will feature a very special treat for baseball fans as the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series Championship Trophy, The Commissioner’s Trophy, will be at Volcanoes Stadium. See one of the most prized possessions in all of sports, the World Series Trophy. The Trophy will be available for fans to view beginning when the gates open at 6pm, and contuning throughout the game in the Stadium's Diamond Club. Former Giants players Jim Davenport, who played with the 1962 Giants Worlds Series team and Joe Amalfitano who played with the Giants team in 1954 (the last Giants team, prior to 2010, to win the World Series), are scheduled to on hand to meet and greet fans and sign free autographs! It is also Elk’s Night and Polk County Employees Night. It will also be Saturday Prize Wheel Night where fans can spin to win a great prize. Have fun spinning the Prize Wheel. Other Saturday Night Prize Wheel Nights are July 30, August 13, and August 27th. NEW THIS YEAR! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on Selected Concession Items – pop to elephant ears. Items vary by inning. Game time is 7:05; gates open at 6:00.

    Sunday, July 10th – The Volcanoes continue play against the Tri City Dust Devils, and it will be Salute to the Portland Beavers Night. The evening is dedicated to recognizing the meaningful impact the Portland Beavers have had on the area. The Beavers were the big story in Portland for nearly 7 decades. They played in much revered Vaughn Street Park through the 1955 season and moved to Multnomah Stadium in 1956. The 1956 day-night opener in the Stadium drew nearly 34,000 fans. Last September the team won their final game at PGE Park in front of a sellout crowd of just under 16,000 supporters.
    Among the notable scheduled to attend will be Portland baseball legend Jack Cain, former Beavers general manager Mark Helminiak, and former Beavers manager and longtime major league player Pete Ward. All former Beavers who attend will be recognized on the field prior to the game.
    Keenan and Ben Longcor Founders of Friends of Baseball www.friendsofbaeball.org will be on hand to display the last home plate from PGE Park . Friends of Baseball was granted “Interim Custody” until professional baseball can be brought back to Portland . In addition, a great deal of Beavers memorabilia from over the years will be displayed. All fans that wear a Beavers hat, shirt, or jacket etc., can purchase a specially priced admission ticket for just $5 (a savings of $3 off the usual $8 day of game ticket price). Tickets range from the special $5 ticket to a $20 lower box seat. Fans can order tickets by calling 503-390-2225 ext 3007 or online at www.volcanoesbaseball.com It's also another Kid’s Eat FREE Sunday. Kids 12 & under, will receive a FREE hotdog, pop and popcorn. It will be the 3rd Senior Sunday with special $1.00 Senior Meal Deals! Seniors may purchase a Hot Dog and Soda OR a Hamburger and Soda for just $1.00. Remaining Kid’s Eat FREE and Senior Sunday $1.00 Meal Deal Nights are July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21 and August 28. Kids will also get to Run the Bases after the game presented by PT Northwest. Game time is 5:05; gates open at 4:00.

    Monday, July 11th - the Volcanoes conclude their homestand against the Tri City Dust Devils with a 6:35 game time; gates open at 5:30. It will be the second of five KID’S NIGHT AT VOLCANOES STADIUM where kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE by emailing Jerry Walker at jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com, and requesting a FREE ticket. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may request. Other KID’S NIGHTS are July 18, August 8th, and August 22nd. It is also AAA Oregon Night where AAA members will receive $1.00 off an outfield seat by presenting their AAA membership card at the Stadium ticket window.

    Tickets begin at just $8.00. If you purchase your tickets in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket. Tickets are now on sale for all Volcanoes home games. Call the Volcanoes now at 503-390-2225 - Open 7 days a week, or visit volcanoesbaseball.com to purchase your tickets.