Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Saturday, August 14, 1954

                W  L  Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 30 13 .698 —
Vancouver .... 22 16 .579 5½
Edmonton ..... 23 18 .561 6
Yakima ....... 23 18 .561 6
Salem ........ 20 17 .541 7
Tri-City ..... 15 27 .357 14½
Wenatchee .... 13 30 .302 17

SALEM, Aug. 14 — Salem edged Lewiston 3-2 Saturday night for its second straight Western International League victory over the Idaho team.
Lewiston's two runs came in the eighth inning on a single by Eddie Bockman and a homer by Harvey Storey.
Salem won the game in the ninth inning when Gene Tanselli doubled over Storey's head to score Mel Krause who had singled.
Earlier in the game Krause tripled in one run and Gene Roenspie doubled in another.
Lewiston ..... 000 000 020—2  5 1
Salem ......... 000 200 001—3 11 0
Fletcher and Garay; Roenspie, Franks (7) and Ogden.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 14—Wenatchee's Charlie Beamon, normally a pitcher, found himself in right field and batting sixth on Saturday, much to the chagrin of the Vancouver Capilanos. He smashed a un-pitcher-like pair of homers and batted in five runs to lead Wenatchee to an 8-3 Western International League win.
The homers came in the fifth inning, when the Chiefs tied the game at 3-3 with a pair of runs and in the eighth, when a four-run inning put Wenatchee ahead to stay.
Beamon also figured in a double play, throwing out Marv Williams at the plate in the third inning after Kenny Richardson skied out.
Ralph Romero benefitted from Beamon's slugging, scattering 11 hits and striking out six to pick up the win. Despite three Wenatchee errors, all the runs off him were earned.
It didn't look promising for him at the outset. The first batter against him, Eddie Murphy, reach base and was singled in by Williams. Losing pitcher Bob Roberts brought in a run another inning later before Wenatchee scored in the bottom of the frame. Bob Duretto singled in Vancouver's final run in the fifth.
The Caps left 13 men stranded.
Laurie Monroe had three hits for Wenatchee.
Vancouver ....... 110 010 000—3 11 1
Wenatchee ...... 010 020 41x—8 12 3
Roberts and Pesut; Romero and Self.

KENNEWICK [Tri-City Herald, Aug. 15]—Ted Edmunds, Yakima right-hander shut out the Tri-City Braves on six hits Saturday night in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader but the second game was postponed because of threatning weather.
The game will be made up tonight. Starting time has been set for 6:30 p.m. It will also be "pay-what-you-please" night. Under this arrangement, no admission will be charged but tubs will be placed at strategic locations for donations.
In the games tonight, Tri-City will be trying to break the long dry spell which has lasted for eight straight games. The last victory was a week ago Saturday night when they beat the other doormat of the league, Wenatchee.
Don Robertson was the loser Saturday night. Yakima scored its first two runs off him without getting a hit. Des Charouhas, the leadoff man, was hit by a pitch. The next batter, Don Pries, walked and both moved up on Herm Lewis' grounder.
Len Noren's ground out scored Charouhas and moved Pries to third. He scored on a wild pitch.
In the second inning, Tri-City again felt the effects of having outfielder Artie Wilson at Edmonton on the all-stars. The first batter up, Charlie Mead, hit a loping ball to left field. Jack Warren, catcher playing leftfield, ran as fast as his old bones would carry him, but couldn't quite get to it and hold it.
The fly ball went for a double. Mead advanced on a grounder and scored on Edmunds' single. A single by DeS Charouhas moved Edmunds to second and he scored on Lewis' single followed by an error.
Tight defensive play and top fielding support on the part of Yakima perserved Edmunds' shut-out. The Bears made four double plays, with each killing a scoring threat.
The big "save" came in the fifth inning when Edmunds gave up hits to Dick Watson and Robertson and walked Terry Carroll to load the sacks.
Then Vic Buccola, who had hit safely in his two previous times at the plate, rapped a ground ball to Noren at first. He picked it up, fired to John Albini at home to force Watson, and Albini pegged back to Noren to nip Buccola.
Edo Vanni, the next batler, hit a long fly to centerfield but an over-the-shoulder catch by Charouhas ended the inning.
First Game
Yakima ....... 220 000 0—4 7 0
Tri-City ...... 000 000 0—0 6 1
Edmunds and Albini; Robertson and Warren, Johnson (3).
Second Game

EDMONTON, Aug. 14 — The Western International League All-Stars broke Edmonton's seven-game win streak Saturday night by edging the Eskimos 9-8 before a weather-threatened crowd of 769.
It was the All-Stars first victory since their formation to fill in the W.I.L. schedule.
Standouts for the All-Stars were Art Wilson who hit two homers and a double and Mike Catron who hit three-for-four, including a double.
All-Stars ........ 100 223 010—9 11 2
Edmonton ...... 103 011 002—8 14 2
Thomason and Holden; Widner, LeBrun (6) and Partee, Prentice (9).

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