Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, May 16, 1954
W L Pct GB
Vancouver ... 12 7 .632 —
Lewiston .... 11 8 .579 1
Yakima ...... 11 9 .559 1½
Spokane ..... 10 9 .529 2
Victoria ..... 9 9 .500 2½
Salem ....... 10 10 .500 2½
Edmonton ..... 7 7 .500 2½
Wenatchee .... 9 10 .474 3
Calgary ...... 5 9 .357 4½
Tri-City ..... 7 13 .350 5½
SALEM, Ore., May 16 — Vancouver and Salem divided a day-night Western International League baseball doubleheader here Sunday, the Capilanos losing the afternoon game 7-5 but winning the nightcap 9-6.
Harry Warner, Salem first baseman, singled to centre with two out to drive in the winning run in the final inning of the first game.
Vancouver had two homers: Arnie Hallgren's in the second scored three runs and Marv Williams scored two more with his circuit blow in the eighth.
In the night game, Vancouver scored three runs in the first inning on hits by K Chorlton and Bob Wellman. They added three more in the second on hits by Chorlton,
Marv Williams and pitcher George Nicholas.
The Capilanos won the game in the sixth inning on a run brought in by Jim Clark's sacrifice fly after Wellman had doubled.
Vancouver ..... 030 000 120—6 11 5
Salem ........... 400 001 101—7 12 1
Brenner and Pesut; Peterson, Briggs (2), Hemphill (7) and Heisner.
Vancouver ..... 330 001 110—9 11 1
Salem ........... 001 200 210—6 8 2
Nicholas and Duretto; Rayle, Peterson (2), Borst (9) and Ogden.
YAKIMA, May 16—The Lewiston Broncs swept both ends of a Western International League doubleheader from the Yakima Bears here Sunday, winning the regulation opener, 9-1, and the abbreviated afterpiece, 4-1.
Lewiston put together a pair of singles, a double and a sacrifice fly for two runs in the first inning to sew up the opener. Yakima's only run came in the third when Dick Briskey doubled and scored on John Popovich's single.
Don Tisnerat spaced six hits in winning the seven-inning afterpiece while John Carmichael gave the Broncs only seven safe blows.
Lewiston ...... 210 210 021—9 15 0
Yakima ........ 001 000 000—1 10 1
Martin and Garay; Young, Carter (2), Machado (6) and Albini.
Lewiston ...... 201 010 0—4 7 0
Yakima ........ 100 000 0—1 6 2
Tisnerat and Cameron; Carmichael and Albini.
CALGARY, May 16—Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos split a doubleheader Sunday as the Stamps opened their home season in the Western International Baseball League.
A crowd of 4,000 jammed the stadium to see Esks win the afternoon game 17-5 and 3,000 were on hand for the night game in which Calgary came from behind to win 6-3.
The first four-sacker this season at Buffalo Stadium was hit by Edmonton third baseman John McKeown, who homered with three mates aboard.
Calgary's margin in the second came in the seventh when clean-up hitter Charlie Lundgren clouted a three-run homer.
Stamps lost the services of Rocky Tedesco when he was hit on the head by a pitched ball in the seventh inning. He was removed to hospital for X-rays.
Edmonton ...... 342 301 301—17 18 0
Calgary ......... 102 001 100— 5 9 6
Widner and Self; Orrell, Tompkins (3), Whyte (4), Aoki (8) and Lundberg.
Edmonton ...... 200 010 000—3 6 0
Calgary ......... 010 200 30x—6 9 1
Conant and Self; Schulte and Luby, Lundberg (9).
KENNEWICK [Tri-City Herald, May 17]—Beginning tonight, the top of the Western International League meets the bottom in the beginning of a three-game series at Sanders Field with all games starting at 7:30 p.m.
The host Tri-City Braves won two games from the Victoria Tyees Sunday. 9-4, 9-7 but it wasn't enough to lift them out of the WIL basement. Vancouver, tonight's visitors, went out in front of the pack by downing Salem Sunday.
For Tri-City fans, star attractions on the Vancouver roster will be Dick Greco, outfielder who was too good to play for the amount of money offered here, and Nick Pesut, catcher of more respectable caliber who played for the Braves four years.
Greco is the player who "bought" his release before playing a game here so he could sign with the brewery-supported Capilanoes. Since then, he has been leading the league in the long-ball department.
Greco and Pesut, however, are not the only familiar faces on the Cap roster. Added to the list are K. Chorlton, Bob Wellman, and Ken Richardson all WIL vets, and Bill Brenner, the manager of this high-paid and high-powered array.
Going against them tonight will by lefty Ted Savarese, who is still looking for a win this season.
The Braves have played Vancouver in one series there this season and could gain but one win in four starts. The only Cap weakness is in its pitching department but, unfortunately, anything less than nine runs is offset by the Vancouver batting lineup.
In narrowing the gap between themselves and the rest of the league Sunday, the Braves won its first double-header at home since June 1, 1952 when they turned a similar trick against Vancouver.
Not officially recorded but something unusual was Tri-City's ability to make hits pay off in runs. In the opener, the Braves got nine runs on nine hits and in the second game they got nine runs on 10 hits.
Tyee manager Don Pries used five pitchers against Tri-City in the first game. Tri-City starter Don Robertson won his fourth victory against one loss but had to have some help from Dale Bloom, when he ran into trouble in the fifth inning.
Robertson, though, came to the aid of Bud Guldborg, winner of the second game, when Guldborg ran into trouble in the sixth inning.
The two games featured some ragged play and some fielding gems. In the latter classification was Vic Buccola's unassisted double play in the sixth inning. With Bill Prior on third, and Dain Clay on first, Steve Mesner hit a hot ground ball to Buccola. Buccola scooped it up, tagged Clay right in front of him, and stepped on the bag to force Mesner, all the while holding Prior on third.
Len Tran and Bob Moniz had the big days at the plate. Moniz hit three for five and drove in four runs. Tran hit four for seven and drove in four runs. In the seven-inning second game, Moniz got a double and a triple.
Victoria ..... 100 030 000—4 13 2
Tri-City ..... 010 060 20x—9 9 1
Prior, Hodges (5), Moen (5), Flinn (6), Smith (7) and Martin, Sanchez (6): Robertson, Bloom (6) and Warren.
Victoria ..... 031 021 0—7 5 0
Tri-City ..... 251 100 x—9 10 4
Kanshin, Flinn (2), Prior (4) and Sanchez; Guldborg, Robertson (6) and Johnson.
WENATCHEE, May 17—Wenatchee and Spokane divided a Western International League baeball doubleheader Sunday, the Chiefs winning the opener, 4-3, in an extra inning, and the Indians taking the nightcap, 11-6.
With his first toss of the game, Spokane's Ralph Romero wild-pitched Joe Unfried home with the winning run in the 10th inning of the opener.
Unfried had tripled to tie up the game after Spokane had pulled ahead with a single run in the top of the inning.
The Indians netted seven earned runs in the first six innings of the second contest off starter Ted Shandor. Charley Oubre relieved Shandor in the seventh and gave up successive doubles to Red Robins and Ted Hesse, a walk and a triple for Spokane's final four counters.
Spokane ......... 000 100 100 1—3 13 0
Wenatchee ..... 000 020 000 2—4 11 0
Giovannoni, Closs (6), Romero (10) and Sack; Waters, Thompson (10) and Jenney.
Spokane ......... 310 003 400—11 15 1
Wenatchee ..... 210 010 200— 6 11 1
Lawson, Aubertin (7), Trautwein (7) and Dean; Shandor, Oubre (7) and Jenney.
EDMONTON, May 16 — A new grandstand at Renfrew Park, home of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western International Baseball League, will be available to seat about 2500 persons Tuesday, when the Eskimos play their first home game of the season.
Fans will sit on the concrete until wooden benches are erected within the next two weeks.