Monday, 4 August 2008

Friday, May 14, 1954

               W  L  Pct  GB
Vancouver ... 10  6 .625  —
Yakima ...... 10  7 .588  ½
Spokane ...... 9  7 .563  1
Lewiston ..... 9  7 .563  1
Victoria ..... 8  7 .533  1½
Salem ........ 9  8 .529  1½
Edmonton ..... 6  6 .500  2
Wenatchee .... 7  9 .438  3
Calgary ...... 4  8 .333  4
Tri-City ..... 5 12 .294  4½

SALEM, May 14 — Salem exploded for four runs in the second inning Friday night to defeat loop-leading Vancouver 6-2 in a Western International League baseball game.
Harvey Storey's men broke open a 1-1 tie on a single by Harry Warner, a double by Connie Perez, a walk, a single by Jack Bukowatz, a sacrifice fly and another single by Carl Bellotti.
Gene Johnson held the hard-hitting Caps to nine well-spaced hits.
Vancouver had managed their way onto the scoreboard earlier in the inning on Ken Richardson's double and a single by Arnie Hallgren.
The visitors added another one in the sixth when Bob Wellman, who had singled, was forced in by a bases-loaded walk to catcher Nick Pesut.
K Chorlton had two singles for Vancouver, which managed only nine hits off Johnson.
Vancouver ...... 010 001 000—2  9 0
Salem ............ 140 000 01x—6 11 0
Franks, Del Sarto (2) and Pesut; Johnson and Heisner.

YAKIMA, May 14 — Yakima pulled from behind with a seventh-inning rally that netted five runs and a Western International League baseball win over Lewiston, 6-4, Friday night.
John Popowich singled home two runs and Len Noren doubled home the other in the big inning.
Lewiston ....... 000 001 300—4 9 0
Yakima ......... 000 000 51x—6 9 1
Yaylian and Garay; Rios, Machado (7), Carmichael (8) and Summers.

WENATCHEE, May 14—Wenatchee won an "unearned" 7-5 victory over Spokane in a Western International League baseball game Friday night.
The Chiefs opened fast with four runs in the second and three in the third to give Keith Bowman a big lead and the righthander easily held the Indians the rest of the way, despite giving up three runs in the last three innings.
Spokane ......... 002 000 102—5 10 3
Wenatchee ..... 043 000 00x—7 10 2
Romero, Closs (7) and Dean; Bowman and Jenney.

KENNEWICK, May 14 — Tri-City choked off a late rally by Victoria Friday night after gaining an early lead and defeated the Tyees, 7-4, in a Western International League baseball game.
Walt Clough started for the Braves and held the Tyees to one run until the seventh.
Then he gave up three runs and was taken out for Jess Dobernic. Dobernic got the
one out needed and pitched scoreless ball the other two innings.
Tri-City scored in the early innings and racked up four doubles.
Sam Kanelos homered in the second with none on for the winners.
Victoria ....... 001 000 300—4  6 3
Tri-City ....... 123 100 00x—7 12 3
Flinn, Smith (7) and Martin; Clough, Dobernic (7) and Warren.


The Sports Herald

[Vancouver News-Herald, May 15, 1954]
Caps May Be Good Hit, No Field
Reason Nick Pesut hasn’t been playing for the baseball Capilanos lately is that he is visiting his wife, who is ill in Wennewick [sic] … Nick and the missus have had a route time of it since the beginning of the season … They lost a premature baby three weeks ago…
Don Lundberg, the catcher who couldn’t hit the skin off a grape for the Capilanos, already has three homers for Calgary … And the Stampeders haven’t played a game in their easy crackerbox yet! … Speaking of homers, as of the May 10 issue of Bill Weiss’ official averages, the Capilanos are so far out in front of the team home run derby, they will never have to look back … Bill Brenner’s slaughterhouse nine has 15 homers and the next closest is Victoria with nine … Conversely, the Caps are second-lowest in double plays with [number unreadable] and have made 24 errors, third high. Oh, well, you can’t have everything and stay in Class A!

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