Sunday, 16 March 2008

Sunday, May 24, 1953

Lewiston .... 19 7 .731
Vancouver ... 16 11 .593
Salem ....... 13 11 .542
Spokane ..... 14 14 .500
Edmonton .... 13 14 .481
Wenatchee ... 13 15 .464
Calgary ..... 13 16 .448
Victoria .... 12 15 .444
Tri-City .... 12 16 .329
Yakima ...... 13 19 .406

YAKIMA — Joe Nicholas and Jack Hemphill threw nothing but goose eggs Sunday as the Salem Senators shut out the Yakima Bears twice in a Western International League baseball doubleheader.
The scores were 2 to 0 and 9 to 0.
Jim Deyo figured in both Salem's first game runs. In the fifth he singled, moved up on a sacrifice and went to third after Dick Sabatini's infield hit and a walk to Don Masterson. Another base on balls to Gene Tanselli forced Deyo across the plate.
In the eighth Hugh Luby, Senator pilot, singled, went to third on an other single by Connie Perez and scored on Deyo's single.
Eleven hits, including three doubles in the first three innings, cinched the second game.
Dario Lodigiani, Yakima manager, was chased in the third by base Umpire John Luksik after a beef over a decision. Reliefer pitcher Jack Thompson of Yakima was banished later in the same inning by plate umpire John Collins after he had thrown to three men. Their opinions seemed to differ on called balls and strikes.
First Game
Salem .... 000 010 010 - 2 8 1
Yakima .... 000 000 000 - 0 2 1
Nicholas and Masterson; Del Sarto, Thompson (9) and Novick.
Second Game
Salem .... 313 110 0—8 15 0
Yakima .... 000 000 0—9 3 2
Hemphill and Nelson; Locke, Thompson (3), Rial (4) and Novick.

Vancouver at Wenatchee, postponed, rain.
Victoria at Lewiston, postponed, rain
Tri-City at Spokane, postponed, rain.


Many Postponements In Western Pro Loop
UNDATED, May 25—Victoria, defending Western International League champion, is host this week to Wenatchee and Yakima for a pair of home stands that may determine whether the Tyees will continue in baseball's largest circuit.
Poor attendance was blamed by manager Reg Patterson in a warning to Victoria fans last week. Patterson said unless home attendance picks up sufficiently to "assure financial success of the club" the Tyees will be forced to drop out of the 10-team league.
Patterson gave no figures but described attendance for the first 12 home games as "poor."
Rain and cold weather have plagued Victoria and other cities throughout the league since the start of the season, but the Tyees also have had trouble finding a winning formula. They had dropped 12 of 27 contests and are returning home in eighth place.
Victoria faced similar money problems early in 1952; but with a winning ball club weathered the financial storm.
Tyees will play three games with Wenatchee starting today, and four with Yakima starting Thursday.

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