KEIZER, Ore. — The Northwest League season resumed Thursday night following the three-day break for the All-Star Game, but the rest didn’t do much good for the Sox.
The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes erupted for 15 hits as they defeated Everett 9-6.
The Volcanoes (8-6 second half, 31-21 overall) didn’t just pile up the hits, they battered Everett’s pitchers for seven extra-base knocks. Brian Ragira and Tyler Horan both had three hits, with Horan driving in three runs and coming a homer away from the cycle. Shilo McCall added a pair of doubles and Brandon Bednar homered.
James Zamarripa went 3-for-4 and scored twice to lead Everett (8-6, 31-21).
Salem-Keizer did much of its damage early in the game. The Volcanoes jumped out to a 3-0 lead by batting around in the bottom of the first, with Ragira’s two-run double being the big blow. Salem-Keizer then tacked on two more in the third and another in the fourth to build a 6-1 lead.
Everett came storming back in the fifth, scoring four runs to pull back within one at 6-5. Sacrifice flies by Bryan Brito and Justin Seager were sandwiched around an RBI single by Jack Reinheimer. Reinheimer then scored on a wild pitch as the Sox found themselves back in the game.
But Salem-Keizer responded immediately in the bottom of the fifth as Ryan Tuntland singled up the middle to bring home a run. Then in the sixth back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Horan and Sam Eberle stretched the Volcanoes’ lead back to four.
Everett got one more consolation run in the eighth when Phillips Castillo hit an RBI double to the wall. But that’s as close as the Sox could get,
Jake Shadle earned the win for the Volcanoes with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Daniel Slania tossed a perfect ninth to pick up the save.
Tommy Burns, who was knocked out of the game when he took Sam Eberle’s infield single off his leg in the third, suffered the loss, allowing five runs in two-plus innings.