Thursday, 13 March 2008

Pre-Season, Sunday, April 12, 1953

Wenatchee Rally Defeats Calgary
McClatchey Newspapers Service, April 13, 1953
PORTERVILLE, Tulare Co.— The Wenatchee Chiefs rallied for five runs in the ninth inning here yesterday to defeat, the Calgary Stampeders, 11 to 9, in a baseball exhibition.
Tonight the Stampeders will travel to play the Bakersfield Indians of the California League in Bakersfield.
The five run Wenatchee outburst was sparked by a three run homer off the bat of third sacker Shelly Edwards. Chuck Malmberg had a double and single in three trips for the winners. Charley Mead cracked out three singles in four tries for Calgary. The score:
Wenatchee .... 011 022 005—11 12 2
Calgary .......... 100 220 022— 9 9 4
Monroe, Klein (6) and Ciutti; Wood, Regillo (6), Stiles (9) and LaPresta.

Caps Powder Senators Twice in ‘For Fun’ Tilts


[Vancouver Province, Monday, April 13, 1953]
They don’t start playing for keeps until April 23, but Vancouver Caps are certainly having themselves a ball down in the “for fun” grapefruit circuit.
They are now the proud possessors of a 9-1 won and lost record following four weekend victories here and at neighboring Calistoga.
Salem Senators, who have the lone with over the Caps, were victims twice on the weekend, losing 5-1 and 14-1 to the impressive Vancouver team, who unloaded the heavy artillery for 31 hits in the two games. Four Cap pitchers gave up just eight hits.
Sunday the hitters slackened off somewhat in a pair of games with the University of San Francisco, but the pitchers kept up their fine work and Vancouver won 1-0 and 4-3.
Jim Hedgecock, in his first outing combined with Vancouver boy Rod Owens in the first game for, no less, a no-hit game. Hedgecock went four innings, Owens three in the short game.
Most impressive pitching performance otherwise, was that of another Vancouver boy, Rod MacKay, who allowed just one hit, and no earned runs in six innings in the Caps’ 5-1 victory over Salem.
A couple of kids have caught the eye of Manager Storey, too, and there’s a good chance they’ll come home with the club. The duo are Jack Bukowatz who plays almost anywhere in the infield and Nick Castas an outfielder. Bukowatz, 22, was in Class C last year.
Friday (April 10)
Salem ....... 100 000 000—1 3 1
Vancouver ... 000 220 10x—5 12 2
Hemphill, Ricks (5), Masterson (7) and Nelson; MacKay, Myers (7) and Hairston.
Runs batted in—Castas, 3, Hairston.

Saturday (April 11)
Vancouver .... 080 300 021—14 19 3
Salem ........ 010 010 000—1 5 3
**Linescore incorrect**
Focheard, Thomason (7) and Hairston; McGee, Borst (2), Stonbach (8) and Masterson.
Runs batted in—Castas 2, Hernandez, Wert, Storey, Mascaro, Hairston 2, Briskey.

First Game
USF ........ 000 000 0—0 0 2
Vancouver .. 001 000 x—1 5 2
Walsh and Pichelli; Hedgecock, Owen (5) and Hairston.
Runs batted in—Storey
Second Game
USF ........ 000 010 2—3 7 2
Vancouver .. 300 001 x—4 10 2
Lawless and Becker; Stuart, Kuljis (6) and Johnson.
Runs batted in—Hernandez, Storey, Mascaro, Castas.

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