Monday, 11 August 2008

Sunday, July 25, 1954

                W  L  Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 16  6 .727 —
Yakima ....... 12  7 .632 2½
Salem ........ 11  8 .579 3½
Edmonton ..... 10 10 .500 3
Vancouver ..... 8  9 .471 5½
Tri-City ...... 8 12 .400 7
Victoria ...... 5  9 .357 7
Wenatchee ..... 6 15 .280 9½

EDMONTON, July 25—The Vancouver Capilanos outhit the Edmonton Eskimos Sunday, but came out on the losing end of a 7-4 decision.
The two teams exchanged runs in the third inning before Edmonton broke the game open with two in the fourth on Don Gigli's single and three in the fifth.
Vancouver attempted a late long-ball comeback. Dick Greco smashed a solo homer in the seventh and Danny Holden added a two-run shot in the ninth.
The Caps mounted a rally in the ninth, but it was snuffed out by John Conant, who allowed a hit, but then struck out the final batter of the game. He replaced Ken Kimball, who scattered 12 hits.
Arnie Hallgren was charged with the first six runs on six hits and six walks in four-and-a-third innings. He was replaced by veteran George Nicholas, who gave a fine relief effort, retiring all five men he faced, two by strikeouts. Dick Greco gave up the only other Edmonton hit, and an unearned run, in the eighth.
Williams hit a solo homer in the third for the Esks.
Vancouver ..... 001 000 120—4 13 2
Edmonton ...... 001 230 01x—7  7 0
Hallgren, Nicholas (5), Greco (7) and Duretto; Kimball, Conant (9) and Partee.

SALEM, July 25—Wenatchee's fireless Chiefs dropped a couple of one-run games to Salem Sunday to drop deeper into the Western International League cellar. The scores were 4-3 and 2-1.
Salem's Jon Briggs won a tight pitching duel with Charlie Oubre as the Senators defeated Wenatchee in the second game of their Sunday doubleheader. Briggs gave up only five hits and Oubre six. He had a three-hitter going until the ninth when two hitters singled.
In the first game, an eighth inning rally by Wenatchee fell one run short of tying the game and Salem held on for the win. Home runs by Dennis Luby and Connie Perez aided the Senators' cause.
First Game
Wenatchee .... 000 010 000—3 10 1
Salem ........... 012 001 00x—4  8 1
Shandor and Self; Herrera, Roenspie (8) and D. Luby.
Second Game
Wenatchee .... 000 000 001—1 5 1
Salem ........... 000 110 00x—2 6 0
Oubre and Self, Helmuth (5); Briggs, Domenichelli (9) and Ogden.

LEWISTON [Tri-City Herald, July 26]—In the second-half of season play, the Tri-City Braves returned from the road today under cirdumstancus similar to the first.
Early this spring, the Braves dropped seven of eight games on their first road trip — a series of losses that were to hurt them the rest of the half. Now in second half play, the Braves come home losers of six of eight road trip games, with a seventh game being a tie.
The Braves dropped two more to Lewiston Sunday, the first 9-2, and the second 5-4.
Tonight, the Braves open at Sanders Field against the cellar-dwelling Wenatchee Chiefs and unless the wheel swings the other way, a battle to stay out of the cellar will develop. Wenatchee currently has a 6-15 record to Tri-City's 8-12.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. The Braves will be home all week and several promotions are lined up.
Tonight will be Boy Scout night with an expected 100 to be on hand from the Richland district.
Tuesday will be Richland Atomic Frontier night with the queens from that group coming to the game.
Wednesday will be another Pop Pays night. Under this arrangement, the male of the household pays a regular admission price and the wife and children are admitted free.
Thursday night will be Vic Buccola night. The night is sponsored by the Tri-City Eagles for the only player who has been with the team since it came here from Wenatchee.
In winning two from Tri-City Sunday, Lewiston ran its string to 16 wins in 22 starts. The wins preserved their 2½ game bulge over Yakima, which beat the Braves three of four on the road trip.
[WILfan note: In the night game, Vic Buccola doubled in a run in the second inning, then Lewiston went ahead with four in the third. Don Hunter hit the first of two doubles to send in a run then Clint Cameron parked a three-run homer. Rube Johnson doubled in a Tri-City run in the sixth, Len Tran brought in another in the eight and Dick Watson, with the last of his three hits, added the last one in Tri-City's ninth-inning rally attempt ... In the opener, Gordie Brunswick's single scored leadoff man Terry Carroll to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Hunter hit an RBI double to tie the game in the bottom, before the first of Bob Williams' three hits scored him to give Lewiston the lead for good. Williams and Larry Barton both went three-for-four in the opener. Cameron homered twice to bring in three runs, while Barton hit one out and had a two RBI day. Tran batted in Tri-City's run on an out in the fifth.]
First Game
Tri-City ....... 100 010 0—2  5 2
Lewiston ..... 200 124 x—9 14 0
Clough, Thomason (6) and Warren; Orrell and Garay.
Second Game
Tri-City ....... 010 001 011—4 6 1
Lewiston ..... 004 001 00x—5 9 3
Hemphill and Warren, Johnson (1?); Yaylian and Garay.

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