Saturday, 9 August 2008

Monday, June 21, 1954

                W  L  Pct GB
Vancouver .... 33 18 .647 —
Yakima ....... 31 24 .564 4
†Spokane ..... 30 24 .556 4½
Lewiston ..... 27 27 .500 7½
Edmonton ..... 22 23 .489 8
Salem ........ 26 30 .464 9½
Tri-City ..... 24 31 .436 11
Victoria ..... 22 29 .431 11
†Calgary ..... 19 28 .404 12

standing when they dropped out of the league June 20.

LEWISTON [Victoria Colonist, June 22]—Victoria Tyees, who have made it a habit of pulling games out of the fire this season, almost did it again at Lewiston last night but the Broncs cut off a ninth-inning rally to score a 6-5 Western International League victory.
A typical ninth-inning rally produced two runs to make it close after Victoria had held a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth frame. Trailing 6-3, Mel Stein, who joined the club at Lewiston yesterday and played first base, and Don Lundberg drew walks. Ron Jackson continued his recent fine hitting and doubled them home, but relief pitcher Larry Barton got out of the jam by retiring Steve Mesner.
Southpaw Phil Page started his second game and was tagged with his second straight defeat. The youthful portsider got out of bases-loaded situations in the second and third innings with the loss of only one run, but Lewiston took the lead with a three-run outburst in the fifth inning.
Bill Prior came on in relief in the fifth inning and Mike Kanshin followed in the seventh. Barton, who relieved in the fourth inning, and starter Al Yaylian combined to hold the league trailers to only four hits.
Victoria ...... 200 100 002—5 4 1
Lewiston ..... 010 030 02x—6 8 0
Page, Prior (5), Kanshin (7) and Lundberg; Yaylian, Barton (4) and Cameron.

SALEM, June 21—The Salem Senators downed the Wenatchee Chiefs, 5-1, in a Western International League game on Monday night highlighted by a free-for-all in the fourth inning.
Connie Perez, Salem’s leading batter, punched Wenatchee pitcher Ted Shandor to touch off the fight and it started a wild melee in which almost every player took part.
Perez said Shandor fired a beanball. No one was hurt and no one was put out of the game.
Wenatchee .... 100 000 000—1 7 1
Salem ........... 200 000 30x—5 8 0
Shandor and Helmuth; Domenichelli and Ogden.


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