Monday, 11 August 2008

Sunday, July 18, 1954

               W  L  Pct GB
Victoria ..... 5  3 .625 —
Lewiston .... 10  6 .625 1
Tri-City ..... 7  6 .583 ½
Edmonton ..... 7  6 .538 ½
Yakima ....... 6  6 .500 1½
Salem ........ 6  6 .500 1½
Vancouver .... 4  6 .400 3
Wenatchee .... 4 10 .286 4

EDMONTON, July 18—The Edmonton Eskimos wound up a seven-game home stand on Sunday with a 5-4 win over the Yakima Bears.
Leadoff man Whitey Thomson hit a home run in the first inning for what proved to be the margin of victory. The Eskimos scored four more runs in the fourth. Yakima scoring was on two-run homers by Des Charouhas in the fifth and the seventh.
The win gave Edmonton the series 5-2.
Yakima ......... 000 020 200—4 4 1
Edmonton ..... 100 400 00x—5 5 0
Edmunds and Summers; McNulty and Partee.

KENNEWICK [Tri-City Herald, July 19]—The Tri-City Braves have the day off today before traveling to Yakima for a three-game series there, and maybe in the meantime
some of the pitching help on the way here will catch up with them.
First expected to arrive is Gordy Brunswick, outfielder turned pitcher, and expected shortly afterward is Herman Besse, lefthander recently released by Sacramento.
Tri-City could use pitching help, but there was nothing wrong with the pitching Sunday night when they lost the fourth and final game if the four-game series with Salem, 7-5.
The defeat evened the series at two games each and left Tri-City with a 7-6 record.
Basically, somewhat inept fielding and inability to bring a few runners in cost Tri-City a win.
Salem jumped off to an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning.
However, the Braves came back for five runs in the bottom half of the frame. Bill Franks, one of Vancouver manager Bill Brenner's gifts to Salem, was driven off the mound after three straight hits and three runs. Ernie Domenichelli took over and gave up two more runs before getting the side out.
But that was all she wrote.
Tri-City then got 11 hits off Domenichelli in the next eight innings but couldn't get a run across.
Meanwhile Salem scored once off Don Robertson in the third as the result of Robertson's own error, and again in the fourth as a result of an error to tie the score, 5-5.
In the top of the ninth, Robertson struck out the leadoff batter but then gave up a double to Mel Krause. After getting me next batter to pop out, he gave a double to Gene Tanselli which scored Krause with the winning run. Tanselli scored on Connie Perez's single.
In the bottom of the ninth, Domenichelli set the three Tri-City batters down in order to win the game. It was the only inning Tri-City didn't get one or more hits and one of two innings when they didn't have a runner in scoring position.
Salem ........ 301 100 002—7 13 3
Tri-City ...... 500 000 000—5 16 5
Franks, Domenichelli (1) and D. Luby; Robertson and Warren.

WENATCHEE, July 17—The Wenatchee Bears stretched a win streak to three games by shading Lewiston 3-2 in the opener of a twin bill Sunday, but the Broncs took the nightcap 6-5.
Wenatchee's Charlie Beamon turned in the day's best pitching job, a three-hitter in the seven-inning opener. The Broncs managed only one hit until the seventh. Beamon weakened in that inning and gave up a pair of singles and a walk. Ted Shandor took over and put out the fire alter the Broncs had scored a single run.
Lewiston won the nightcap in the seventh when, with two out and two on, Wenatchee outfielders Ross McCormack and Dick Stacy collided in right centrefield while chasing Eddie Bockman's fly ball. Both runners scored.
First Game
Lewiston ........ 100 000 1—2 3 0
Wenatchee .... 003 000 x—3 5 0
Marshall and Garay; Beamon, Shandor (7) and Helmuth.
Second Game
Lewiston ........ 040 000 200—6 8 3
Wenatchee .... 020 200 001—5 8 4
Marshall, Derganc ( ) and Garay; Waters and Self.

Only games scheduled.

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