Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Volcanoes, World Champion Nate Schierholtz traded to Phillies

Nate Schierholtz (Volcanoes '03, World Champion '10) was traded to Philadelphia today, part of a deal that brought Hunter Pence to the Giants. Nate was a solid part of the Giants 2010 World Series Champions and had spent 10 years part of the Giants family

In 2003, Nate had a solid season for your Volcanoes, playing in 35 games, batting .306 with 3 home runs and 29 RBI.

In 2010, Nate played in all three Giants series wins against Atlanta, the Phillies and the Texas Rangers. He finishes his Giants career (at least for now) with a .270 average, 23 home runs and 327 hits.

Your 2012 Volcanoes continue their series with defending NWL Champions Vancouver (Canada) then returning to Oregon to play at the Eugene Emeralds. Your Volcanoes are then home for a five-game set with Spokane August 6-10.
Stay tuned for more exclusive details - Volcanoes Baseball, where Giants dreams begin.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Monday, July 30, 2012

Second place Volcanoes look to make move

Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are in second place in the NWL West Division this second half and have a great opportunity to build on that start with a five-game road series coming up.

The Volcanoes start tomorrow with a three-game set against defending NWL Champions Vancouver (Canada) then returning to Oregon to play at the Eugene Emeralds. Your Volcanoes are then home for a five-game set with Spokane August 6-10.

Chris Stratton
If the Volcanoes can win six of 10, they should be in good shape for the final playoff push the last two weeks of August.

Giants First Round pick Chris Stratton takes the mound tomorrow as he goes for his first professional victory.

Stay tuned for more exclusive details - Volcanoes Baseball, where Giants dreams begin.
Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Volcanoes get important win over Eugene


Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes found a way to win an important 3-2 decision against Eugene tonight, bringing the home team back to .500 this second half going into a much deserved off day on Monday.

Kudos to the pitching effort tonight from
Cameron Lamb
Lorenzo Mendoza Cameron Lamb (win) Steven Okert Keith Bilodeau and Tyler Mizenko who earned his sixth save of the season. Cameron returns from the 2012 Volcanoes and also after winning his second Australian Baseball League Championship ring over the winter.

Mac Williamson had two hits including a home run; Ryan Jones had a two-hit night; Chuckie Jones Trevor Brown Stephen Yarrow each had hits tonight too.

Starting Tuesday, your Volcanoes are on the road for six games before returning home for an action packed five-game homestand against Spokane starting August 6.

Stay tuned for more exclusive details - Volcanoes Baseball, where Giants dreams begin.
Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (c) Justin Lacche

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Volcanoes look to get back to .500 on Sunday

Volcanoes Nation - we have a great game planned for tomorrow and under the warm summer evening is a game of great importance too for your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. A win tomorrow over Eugene and your Volcanoes go into their rare off-day at 3-3 with 35 games left for the final playoff spot in the Northwest League.
Mitchell Delfino

In Saturday's contest against their cross-county foes, three Volcanoes had two-hit nights Mitchell Delfino  Dashenko Ricardo  Joseph Rapp with Kentrell Hill Mac Williamson  and Trevor Brown  also getting hits. Mitchell has been batting .319 since getting called up from rookie ball.

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Friday, July 27, 2012

Volcanoes look to get more wins in homestand

Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes look to continue to find ways to win this second half as Saturday and Sunday mark two upcoming home games.Dashenko Ricardo continues his strong 2012 batting .301 (25/83); Joseph Rapp continues to represent the Volcanoes in many top-10 Northwest League hitting categories. Raymundo Montero and Joan Gregorio look to be first Volcanoes to four wins this season.

Highlights from Friday's game include three hits, a double and two RBI from Ryan Jones -- Matthew Duffy  and Mitchell Delfino  each had two hits.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimpse of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Volcanoes return home; seek statement in second half playoff chase

Volcanoes Nation -- your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes return home for their first homestand of the second half of the 2012 regular season. Momentum is the name of the game as the team looks to try and take at least two of three games before again heading out on the road.

The Volcanoes opened the second half with three competitive games and have shown the fight needed to make a run at that final Northwest League playoff spot to be earned later this summer. Every win counts and your amazing support does create a true homefield advantage at Volcanoes Stadium.

Your Volcanoes are also proud to present the following promotions for this upcoming homestand:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimpse of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Volcanoes get on the board in second half

Down to their final out, your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes scored three runs in the ninth to win their first game of the second half, an important 6-4 decision over Everett, that has brought the Volcanoes to 1-1 in their quest to claim the last remaining playoff spot in the Northwest League.

This was a game the Volcanoes really needed. Trailing on the road, going into the ninth, the Volcanoes were down to the final out before the team got three runs across thanks to: a Kentrell Hill single, a walk by Matthew Duffy, a two-run single by Joseph Rapp and a RBI single by Chuckie Jones.

The Volcanoes finish their road series tomorrow against the AquaSox before returning home for their first series of the second half.

See your Volcanoes in action starting Friday:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimpse of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Volcanoes start second season with pitchers' duel

Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have started the second half of the 2012 season in an exciting pitchers' duel with the Everett AquaSox: at time of publication, Everett had a slim 1-0 lead; Volcanoes starter Kendry Flores has gone into the sixth yielding a single run on four hits while striking out five.

Your Volcanoes have two more road games before heading home for an important homestand starting July 27.

Looking at the last 10-game trends of your Volcanoes:

Mid-season call up Kentrell Hill  is batting .436 in his last 10 games (17/39);  Sam Eberle is batting .395 in his last 10 games (15/38); Joseph Rapp has six RBI in his last 10 games, .324 average (12/37).

On the mound, Matthew Graham has appeared in the last 10 games and has, yes, a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings pitched.

See your Volcanoes in action starting Friday:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimpse of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Monday, July 23, 2012

Take Two! Second Half begins for your Volcanoes

July 24 is Opening Day version 2.0 for your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and the rest of the Northwest League; this fresh start offers final chances for clubs to grab a final playoff spot going into September. The split season model also offers those number-crunchers of the game extra fun of coming up with all the "what if" scenarios. Here is a look at how the playoffs work in the Northwest League:

** playoff information courtesy of the Northwest League of Professional Baseball (click here to visit their web site)

Second Half - July 24 - September 1

All positional rankings are based on winning percentage.

In the event of a second-half tie:

1. Head to Head record in 2nd half
2. Head to Head for full season
3. Winning percentage within division for 2nd half
4. Total run differential average head to head for 2nd half
5. Division record for full year
6. Won/loss full season
7. Run differential average for full year
8. Coin Flip

First half winners will have 7 days (Monday, July 30) to decide if they would like to host game 1 or games 2 and 3.

If one team wins both the first and second half of the season then the team with the next best winning percentage for the entire season will get into the playoffs. If there is a tie for the next best winning percentage then the second half tiebreakers come into play.

First Round in East and West

Travel Day - Sunday, September 2

Game 1: Monday, September 3
Game 2: Tuesday, September 4
Game 3: Wednesday, September 5

Travel Day - Thursday, September 6

Championship Round - Starting in the West (depending on stadium availability this schedule may change - same procedure as we have done in the past)

Game 1: West hosting on Friday, September 7
Game 2: East hosting on Saturday, September 8
Game 3: East hosting on Sunday, September 9

Looking ahead to when the Volcanoes come home:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimps of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Volcanoes players Top-10 in NWL stats

Volcanoes Nation - this year again sees multiple Salem-Keizer Volcanoes players in top-10 of multiple Northwest League categories. At the mid-way point, there are many reasons to be excited about this year's class of Volcanoes players:

Joseph Rapp is eighth in the NWL with a .286 average and ninth with 34 games played, ninth with 34 hits, seventh with 8 doubles, tied for third with 5 home runs, fourth in RBI, fifth in total bases; Matthew Duffy is sixth in the NWL with a 131 at-bats, tenth in stolen bases; Charles Jones tied for second, seventh in NWL in home runs.

On the mound: Raymundo Montero is eighth in the NWL with a .255 ERA; Joan Gregorio and Raymundo are tied for eighth in wins; Tyler Mizenko is second with 5 saves; Joe Biagini is second in strike outs (Joan is tenth).

Looking ahead to when the Volcanoes come home:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimps of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Volcanoes report - July 21, 2012

Volcanoes Nation -- at time of publication your Volcanoes are in a great road pitchers' dual. The game at Tri-City has gone into the sixth innings at a 0-0 tie, Volcanoes pitchers held Dust Devils to one hit through the first 18 outs. Stay tuned for final result at www.volcanoesbaseball.com

As your 2012 Volcanoes do battle, Volcanoes alumni are bringing their respective A games, included with the San Francisco Giants who are a season-best 12-games over .500 in a division that still has multiple plot lines before September.

Augusta -- 16-12: Shawn Payne (Volcanoes '12) remains the team leader with a .312 average and is second on the GreenJackets with 42 RBI.

San Jose -- 13-17: recent call ups Jeff Arnold (Volcanoes '10) 15/33 .455; Brennan Metzger  (Volcanoes '12) 2/5 .400 are giving a spark to the San Jose Giants.

Richmond -- 51-50: Eliezer Zambrano (Volcanoes '08, Volcanoes '09) is back in Richmond and has five hits in his first 14 at bats (.357).

Fresno -- 51-47: Brock Bond (Volcanoes '07) is batting .335 with the Grizzlies this season.

San Francisco Giants -- 53-41 (Buster Posey, Volcanoes '08, World Champion '10) tied a career high with four hits including a two-run home run as the Giants pulled out another extra innings win.


Looking ahead to when the Volcanoes come home:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimps of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mobile report: second half, second chance

Volcanoes Nation - one of the real overlooked challenges that fans not used to Short Season A ball don't realize is that most players in the league are playing the most baseball in their entire lives: 76 games in 79 days.

I recently talked with a three-year Minor Leaguer who shared that Short Season A ball was as much mentally challenging as it was physically demanding.

Volcanoes coaches are masterful in balancing instruction with keeping the club house positive and in the end the players get the credit for performing.
Volcanoes Nation is remote tonight, we look forward to giving the latest updates on your 2012 Volcanoes throughout the weekend.

Breaking news for San Francisco Giants & Volcanoes alumni: Jonathan Sanchez (World Champion '10) is back in the NL West, traded to the Rockies.

Order tickets today for the Volcanoes next homestand:
www.volcanoesbaseball.com

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Volcanoes continue road trip

Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are back in action Friday in the second of their eight-game road trip before returning home to host cross-region rivals Eugene for a three-game set starting July 27.

To all our Volcanoes players -- you've played hard this season -- we in Volcanoes Nation got your back -- go out there and attack this second half: you can do it!

Numbers game: Joseph Rapp leads the team with an .848 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage); Dashenko Ricardo (.309) and Sam Eberle (.308) are in an excited race for the Volcanoes team batting title.

Joan Gregorio and Raymundo Montero are looking to become the first Volcanoes pitcher in 2012 to win four games. Both will have their shot coming up. And of course the much awaited second start for Chris Stratton who is looking to build on the momentum of his professional debut.

Looking ahead to when the Volcanoes come home:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimps of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Road Warriors: Volcanoes hit the road

Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes hit the road starting tomorrow on an eight-game road trip before returning home to host cross-region rivals Eugene for a three-game set starting July 27. The team travels north of I-5 on a positive note: your Volcanoes topped Everett 11-4 tonight.

The win marks the second highest run total for the Volcanoes this season. Tonight's victory also saw: Matthew Duffy have a three-hit night with a homerun; two game nights from Kentrell Hill, Joseph Rapp, Sam Eberle -- Trevor Brown Michael Mergenthaler Ryan Jones  each have hits.

Raymundo Montero got his third win of the season throwing five innings of shutout ball; Lorenzo Mendoza  Mason McVay and Stephen Johnson  each had scoreless relief appearances.
Looking at the upcoming homestand:

July 27 vs. Eugene Emeralds

Post-Game Fireworks
After the game, enjoy a spectacular post-game fireworks show. Reserve your tickets early.
Presented by PT Northwest

Scout Night & Camp Out
Camp out on the field, meet the players and enjoy a great fireworks show during our annual Scout Night. Call for details.

July 28 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$5.00 Night
All fans get $5 off any purchase of $20 or more in the Volcanoes Stadium Pro Shop.

San Francisco Giants Night
Catch a glimps of the future as the Volcanoes take the field in their Giants uniforms. Don't forget to wear your orange and black to the game!

July 29 vs. Eugene Emeralds

$1 Senior Sundays
During our early Sunday games, Seniors can enjoy a special $1 meal: hot dog and soda OR hamburger and soda

Kids Run The Bases
After the game, all kids can go on to the field and run the bases!
Presented by McDonald's

Youth Baseball Clinic
Learn key baseball skills from the Volcanoes players. Clinic is free with paid admission to the game. Gates open at 2:45 pm, clinic runs from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Volcanoes conclude homestand tomorrow

Volcanoes Nation -- Wednesday, July 18th your Volcanoes conclude their three-game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of five Wednesday $1 Family Feast Night, sponsored by Franz Bakery, where you can get a Hotdog for just $1, a Soda for just $1, a Popcorn for just $1 or a Ice Cream for just $1. Feed the entire family with this tremendous Wednesday promotion. Game time is 6:35 p.m.; Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

It is also the last game of the first half of the 2012 season for standings, and a first half winner will be declared. For the Volcanoes, this game is an important spring board to the second-half as all teams go back to 0-0 and fight for the last available playoff spots.
As we celebrate the heart of the 2012 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, here is a look at some your Volcanoes alumni throughout the San Francisco Giants Minor League organization:

Augusta: 14-11 (second half): Shawn Payne (Volcanoes '11) is having a fine season, batting .309 and hitting four home runs -- both which are tops for the GreenJackets.

San Jose: 11-14 (second half): Ryan Lollis (Volcanoes '09) led the team with a .296 average -- his reward? How about a call-up to Triple A Fresno!

Richmond: 50-47: Gary Brown (Volcanoes '10) has 113 hits so far including five homeruns.

Fresno: 51-43: Francisco Peguero (Volcanles '08) already has 93 hits this season and is batting .266.

Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Monday, July 16, 2012

Volcanoes conclude latest homestand with mid-week games

Volcanoes Nation, one of the fun experiences of Minor League Baseball is catching a game after work mid-week in Volcanoes Stadium -- a chance to see your players up close in a relaxed, fun and safe setting and take your mind off of the events of the day.

With gates opening at 5:30 p.m. it's a chance to come to the stadium, unwind a little and catch some of the players working on last hitting practice in the first base area by the concessions.

We also appreciate the great social media postings our fans have made on the Volcanoes Facebook; we have set franchise records for new readers and overall posts this year thanks to some of our tech savvy fans.

Tuesday, July 17th -- your Volcanoes continue their three game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of six  “2 For Tuesday – Bring A Friend” Night, NEW this year, where you Buy 1 Ticket at regular price, and Get 1 Ticket in the same section for just $5.00. Game Time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30.

Wednesday, July 18th – The Volcanoes conclude their three-game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of five Wednesday $1 Family Feast Night, sponsored by Franz Bakery, where you can get a Hotdog for just $1, a Soda for just $1, a Popcorn for just $1 or a Ice Cream for just $1. Feed the entire family with this tremendous Wednesday promotion. Game time is 6:35 p.m.; Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.. It is also the last game of the first half of the 2012 season for standings, and a first half winner will be declared.

And remember Volcanoes Nation: if you purchase in advance of game day, you save $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chris Stratton makes a statement in first pro start

Chris Stratton (Volcanoes '12) made a strong statement in his professional debut tonight, going two innings, striking out three and yielding a single earned run in one hit against a Yakima team that is one of the most productive in the Northwest League.

Chris Stratton (Volcanoes '12)
Tonight's sharp start marked the culmination of a very busy week for Chris who went from being activated and reporting to duty in Salem-Keizer, handling all the media/blog coverage to settling down and getting down to business as a professional baseball player.

At time of publication, the Volcanoes and Bears are still playing -- the stadium remains abuzz about seeing one of the most electric Giants draft picks in recent years.

Going into tonight's game Dashenko Ricardo leads the team with a .313 batting average; Joseph Rapp is tops with five home runs 20 RBI; followed closely by Chuckie Jones who has 17 RBI and three home runs; both Joseph and Chuckie also lead the Volcanoes with five doubles respectively.

Matthew Duffy leads the team with 28 hits followed by Rapp with 26, Rafael Rodriguez with 23, and Dashenko with 20.

On the mound, Joan Gregorio leads the Volcanies with three wins and 31 innings pitched. Raymundo Montero and Kendry Flores are the other two Volcanoes with at least 30 innings pitched. Joe Biagini is third on the team with 24 strikeouts, behind Joan (28) and Raymundo (25); Kendry has 21.

Tyler Mizenko leds the team with five saves; Keith Bilodeau has the other two.

Click here for the updated and completed Volcanoes stats list.

Monday, July 16th – The Volcanoes open a three-game homestand against the Everett AquaSox, affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. It is our third of 5 Monday Kids Night at Volcanoes Stadium where kids 12 and under may email Volcanoes owner, Jerry Walker, jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com, and request a FREE ticket. It is also Hometown Heroes Night, presented by Covanta Marion, where we will be Thanking and Honoring policemen, fireman and ambulance personnel, and other public safety personnel from many agencies in the greater Willamette Valley . The Volcanoes will honor and thank our police officers, fire fighters, ambulance drivers and other public safety personnel. There will be action galore: police cars, fire trucks, Swat Team vehicles, K9 demonstrations, and more. Game Time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30.


Tuesday, July 17th -- The Volcanoes continue their three game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of 6 “2 For Tuesday – Bring A Friend” Night, NEW this year, where you Buy 1 Ticket at regular price, and Get 1 Ticket in the same section for just $5.00. Game Time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30.


Wednesday, July 18th – The Volcanoes conclude their three-game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of 5 Wednesday $1 Family Feast Night, sponsored by Franz Bakery, where you can get a Hotdog for just $1, a Soda for just $1, a Popcorn for just $1 or a Ice Cream for just $1. Feed the entire family with this tremendous Wednesday promotion. Game time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30. It is also the last game of the first half of the 2012 season for standings, and a first half winner will be declared.
REMEMBER: If you purchase in advance of game day, you SAVE $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Volcanoes player for a day

As a 38 year-young minor league cricket player, also in my seventh year as Minor League Baseball executive (second with your Volcanoes), I am smart enough to know that the hardest thing to do in all of sports is hit a baseball. This was reinforced today as I suited with the 2012 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes -- my game action being batting practice and team warm-ups.

I often hear our fans wonder aloud what would it be like to be a professional baseball player; indeed, most of us in the business side of baseball are trying to come as close to that rush of being a professional player. My years as an executive have taught me humility -- that the game is so much bigger than I am and it is my, and everyone in the game's, responsibility to honor it and do our part to pass it on.

Driving down to Volcanoes Stadium from Hillsboro, I was trying to clear my mind -- to position myself to do the best I could, to honor the fact that I was being given this great opportunity. Mostly, the most important goal was to pay the proper respect to the Volcanoes players, coaching staff and ownership, who are working very hard to try and grab a Northwest League playoff spot.
Justin Lacche - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Justin Lacche - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Our players represent a fraction of the top one percent of the baseball universe -- it is that hard to sign with a club and be assigned to a Short Season Class A franchise. These coaches have decades of professional experience and have the job of developing future San Francisco Giants, who happen to be in one of their golden ages in a very small window to possibly win another World Champion. No pressure, right?

In short, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes owed me nothing today. And yet, in a show of class that only true professionals can have -- I was welcomed with the respect of a new member of the team -- if only for a single day.

Driving into Volcanoes Stadium was a different experience today; carrying my baseball bag with two wood bats, my cleats, glove, and ancillary gear felt like 300 pounds as I neared the entrance.

I checked in with my boss, Jerry Walker, and then Jerry Howard was good enough to walk me to the locker room to get ready for batting practice. There's a moment when one crosses the first base concession line, under the bleachers and into the locker room where fans have the stop and only players, coaches and some staff were allowed.

The door opened and most of the Volcanoes were there, some reading books, others playing dominoes, some eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, others listening to music. All of them were going through whatever routine they valued to put forth the best effort possible.

Justin Lacche - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
I felt a lot of eyes to me. Usually in my line of work I tend to be outgoing and introduce myself, but I kept the brim of my Volcanoes hat tilted low and followed Jerry. These players did not need me to take them out of their routine.

"Treb, this is Justin. He works for us doing our social media and he won the batting practice contest," Jerry said to our skipper, Tom Trebelhorn, who in addition to being a great Volcanoes mentor was manager for some teams you may have heard of: the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs.

"Hi skipper," I said, extending out a hand with a firm hand shake. "I'm grateful for the opportunity. I won't be a distraction. Thanks for this."

"Good to meet you. Congratulations," Treb said. "He is going to need a helmet...you're going to need a helmet. Here, borrow one of mine. You can be old school today, no ear protector."

I reached up and took down the San Francisco helmet put it on.

"Will it work for you?" Treb said.

I chuckled, "of course skipper. you could give me a fishing cap and I'd be happy."

After introducing myself to Volcanoes hitting coach, Ricky Ward (who soon would become the most important lifeline in my baseball career), I went back out to locker room, changed into all of gear and was on the field at five minutes to 4:00 p.m. ready to join the first wave of batting practice as Treb instructed.

Coming out of the walkway, into the warm and dry mid-afternoon sun, I began to experience both the sensation that time was slowing down, and also becoming hyper-aware of everything around me: the sound of my cleats on concrete was loud like thunder; the cars going past I-5 seemed just next to me; it became hard to deep breathe -- I can't describe it as being nervous -- it was something different, but the moment was definitely much bigger that I was.

I walked over to the batting cage to wait instruction. Players came up and greeted me in English and Spanish. Treb prepped the players in wave one that I would join them; Coach Ward instructed me where to stand and when my exact turn would be.

And then I was up.

Around me was Jerry Walker, Jerry Howard, Coach Ward, and the wave one of Volcanoes batsman. Coach Ward instructed, "two bunts, then 15 balls."

"Yes sir," I said and got ready.

Volcanoes coach Hector Borg was throwing. Coach Borg looks very much like a man who could step back into the game as a player. And his skills certainly backed it up.

I laid down both bunts and got a minor cheer, which struck me as funny. If I can't lay down a bunt in batting practice then it was going to be long day for everyone. I quickly came back to my senses, told myself to "be quiet and swing" and got ready for the real deal.

The round of 15 went "ok" I made contact/put in play (included fall territory) 11 balls although few traveled outside the infield. When it was time to me to rotate out, I ran back to Coach Ward and asked, "Coach, can you please quickly critique my swing. I need some advice here."

Coach told me to raise my bat, lower my front shoulder a little, tilt the bat more at a 40 degree angle, bend my knees a little more and keep my head down.

The next four rounds went better for me: I kept locked on Coach Borg as I was in no position to look around the field and be a tourist. The name of my game was simplify the playbook.

In round three I had a shot that field very smooth, in fact, I honestly thought I missed the ball - I felt nothing.

"That's a double," Coach Borg said.

By the last round there were three swings left and as much as I was enjoying it, I  was winded. Not much left in the tank.

My last hit went down the third base line. I tipped my cap to Coach Borg, went over to Coach Ward and thanked him, grabbed my gear and started walking back towards the dugout. Treb was there and I thanked him for his hospitality; telling him I will always remember this day.

Dashenko Ricardo came over, gave me a fist bump. "Good job man," he said. My day was done.

Back in the locker room I washed up, changed back into "civilian clothing" and tried to process it all. I felt blessed, grateful, at peace and, yes, excited to tell my kid about her old man as a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes player for a day.

I turned in my jersey to the equipment manager and headed back up to watch the rest of practice. It was time to let the professionals get back to business.

Baseball is more than a game; baseball brings families together, gives healing and distraction when life gets tough; baseball gives opportunity to young athletes who want to play themselves to a better life for them and their families; baseball has history, legend and, yes, even calculus. Baseball makes us all feel young again. It's the perfect game.

In an aside, as I finish this article, I wish I could say that today brought closure to me, that the next 20 years in baseball business will be all that I need. I wish I could say that, but today was a day that makes one want to work out hard, get into better shape, grow as a hitter, go the extra mile.

Maybe it will be next year, five years or another 38 years from now...but if the chance ever comes again, I want to do better. The game demands that from all of us.

But for now, the lights are off. The scoreboard is dim. It's time to go home.

Regards,

Justin Lacche
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Justin Curtis Ermer Lacche
Position: Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.


Born: 1974 in Seattle, Washington
High School: Greens Farms Academy, Redmond High School
College: Champlain College, Washington State University, Oregon State University
Debut- Minor League batting practice: July 14, 2012
Teams (by official BP): Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (San Francisco Giants)
Member: Minor League Baseball Alumni Association, 2006 - Present


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Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Northwest League
Batting Practice Statistics

Date      Attempts   BIP   HR    Average
7/14/2012    38       28    0    .736

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chris Stratton -- an instant social media sensation

Volcanoes Nation, we won't go "Chris-sanity" or "Stratton-nation" just quite yet, but the numbers don't lie: Chris Stratton, the Giants First Round pick in 2012 crushed all Volcanoes social media new reader records with the announcement of his upcoming professional debut slated for this Sunday.

Chris Stratton
Going into July 11, Volcanoes Watching - the team business blog - had a new reader record of 390 with its exclusive interview with Brock Bond (click here to read); on July 12, the news of Chris Stratton's upcoming professional debut exploded -- at time of publication, 984 new readers followed the article.


The day that Chris signed with the Giants, he did a live interview on Giants radio and proved to be a humble, well-ground, focused, achievement-oriented player. Chris would be the first to say the Volcanoes are a team, not about any individual player.

The numbers don't lie: Chris Stratton has electrified Volcanoes Nation
Perhaps it is that team-first focus that has made Chris Stratton such an exciting player, and Volcanoes Nation, this Sunday your once-in-a-career opportunity will be waiting.

Here's a look at all the exciting action this weekend at Volcanoes Stadium:


Saturday, July 14th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend continues as the Volcanoes honor and celebrates all cancer survivors. After the game with the Yakima Bears, Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, there will be another outstanding Fireworks Show courtesy of Hematology Oncology of Salem. Survivors also will receive special gifts. It is also Saturday Prize Wheel Night presented by the Buffalo Wild Wings where fans can spin to win a great prize. Have fun spinning the Prize Wheel. The Volcanoes will be wearing their new Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Game Time is 7:05; Gates Open at 6:00.

For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf


Sunday, July 15th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend and Post Game Concert. The Volcanoes close their five-game homestand with the Yakima Bears. The Volcanoes will honor and celebrate all cancer survivors, as survivors will be invited to meet the Volcanoes Player on-the-field prior to the game (must arrive by 4:30pm), and be involved in pre-game ceremonies. Survivors also will receive special gifts. The Volcanoes will be wearing their new Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Stay after the game and enjoy a post-game concert by JT & the Tourists with easy listening and rock-n- roll tunes. Since it is Sunday, Kids get to “Run The Bases” after the game courtesy of McDonalds of Salem- Keizer. Game Time is 5:05, Gates Open at 4:00.
For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225
or online at www.volcanoesbaseball.com

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chris Stratton -- First Round Pick -- to start for Volcanoes on Sunday

**BREAKING NEWS: Chris Stratton, Giants First Round Pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, is scheduled to make his professional debut this Sunday at Volcanoes Stadium. Here is your chance to be a part of this once-in-a-career opportunity.

CHRIS STRATTON #17 RHP
Ht: 6’3’’ Wt: 198 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: 8/22/1990 Hometown: Tupelo ,  Mississippi
Obtained: 2012 Draft – 1st Round
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Chris Stratton -- Volcanoes 2012
Junior drafted out of Mississippi State as the 20th pick in the first round…Signed for $1.85 Million...Led the Southeastern Conference with 11 wins and a 2.21 ERA in the regular season...Named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division One All-American Team...SEC Pitcher of the Year... Overall, Stratton went 11-2 with 1 save, while walking 25 batters and holding opponents to a .211 batting average against...He received the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, given each year to the top collegiate baseball player in Mississippi . First pitcher selected in the first round since Tim Lincecum was picked in the 2007 ( Washington ). Three-year starter as a right-handed pitcher and infielder at Tupelo High School … Compiled a 7-2 record with a save and a 1.09 earned run average as a senior…Recorded 113 strikeouts and allowed only 12 earned runs in 70.1 innings of mound duty
YEAR
W-L
ERA
G-GS
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
SV
2012 (MSU)
11-2
2.38
17-12
109.2
84
33
29
25
127
1
Sunday, July 15th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend and Post Game Concert. The Volcanoes close their five-game homestand with the Yakima Bears. The Volcanoes will honor and celebrate all cancer survivors, as survivors will be invited to meet the Volcanoes Player on-the-field prior to the game (must arrive by 4:30pm), and be involved in pre-game ceremonies. Survivors also will receive special gifts. The Volcanoes will be wearing their new Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Stay after the game and enjoy a post-game concert by JT & the Tourists with easy listening and rock-n- roll tunes. Since it is Sunday, Kids get to “Run The Bases” after the game courtesy of McDonalds of Salem- Keizer. Game Time is 5:05, Gates Open at 4:00.
For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf

Josh Randolph's site with Volcanoes pictures: http://9inningknowitall.com/bears-vs-volcanoes/#

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vocanoes Nation -- ready for a perfect evening?

Volcanoes Nation - looking for something to brag about at work on Friday... how about saying you hung out Thursday night with the only man ever to pitch a Perfect Game in the World Series...and no, not via a video game. Volcanoes Nation, Mr. Don Larsen, the great gentleman and hero of World Series history is at Volcanoes Stadium tomorrow night.

World Series all-time stats, Don Larsen:

4-2, 2.75 ERA, 24 stikeouts in 36.0 innings pitched, one PERFECT GAME

Thursday, July 12th – The Volcanoes continue their five-game series against the Yakima Bears, and we welcome New York Yankees legend Don Larsen, the ONLY pitcher in baseball history to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. This great Yankee pitcher from the 1950’s will be at Volcanoes Stadium to meet and greet fans and sign Free Autographs. Larsen’s teammates included Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, & Whitey Ford. In addition, Larsen pitched for the San Francisco Giants, in the 1960’s, and played with greats like Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey, & Orlando Cepeda. You can get a FREE autograph from one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. It is also our fourth of 6 $1.00 Thursday Nights where selected adult beverages are just $1.00 during the game in the Stadium’s Lava Lodge Sports Pub. NERD ALERT< NERD ALERT< It’s our first Baseball for NERDS Night, come and celebrate the NERD culture, sponsored by Eye Care Physicians. Game Time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30.

Friday, July 13th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend sponsored by Hematology Oncology of Salem. This is the “granddaddy” weekend of the summer, as the Volcanoes honor and celebrate cancer survivors. Survivors also will receive special gifts. The Volcanoes continue play with the Yakima Bears. The evening concludes with an exciting Fireworks Show courtesy of Hematology Oncology of Salem. The Volcanoes will be wearing their Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Game Time is 7:05; Gates Open at 6:00.

For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf

Saturday, July 14th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend continues as the Volcanoes honor and celebrates all cancer survivors. After the game with the Yakima Bears, Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, there will be another outstanding Fireworks Show courtesy of Hematology Oncology of Salem. Survivors also will receive special gifts. It is also Saturday Prize Wheel Night presented by the Buffalo Wild Wings where fans can spin to win a great prize. Have fun spinning the Prize Wheel. The Volcanoes will be wearing their new Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Game Time is 7:05; Gates Open at 6:00.

For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf


Sunday, July 15th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend and Post Game Concert. The Volcanoes close their five-game homestand with the Yakima Bears. The Volcanoes will honor and celebrate all cancer survivors, as survivors will be invited to meet the Volcanoes Player on-the-field prior to the game (must arrive by 4:30pm), and be involved in pre-game ceremonies. Survivors also will receive special gifts. The Volcanoes will be wearing their new Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Stay after the game and enjoy a post-game concert by JT & the Tourists with easy listening and rock-n- roll tunes. Since it is Sunday, Kids get to “Run The Bases” after the game courtesy of McDonalds of Salem- Keizer. Game Time is 5:05, Gates Open at 4:00.
For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf


Monday, July 16th – The Volcanoes open a three-game homestand against the Everett AquaSox, affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. It is our third of 5 Monday Kids Night at Volcanoes Stadium where kids 12 and under may email Volcanoes owner, Jerry Walker, jwalker@volcanoesbaseball.com, and request a FREE ticket. It is also Hometown Heroes Night, presented by Covanta Marion, where we will be Thanking and Honoring policemen, fireman and ambulance personnel, and other public safety personnel from many agencies in the greater Willamette Valley . The Volcanoes will honor and thank our police officers, fire fighters, ambulance drivers and other public safety personnel. There will be action galore: police cars, fire trucks, Swat Team vehicles, K9 demonstrations, and more. Game Time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30.


Tuesday, July 17th -- The Volcanoes continue their three game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of 6 “2 For Tuesday – Bring A Friend” Night, NEW this year, where you Buy 1 Ticket at regular price, and Get 1 Ticket in the same section for just $5.00. Game Time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30.


Wednesday, July 18th – The Volcanoes conclude their three-game series against the Everett AquaSox, and it is our third of 5 Wednesday $1 Family Feast Night, sponsored by Franz Bakery, where you can get a Hotdog for just $1, a Soda for just $1, a Popcorn for just $1 or a Ice Cream for just $1. Feed the entire family with this tremendous Wednesday promotion. Game time is 6:35; Gates Open at 5:30. It is also the last game of the first half of the 2012 season for standings, and a first half winner will be declared.
REMEMBER: If you purchase in advance of game day, you SAVE $1.00 per ticket.

Tickets Available For Each Game ~ Starting at only $7.00 per ticket

Call: Volcanoes Baseball ~ 503-390-2225
or online at www.volcanoesbaseball.com