Sunday, 23 March 2008

Friday, August 7, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Spokane ..... 28 17 .622 —
Salem ....... 22 16 .579 2½
Yakima ...... 20 19 .513 5
Vancouver ... 21 21 .500 5½
Edmonton .... 19 19 .500 5½
Tri-City .... 19 21 .475 6½
Lewiston .... 18 20 .474 6½
Victoria .... 19 22 .463 7
Wenatchee ... 17 20 .459 7
Calgary ..... 17 23 .425 8½

EDMONTON, Aug. 7—Edmonton Eskimos drubbed Lewiston Broncs 10-2 Friday night behind Don Tisnerat's five-hit pitching to regain sole possession of fifth place in the Western International baseball league.
A crowd of 1,361 paying fans saw Eskimos shunt Lewiston back into sixth place and deadlock their four-game series at a win apiece.
Andy Skurski, Clint Weaver and Dan Prentice led the 15-hit Edmonton attack on pitchers Manny Perez and Bill Brennan with three hits apiece.
Lewiston ........... 010 000 010— 2 5 4
Edmonton ......... 400 041 10x—10 15 2
Perez, Brenner (2) and Garay; Tisnerat and Morgan.

VICTORIA [Colonist, Aug. 8]—Victoria Tyees and Vancouver Capilanos crammed a lot of baseball action into their Western International League game at Royal Athletic Park Friday night as the Tyees barely managed to outlast their Mainland rivals for a protested 13-12 victory—their third in a row over the Caps.
Bill Bottler, after giving up five runs on six hits in the first two innings, settled down to hold Vancouver to one hit and a single tally in the next five innings. The Tyee righthander was routed during a five-run Vancouver rally in the eighth but Bill Prior came on to preserve Bottler’s seventh win in 17 decisions this year.
Clarence Marshall, former major-league pitcher, made his WIL debut with the Caps and ran into a streak of wildness in the third when the Tyees scored seven runs to take an 8-5 lead. Marshall, who was charged with the defeat, gave up four hits and two bases on balls. He also hit two batters, balked one run across the plate and was the victim of Harvey Storey’s error.
The Tyees completed their scoring with three runs off ageless Carl Gunnarson in the fourth and two more off Rod MacKay in the seventh inning.
Granny Gladstone, out of action to rest a sore muscle in his side, provided the dramatic blow of the game, coming in as a pinch-hitter for Ben Jeffey in the fourth and blasting Gunnarson’s first pitch for a three-run homer.
Storey, continuing his batting rampage against Victoria pitching, smashed a three-run double in the second inning and brought the Caps closer with a three-run homer in the eighth. After Gene Petralli followed Storey with a base on balls, Frank Mancuso brought the count to 13-11 with a four-base blow.
Prior relieved Bill Bottler after Mascaro’s homer and ended the inning by getting the next two hitters. Prior ran into trouble in the ninth when Don Pries’ error, K Chorlton’s single and an intentional walk to Storey loaded the bases with two out.
He hit Petralli to force in Chorlton but took the dangerous Mascaro on strikes to end the suspense for the 2,500 “fan night” spectators.
An acknowledged error by plate umpire Emmett Ashford in the fourth inning resulted in a protest by manager Storey. Mascaro, batting with two out and the bases loaded, topped a ball that landed foul and bounced into fair territory. Ashford lost sight of the ball and called it foul but Bottler retrieved the ball and threw it to first base.
After a consultation with base-umpire Van Keuren, Ashford ruled Mascaro out, and Storey lodged his protest.
The clubs conclude their series with a day-night double-header at Athletic Park today., Earl Dollins is due to start for Victoria in the afternoon encounter while Ben Lorino is a possible choice for the evening “family night” game.
Vancouver ....... 230 100 051—12 11 3
Victoria ........... 017 300 20x—13 16 2
Marshall, Gunnarson (3), MacKay (8) and Leavitt; Bottler, Prior (8) and Martin.

Spokane ........... 231 100 011—9 15 2
Calgary ............ 010 000 006—7 9 1
Giovannoni, Cordell (9) and Ogle; Francis, Stites (2) and Lillard.

Yakima ........ 210 000 000—3 8 2
Tri-City ....... 300 002 10x—6 10 1
Carter, Edmunds (7) and Albini; Snyder and Warren.

Wenatchee ... 200 000 301—6 11 0
Salem .......... 100 030 000—4 8 2
Oubre and Bartolomei; Borst, Roenspie (7) and Masterson.
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