Saturday, 9 August 2008
Sunday, June 6, 1954
W L Pct GB
Vancouver .... 25 13 .658 —
Wenatchee .... 23 17 .575 3
Yakima ....... 22 17 .564 3½
Edmonton ..... 17 14 .548 4½
Victoria ..... 18 18 .500 6
Spokane ...... 19 21 .475 7
Lewiston ..... 18 22 .450 8
Tri-City ..... 18 23 .439 8½
Salem ........ 17 25 .405 10
Calgary ...... 13 20 .394 9½
KENNEWICK [Tri-City Herald, June 7]—Gray skies and cool winds this morning were not an encouraging factor today for the Tri-City-Wenatchee three-game series tonight.
But the sky color was little different than the Braves’ outlook after dropping all three games at the series at Yakima. It was the first series the Braves have lost since Vancouver took two of three from them at Sanders Field three weeks ago.
It was the first time the Braves have been whitwashed [sic] in a series since they dropped three games to Victoria in the initial road trip of the season.
The Sunday twin bill loss, by scores of 6-1 and 7-5, pushed the Braves below Lewiston in the Western International league standings.
The first game with the Chiefs, the hottest team in the league now, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Currently, Wenatchee is in third-place.
The two teams will play again Tuesday and Wednesday. Likely starter for tonight’s game for Tri-City will be Don Robertson.
Dale Thomason pitched the opening game Sunday but was taken out after giving up three runs in the first, one in the second, and three in the third. One of the runs were unearned.
Cliff Coggin finished the game and shut out the Bears the rest of the way. Tri-City scored twice in the second, two in the fourth and tried to rally in the seventh but were unable to get more than one run across.
In the nine-inning second game, Dale Bloom and John Carmichael locked up in a tight pitcher’s duel but Tri-City errors allowed four unearned runs across in the fifth inning.
For the Bears, Carmichael set Tri-City down on three hits — one each by Terry Carrol1, Sam Kanelos and Dick Watson. His bid for a shutout was spoiled when Carroll scored in the ninth on a Yakima error.
Len Noren, Yakima first-baseman, got half of the Bears’ total hits when he rapped out four in four trips including a double.
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YAKIMA, June 5 — The Tri-City Braves handled the ball like it was a hot potato Sunday and the Yakima Bears took full advantage of eight errors to sweep both ends of a Western International League twin bill, 7-5 and 6-1.
The Bears got away to a fast start in the second game, scoring three times two runs coming on Herman Lewis's home run. Tri-City bounced back with two runs in the second on two singles and a walk but Yakima put the game away with a singleton in the bottom of the second and Danny Rios' three-run homer in the third.
Three straight doubles, by Dale Thomason. Terry Carroll and Len Tran, gave the Braves a brace of runs in the fourth. They added another in the sixth but couldn't overtake Yakima before the seven-inning contest wound up.
Errors committed by the Braves: Five.
John Carmichael's sparkling three-hitter was the clincher for the Bears in the regulation afterpiece.
A single, an error and an infield out in the top of the ninth gave Tri-City one run and saved the Braves from a shutout.
Yakima exploded for five runs in the fifth frame to clinch the game.
Errors committed by Tri-City: Three.
Tri-City ....... 020 201 0—5 12 5
Yakima ........ 313 000 x—7 8 1
Thomason, Coggin (4) and Johnson; Rios, Machado (6) and Summers.
Tri-City ....... 000 000 001—1 3 3
Yakima ........ 100 050 00x—6 8 1
Bloom and Warren; Carmichael and Summers.
WENATCHEE, June 6—The Wenatchee Chiefs had their six-game win streak snapped Sunday as they fumbled away the second game of their Western International League doubleheader with Salem, 5-3. The Chiefs won the opener, 9-1.
Salem scored four unearned runs off Charlie Beamon as Wenatchee bobbled the ball five times in the second contest. Jon Briggs went the distance for the Senators, scattering seven hits.
Joe Unfried and Jake Helmuth provided the spark in the Chiefs' 9-1 win in the opener. Helmuth hit a homer with one on in the seventh and Unfried drove in five runs with two doubles and a pair of singles.
Billy Joe Waters went the distance for the hometowners, giving up only six hits, including a homer by Gene Tanselli in the seventh.
The Chiefs won the series three games to one.
Salem ........... 000 000 100—1 6 5
Wenatchee .... 100 020 33x—9 13 2
Borst, Rayle (8) and Kellogg; Waters and Jenney.
Salem ........... 000 201 020—5 6 0
Wenatchee .... 000 210 000—3 7 5
Briggs and Ogden; Beamon and Jenney.
LEWISTON, Idaho, June 6—The Lewiston Broncs earned their second straight shutout victory over the Spokane Indinas Sunday as they downed the visitors 3-0 in their Western International League baseball tilt here.
The Broncs' John Marshall held Spokane to only four hits. Marshall was in trouble only twice, once in the sixth inning when he loaded the bases and again in the seventh with runners on first and third.
The Broncs tallied all their runs in the sixth frame, on the strength of two singles, a walk and triple by Al Heist.
The second game of the scheduled split doubleheader was rained out.
Spokane ...... 000 000 000—0 4 0
Lewiston ..... 000 003 00x—3 8 1
Wisneski, Lawson (5) and Dean; Marshall and Garay.
Vancouver at Calgary, doubleheader, postponed rain.
Victoria at Edmonton, postponed, rain.
Second Baseman Recalled By Suds
SEATTLE, June 6—The Seattle Rainiers plan to recall Jack Bukowatz, young second baseman, from the Salem Senators of the Western International League. Dewey Soriano, general manager of the Coast League Rainiers, said Bukowatz would report in time for Seattle's opener Tuesday in Portland.
The second baseman was hitting .320 with the Senators,
Soriano also said that rookie catcher Bill Heisner, also recalled by the Rainiers from Salem, is on the disabled list due to an arm injury suffered just before he was due to leave for Seattle. He will report when his arm mends, Soriano added.