Saturday, 15 March 2008

Friday, May 15, 1953

W L Pct GB
Lewiston .... 13  6 .684 —
Vancouver ... 13  6 .684 —
Wenatchee ... 12 10 .545 2½
Tri-City .... 10  9 .526 3
Victoria .... 10 11 .476 4
Salem ........ 7  8 .467 4
Yakima ...... 10 13 .435 5
Calgary ...... 9 12 .429 5
Edmonton ..... 8 11 .421 5
Spokne ....... 7 13 .350 6½

VICTORIA [Colonist, May 16]—Harvey Storey is a baseball player with a distinguished record as a hitter in many seasons of Coast League play who is nearing the end of his active career but Victoria Tyees will be the first to admit that the veteran still has a lot left.
The Vancouver manager continued his assault on Victoria pitching last night with a perfect five-for-five record at Royal Athletic Park. Included in his hits was a three-run homer in the seventh inning which broke a 4-4 tie and turned out to be the winning blow as his Capilanos made it five in a row over their unhappy B.C. rivals, this time by 8-4.
Storey has been a one-man wrecking crew in those five games. Up to bat officially 19 times, he has made 14 hits. Included in his hits are two home runs, a triple and two doubles and he has batted in eight runs.
Storey had some help last night from chunky Frank Mascaro, who appeared to do everything wrong at the plate but who hits with power and consistency. The powerful outfielder also hit for the circuit and added a double and single to make a large contribution to the Caps’ 16-hit attack.
Backed up by this rousing hitting, righthander Van Fletcher had no trouble holding the Tyees in check after an error by shortstop Chuck Davis cost him three unearned runs. Flercher struck out nine and was always in control when danger started to threaten as he racked up his fourth victory without defeat.
Nap Gully and Bob Moniz rated special mention for their efforts for the Tyees. The former hit a two-run homer, his third circuit smash of the season, in the first inning, while Moniz made a sparkling catch of Mascaro’s sinking line drive in the Vancouver first.
The two clubs go at it again in two games today. Bob Drilling and Bill Bottler have been named by manager Cec Garriott to face the rampaging Mainlanders. First game is at 2:30, the second at 8 and the teams close out their nine-game series Monday with an afternoon (1 o’clock) game here and an arclight encounter in Vancouver.
Vancouver .... 021 100 301—8 16 0
Victoria ........ 300 100 000—4 6 1
Fletcher and Lundberg; Walker, Wisneski (8) and Martin.

CALGARY — Pitcher Joe Orrell of Calgary Stampeders won his own game Friday night as the Stampeders edged Yakima Bears 5-4 in a Western International League baseball game.
Orrell singled to right field to score Jim Mellinger from second base. The safety came with two out in the last of the ninth.
Bears took the lead in the first inning when Herman Lewis homered to score two runs. Stamps went ahead in the second inning before Bears again took the lead in the fifth.
Calgary tied the count 4-4 in the eighth inning on a double by Tedesco, an error and a long fly by Don Hunter.
Yakima .... 200 010 010—4 10 1
Calgary ... 030 000 011—5 12 2
Locke and Maupin; Orrell and Lillard.

EDMONTON — Wenatchee Chiefs came up with a story-book finish Friday night to nose out Edmonton Eskimos 9-8 in 10 innings to take a two-game lead in their four game Western International Legue baseball series.
The teams play a double-header today.
Chiefs scored eight runs in the ninth inning after being shut out all the way and then came through with the winner in the extra inning, Wenatchee catcher Harry Bartolini belted a home run over the Renfrew Park fence for the win.
The run came off Leon Day, Eskimos fourth hurler in the game.
Babe Furman hit three-for-five to lead Wenatchee, but it was pitcher Pete Youmi who struck the fatal blows. Youmi tripled to score one run in the ninth and in the same inning singled in another run.
Wenatchee ……… 000 000 008 1—9 11 2
Edmonton ……… 000 040 031 0—8 9 0
Ragni, Younie (3), Freeman (9) and Bartolomei; Tisnerat, Widner (9) Caster (9), Day (10) and Morgan.

SALEM. Ore. — Salem, collecting 22 hits and aided by six errors, defeated Spokane 22-4 in Friday night's Western International League baseball game here.
The his were off Spokane pitchers Bob Nemes, George New and Don Osborn.
Salem starter Bill Bevans was relieved by Joe Nicholas in the second inning. Nicholas allowed only one more hit during the rest of the game. He also collected three hits and batted in four runs.
Earl Bush was the leading hitter for Spokane with two hits.
Spokane .... 220 000 000— 4 8 6
Salem ...... 222 116 35x—22 22 1
Nemes, New (4), Osborn (6) and Sheets; Bevans, Nicholas (2) and Nelson.

KENNEWICK — Tri-City out-walked Lewiston here Friday night to win what was billed as a Westerm International League baseball game, 13-8.
Little could be said about the game except that 29 walks were issued by six pitchers; four for 14 Lewiston and two for the Braves. Paul Sperlock of Lewiston gave up 10 of the walks in a three-inning stint.
The longest hit was a triple by Len Tran in the third inning with the bases loaded. Tran's blow contributed three of the five runs scored by the winners in that frame. Tran also got one of the five doubles included in the 21 hits.
Three of Tri-City's runs were in the third inning and all were unearned, coming after an error put Ray Tran at first.
Lewiston ………. 002 420 000 – 8 9 2
Tri-City ……….. 235 002 10x – 13 12 0
Marshall, Clancy (2), Spurlock (3), Brenner (7) and Cameron; Piedmonte, Tanner (5) and Pesut.

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