Monday, 11 August 2008
Sunday, July 4, 1954
W L Pct GB
Vancouver .... 41 23 .641 —
Yakima ....... 38 32 .543 6
Edmonton ..... 31 28 .525 7½
Lewiston ..... 33 33 .500 9
Tri-City ..... 33 37 .471 11
Victoria ..... 30 36 .455 12
Wenatchee .... 32 39 .451 12½
Salem ........ 32 39 .451 12½
SALEM, July 4—The last-place Salem Senators celebrated Independence Day with a pair of upsets, defeaing the front-running Vancouver Capilanos in a pair of Western International League games, 9-3 and 8-7.
Salem Senator Ernie Domenichelli created some July 4 fireworks of his own in the first game by smacking a home run. His batterymate, Dennis Luby, added another, as both had three hits. Bob Wellman put one out of the park for Vancouver.
Domenichelli tossed a five hitter, walking three and striking out one, while Bud Beasley was the loser, scattering 14 hits and walking a pair.
Reliever Jose Rayle had to get out of his own jam in the last inning of the seven-inning night game, allowing three run.
Bob Wellman hit a three-run homer for Vancouver which tied the game at 4-4 in the fifth, but Salem responded with four in the bottom of the inning.
Harry Warner hit a two-run homer for Salem, while Connie Perez doubled and singled and brought in two more. Marv Williams doubled and singled to score a pair for Vancouver.
Vancouver .... 000 210 000—3 5 0
Salem .......... 012 203 01x—9 14 0
Beasley and Duretto; Domenichelli and D. Luby.
Vancouver ..... 100 030 3—7 10 2
Salem ........... 022 040 x—8 9 1
Cordell and Pesut; Del Sarto, Rayle (5) and Ogden.
KENNEWICK, July 4—In keeping with the Fourth of July holiday, the Tri-City Braves put four runs on the board in both games of Sunday night's twin bill with the Victoria Tyees. They didn't produce the same result.
The Braves staved off a late rally to win the seven-inning opener, 4-3, but fell to the Canadian visitors 11-4 before 2,770 celebrating the American holiday at the ballpark.
Jess Dobernic shut out the Tyees in the opener until the top of the seventh inning. Then Tom Perez led off with a triple and later scored on Don Lundberg's third hit
of the evening. Singles by Mel Stein and Ron Jackson brought in two more runs, but that's all Dobernic allowed.
For Tri-City Terry Carroll got his first homer of the season in the fifth inning off Mike Kanshin, who only allowed six hits. Carroll and Vic Buccola got two apiece, while Artie Wilson and Edo Vanni got the others. Jack Warren and Len Tran brought in a run each.
In the second game, Walter Clough and Bill Prior locked up in a neat duel for four innings. Then Victoria scored four in the fifth and cruised on from there. After Victoria added three in the seventh and three in the eighth, Tri-City came back for a small rally and scored three runs.
Six Tri-City errors entered into the scoring. Two of the seven runs and none of the four runs given by reliever Earl Lemieux were earned.
Stein batted in three, while Dain Clay, Neil Sheridan and Perez brought in two each.
Len Tran and Bob Moniz were responsible for bringing in a pair of runs off Prior, who allowed nine hits, walked five, struck out two, and hit Moniz in working the full nine innings.
Victoria ....... 000 000 3—3 8 0
Tri-City ....... 001 012 x—4 6 2
Kanshin and Lundberg, Dobernic and Warren, Johnson (7).
Victoria ....... 000 040 331—11 18 0
Tri-City ....... 000 001 030— 4 9 6
Prior and Lundberg; Clough, Lemieux (8) and Warren.
LEWISTON, July 4—John Marshall was sent in to protect a 6-5 Lewiston lead over Edmonton, but instead handed the Eskimos a 13-6 Western International League victory over the Lewiston Broncs in the night game of a Sunday twin bill.
Marshall surrendered five hits and walked five.
Lewiston won the opener 8-7.
Edmonton ....... 000 022 030—7 11 1
Lewiston ....... 312 002 00x—8 17 0
McNulty, Widner (7) and Self; Derganc, Yaylian (8) and Garay.
Edmonton ........ 100 010 308—13 11 3
Lewiston ........ 202 002 000— 6 10 3
Conant, Widner (7) and Self; Martin, Marshall (8) and Cameron.
YAKIMA, July 4—Yakima pounded Wenatchee for 12 runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Bears 22-4 in a Sunday Western International League game.
The onslaught began against ex-White Sox bonus baby Larry Richardson, who entered the inning down 10-3. It got so bad that Chiefs manager Bill Kelly replaced him with third baseman Laurie Monroe. The Bears hammered them and starter Ralph Romero, pulled in the third inning, for 21 hits.
Wenatchee ...... 210 000 001— 4 9 2
Yakima ........... 114 40(12) 00x-22 21 2
Romero, Richardson (3), Monroe (6) and Helmuth; Young, Lovrich (1) and Summers, Albini ( ).
Taylor Becomes a Tar
MODESTO, July 4—Outfielder Gale Taylor, acquired after the Calgary franchise in the Western International League folded, has had a very short California League career.
He played in the left field Saturday night, getting one hit in four at-bats in his debut with the Modesto Reds.
Taylor has now been sent to Norfolk, Va. of the Class B Piedmont League. It is in the New York Yankees farm system.
Taylor hit .374 for the Stampeders this season.