Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Sunday, August 29, 1954
W L Pct GB
Lewiston ...... 38 24 .613 —
Yakima ........ 36 24 .600 1
Salem ......... 32 22 .593 2
Vancouver ..... 30 21 .588 2½
Edmonton ...... 27 29 .482 8
Tri-City ...... 20 38 .345 16
Wenatchee ..... 18 35 .340 15½
SALEM, Aug. 29—The only people not laughing in this Oregon city Sunday were the Vancouver Capilanos. For it was a comedy of errors at Waters Field—eight of them—committed by the Caps in the second game of a twin-bill, swept by the Salem Senators by scores of 8-4 and 10-4.
Eddie Murphy started the error parade in centre field, and was followed by second baseman Marv Williams, with three, and two each by third baseman Ken Richardson and catcher-turned-shortstop Bob Duretto.
Add to that a passed ball by outfielder-turned-catcher Danny Holden, and a wild pitch by outfielder-turned-relief pitcher Arnie Hallgren.
Victimised by the inept play was Vancouver starting pitcher, who was responsible for eight runs in the first inning and a third—only one of them earned. He was bailed out by Hallgren, who gave up only two runs the rest of the way, one earned, allowing four hits, walking five and striking out seven.
Perez batted in three runs with a pair of doubles for the Senators, while Harry Warner and Jim Deyo brought in a pair each.
Marv Williams had gotten Vancouver off to a 1-0 start in the first inning by doubling in K Chorlton, who started the game with a base hit. Bob Duretto’s homer in the third accounted for the three remaining Vancouver runs.
The Caps committed a comparatively-few three errors in dropping the opener, Williams, Bob Wellman and Duretto being the culprits. They resulted in only six of the eight runs off George Nicholas being earned.
Harry Warner homered and brought in three runs, while Duretto accounted for all of Vancouver’s runs with a three-run double in the second and a single in the fourth that scored Dick Greco, who had doubled.
Jon Briggs, the WIL strikeout and walk leader, added three whiffs and a base on balls to his totals.
Vancouver ...... 030 100 0—4 6 3
Salem ............ 210 032 x—8 12 2
Nicholas and Pesut; Briggs and Ogden.
Vancouver ...... 103 000 000— 4 8 8
Salem ............ 440 101 00x—10 12 1
Cordell, Hallgren (2) and Pesut, Holden (3); Roenspie, Johnson (4) and D. Luby.
LEWISTON [Tri-City Herald, Aug. 30]—The Tri-City Braves will take the next three days off from play and let the other six teams in the Western International league hassle over second-half honors.
The Braves were originally scheduled to play the high-class Coos Bay, Ore., semi-pro team this week but general manager Eddie Taylor said today the games were called off because of constant rain along the Oregon coastal area.
The vacancy in the league schedule was caused by the demise of the Victoria entry.
With the Tri-City out of it, the race for top honors should force other teams to take over first place on their own for a while in place of getting there by crawling over the backs of the Braves.
In recent weeks, Salem climbed to first place by winning three of four games from Tri-Clty. But the Senators didn't stay there long. Tri-City then went to Lewiston for four games, and dropped all four, and the Broncs are again in first place.
If the pattern continues for the rest of the dismal and fast-dying season, Salem will be facing Vancouver in the playoffs because the Senators will have at it with Tri-City for the last seven games of the season.
Four of them will be at the Oregon Capital beginning Thursday and three of them here on Sunday and Labor Day.
The Broncs took both ends of the twin bill from the Braves, 3-2, and 8-2, Sunday to move into first.
Homers accounted for the scoring for both teams. Hal Flinn, the losing pitcher in the first game, hit one but Clint Cameron, the Lewiston catcher, knocked out the winning homer in the seventh.
Cameron's bat also accounted for the Lewiston win in the second game. His second homer came in the fourth inning with two on. In the third inning, he drove in two more with a double.
For Tri-City playing manager Edo Vanni homered with one on for Tri-City's two runs.
Tri-City ......... 001 010 000—2 10 1
Lewiston ....... 000 200 01x—3 8 1
Flinn and Warren; Orrell and Cameron.
Tri-City ......... 100 001 000—2 8 2
Lewiston ....... 122 300 00x—8 10 0
Thomason, Robertson (3), Hemphill (8) and Warren; Martin and Cameron.
YAKIMA, Aug. 29—The Yakima Bears skirted past Salem and Vancouver in the Western International League standings by trouncing Edmonton, two out of three games in their series. The Bears won both ends of a Sunday twin bill, 7-0 and 6-1.
Yakima hurler Tom Lovrich fashioned a neat one-hitter in the Bears' seven-inning opener. He was nicked for a first inning single by Augie Amorena, the Eskimos only hit of the game.
Lon Summers was the big mouse with the bat. The Yakima catcher hit a grand slam homer in the third inning of the opener and added another round-tripper with two on in the sixth frame of the nightcap.
Danny Rios had some early inning trouble in the second game but settled down and gave up only six hits for the victory.
Edmonton ...... 000 000 0— 0 1 0
Yakima .......... 205 300 x—10 5 0
McNulty and Partee; Lovrich and Summers.
Edmonton ...... 200 100 000—3 6 2
Yakima .......... 000 204 00x—6 10 2
Widner, Manier (6) and Prentice; Rios and Summers.