Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Saturday, September 4, 1954
W L Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 41 25 .621 —
Yakima ....... 38 25 .603 1½
Salem ........ 36 25 .590 2½
Vancouver .... 32 25 .561 4½
Edmonton ..... 28 32 .467 10
Wenatchee .... 22 37 .373 15½
Tri-City ..... 21 41 .339 18
EDMONTON, Sept. 4—The Edmonton Eskimos can blame the rain for their smallest crowd of the year Saturday, but they will have to blame Lewiston's bats for their 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Broncs.
Only 246 fans turned out to see Edmonton take a 2-0 lead after five innings, then watch the Lewiston league-leaders score once in the sixth, and add four more runs in the eighth off Ray McNulty and Art Worth.
Lewiston ......... 000 001 040—5 11 1
Edmonton ....... 000 110 000—2 6 1
Orrell and Cameron; McNulty, Worth (8) and Partee.
SALEM, Sept. 4—Baseball fans in Salem got a good idea Saturday night why the Tri-City Braves are in last place in the Western International League, as they were embarrassed by the hometown Senators, 17-2.
Two Tri-City pitchers allowed hit after hit—20 in all, the fielders committed five errors which led to four unearned runs, and the batters swung, missed and went back to the dugout 10 times against Jon Briggs, the league's strike-out king.
The Senators batted around in the third, fourth and eighth innings.
Connie Perez batted in four runs, Bob Kellogg had three and Harry Warner, Jim Deyo and Dennis Luby knocked in a pair each. Deyo went four-for-five, while Warner and Luby had three hits. Kellogg only had one hit, but had executive four sacrifices.
Salem scored all they needed with a three-run first inning, but put up six on the board in the third. All the runs were charged to starter Dale Thomason, who allowed seven hits and a walk before Hal Flinn was brought in with one out in the inning.
Dick Watson singled in Jack Warren in the second inning and scored Tri-City's other run in the ninth after walking, moving to third on Rube Johnson's pinch single and scoring on a double play.
Briggs gave up eight walks and leads the league in that category as well.
Tri-City ........ 010 000 001— 2 7 5
Salem .......... 306 300 05x—17 20 0
Thomason, Flinn (3) and Warren; Briggs and D. Luby.
Wenatchee at Vancouver, postponed, rain