VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Vancouver Canadians scored twice in the second inning and twice more in the third as they avoided being swept by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes with a 4-3 victory at Nat Bailey Stadium.

The Canadians had scored just two runs in their previous two games, both losses to the Volcanoes.

Vancouver took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning before a Stephen Branca solo homerun kick-started a three-run third inning for the Volcanoes.

The Canadians took the lead back in the home half of the inning as Nicholas Baligod hit home a pair of runs with a double.

Neither team was able to reach the plate the rest of the game. The Volcanoes got the tying run to second base in the top of the ninth inning but Drew Permison struck out Branca to end the game.

The two teams will head south of the border and open up a three-game set in Salem-Keizer tomorrow.