Vancouver Canadians Yorman Rodriguez

Yorman Rodriguez hit a two-run double in the 10th to lift the C’s to victory in Salem-Keizer Friday.

C's RecapThe Vancouver Canadians came out of the right end of another high-scoring affair against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes as they prevailed with a 10-7 victory at Volcanoes Stadium Friday night. The win boosts the C’s second-half record to 9-6 to keep them in  first place in the North Division. Everett and Spokane kept pace by winning Friday as they remain one game back of Vancouver.

The C’s began the scoring with four runs in the second. Yorman Rodriguez, Jesus Severino and Sterling Guzman all singled to load the bases before Hunter Steinmetz was hit by a pitch by Sean Hjelle with one out to bring in Rodriguez. An RBI groundout to third by Brandon Polizzi scored Severino with Vancouver’s second run. Keaton Winn replaced Hjelle and was greeted by an Otto Lopez double to center that scored Guzman and Steinmetz to increase Vancouver’s lead to 4-0.

Salem-Kezier sliced that lead in half in the third when Diego Rincones homered to left field off Juan Nunez that brought in a Kyle McPherson base hit.

Vancouver Canadians Sterling Guzman

Sterling Guzman had a four-hit night, driving in a run and stealing a base Friday.

Vancouver would score again in the fourth when Guzman began the frame with a single and a stolen base. Steinmetz dropped a one-out bunt single in front of Winn wh threw it away to allow Guzman to cross the plate. The Volcanoes would respond with a run of their own in the fourth when Aaron Bond took Nunez deep for a leadoff shot to right field.

The C’s would increase their lead to 6-3 when Tanner Kirwer tripled to center to start the eighth off Zach Becherer and he would scamper home on a McGregory Contreras to right.

The Volcanoes offence was dormant for innings five through eighth before erupting  in the ninth. Connor Law walked Robinson Medrano before surrendering a one-out base hit to Nico Giarratano. Law would get the first two outs of the ninth before giving way to Will McAffer. The move backfired when Rincones belted his second home run of the game to tie things up at 6-6.

As the final out of the ninth inning, Lopez would be on second to begin the top of the 10th due to the new extra innings rule. Kirwer would walk against Matt Frisbee to join Lopez on the bases. Contreras would strike out swinging but Rodriguez would restore Vancouver’s lead with a two-run double to left. Severino would send Rodriguez home with a double to right and he would score on a Guzman single up the middle before advancing to second on the throw home. Guzman would be stranded when Nick Podkul flied out and Steinmetz struck out.

With Joey Bart at second base for Salem-Keizer in the bottom of the 10th, McAffer got David Villar to fly out to center but it was deep enough to get Bart over to third. Wander Franco would walk to put runners at the corners before McAffer got Bond to hit into a 5-4 fielder’s choice that scored Bart. Bond would take second on defensive indifference but McAffer would strike out Medrano swinging to put this one in the win column for Vancouver.

Vancouver Canadians Jesus Severino

Jesus Severino had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI for the C’s Friday.


C's NotesFour multi-hit efforts were turned in by the C’s. Guzman led the way a 4-for-5 night with a run batted in. Rodriguez had three hits on the night as did Severino to offset two double plays he hit into. The first was an inning-ending double play to wipe out a Contreras leadoff single in the third. The second took place in the sixth to eliminate a Rodriguez base hit. Contreras was the fourth Canadian to deliver a multi-hit game with two.

Seven C’s hitters had a hit and another got aboard on a walk. Vancouver was 7-for-17 with runners at second and/or third and stranded seven runners. They had 15 hits, three walks and a hit by pitch and struck out seven times.

Vancouver Canadians Nick Allgeyer

Nick Allgeyer kept Salem-Keizer off the board in his two-inning start Friday.

Nick Allgeyer got the start for Vancouver and struck out three over two scoreless innings of one-hit ball. Nunez pitched 5-2/3 innings and was charged with three runs on six hits and walk but he struck out six. Fitz Stadler stranded a runner for Nunez by getting the final out of the eighth. Law was charged with two runs on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. McAffer blew the save but got the win despite two runs (one earned) on his ledger over 1-1/3 innings in which he allowed a hit and a walk but struck out one.

The C’s and Volcanoes go at it again Saturday in another 6:35 pm start at Volcanoes Stadium. You can listen in to Rob Fai who will have the call on


cs-tweetThis round of C-Tweets features some observations from the Around The Nest podcast with Jesse Goldberg-Strassler. I would like to draw your attention to the Week 16 episode that features an excellent interview with Lansing Lugnuts centerfielder and 2017 Vancouver Canadian Reggie Pruitt. The show is on BlogTalk Radio every Friday afternoon beginning at 4:00 pm Eastern.


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