Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Monday, July 27, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Salem ....... 19  8 .704 —
Spokane ..... 19 12 .613 2
Vancouver ... 16 14 .533 4½
Yakima ...... 14 14 .500 5½
Calgary ..... 13 15 .464 6½
Lewiston .... 12 14 .462 6½
Tri-City .... 13 16 .448 7
Edmonton .... 12 15 .444 7
Victoria .... 12 17 .414 8
Wenatchee ... 11 16 .407 8

SPOKANE [News-Herald, July 28]—Long John Cordell came hurrying in from the bullpen here Monday to put down a ninth-inning Capilano threat and preserve a 4-3 baseball victory for the Spokane Indians.
The Capilanos, in falling another half game behind Salem’s leading pace, tried to get by with a second-line pitcher, Dale Thomason, and they almost made it.
Thomason was touched, through no fault of his own, for a pair of runs in the fourth on two singles, a sacrifice and a costly error.
Then the Caps jumped back into the ball game in the seventh when Gene Petralli pumped his first homer of the year over the right field wall.
It didn’t last, though. Jerry Ogle, usually a mild-hitting Spokane catcher, got one of Thomason’s knuckle balls just where he wanted it in the eighth and banged a two-run homer over the left field wall. [It scored Will Hafey, who had walked]
In the ninth, Vancouver scored once and had the winning run in position when Cordell came in to rescue Ed Romero. He got the side out without further scoring and kept the Indians safely in second place.
Tonight the same clubs do it all over again with Pete Hernandez (12-4) going for Vancouver.
Vancouver ....... 000 000 201—3 7 1
Spokane .......... 000 200 02x—4 9 0
Thomason and Duretto; Romero, Cordell (9) and Ogle.

EDMONTON—A three-run eight-inning outburst gave Edmonton Eskimos a 5-2 win over Calgary Stampeders in a Western International Baseball League game Monday night. Paid attendance was 1,206.
The teams play in Edmonton Tuesday and Wednesday, in Calgary Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Playing Manager Gene Lillard gave Stampeders a 2-1 lead with a homer in the seventh but Esks tied the count in their half and then won the game next time at bat.
Calgary ........... 000 001 100—2 9 1
Edmonton ....... 000 100 13x—5 8 1
Hittner and Brlcker; McNulty and Morgan.

VICTORIA — Keith Bowman tossed a seven-hitter at Victoria Tyees Monday night as he pitched Wenatchee Chiefs to an 8-5 victory in the first game of a three-game Western International League Baseball series.
The righthander struck out 10 and walked six in hurling his third victory of the season. Four of the hits came in the fourth frame when the Tyees put together a base on balls, a hit batsman, singles by Chuck Abernathy, Dwane Helbig and Lu Branham and a double by catcher Milt Martin for all their runs.
Wenatchee jumped on starter Earl Dollins for five runs in the first inning with singles by Jerry Green, Harry Bartolomei, Babe Fuhrman, Don Stafford and Bowman doing the damage.
Wenatchee ........ 501 002 000—8 14 3
Victoria ............. 000 500 000—5 7 3
Bowman and Bartolomei; Dollins, Hodges (7) and Martin.

PENDLETON, July 27 (Special) — The Pendleton Ranchers got an early jump on Joe Arenivar's first inning home run Monday night, but eventually bowed 10-3 to the Lewiston Broncs of the Western International League in an exhibition baseball game. About 550 persons attended the game.
Bud Hjelmaa of the Broncs hit a one-run homer in the top of the first frame, but Arenivar's blow gave the Ranchers a temporary three-run lead. A big third frame, topped by Richardson's four-master, produced five tallies for the visitors and gave them a lead they never lost.
The Ranchers turned in four double plays during the game, and Powell, Lewiston hurler, helped by grounding into three of them. The Broncs manufactured one twin-killing. Larry Carroll, who started for the hosts, was relieved in the fourth by Don Gersbach, who finished.
The game was played in an hour and 45 minutes.
Lewiston ........... 105 011 002—10 12 5
Pendleton ......... 300 100 102—7 7 5
Powell and Garay; Carroll, Gersbach (4) and Metcalf.

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