Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Friday, July 31, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Salem ....... 20 11 .645 —
Spokane ..... 22 14 .611 2½
Vancouver ... 17 17 .500 4½
Yakima ...... 16 16 .500 4½
Lewiston .... 15 15 .500 4½
Edmonton .... 15 16 .484 5
Tri-City .... 15 18 .455 6
Victoria .... 15 18 .455 6
Calgary ..... 14 18 .438 6½
Wenatchee ... 12 18 .400 7½

YAKIMA, July 31—Three Yakima pitchers who couldn't control delivery and fielders who couldn't handle the ball added up Friday night to a 10-2 Western International League baseball victory for Tri-City's Braves.
The Bears out-hit the Braves 12-9, but couldn't bunch them for results in the scoring column. Fourteen Braves walked, one got aboard on a passed ball and one scored on a balk. Five Bear errors pushed up the scoring total, too.
Vic Buccola starred at bat for the winners, getting three hits in five trips and was credited with three runs batted in. Len Tran was walked four times successively.
Tri-City ........ 021 151 000—10 9 0
Yakima ......... 001 000 100— 2 12 5
Snyder and Warren; Del Sarto, Rial (2), Young (3) and Novick, St. George (7).

LEWISTON, July 31—The battery did the heavy batting Friday night as Lewiston took a 6-4 Western International League victory over Vancouver.
Winning Pitcher John Marshall and Catcher Clint Cameron both hit safely three times in powering Lewiston to the win. Marshall was credited with two doubles and three runs batted in and Cameron one double and two the aid of RBI's.
Lewiston's Bud Hjelmaa was rushed to hospital after being hit in the stomach in the seventh inning. His conditon is not immediately known.
Lewiston spotted Vancouver to two runs in the fourth inning, tied up the game in the seventh and added four more in the eighth, all with timely hits by the battery.
Vancouver ....... 000 200 020—4 11 2
Lewiston .......... 000 000 24x—6 12 1
Fletcher and Leavitt; Marshall and Cameron.

CALGARY, Alta., July 31—Calgary Stampeders snapped a five-game losing streak Friday night as they downed Edmonton Eskimos 5-4 in a Western International League fixture.
It was the first victory for Stamps in their current series against the Edmonton crew.
Stampeders took advantage of jittery Pat Utley to gain a 5-0 lead in the first two innings. Larry Manier came on in the second to hold Stamps scoreless for the remainder of the distance.
Glen Hittner hurled an 11-hitter while picking up his first victory at Buffalo Stadium since he won the Buffs home opener back in May.
Edmonton ..... 000 100 003—4 11 0
Calgary ........ 530 000 00x—5 3 2
Utley, Manier (2) and Morgan; Hittner and Bricker.

SPOKANE, July 31—First it was the pitchers and then the hitters in a Western International League double header here Friday night as Victoria won the first game 7-1 and Spokane the second 20-11.
The Tyees' Bill Bottler allowed only three hits in the seven-inning opener and faced just 18 batters in the final five innings. The ex-Oregon Oregon star now has six wins against eight losses.
Spokane came back to win the nightcap in a wild contest which saw a total of 31 runs on 37 hits.
Big bat for Spokane was Jim Command who batted in the Tribe's first run with a double in the first inning, brought in three more with a triple in the second and picked up a third hit in the fourth.
A spectator, Mrs. Luck J. Thomas, 40, received probable broken ribs when she was hit in the side by a foul ball.
First Game
Victoria .......... 001 231 0—7 9 0
Spokane ......... 100 000 0—1 3 1
Bottler and Martin; Spring, Giovannoni (5) and Sheets.
Second Game
Victoria ......... 012 005 030—11 12 3
Spokane ........ 433 302 00x—20 25 3
Dollins, Walker (1), Lorino (3) and Harford; Romero and Ogle, Sheets (3).

WENATCHEE, July 31—Rick Botelho, 18 year old Wenatchee southpaw, pitched a two-hitter Friday night as the last-place Wenatchee Chiefs edged the league-leading Salem Senators, 2-1.
Jerry Ballard and Chuck Essegian got the two safeties and Essegian scored the lone Salem run after hitting a double. He came across the plate from third base as the Wenatchee shortstop muffed a throw from the catcher when another Senator stole second.
Both Salem hits came in the fifth inning, the only round Botelho was in trouble.
The Chiefs tied the game up in the sixth when Babe Fuhrman singled, stole second and scored when the Salem shortstop booted a grounder.
Wenatchee won the game in the seventh on a single by Jake Helmuth and a 370-foot triple to left centerfield corner by Harry Bartolomei. Salem lefthander Dave Dahle, who pitched for Wenatchee, from 1950 through 1952, gave up seven hits in the first game in which he faced his former team-mates.
Salem ........... 000 010 000—1 2 2
Wenatchee .... 000 001 10x—2 7 1
Dahle and Masterson; Botelho and Bartolomei.

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