Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Friday, August 6, 1954

                 W  L  Pct GB
Lewiston ...... 23 11 .676 —
Yakima ........ 19 13 .594 3
Vancouver ..... 16 15 .516 5½
Salem ......... 15 15 .500 6
Edmonton ...... 16 16 .500 6
Tri-City ...... 14 19 .424 8½
Wenatchee ..... 10 23 .303 14½

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, Province, Aug. 7]—The Capilanos are looking like a first division baseball team again, and they have a much more respectable place in the second half standings to prove it.
Bill Brenner’s boys made it five wins in six games this week, and moved into third place, taking both ends of a thrill-packed doubleheader from Salem at Cap Stadium Friday night. Scores were 3-2 in both games, and that makes four times this week they’ve won by that score.
Bob Duretto, replacing an ailing Marv Williams, out with a bad sinus condition, was the hero of the first game, which saw Bob Roberts gain his 11th win against four losses.
Duretto’s single, combined with another by Bob Wellman, and two Salem errors, helped the Caps to two runs in the first off Jon Briggs. Then, in the fifth, Duretto slapped one over the right field wall for his fifth homer of the season and the winning margin.
Pete Hernandez got the call over Tom Herrera, an obvious major league prospect on option from San Diego. Another Salem error helped here, too, as the Caps, down 2-0, rallied for three runs in the eighth. Two of the big blows delivered in this inning came from the bats of Eddie Murphy, who had gone 0-for-14, and Ken Richardson, 0-for-16.
Murphy’s hit followed one of the most weird calls ever seen at the stadium. Eddie hit one far to left field and before the ball came down, umpire Gordon Bogle (a Vancouver boy, for shame) signalled that it was a home run. Imagine his embarrassment when the ball hit the left field wall and bounded back on the field. Bogle then reversed his field and called it a foul. Manager Brenner called him a few things, too, before Murphy tried it again.
The Salem series winds up tonight, with Brenner on the mound, then the Caps leave town again for series in Tri-City, Wenatchee and Lewiston.
First Game
Salem ........... 000 100 1—2 7 2
Vancouver ..... 200 010 x—3 8 1
Briggs and Ogden; Roberts and Pesut.
Second Game
Salem ........... 000 100 100—2 7 1
Vancouver ..... 000 000 03x—3 8 2
Herrera, Rayle (8) and Ogden; Hernandez and Pesut.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 6—Tri-City pitcher Jack Hemphill won his fourth game of the season by spinning a six-hitter Friday while the Braves scored six runs — five of them coming in the third inning — to beat the Wenatchee Chiefs 6-3.
Hemphill struck out ten and walked four.
Gordy Brunswick came through with a triple in the big inning that drove in two runs. He then scored himself.
Artie Wilson led the Braves at the plate getting two for three and brought in a run in the second that made it 1-0. Ed Self singled in a run in the bottom of the inning before Tri-City game to bat in their big frame. Rube Johnson singled in the first run before Brunswick's heroics. Two of the runs in the inning were unearened, thanks to Larry Monroe's error at third base.
Ross McCormack hit a solo homer for Wenatchee in the sixth. Tom Munoz plated the final Wenatchee run.
Tri-City ........... 015 000 000—6 9 0
Wenatchee ...... 010 002 000—3 6 1
Hemphill and Johnson; Bowman, Romero (4) and Self.

YAKIMA, Aug. 6—Big Tom Lovrich limited Edmonton to seven hits Friday night to pitch Yakima to a 6-2 baseball victory over the Eskimos.
The Bears scored a pair of runs in the first inning and clinched it with three in the second on a double by Dick Briskey plus a pair of singles, a walk and a sacrifice fly.
Edmonton ..... 000 101 000—2  7 1
Yakima ......... 230 001 00x—6 11 0
Campbell and Partee; Lovrich and Summers.

Chiefs Seek $5,000 Gift
WENATCHEE, Aug. 6—Old Man Deficit, one of the Western International League's steadiest fans this season, was on the prowl again Saturday.
This time the old lent who has already washed out three of the 10 teams who started the 1954 season was stalking the Wenatchee Chiefs, present residents of the WIL cellar.
Directors of the Chiefs organization appealed to the fans Friday night to contribute $5,000 so the Wenatchee club could finish out the season.
The hope is 500 fans will come up with $10 each.

(Compiled by William J. Weiss, Official Statistician, San Mateo, Calif. Averages include games of Monday, August 2, except Wenatchee at Lewiston, July 21; Edmonton at Victoria, July 29 and Salem at Victoria, August 2.)
Average, Vancouver, .302; Tri-City, .293; Victoria, .288, Lewiston, .282, Yakima, .279; Wenatchee, .278; Edmonton, .278; Salem, .275.
Doubles, Tri-City, 177; Triples, Yakima, 46; Home runs, Vancouver, 85; Stolen Bases, Tri-City, 121; Bases on Balls, Lewiston, 533, Strike outs, Wenatchee, 492; Runs Batted In, Lewiston, 566.
Yakima, .969; Edmonton, .969; Vancouver, .966; Salem, .965; Lewiston, .965, Victoria, .964, Wenatchee, .960; Tri-City, .958.
Errors, Tri-City, 166; Double Plays, Victoria, 117.
Percentage, Marv Williams, Van., .360; Runs, Al Heist, Lew., 102; Hits, K Chorlton, Van., 139; Total Bases, Chorlton, Van., 204; Two Base Hits, Bob Moniz, T.C., 34; Three Base Hits, Herman Lewis, Yak., 12; Home Runs, Bob Wellman, Van., 17; Sacrifice Hits, Dain Clay, Vic., 23; Stolen Bases, K Chorlton, Van., 24; Bases on Balls, Heist, Lew., 84; Runs Batted In, Wellman, Van., 89; Strikeouts, Tom Munoz, Wen., 90.
ERA., Bill Brenner, Van., 2.31; Wins, Brenner, Van., 15; Losses, Ted Shandor, Wen., Billy Joe Waters, Ralph Romero, Wen., 11; Strikeouts, Briggs, Sal., 167, Bases on Balls, Briggs, Wen., 124; Innings Pitcher, Brenner, Van., 21-; Complete Games, Brenner, Van., 18; Home Runs Allowed, John Marshall, Lew., Bob Drilling, Vic., 18.

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