Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Sunday, August 8, 1954

                W  L  Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 25 11 .694 —
Yakima ....... 20 15 .571 4½
Vancouver .... 17 15 .531 6
Edmonton ..... 18 17 .514 6½
Salem ........ 15 16 .484 7½
Tri-City ..... 15 21 .417 10
Wenatchee .... 12 24 .333 13

WENATCHEE [Tri-City Herald, Aug. 8]—The Tri-City Braves return from the road today and will open a four-game series with the Vancouver Capilanoes [sic] tonight at Sanders Field.
After dropping both ends of a doubleheader Sunday, 3-0, and 4-1, the Braves wound up the eight-game road trip with five losses against three wins. Three of the losses were at the hands of tonight's visiting Capilanoes.
Don Robertson will be likely Tri-City starter in the game tonight. Robertson currently boasts a 14-6 record, by far the best for the Braves this season. One more
will put him past his pre-season goal of exceding last season's total. Last year Robertson won 14 and lost nine.
Dick Greco, the hard-hitting outfielder and favorite "villain" among Tri-City fans, will not be with the Caps tonight. Greco is playing with the Bob Abel all-stars in games at Lewiston and Edmonton. [...]
In Sunday's action against last-place Wenatchee, Tri-City hitting fell to a level experienced only in the first doubleheader of the season against Edmonton. In the opener, the Braves got six hits off Wenatchee's Billy Joe Waters but couldn't get a run across.
It marked the first time the Braves have been shutout since that Edmonton doubleheader.
In the second game, Tri-City hit safely six times but could score only once. And that run came when pitcher Walt Clough was walked home in the second inning.
Clough, who is rapidly becoming the hard-luck pitcher on the Tri-City staff, was charged with the loss — his 11th against eight wins.
Two of Wenatchee's runs came in the fifth and two in the sixth. In the fifth, Tom Munoz doubled and Tom Self and Ted Shandor singled to load the sacks.
Tony Rivas then doubled scoring two runners.
The sixth inning runs were unearned.
Jerry (Pumpsie) Green did most of the damage in the opener. In the first inning, he walked, moved to second on a sacrifice, and to third on a ground out.
Then he stole home off Hal Flinn, Tri-City's most recent acquisition and the only optioned player on the staff. The other run that inning came when Dane Clay walked, moved to third on Jake Helmuth's single and scored on Laurie Monroe's double.
In the third, Green hit a 380-foot home run.
First Game
Tri-City ........... 000 000 0—0 6 0
Wenatchee ...... 201 000 x—3 7 0
Flinn and Johnson; Waters and Self.
Second Game
Tri-City ........... 010 000 000—1 6 2
Wenatchee ...... 000 022 00x—4 8 2
Clough and Johnson; Shandor and Self.

LEWISTON, Aug. 8—Dick Greco, the outfielder the Vancouver Capilanos don't want, bashed out two homers and went seven for eight as the Western International League All-Stars lost a pair of game from the Lewiston Broncs, 9-6 and 10-3.
Arty Wilson, Tri-City's contribution to the all-star lineup, got a double in the first game.
First Game
All-Stars ....... 002 000 013—6 12 2
Lewiston ....... 421 100 01x—9 13 1
Young (Yak) and Prentice (Edm); Orrell and Garay.
Second Game
All-Stars ....... 101 010 000— 3 13 2
Lewiston ....... 101 400 40x—10 15 2
Kimball (Edm) and Prentice (Edm); Yaylian and Cameron.

YAKIMA, August 8—Yakima's pennant hopes suffered a severe setback as the Bears dropped both games to Edmonton on Sunday, 4-3 and 2-1, and fell 4½ games behind Western International League-leading Lewiston.
John Conant limited the visitors to only five hits in the ten-inning opener, but a third inning home run with none aboard by Herman Lewis was the only score the Bears could muster.
Edmonton tied the count in the seventh, then won the game in the tenth when two successive walks forced in Roy Partee. Partee had singled and was advanced to second on Don Gigli's base hit.
In the second game Yakima trailed 4-1 going into the last of the eighth when the Bears threatened to tie the count. But their rally fell short after they had scored two runs on successive singles by Don Pries, Herman Lewis Lou Stringer and Hal Summers.
Ted Edmunds was the losing pitcher.
First Game
Edmonton ....... 000 000 100 1—2 5 1
Yakima ........... 001 000 000 0—1 9 0
Conant and Partee; Carmichael and Albini.
Second Game
Edmonton ....... 000 101 110—4 7 2
Yakima ........... 100 000 020—3 8 0
McNulty and Partee; Edmunds and Summers.

Vancouver idle.

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