Monday, 11 August 2008
Friday, July 23, 1954
W L Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 14 6 .700 —
Yakima ....... 10 7 .588 2½
Salem ......... 9 7 .563 3
Vancouver ..... 8 7 .533 3½
Tri-City ...... 8 10 .444 5
Edmonton ...... 8 10 .444 5
Victoria ...... 5 7 .417 5
Wenatchee ..... 5 13 .278 8
LEWISTON [Tri-City Herald, July 25]—Gordy Brunswick made his pitching debut with Tri-City but it could hardly be called an outstanding one. Don Hunter greeted him with a homer when he took over in the eighth.
Before the inning was over, Larry Barton also homered — this time with two on.
Tri-City's starter was Don Robertson, who was driven from the mound in the second inning. Dale Thomason took over from there and gave up but one tally in four innings.
The Braves scored three in the first on a walk, a single and Artie Wilson's double followed by Bob Moniz' single.
They picked up a lone run in the fifth on a single by Vic Buccola and a double by Brunswick.
The last three runs came in the seventh inning.
Tri-City ........ 300 010 300— 7 12 2
Lewiston ...... 540 001 15x—16 19 2
Marshall, Kime (7) and Garay; Robertson, Thompson (2), Brunswick (7) and Johnson.
VICTORIA [Colonist, July 24]—Victoria Tyees, hoping to get another winning streak underway, ran into Jack Schaening on one of his better nights at Royal Athletic Park last night, and went down 6-4, before Yakima Bears in the opening of a three-game Western International League series.
Although the hard-throwing righthander was wobbling in the late innings, and finally needed help from John Carmichael to subdue a Tyee uprising in the ninth, he scattered nine hits effectively to gain his fourth win in 10 decisions this year.
Bob Drilling, seeking his 12th victory and bidding to end the Tyees’ losing streak at five games, gave up 13 hits and walked only two in a steady, route-going performance.
TOO MUCH POWER
But the Bears had too much extra-base power as they smashed four doubles, two triples and a home run to send Drilling down to his seventh defeat and extend the Tyees losing streak to six games.
The Tyees, who dropped three straight games at Salem this week, missed the spark of Tommy Perez, their leading hitter. Perez sprained his wrist while swinging a bat at Salem Wednesday and was forced to sit out his second straight game, although making a pinch-running appearance in the ninth inning.
Neil Sheridan, hobbling with a pulled leg muscle, was in Perez’ usual centre-field position and catcher Milt Martin was in right field for the second successive night.
Sheridan’s injury may have helped the Bears to two big runs in the third inning. Herman Lewis hustled for three bases on a fly that bounced low off the centrefield fence and Len Noren drove in Lewis when he got two bases on a blooper that fell in short left-centre. Noren later scored on Lon Summers’ single to give the Bears a 3-0 bulge.
Catcher Don Lundberg sliced the margin to 3-1 in the sixth when he slammed a long home run over the left centre-field fence, but the Bears came right back with two more in the top of the sixth with Lewis and Noren again firing the big guns.
The willowy right-fielder blasted a bases-empty homer and Noren followed with the second of his three doubles and scored on John Albini’s one-base blow.
Drilling’s poor judgment on the basepaths in the Victoria seventh after he had worked Schaening for a base on balls with one out may have cost him a chance at victory. The stocky righthander was cut down when he attempted to move from first to third on Ronnie Jackson’s single.
Manager Don Pries, who continued his recent hitting streak with two singles to make it eight hits in his last three games, and Dain Clay followed Jackson with singles, but the promising rally ended with only one run as Sheridan lifted an infield fly.
The clubs will renew their rivalry today with a doubleheader at Royal Athletic Park. John Tierney and Hal Flinn will likely get the call from Pries while Danny Rios will probably start the first game for the visitors.
Yakima ........ 013 000 201—6 13 0
Victoria ....... 000 001 102—4 10 3
Schaening, Carmichael (9) and Summers; Drilling and Lundberg.
SALEM, July 23—The Salem Senators not only lost second-place in the Western International League tonight, they lost a 4-3, 13-inning donnybrook to the tag-end Wenatchee Chiefs.
Ralph Romero, who took over pitching chores for the Chiefs in the 11th inning, rapped out a game-winning single to his own ball game.
Wenatchee ... 000 000 030 000 1—4 12 1
Salem .......... 010 000 002 000 0—3 9 1
Bowman, Romero (11) and Self; Roenspie, Rayle (8), Johnson (10), Herrera (12) and D. Luby.
EDMONTON, July 23—Vancouver Capilanos manager Bill Brenner and Bob Roberts hurled identical, one-run, six-hit victories Friday night as the Vancouver Capilanos swept both ends of a Western International League double-header, 12-1 and 4-1, before 1,700 fans at Renfrew Park.
Bossman Brenner picked up his 14th win in the opener and helped his own cause by knocking in four runs on three hits for four trips.
Eddie Murphy hit a two-run homer, while K Chorlton doubled and singled twice for Vancouver. Amorena singled in the only run for Edmonton.
Caps second sacker, and WIL-leading hitter, Marv Williams smashed a homer in the seventh inning of the second game.
Danny Holden doubled and singled twice for Vancouver, while Amorena and Bobby Brown each had a pair of hits for Edmonton.
Roberts struck out nine and walked five and also doubled and singled for the Caps.
The seven-game series, which now stands at 4-1 in Vancouver’s favour, concludes with a double-header on Saturday and a single game Sunday.
Vancouver ....... 000 422 2—12 13 2
Edmonton ........ 000 001 0— 1 6 2
Brenner and Pesut; McNulty, Worth (5) and Prentice.
Vancouver ....... 020 100 100—4 11 0
Edmonton ........ 000 000 010—1 6 0
Roberts and Duretto; LeBrun, McNulty (8) and Partee.
(Compiled by William J. Weiss, Official Statistician, San Mateo, Calif. Standing and average through Monday, July 19, except Lewiston at Wenatchee, July 19.)
Tri-City, .301; Vancouver, .297; Victoria, .291; Edmonton, .284; Wenatchee, .279, Yakima, .279; Lewiston, .279; Salem, .275.
Yakima, .969; Edmonton, .968; Vancouver, .965; Salem, .964; Lewiston, .964; Victoria, .960; Wenatchee, .959; Tri-City, .956.
Percentage, Marv Williams, Van., 372; Runs, Al Heist, Lew., 86; Hits, K Chorlton, Van., 113; Total Bases, Tom Perez, Vic., 179; Two Base Hits, Bob Moniz, T.C., 31; Three Base Hits, Herman Lewis, Yak., 10; Home Runs, Bob Wellman, Van., 17; Sacrifice Hits, Dain Clay, Vic., 19; Stolen Bases, K Chorlton, Van., 23; Bases on Balls, Al Heist, Lew., Vic Buccola, T.C., 72; Runs Batted In, Wellman, Van., 74; Strikeouts, Tom Munoz, Wen., 76.
ERA., Bill Brenner, Van., 2.06; Wins, Brenner, Van., Ted Edmunds, Yak., 13; Losses, several tied with nine; Strikeouts, Jon Briggs, Sal., 140, Bases on Balls, Briggs, Wen., 106; Innings Pitched, Brenner, Van., 175; Complete Games, Brenner, Van., 15; Home Runs Allowed, John Marshall, Lew., 18.