Monday, 17 March 2008

Saturday, July 4, 1953

W L Pct GB
Salem ....... 3 0 1.000 —
Calgary ..... 2 1 .667 1
Spokane ..... 2 1 .667 1
Vancouver ... 2 1 .667 1
Yakima ...... 2 1 .677 1
Edmonton .... 1 2 .333 2
Lewiston .... 1 2 .333 2
Tri-City .... 1 2 .333 2
Wenatchee ... 1 2 .333 2
Victoria .... 0 3 .000 3

KENNEWICK — A rally in the late innings gave Vancouver a 7-5 Western International League baseball win over Tri-City here Saturday.
The Capilanos pushed across two runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings to overcome a 5-4 Tri-City lead. Harvey Storey doubled home the tying runs in the seventh and Chuck Davis and Pete Hernandez singled in the winners.
The Braves had jumped off to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. The Caps scored three in the third, Tri-City added one for a 5-3 lead in the fourth.
Pete Hernandez was the winning pitcher while former Capilano Bob Snyder took the loss.
Vancouver .......... 003 000 220—7 14 1
Tri-City .............. 040 100 000—5 13 1
Hernandez and Leavitt; Snyder, Dobernic (8) and Pesut.

YAKIMA — John Marshall chalked up his 14th win and fifth loss of the Western International League season Saturday as he iron-manned the pitching duties for Lewiston in two games with Wenatchee, winning the opener, 11-0, and losing the nightcap, 5-1.
Marshall limited the Bears to live hits as he shut them out in the first game and Ken Richardson supplied Lewiston's batting power. Richardson got three hits in four times at bat, including two homers and a double which combined to knock in seven runs.
The Bears got five runs in the first inning off one hit. They came on error, a walk, hit batsmen, walk and Richardson's first homer. On his second time up Richardson was hit by a pitched ball, then got a homer in the fifth.
Marshall was not quite so effective in the second game, giving up nine hits. Tommy Del Sarto won that one for Yakima, limiting Lewiston to four safeties. It was Del Sarto's fifth straight win after losing the first four he pitched this season.
Bob Wellman, Yakima left fielder, knocked in four of Yakima's five runs with a double, single and a fly to outfield. Al White, centerfielder, got three for three.
First game
Lewiston ............ 500 210 030—11 10 1
Yakima .............. 000 000 000— 0 5 2
Marshall and Garay; Flinn, Thomson (4) Young (8) and Albini.
Second Game
Lewiston ........... 100 000 0—1 4 2
Yakima ............. 102 011 x—5 9 0
Marshall and Cameron; Del Sarto and Albini.

SALEM — The Salem Senators got to four Victoria pitchers for 14 hits to win a free-scoring Western International League victory Saturday, 12-10, in the first game of a day and night doubleheader here.
Victoria counted eight runs in the first two innings, but then Jack Hemphill, Salem relief pitcher, managed to bring them in check.
Granny Gladstone and Cecil Garriott both got home runs in the second inning for Victoria, while Chuck Abernathy and Lu Branham picked up three hits each.
Milt Smith slammed a two-run homer for Salem in the first and Pete Younie, making his first start, lasted only 2-3s of an inning. before being reliever by Zeb Walker. Walker gave up six runs in the three frames he toiled and was followed by Bob Drilling and Berlyn Hodges.
Bill Prior and Salem's Joe Nicholas hooked up in a tight battle in the nightcap with Prior eventually losing his sixth game in 13 decisons and Nicholas getting his 11th victory.
Abernathy singled home two runs in the third to tie the score at 2-2, but the Senators went ahead to stay with single runs in the fourht, fifth and seventh innings.
The Tyees final run came in the ninth on an error and singles by Milt Martin and Prior.
First Game
Victoria ........... 530 010 010—10 11 1
Salem ............. 420 420 00x—12 14 1
Younie, Walker (1), Drilling (4), Hodges (8) and Harford, Martin (8); Borst, Hemphill (1) and Masterson.
Second Game
Victoria ........... 002 000 001—3 7 2
Salem ............. 200 110 10x—5 11 1
Prior and Martin; Nicholas and Nelson.

SPOKANE—John Conant picked up his 14th win of the season in a 5-2 Edmonton victory in the second game of a WIL doubleheader against the Spokane Indians Saturday. Spokane won the opener 5-4.
First game
Edmonton ........... 000 102 010—4 7 1
Spokane ............. 000 120 10x—5 9 1
Widner and Morgan; New, Cordell (7) and Ogle.
Second Game
Edmonton .......... 020 001 002—5 10 0
Spokane ............ 000 100 001—2 5 3
Conant and Prentice; Franks, Cordell (9) and Sheets.

WENATCHEE—Jim Mellinger slammed a bases-loaded home run for the Stampeders in the fifth inning of an afternoon victory Saturday over the Wenatchee Chiefs.
The blast came in the fifth inning of a 10-5 WIL win to sew up the decision after Calgary scored six times in the second inning off Ricky Botelho.
Calgary swept the twin-bill with a 5-3 win in the night game.
First Game
Calgary ............ 060 040 000—10 12 3
Wenatchee ....... 000 004 010—5 10 2
Francis and Lillard; Botelho, Beamon (9) and Bartolomei.
Second Game
Calgary ............. 002 002 010—5 12 2
Wenatchee ........ 000 200 100—3 4 2
Hittner and Lillard, Bricker (7); Bowman, Beamon (9) and Bartolomei.

Telephone Gets Soriano Nought But Promises


[Vancouver Province, July 3, 1953]
Dewey Soriano’s phone bill for July stands a good chance of being mistaken for the national debt.
It hit Mt. Everest proportions Thursday as the Capilanos’ general manager phones Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, Victoria and Tri-City in a desperate attempt to strengthen the club that finished a flagging fourth in the WIL’s first-half race that ended last night.
And what did Dewey have after all that money and conversation? One pitcher less, that’s what. And a few promises.
The departing pitcher is Bud Guldborg, the temperamental righthander who was just beginning to look as if he might do the Capilanos some good. Bud has personal problems that require his presence at home in Palo Alto, Calif., and he has permission to make a deal for himself in the Cal State League, where he could be close to his family.
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Bud will be missed. Although his record was 5-6 and he was knocked from the box by Salem Wednesday, he looked like the Caps’ best pitcher last week on the prairies.
His departure just adds one more problem to the mounting headaches of the Cap braintrust, who feel they need replacements behind the plate, around the keystone and at first base if they’re to keep up with the red-hot Salem and Edmonton teams in the second half which starts tonight.
Soriano feels, and he’s echoed by a pretty good baseball man, Bob Brown, that Harvey Storey deserves considerable credit for keeping the Caps in the thick of the fight as long as they were. Until they lost seven out of eight to Edmonton and Salem, they were right in contention.
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And this with a club that boasts just two .300 hitters, Storey and Frank Mancuso. This pair recently have been getting some hitting help from K Chorlton, going well after a slow start, and Gale Taylor, who looks like the buy of the year.
It’s pitching that’s kept the Caps up there, but an injury to Lonnie Myers put the pressure on the starters and curbed their effectiveness somewhat. Myers returned to action tonight when the Caps play a doubleheader in the Tri-City bailiwick, but of course the loss of Guldborhg will keep that pressure on.
“But I got some promises today,” said Dewey. “Maybe I’ll have some help tomorrow.” There was a slight pause while he crossed his fingers.
Caps’ figures:
Harvey Storey .355; Frank Mancuso .316; Nick Castas .283; Gail Taylor .271; Chuck Davis .263; K. Chorlton .258; Jim Wert .214; Don Lundberg .206; Jack Bukowatz .200; Jim Leavitt .149.
Bob Roberts 2-0; Lonnie Myers 4-1; Pete Hernandez 8-3; Van Fletcher 8-5; Rod MacKay 2-2; Bud Guldborg 5-6; Dale Thomason 2-3; Carl Gunnarson 2-7.

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