Friday, 16 November 2007

Pre-Season, April 19, 1953

Broncs Shellac Spokane Indians
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, April 19 —The Lewiston Broncs smothered the Spokane Indians, 7-1, here Sunday in a Western International League exhibition, baseball game before a capacity crowd of 1800.
Lewiston, racked up six runs in the first three innings to go ahead 6-0 before Spokane's catcher, Bill Sheets, homered in the third frame.

Salem Senators Power To 8-2 Win at Silverton
SILVERTON, Ore., April 19—The Salem Senators of the Western International league made their Oregon debut here Sunday, defeating the Silverton Red Sox 8-2.
Jack Hemphill and Wayne Rick held the Red Sox to four hits. Salem gained a three-run lead in a first-inning spurt highlighted by Gene Tanselli’s triple. Don Taylor hit a two-run homer for Salem in the seventh inning.

LODI, Calif., April 19—The Idaho Falls Russets saw their perfect exhibition record spoiled Sunday when they ran into the Calgary Stampeders 4-3 in a tight, well played ball game.
Bowman was in trouble in the first inning, but a fast double play from Stan Stewart to Les Corcoran to Manager Red Jcssen eased some of the the pressure.
Bowman walked Jerry Kruger of Calgary, and Gus Stathos singled behind their runner to put two men on and set up the double play, Kruger going to third. He scored on a bloop single by Charley Mead, and the Calgary nine took a one run lead.
Mead scored on Corcoran's error at second after Don Bricker singled to center, and Bob Sangster lined to Third Baseman John Hack to end the inning.
Second man up for Calgary in the second frame, Haig Lavery, tripled, and scored on Joe Orrell's ground out to put Calgary three runs ahead.
First Russet Hit
Joe Borich got the first Russet hit, as he singled to center to start the second inning. Pete Estrada was safe on an error by the first baseman, but John Hack hit into a double play to erase Borich at third, and Stan Stewart struck out to end the inning.
The Russets set Calgary down in one, two, three order in the third, all on ground balls as Bowman's curve ball was breaking sharply.
The Russeta threatened in the sixth when Reno Barbisan, who went in to relieve Bowman, lived on the third baseman's error and Phil Staehle, Russet leadoff man, doubled to deep center, after Second Baseman Jim Landis struck out and Red Jessen popped out. Catcher Cuno Barragan grounded out to end the inning.
Idaho Falls roared back into the ball game in their hall of the seventh inning.
Pete Estrada, laced a single down the left field foul lane. And Stewart banged out a sharp single to left field. Then little Larry Nenna rapped out a 375 foot triple to score the two base runners, scoring himself on Barbisan's long fly to center field. That tied the ball game at three all.
Calgary came back to go ahead in their half of the eighth frame. Pitcher Joe Orrell singled to right and was sacrificed to second. He scored on Stathos' single.
Calgary ......... 210 000 010—4 7 2
Idaho Falls ..... 000 000 300— 3 6 1
Orrell and Bricker; Bowman, Barbisan (6) and Borich, Barragan (6).

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