Monday, 17 March 2008

Thursday, June 18, 1953

Lewiston .... 31 16 .660 —
Vancouver ... 28 20 .583 3½
Edmonton .... 30 24 .556 4½
Salem ....... 26 21 .553 5
Spokane ..... 23 26 .469 9
Victoria .... 23 27 .460 9½
Wenatchee ... 23 28 .451 10
Calgary ..... 22 27 .449 10
Tri-City .... 21 27 .433 10½
Yakima ...... 22 33 .400 13

VICTORIA [Colonist, June 19]—Victoria Tyees continued to get good pitching last night at Royal Athletic Park—but once more failed to capitalize on it as Edmonton Eskimos, making their first appearance of the season here, scored four runs in the eighth inning to win, 5-4.
Zeb Walker and Bill Bottler, who relieved him in the eighth inning, combined to hold the fast-moving Albertans to five hits but the Tyees could do no better with Leon Day, veteran colored pitcher. It was the eighth straight game in which the Tyees have received better-than-average pitching yet they have managed only four victories in that stretch, twice losing by 2-1 scores.
Walker, in his best form of the season, held the Eskimos at bay for seven innings, pitching three-hit baseball, while his teammates slowly built up a 4-1 lead with the help of bases on balls.
And then it happened. Catcher Dick Morgan, one-time Victoria player, brought the Eskimos close with a two-run homer and Bottler came in to try and stop the rally, He walked the bases full and became the losing pitcher when Granny Gladstone dropped a tough chance in centre-field to allow the tying and winning runs to score.
It was a tough night for Gladstone, expected to start a Victoria surge. The popular colored outfielder struck out three times, twice with a chance to win it for his club, in addition to making his game-losing muff.
The four-game series continues tonight with Pat Utley, hard-throwing Edmonton rookie who has won his first two professional starts in impressive fashion, opposing Bill Prior in what promises to be a real mound battle. It’ll be “Family Night” with one admission buying admission for the family.
Edmonton ..... 000 010 040—5 5 2
Victoria ......... 010 002 100—4 5 2
Day and Morgan; Walker, Bottler (8) and Martin.

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Capilanos, rallying in the ninth inning with two men out, Thursday night grabbed a 3-2 win in 10 innings over Calgary Stampeders in the opener of a Western International League baseball series here.
Capilanos drew even on a single by Gale Taylor. He reached third on a follow-up single by Don Lundberg and then came home on another one-bagger by Chuck Davis.
In the 10th, Jim Wert singled to right field and went to second on a single by Frank Mascaro.
Manager Harvey Storey hit to Rocky Tedesco at third and the Calgarian forced out Mascaro at second. Second baseman Don Hunter, trying for a double play, threw the ball into first. It got away from Don Bricker and Wert kept on going to score the winning run.
The winning pitcher was Bud Guldborg, who went the distance for the Caps.
Calgary ......... 020 000 000 0—2 9 2
Vancouver ..... 010 000 001 1—3 11 2
Francis and Lillard; Guldborg and Lundberg.

SALEM, Ore. — Pitcher David Dahle, purchased recently from San Diego, made his first start Thursday night for Salem, a 4-0 in over Yakima in a Western International League baseball game.
Dahle gave up only four scattered singles, walked four and struck out four in giving Salem the three-game series, 2-1.
Yakima ......... 000 000 000—0 4 2
Salem .......... 300 100 00x—4 10 2
Rios and Novick; Dahle and Nelson.

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Tri-City Braves pounced on two Wenatchee pitchers Thursday night for 15 hits and took advantage of six errors by Chiefs to win a Western International League baseball game 13-2.
Five of the Brave runs were unearned.
Playing manager Edo Vanni led the winning assault, getting three hits in three times up, including a triple.
Jake Helmuth got one-third of Wenatchee's nine hits in five trips.
Wenatchee made a fight of it only in the third inning. Jerry Green and Mike McCormick walked and Helmuth singled Green home. Harry Bartolomei then grounded out and McCormick scored on the play for the Chiefs' tallies.
Wenatchee ..... 002 000 000— 2 9 6
Tri-City .......... 120 420 31x—13 15 0
Botelho, Monroe (5) and Bartolomei; Hedgecock and Pesut.

LEWISTON, Idaho — The leading Lewiston Broncs caught a case of butterfingers Thursday night, allowing Spokane three unearned runs as Indians downed them 5-2 to win their series in the Western International circuit 2-1.
Broncs were charged with four errors. In the first inning Wilbur Johnson singled and scored on Will Hafey's single to right field as the right infielder let the ball slip through his hands.
This was repeated in the second when Jimmy Brown doubled and then ran home when Carl Bush grounded to second and shortstop Artie Wilson missed the catch.
One of Indians' two runs in the fourth was also unearned.
Spokane .... 110 201 000—5 9 1
Lewiston .... 002 000 000—2 7 4
Nemes and Sheets; Brenner and Cameron.

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