Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Friday, July 17, 1953

W L Pct GB
Salem ....... 13 4 .765 —
Spokane ..... 13 5 .722 ½
Vancouver .... 9 8 .529 4
Yakima ....... 9 9 .500 4½
Lewiston ..... 8 8 .500 4½
Calgary ...... 8 9 .471 5
Tri-City ..... 8 10 .444 5½
Edmonton ..... 7 11 .389 6½
Victoria ..... 6 11 .353 7
Wenatchee .... 6 12 .333 7½

SALEM — The Salem Senators took first place from Spokane in the Western International League, thanks to a 7-3 home field victory over the Indians on Friday.
Rookie pitcher Larry Borst scattered seven Spokane hits in going all the way for the win. He also singled to lead off a three-run third inning that gave the Senators a 4-3 lead.
Spokane ...... 120 000 000—3 7 1
Salem .......... 103 011 10x—7 7 3
New, Nemes (7) and Sheets; Borst and Masterson.

LEWISTON, Idaho — Lewiston pitcher Manny Perez gave up 11 hits to Edmonton batters Friday night but won his own game with a ninth inning home run for the Broncs 5-4 victory in their Western International League series opener.
Al Heist had tied the score 4-4 in the eighth with a one-run homer.
Home runs by Ray McNulty and Bobby Sturgeon brought in the Eskimos first three runs, two in the second inning and one in the third. Clint Weaver doubled in Sturgeon in the fifth for their final score.
Heist's three-base hit scored Lewiston's first run in the first inning and he scored on Artie Wilson's single.
McNulty was the losing pitcher.
Edmonton ........ 021 010 000—4 11 1
Lewiston .......... 200 010 011—5 3 1
McNulty and Morgan; Perez and Cameron.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Herman Lewis tripled against the centre-field fence to score Al White, who had walked to bring in Yakima's winning run in the 10th in a 10-9 victory over Calgary in a Western International League game Friday night
Trailing 3-3 at start ot the seventh, the Bears scored five runs. The Calgary pitcher, Ed Kapp, walked three men and an error brought in a run. Lewis smashed a two-run single to right. Bill Francis replaced Kapp and Bob Wellman greeted him with a double to score two more men.
A walk to Gordie Hernandez, a sacrifice, fielder's choice and error tied the game in the eighth.
Jim Mellinger, Calgary's second batter in the game, hit over the fence for a home run. Mellinger also got two singles in four other times at bat.
Calgary ........ 130 012 200 0—9 14 2
Yakima ........ 200 001 510 1—10 12 3
Kapp, Francis (7) and Lillard; Tanner, Rial (6) and Albini.

WENATCHEE — Bob Roberts, the stocky little relief pitcher bought from Calgary, shared the spotlight with lightweight redtopped shortstop Jack Bukowatz as Vancouver swept both ends of a doubleheader from Wentachee in Western International League baseball Thursday.
Bukowatz broke up the first game in the 11th inning, as the Caps pulled out a 4-2 win over the Chiefs.
Vancouver had scored in the first inning and the Chiefs responded equally in the third. They went along that way until the eighth when they each scored again.
Then, in the top of the 11th, Gale Taylor was safe on an error, catcher Jim Leavitt sacrificed him to second, Carl Gunnarson singled and K. Chorlton síngled, setting the stage for Bukowatz.
He doubled neatly, scoring Taylor and Gunnarson to win it all.
Roberts really stole the show in the second game. He gave up but two hits, struck out ten and walked one.
Further, he scored the Caps second run when he doubled to open the seventh inning and scored on Frank Mascaro's single.
First Game
Vancouver ........ 100 000 010 02—4 10 0
Wenatchee ......... 001 000 010 00—2 9 4
Gunnarson and Leavitt; Bowman and Helmuth.
Second Game
Vancouver ........ 000 100 1—2 7 1
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 0—0 2 0
Roberts and Leavitt; DeCarolis and Helmuth.

KENNEWICK — The Victoria Tyees pitching staff, which has given up 43 runs during the first five game of the current road trip, failed to keep bats silent as the Tri-City Braves smacked 13 hits in an 8-7 victory in WIL baseball on Friday.
Tri-City built up a 4-0 against starter Zeb Walker in the first four innings and then the Victoria attack, which seems to function best when the Tyees pitchers are being clobberedm broke out for five runs and a 5-4 lead in the fifth.
Reliever Bill Prior gave up two runs in the bottom of the fifth and another pair in the sixth. he blanked the Braves in the last two frames but the Tyees couldn't quite make up the difference. They scored once in the eighth, finally routing Dale Bloom in the ninth and scored once off Jess Dobernic to make it close.
Dwane Helbig, who drove in Victoria's ninth-inning tally, had three singles in four trips. Don Pries added a two-run double in the fifth inning for the Tyees.
Victoria .......... 000 020 011—7 8 1
Tri-City .......... 021 122 00x—8 13 2
Walker, Prior (5) and Martin; Bloom, Dobernic (9) and Warren.

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