Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Fourth Playoff, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1954

Capilanos WIL Champs; Sweep Set With Broncs

LEWISTON, Sept. 12—(AP)—The Vancouver Capilanos won the Western International League Baseball Championship Sunday as they bombed the Lewiston Broncs 12-2 to take the best-of-seven playoff with four straight wins.
It was the first and last game in Lewiston between the Broncs, winner of the second half pennant race and the first half champs, Vancouver.
The Broncs looked like they were out to throw the playoffs into an extra game when Clint Cameron, veteran Lewiston left fielder, slammed out a two-run homer in the first inning.
But the 2700 Lewiston fans soon discovered the Broncs had just finished their scoring for the evening.
The Capilanos drew two walks from starting pitcher Guy Fletcher to open their half of the second inning. A single by Bob Duretto and doubles by pitcher Pete Hernandez and Eddie Murphy produced the Caps’ fourth run of the inning.
The Caps put three more across in the fourth inning and opened up with a five run burst in the sixth to put the game away.
Lewiston trotted out three more pitchers after Fletcher was pounded out in the first, but only John Marshall had any luck with the Caps, hurling hitless, runless ball for the final two and one-third innings.
Vancouver ....... 040 305 000—12 11 0
Lewiston ......... 200 000 000— 2 5 2
Hernandez and Duretto; Fletcher, Orrell (4), Marshall (6), Martin (9) and Garay.

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