Monday, 17 March 2008

Tuesday, June 16, 1953

Lewiston .... 30 15 .667 —
Vancouver ... 26 20 .565 4½
Edmonton .... 29 23 .558 4½
Salem ....... 25 20 .556 5
Victoria .... 23 25 .479 8½
Spokane ..... 22 25 .468 9
Wenatchee ... 22 27 .459 10
Calgary ..... 21 26 .447 10
Tri-City .... 20 26 .435 10½
Yakima ...... 21 32 .396 13

KENNEWICK — Don Robertson spaced out nine hits Tuesday night as the Tri-City Braves defeated the Wenatchee Chiefs 6-3 in a Western International League baseball game.
Wenatchee scored once in the first inning to take a lead that lived until the third inning when Tri-City got two and never was headed again. The Braves followed what appeared to be an almost set scoring pattern in getting double tallies in the third and sixth innings and single ones in the seventh and eighth. First they got two men on who would advance on sacrifice hits and then come home with timely singles.
Wenatchee .... 100 000 100—3 9 0
Tri-City ......... 002 002 11x—6 13 1
Oubre and Bartolomei; Robertson and Pesut.

VANCOUVER — Edmonton Tuesday night breezed to a 12-0 Western International baseball win over Vancouver - their second shutout victory over the Capilanos in as many nights.
The Caps were a fumbling excuse for a baseball team and thanks to six errors, three of them by shortstop Jack Bukowatz, only four of the Edmonton runs were earned. The Esks made three double plays.
The Esks moved into a second-place tie with the win with Vancouver, 8½ games behind Lewiston.
The win was the 10th of the season for John Conant and the Eskimos' second straight shutout over the Caps.
Edmonton .... 400 000 215—12 14 0
Vancouver .... 000 000 000— 0 9 6
Conant and Morgan, Thomason, Roberts (1), MacKay (8) and Leavitt.

SALEM — Yakima blew a 6-1 lead and was edged 10-9 by Salem in Tuesday night's Western International League baseball game here.
Yakima's big inning was the fifth when they scored four runs, Gordie Hernandez accounting for two of them with his home with one man aboard.
Yakima ...... 010 042 010—9 11 2
Salem ......... 010 051 03x—10 14 5
Schaening, Thompson (5) and Novick; Hemphill, Borst, Roenspie (8) and Masterson.

LEWISTON, Idaho — The Spokane Indians got 13 hits from two Lewiston pitchers Tuesday night to nose out the Western International leaders 7-6 in the first game of a three-game series.
The Idahoans, who hit safely only six times, almost pulled the game out of the fire when they scored three runs in their half of the eighth inning; However, Bill Franks went in for Spokane and choked off the Lewiston rally before it could overtake the Indians' lead.
Spokane ........ 140 010 100—7 13 0
Lewiston ....... 000 012 300—6 6 1
Romero, Nemes (8), Franks (8) and Sheets; Butler, Marshall (2) and Cameron.

VICTORIA — Victoria won its second straight Western International League baseball contest with Calgary here Tuesday night as southpaw Earl Dollins set the Stampeders down 4-1 with seven-hit pitching.
Dollins lost his shutout in the ninth as he walked Bob Bonebrake after loading the bases by yielding singles to Bob Hunter and Gene Lillard and walking Don Bricker.
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VICTORIA [Colonist, June 17]—“Ladies’ night” at Royal Athletic Park last night proved to be a successful venture as Victoria Tyees racked up their second straight Western International League triumph over Calgary Stampeders, winning a fast, well-played, 4-1, behind the seven-hit pitching of southpaw Earl Dollins.
From the box-office point of view, the evening was also encouraging as an estimated 3,000 spectators were in the stands, including 1,300 paying customers. The Tyee management announced last night that Friday will be “family night” at Athletic Park. Father will pay and mother and children accompany him without charge.
Dollins, given good support by his mates, blanked the Stamps on five hits through the first eight frames before a bases-loaded base on balls cost him a shutout in the ninth. Jim Clark then made a neat play for a force-out to end the game.
Levinson, trying for his fifth win last night, also tossed a seven-hitter, but the Tyees bunched their hits in the early innings and made them count as they left only three runners on base during the contest.
Don Pries and Moniz drilled successive singles to open the game as Tyees scored once in the first. Pries, Moniz and Clark, batting safely in his sixth successive game, singled in the third as Victoria made it 3-0 in the third. Milt Martin socked a double behind Lu Branham’s two-bagger in the fourth for the fourth Tyee tally.
Levinson shut the door from there in, retiring the next 12 batters in order.
Outfielder Dwane Helbig made his first 1953 appearance for the Tyees last night and, although going hitless, hit the ball hard twice and looked sound in left field. Granny Gladstone is due to be in uniform tonight and manager Cec Garriott, aiming at a sweep of the three-game Calgary series, is sending Bob Drilling to the mound.
Calgary ....... 000 000 001—1 7 1
Victoria ....... 102 100 00x—4 7 1
Levinson and Bricker; Dollins and Martin.

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