Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Saturday, August 21, 1954
W L Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 32 20 .615 —
Yakima ....... 29 21 .580 2
Salem ........ 26 19 .577 2½
Vancouver .... 25 19 .568 3
Edmonton ..... 26 20 .565 3
Tri-City ..... 18 30 .375 12
Wenatchee .... 17 34 .333 14½
WENATCHEE, Aug. 21—Lowly Wenatchee subdued Lewiston 6-3 Saturday night for its second straight win over the Western International Baseball League kingpins.
The Chiefs, resting in the league basement 14½ games behind the Broncs, collected half their runs in the fourth and fifth innings and put the game out of reach with a three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth.
Lewiston got its first tally in the opening inning on successive singles by Al Heist and Don Hunter. Gabby Williams' none-on homer in the fourth provided the second counter and Lewiston wound up the scoring with a singleton in the ninth on safeties by Clint Cameron and Eddie Bockman and a walk to Heist.
In Wenatchee's big eighth, Pumpsie Green homered after Tony Rivas walked for two runs.
The final score came when Larry Monroe walked, went to second on a wild pitch and crossed the plate on Jake Helmuth's single.
Lewiston ........ 100 100 001—3 8 1
Wenatchee .... 000 120 03x—6 9 2
Marshall and Garay; Oubre and Self.
YAKIMA [Tri-City Herald, Aug. 22]—Hal Flinn, the San Francisco beanpole righthander for the Tri-City Braves, pitched a six-hitter Saturday night to shutout the Yakima Bears at Yakima, 6-0.
The win gave the Braves a 2-1 edge in the current five-game series. It marks the first time Tri-City has beaten the Bears twice in a series since the season started.
The victory also marked three wins in four starts since snapping a 10-game losing streak Thursday night.
Today, the same two teams play another twin bill at Yakima. Likely starters for Tri-City will be Dale Thomason and Don Robertson.
After today Tri-City returns to Sanders Field for the opening of a four-game home stand against the Salem Senators Tuesday night.
In Saturday's action, Flinn was seldom in trouble against the home standing Bears. The closest Yakima came to scoring a run was in the eighth frame, when Danny Rios, pinchitting for starter Ted Edmunds, doubled off the left-centerfield wall. The ball lacked inches of clearing the wall.
Rios moved to third on a fielder's choice but the next batter filed out to end the threat. In earlier innings, Des Charouhas walked and moved to second on a single, and Lon Summers walked and moved to second on a fielder's choice for the only two times Yakima had runners in scoring position.
Three times Dick Watson-to-Len Tran-to Vic Buccola double plays erased and [any] Yakima gains.
For all practical purposes, Tri-City had the game sewed up right when lead-off man Terry Carroll was walked by Yakima's Edmunds in the first inning. Carroll scored on Vic Buccola's double. Then Buccola moved to third when Edo Vanni grounded out and came home on Len Tran's long fly to center field.
The Braves scored steadily throughout the game. They picked up single runs in the third and sixth innings and then added two more with two away in the eighth.
In that frame, Jack Warren rapped one to the outfield and moved to second on Dick Watson's single Another single by Flinn scored Warren and Watson came home on Carroll's base blow.
Tri-City ...... 201 001 020—6 10 2
Yakima ....... 000 000 000—0 6 0
Flinn and Johnson; Edmunds, Young (9) and Summers.
EDMONTON, Aug. 21—The Edmonton Eskimos and Salem Senators split a doubleheader Saturday night, Edmonton claiming a 6-1 win in the first, and Salem coming back to take an 11-5 victory in the second meeting.
Larry Manier pitched the five-hit 6-2 opener for Edmonton and Vern Campbell hit two doubles and drove in two runs for the winning club. Manier lost a shut-out in the last inning when Salem's Bob Kellogg, Harry Warner and Dennis Luby each connected with a double.
In the second game, Gene Johnson of Salem had a two-hit shutout going for seven innings while his teammates piled up a nine-run lead.
Leading Salem at bat were Harry Warner, with a home run, a triple and a double and Connie Perez who hit a double and two singles.
Salem .......... 000 000 2—2 5 0
Edmonton ..... 101 031 x—6 9 1
Roenspie and D. Luby; Manier and Prentice.
Salem .......... 303 020 012—11 12 1
Edmonton ..... 000 000 023— 5 7 1
Johnson and Luby; McNulty, Worth (4) and Prentice.