Thursday, 13 March 2008

Thursday, April 30, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 5 0 1.000 —
Tri-City .... 4 1 .800 1
Yakima ...... 5 2 .714 1
Victoria .... 3 3 .500 2½
Calgary ..... 2 3 .400 3
Vancouver ... 2 3 .400 3
Edmonton .... 1 2 .333 3
Salem ....... 1 2 .333 3
Wenatchee ... 2 5 .286 4
Spokane ..... 1 5 .167 4½

LEWISTON, Idaho, April 30 — The Lewiston Broncs chalked up their fifth straight win of the Western International Baseball League season Thursday by whipping Wenatchee 5-2 for a sweep of their three-day series.
Lewiston pitcher John Marshall held the Chiefs to five hits, but gave up walks to help both Wenatchee runs in.
Bauhofer who started at the mound for Wenatchee was charged with the loss.
Friday Lewiston entertains Edmonton in the start of a four-game series and Wenatchee moves to Salem.
Wenatchee ...... 001 000 100—2 5 4
Lewiston ......... 102 110 00x—5 8 1
Bauhofer, Beamon (8) and Cuitti; Marshall and Cameron.

KENNEWICK, April 30 — Bob Schulte pitched one-hit ball for seven innings Thursday night then threw the game away with a wild and unnecessary toss that gave Tri-City a 6-3 win over Calgary in a Western International League baseball game.
Calgary was ahead, 2-1, when Schulte's wildness — previously shown, but not at such cost — scuttled its hopes in the eighth.
He walked a man, then allowed a hit for Tri-City's second run of the game. Another walk and a hit loaded the bases and then Terry Terrell laid down a bunt. Terrell beat it out but Schulte fielded the ball and threw wild to first. Three runs came traipsing in right there and another hit finished up the parade.
Calgary added one in the ninth in a final futile bid to keep the Braves from sweeping the series but couldn't keep the spark going.
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KENNEWICK, Wash., April 30 — The umpires scratched their noggins, talked it over, opined it was a stickler but said the runner was out anyway. So the ruling—which did not affect the outcome of Thursday night's Calgary-Tri-City Western International League base ball game—is being appealed to league officials.
It happened in the fifth inning of the game won by Tri-City, 6-3.
Vic Buccola walked, moved to second on a passed ball and third on a wild pitch. Edo Vanni walked and stole second. Then Len Tran hit a long, long fly to right field.
Buccola crossed home plate after the catch but Vanni failed to return to second and the right fielder threw in the ball and Vanni was declared out. But this was some time after Buccola had crossed the plate.
The umpires ruled after much discussion that the run didn't count even though it was scored before the out was called on Vanni.
Tri-City, feeling there was a principle involved as well as a run for Buccola's record, said it is filing a protest.
Calgary ...... 010 010 001—3 5 4
Tri-City ...... 001 000 05x—6 5 0
Schulte, Orrell (8) and Bricker; Piedmonte, Dobernic (9) and Pesut.

YAKIMA [Victoria Colonist, May 1]—Victoria Tyees, who were supposed to be reasonably well-fortified except on the mound, are running into trouble with their attack and are now only even for the season after opening with a 3-0 series sweep.
Concluding their WIL series at Yakima last night with a doubleheader to make up with Wednesday’s rain-out, the Tyees went down to a double defeat, 5-2 and 6-2, as they could do no better than nine hits for two games.
It gave the power-laden Bears a 3-0 series sweep. They took the series opener, 5-2, and are now in second place, only a game behind the unbeaten Lewiston Broncs. [. . .]
Berlyn Hodges, young Victoria southpaw, made his first professional start in the first game, and went out in the third during a three-run Yakima rally and was charged with the defeat.
The Tyees could do little with Ed Locke, former Vancouver colored righthander, who set them down with four hits. A pinch-single by Jim Clark, making his first appearance of the season, ended Locke’s shutout hopes in the sixth. The Tyees scored their second run in the seventh—and last—inning as they missed a good chance for a rally.
Bears jumped ahead to an early lead again in the finale, shoving over four runs off Bill Bottler in the third inning for their margin of victory.
The Tyees were again impotent at the plate, breaking through only in the fourth, when Joe Clardy singled in both their runs.
[In the opener, Don Pries had two of Victoria’s four single. Bob McGuire was the only Bear with a pair, a double and a single. Gale Taylor, with two singles, was the only player for either team in the night game to have more than one hit. McGuire, with a double, had the only extra-base hit].
(First Game)
Victoria ......... 000 001 1—2 4 2
Yakima .......... 103 010 x—5 6 1
Hodges, Williams (3), Walker (8) and Brusa; Locke, Thompson (7) and Day.
(Second Game)
Victoria ......... 000 200 000—2 5 3
Yakima .......... 104 010 00x—6 6 0
Bottler and Martin; Schaening and Day.

(only games scheduled)

Spokane Indians Get New Outfielder
SPOKANE, April 30 — The tail-end Spokane Indians, badly in need of help, got a new outfielder on option Thursday and were promised a pair of pitchers later in the week.
Stan Palys, who hit .270 for Terre Haute in the Three-I League last year, will fly out from Philadelphia for Spokane's home opener against Calgary Saturday, the Indians announced. The Western International League club has a working agreement with the Phils.

Comes To Terms
EDMONTON, April 30 — Holdout negro pitcher Leon Day, who had a 13-8 record with Scranton of the Eastern class A league last season, has come to terms with Edmonton Eskimos of the Western International League.

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