SALEM, Ore. – Two Salem-Keizer pitchers limited Spokane to two hits and the Volcanoes completed a sweep of a five-game series with the Indians, winning 1-0 on Sunday in Northwest League action.
S-K starter Cameron Lamb (3-5) limited Spokane to one hit, a first-inning single by Edwin Garcia, over seven innings. He struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. Cody Hall pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out two and earning his third save.
Kevin Matthews (0-1) took the loss for the Indians, allowing the one run on three hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked three. Kyle Hendricks pitched two scoreless innings and Matthew West delivered a scoreless ninth.
The Volcanoes scored in the fourth inning. Joseph Panik doubled to lead off the inning and advanced to third when Brett Krill flied out to center. Kaohi Downing followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Panik.
Spokane threatened with both of its hits. After Ruben Sierra struck out swinging to begin the game, Garcia singled and advanced to second on Trever Adams’ groundout. Garcia reached third on a wild pitch, but the threat ended when Brett Nicholas struck out looking.
The Indians’ other hit was in the ninth. Pinch hitter Rougned Odor led off the inning with a bunt single and Nick Vickerson advanced him to second with a sacrifice bunt. That was as far as Odor got, though, as Vefry Castillo struck out swinging and Garcia flied out to end the game.
Spokane opens a three-game series at Yakima tonight at 7:05.