Monday, 17 March 2008

Friday, June 26, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Salem ....... 35 21 .625 —
Lewiston .... 34 21 .618 ½
Edmonton .... 36 26 .581 2
Vancouver ... 32 24 .571 3
Wenatchee ... 27 32 .458 9½
Tri-City .... 25 31 .446 10
Calgary ..... 25 31 .446 10
Victoria .... 25 32 .439 10½
Spokane ..... 25 33 .431 11
Yakima ...... 25 38 .397 13½

EDMONTON — Edmonton Eskimos moved into third place in the Western International League Friday, sweeping a double-header from Vancouver Capilanos 10-4 and 5-4 In launching a crucial four-game series here. Eskimos are one game in front of the Capilanos.
Pitcher Ray McNulty was the top man for the Eskimos. He went the distance in the 10-4 opener for his eighth win against two defeats and batted three-for-three in the process.
Then, in the nightcap, he unloaded a pinch-hit line single to left to drive in the winning run. It was McNulty's fourth straight hit of the night.
Pat Utley was credited with winning the nightcap, his third against one loss.
First Game
Vancouver ....... 100 110 1—4 11 2
Edmonton ........ 010 324 x—10 12 1
Gunnarson, Roberts (5), MacKay (8) and Leavitt; McNulty and Morgan.
Second Game
Vancouver ....... 002 011 000—4 8 1
Edmonton ........ 200 001 002—5 11 1
Fletcher and Lundberg; Utley and Morgan.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Charlie Oubre scattered nine hits and got two himself that were good for four runs for Wenatchee as Chiefs defeated Yakima 9-3 Friday night on a Western International League baseball game.
Yakima started the scoring with a single tally in the second frame but Wenatchee came back in the third with two runs and continued to build its lead from there on off three Bear pitchers.
Wenatchee ..... 002 130 003—9 11 0
Yakima ........... 010 000 101—3 9 5
Oubre and Bartolomei; Thompson, Rial (5), Young (8) and Weatherwax.

LEWISTON, Idaho — Although they out-hit Lewiston Broncs 16 to 11, Spokane Indians suffered their seventh Western International League defeat in a row Friday night, losing 6-5.
Manager Bill Brenner pitched his second win in as many nights to spark the Lewiston win.
The Indians twice held a brief lead. They were ahead 2-1 in the fifth when singles by Ralph Romero, Eddie Murphy, and Stan Palys plus a sacrifice by Jimmy Brown brought in two runs.
Lewiston's Gabby Williams homered in the next frame to tie it up.
Spokane ......... 000 020 120—5 16 0
Lewiston ........ 001 001 04x—6 11 1
Romero, Cordell (8) and Sheets; Brenner and Cameron.

SALEM — Salem extended its record Western International winning streak to 10 games Friday night when it edged Tri-City 3-2.
Salem, by winning, also retained its lead in Western International League standings.
The Senators' runs, all in the first inning, came on a walk, a single by Hugh Luby, a double by Milt Smith, and two flies—one of them by Jerry Ballard.
Tri-City ........ 010 001 000—2 13 2
Salem .......... 300 000 00x—3 6 2
Tanner and Pesut; Hemphill, Roenspie (9) and Nelson.

Victoria at Calgary, doubleheader, postponed, rain.

Trade Pitcher
LEWISTON, June 26—The Lewiston entry in the Western International Leage announced Friday the trade of pitcher Don Carter to Yakima in exchange for infielder Bud Hjelmaa.
Carter had a 1-1 record with the Broncs this season.

Wenatchee Fans Flock to Contest At Own Price
WENATCHEE, June 26 — Not counting the bottle caps and buttons, an average of nearly 40 cents a person was collected from 3,200 fans who turned out Thursday at the Western International League base, ball park for "Bust Down the Fences Night."
They were attracted there in the record high number by an invitation which said "pay what you like; no regular admission." General Manager Frank Dasso of the Chiefs said total gate receipts were $1,251: expenditures $250.
"We haven't made that much profit on any three games this season." Dasso said, terming the experiment a "huge success." He said that not charging a general admission eliminated the payment of federal state and city taxes, which amount to 20 per cent of the established ticket price.
Arrangements were made with the visiting Tri-City club to forego the visitors' usual 40 per cent share of the receipts. Wenatchee will withhold taking it out of the gate in a game at Tri-City later in the season.
Dasso said the idea has not previously been tried by a professional baseball team. He will change it somewhat for a future trial, when merchants will be sold blocks of seats to be given as passes to their customers.

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