Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Saturday, August 28, 1954
W L Pct GB
Vancouver ... 31 19 .620 —
Lewiston .... 36 24 .600 —
Yakima ...... 34 24 .586 1
Salem ....... 30 22 .577 2
Edmonton .... 27 27 .500 6
Tri-City .... 20 36 .357 14
Wenatchee ... 18 35 .340 14½
SALEM, Aug. 28—Bill Brenner notched his league-leading 21st victory Saturday night as he scattered nine hits in leading the Vancouver Capilanos to a 1-0 shutout of the Salem Senators in the second game of a twin bill.
Vancouver swept the home club, winning the first contest 7-2 behind Keith Bowman’s five-hit pitching.
Brenner allowed no hits to fall for extra bases, and only had trouble with Gene Tanselli, who touched him for three. Brenner walked three and strike out three.
Joe Rayle allowed only five Vancouver hits but, unfortunately, two were all Vancouver needed. Marv Williams singled in the fourth inning and was doubled home by Bob Wellman.
In the opener, Tanselli proved troublesome again, as he had two of the five hits allowed by Bowman, who allowed six walks, but struck out eighth for his first win in a Vancouver uniform. Only one of the runs he gave up was earned, thanks to shortstop Jim Clark’s error.
Ken Richardson singled in a pair of runs in the fourth inning and Wellman and Clark both hit sacrifice flies.
Vancouver ...... 110 300 2—7 9 1
Salem ............ 000 100 1—2 5 0
Bowman and Duretto; Herrera, Johnson (4), Franks (5) and D. Luby
Vancouver ...... 000 100 000—1 5 0
Salem ............ 000 000 000—0 9 1
Brenner and Pesut; Rayle and Ogden.
YAKIMA, Aug. 28 — The Edmonton Eskimos crashed through with four runs in the fifth inning Saturday night to subdue Yakima, 8-4, and even their Western International League baseball series at a game apiece.
Trailing 4-3 entering the inning, the Eskimos picked up their four tallies on a walk, singles by pitcher Ken Kimball and Bob Brown, a double by John McKeown and a triple by Andy Skurski.
Yakima chased in three runs in the second and ended its scoring in the fourth on Lon Summers' none-on homer.
The win went to Kimball who went the distance allowing seven hits.
Yakima ends its home season here Sunday in a doubleheader with Edmonton.
Edmonton ........ 001 240 100—8 12 3
Yakima ............ 000 204 00x—6 10 2
Widner, Manier (6) and Prentice; Rios and Summers.
LEWISTON, Idaho, Aug. 28—The Lewiston Broncs used four double plays Saturday to snuff out virtually every Tri-City scoring threat as they whipped the Braves 9-1 to take a 2-0 lead in their four-game Western International League series.
John Marshall gave up eight hits in pitching the win for the Broncs, who are fighting to regain first place in the league. A walk to Edo Vanni when the bases were loaded and two men out in the ninth gave Tri-City its lone run. It was Marshall's 15th victory against 12 losses.
The Broncs, who got 13 hits off Tri-City hurler Jack Hemphill, bunched three runs in the first inning on a single, double and two walks. Two singles and an error gave them another run in the second, and Clint Cameron's home run brought in three of four runs made in the sixth.
Cameron got four hits in five times at bat for four runs batted in.
The two teams wind up their series in a doubleheadcr on Sunday.
Tri-City ........ 000 000 001—1 8 2
Lewiston ...... 310 004 01x—9 13 2
Hemphill and Johnson; Marshall and Garay, Cameron (6).