Indians top Volcanoes on Vivili's three-run walk-off homer

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by Spokane Indians

KREM.com

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:53 PM

SPOKANE -- Fernando Vivili hammered a three-run, walk-off home run over the left field fence to give the Spokane Indians a 4-3 victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Monday night in front of 4,418 fans at Avista Stadium.
 
Vivili was facing a full count with two on and two out as the Indians trailed 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth. Volcanoes’ pitcher Eury Sanchez gave him a fastball right down the middle of the plate and the rest was left in the parking lot behind the left field fence. Vivili finished 1 for 4 with the three RBI.
 
Spokane’s Nick Gardewine, who was named Northwest League Pitcher of the Week earlier in the day, tossed five masterful innings allowing just one hit and striking out six. A first-inning walk and error allowed Salem-Keizer to score one run, however. Gardewine lowered his ERA to 4.55 and has only given up two runs in his past 24 innings pitched.
 
With the game tied 1-1 in the eighth, Salem-Keizer took the lead after Luis Pollorena walked in a run. Spokane Manager Tim Hulett disagreed with the call and was soon ejected. The Volcanoes would score another run in the inning to hold a 3-1 lead.
 
Seth Spivey hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to score Eduard Pinto. Pinto finished 2 for 4 with one double while raising his average to a league-high .333.

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