Monday, 17 March 2008

Thursday, June 11, 1953

Lewiston .... 27 13 .675 —
Vancouver ... 24 18 .571 4
Salem ....... 24 18 .571 4
Edmonton .... 25 23 .521 6
Victoria .... 21 23 .477 8
Wenatchee ... 21 23 .477 8
Spokane ..... 19 22 .463 8½
Calgary ..... 21 25 .457 9
Tri-City .... 19 26 .422 10½
Yakima ...... 19 29 .396 12

VANCOUVER [Victoria Colonist, June 12]—Bill Prior came through with another sparking bit of relief pitching at Vancouver last night as he shut out the Capilanos on two hits over the last five innings to give Victoria Tyees a 5-2 Western International League victory.
The Tyees backed up the lean righthander with an 11-hit attack and one of the best defensive efforts of the season to help him to his fifth win, and third in relief, against three losses.
Manager Cec Garriott started Bill Bottler for the Tyees but sent in Prior with two out in the fourth after four walks, three of them in succession, had forced in a run. The Caps scored their first run in the third on a walk and a pair of singles.
Shortstop Jimmy Clark, batting in the Victoria clean-up position for the second night, rapped a double and single while Garriott and Moniz also had two safeties. With the exception of catcher Milt Martin and first baseman Chuck Abernathy, each of the remaining Tyees picked up a base hit.
Three double plays helped the Victoria cause along with the last one easing Prior out of a jam in the ninth. With runners on first and second, Don Pries grabbed Chuck Buckowatz’ [sic] ground smash, steppe don their and rifled the ball to first to retire Buckowatz.
Tyees scored twice in the third on a walk to Martin, and successive singles by Pries, Moniz and Garriott and added another in the fourth when Gale Taylor scored on Lou Branham’s single after singling and stealing second.
The final two tallies came in the ninth, on a single by Prior, Pries’ sacrifice, Abernathy’s infield out, Garriott’s single, and a two-bagger by Clark.
Victoria ............. 002 100 002—5 11 0
Vancouver ........ 001 100 000—2 5 0
Bottler, Prior (4) and Martin; Fletcher and Leavitt.

CALGARY —Calgary Stampeders gained a big 7-0 cushion by the end of the second inning and went on to thump Tri-City Braves 12-5 in a Western International League baseball game here Thursday night.
Stampeders took the lead with a single in the first inning and then drove starter Buck Tanner from the mound with a four-hit barrage in the second inning. Dale Bloom took over and lasted until the seventh when the Stampeders drove him from the hill with four more hits including successive homers by Don Bricker and Bob Bonebraker.
Roger Towapoo finished up on the mound for the Braves.
Playing- manager Edo Vanni homered for Tri-City in the third inning.
Bob Francis, who relieved Ed Kapp in the fourth inning with the bases loaded, was the winner.
Tri-City ....... 002 100 002—5 10 1
Calgary ........ 160 200 30x—12 17 5
Tanner, Bloom (2), Cowapoo (7) and Pesut; Kapp, Francis (4) and Bricker.

EDMONTON — Salem Senators and Edmonton Eskimos split a doubleheader Thursday in opening a five-game Western International League baseball series here.
Behind John Conant's steady six-hit pitching for his eighth victory, Eskimos won the opener 5-2, but bowed 8-2 in the nightcap.
Approximately 3,000 fans saw manager Bobby Sturgeon break up the first game with a two-run single in the fourth inning, denying pitcher Jack Hemphill his bid for his ninth triumph.
The second game was deadlocked 2-2 for seven innings. In their half of the seventh. Eskimos loaded the bases with only one out but Joe Nicholas, gaining his sixth victory, induced Sturgeon, to hit into a double play, ending the threat in the eighth, after one was out.
Milt Smith singled home Gene Tanselli with the tie-breaking run.
First Game
Salem ............... 000 200 0—2 6 2
Edmonton ....... 100 310 x—5 7 1
Hemphill and Nelson; Conant and Morgan.
Second Game
Salem ............... 100 001 042—8 10 0
Edmonton ....... 110 000 000—2 8 1
Nicholas and Masterson; Widner, Manier (9) and Prentice.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Buddy Hjelmaa came back to haunt his former owners Thursday night with two six-inning home runs that gave Wenatchee Chiefs a double Western International League win over Yakima, 4-3 and 4-1.
Hjelmaa was sold to Wenatchee early this season by Yakima. Tuesday night, Hjelmaa spelled the difference that beat Bears, duplicating the performance in the doubleheader Thursday.
The second game was tied 1-1 until the sixth when Hjelmaa homered over the left field fence for the game-winning run. Chiefs added two more unnecessary tallies in the eighth.
The opener was similar. Yakima led 3-0 going into the sixth. Elmer Clough and pitcher Tom Del Sarto both got aboard on successive errors. Mike McCormick doubled them home, then Hjelmaa homered to win it.
Wenatchee .... 100 001 020—4 16 0
Yakima .......... 100 000 000—1 8 1
Botelho and Bartolomei; Rial and Novick.

Spokane and Lewiston, not scheduled.

Indians Sign College Stars
SPOKANE, June 11—Jerry Ogle and Bruce McIntosh, the top two stars of the University of Idaho baseball team, signed contracts Thursday with Spokane Indians of the Western International League.
Ogle, a catcher from Spokane, hit .321 this year and was named on the all-star tea, of the Pacific Coast conference northern division. McIntosh, first baseman from Lewiston, wound up with a .358 average for 14 league games.
McIntosh will join the Indians at Yakima this week and replace Carl Bush at first base.
Ogle, described by coach Chuck Finley of the Vandals as the best major-league prospect he ever coached, will suit up for the first time here Monday when the Indians meet Lewiston.

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