KEIZER, Ore. – Kenen Irizarry, Scott Kapers and Stanley Martinez scored on Jonah McReynolds’ single in the top of the 11th inning, aided by center fielder George Bell’s throwing error, as the Spokane Indians broke open a tie game with five runs and defeated the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 6-2 on Wednesday night.
The North Division-leading Indians improved to 5-1, the Northwest League’s best record.
Spokane jumped out to a 1-0 first-inning lead when Obie Ricumstrict scored on Cristian Inoa’s sacrifice fly, but the Volcanoes tied it in the third as Keyberth Mejias scored on a balk by Spokane starter Jeifry Nunez, who went five innings, scattering three hits and striking out six, with one walk.
Sam Hellinger picked up his first win, throwing three innings of scoreless relief. Josh Smith gave up a run in the bottom of 11th on Yorlis Rodriguez’s groundout, then retired Franklin Labour to end the game.
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