Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Sunday, August 15, 1954
W L Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 30 15 .667 —
Yakima ....... 25 18 .581 4
Vancouver .... 23 17 .575 4½
Edmonton ..... 24 18 .571 4½
Salem ........ 22 18 .550 5½
Tri-City ..... 15 29 .341 14½
Wenatchee .... 14 31 .311 16
WENATCHEE, Aug. 15 — The Vancouver Capilanos rallied for two runs to nip the Wenatchee Chiefs, 4-3, in the wind-up game of a Sunday Western International League doubleheader.
Wenatchee crushed the Caps in the opener, 10-2.
Vancouver was down 3-2 in the eighth inning of the night game, but won with a pair of runs that came when Bob Wellman walked, Kenny Richardson and Neil Sheridan singled and Jim Clark lifted a sacrifice fly.
Wellman was the best man at the plate for the Capilanos, hitting a triple and a homer. Russ McCormack hit a two-run four-bagger for the Chiefs in the first inning.
In the opener, John Cordell allowed five runs in the third, which broke a 1-all tie and allowed Wenatchee starter Charlie Beamon to coast the rest of the way. The big blow was Tom Self's grand slam home run.
Laurie Monroe smashed a three run homer in the sixth and also singled in a run. Jake Helmuth added a trio of singles and Wenatchee pounded 14 hits off Cordell.
Marv Williams doubled and scored on Wellman's single for Vancouver in the first inning, while K Chorlton singled in Nick Pesut in the seventh.
The two teams split the four-game series.
Vancouver ......... 100 000 1— 2 6 0
Wenatchee ........ 105 013 x—10 14 4
Cordell and Pesut; Beamon and Self.
Vancouver ........ 100 001 020—4 8 1
Wenatchee ....... 200 100 000—3 9 4
Nicholas and Duretto; Hodges and Self.
KENNEWICK [Tri-City Herald, Aug. 16]—Because of the Victoria folding, the Tri-City Braves have a day off today, and technically have the next two days off, too, although exhibition games with the Walla Walla Bears are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday night.
And while taking time off, may be playing manager Edo Vanni and the rest of his crew, can come up with some answer to the problem of how to win a ballgame.
The Braves dropped Nos. 9 and 10 straight Sunday with a 6-3 and 12-3 losses to the Yakima Bears. It gave Yakima a clean sweep of the four-gome series.
The next home game will be a "loner" against Lewiston Thursday night. Then Tri-City takes off to play Yakima, the team they have beaten but once this season.
The wins Sunday moved the Bears up to second place in the league standings. [...]
Tri-City suffered another temporary player loss Sunday night when Gordy Brunswick was called to Tacoma because of the illness of his wife.
In the games Sunday, the Braves hit but couldn't come through in the clutch in the first game. The 12 base blows off John Carmichael could produce but three runs.
Yakima scored two of its six runs on homers by catcher Lon Summers.
The others came on singles by Don Pries and Len Noren followed by John Albini's double, and two walks, a single and a double by Dick Briskey.
In the second game, Briskey hit a homer, triple, double and single in five times up.
Albini also got a homer with one on in the fourth.
[WILfan note: In the opener, Edo Vanni doubled in one run and singled in another, while Len Tran's base hit brought in the third ... Carmichael struck out seven Braves and didn't walk any ... Herm Lewis and Noren had three hits each in the night game ... Vanni tripled in Dick Watson in the third inning then scored on Tran's single, while Bob Moniz singled in Terry Carroll in the eighth.
Yakima ...... 221 001 0—4 7 0
Tri-City ..... 101 010 0—3 12 0
Carmichael and Summers; Hemphill and Johnson.
Yakima ...... 000 350 031—12 16 2
Tri City ..... 020 000 010— 3 8 0
Rios and Albini; Clough, Dobernic (5) and Johnson.
SALEM, Aug. 15—The Salem Senators completed a surprise sweep of a four-game series against Western International league-leading Lewiston, blanking the Broncs 2-0 in the Sunday opener, then picking up an 8-2 win the the night contest.
Salem pitching held Lewiston to a total of 12 hits in their two games, six in each.
The only Bronc runs came in the second contest when they added a single tally in each the first and sixth frames.
In the first game, Lewiston pitcher John Marshall hurled a four-hitter but lost it in the sixth inning when he filled the bases with walks and two runs came in on a sacrifice fly and a single by Jim Deyo.
Lewiston ..... 000 000 000—0 6 0
Salem ......... 000 002 00x—2 4 2
Marshall and Garay; Herrera and D. Luby.
Lewiston ..... 100 001 000—2 6 1
Salem ......... 301 210 10x—8 8 0
Derganc, Kime (4) and Garay; Briggs and Ogden.
EDMONTON, Aug. 15—A fourth team has now folded in the Western International League, but unlike the demise of Spokane, Calgary and Victoria, this one was entirely planned.
The All-Stars, born to play games on the schedule left empty when Victoria pulled out of the league, played their last game Sunday, losing to the Edmonton Eskimos 9-5.
The players will now return to their original teams.
All-Stars ......... 020 010 020—5 8 3
Edmonton ....... 333 000 00x—9 11 2
Martin and Holden; Conant and Partee.