Monday, 17 March 2008

Tuesday, June 9, 1953

Lewiston .... 26 13 .667 —
Salem ....... 23 16 .590 3
Vancouver ... 23 17 .575 3½
Edmonton .... 23 21 .523 5½
Victoria .... 20 22 .476 7½
Spokane ..... 19 21 .475 7½
Wenatchee ... 18 23 .449 9
Calgary ..... 19 25 .432 9½
Tri-City .... 18 24 .429 9½
Yakima ...... 19 26 .422 10

EDMONTON, Alta. - The Tri-City Braves snapped Edmonton's five-game winning streak here Tuesday with an 8-4 victory in Western International League baseball game. The contest was the first of a three-game series.
Tri-City had to come from behind with a six-run outburst in the seventh inning for the win. Leon Day was charged with the loss, his first in a starting role this season. He gave up four straight singles in the seventh inning before Larry Manier came in to relieve with no one out.
Big man at the plate for Tri-City was their playing-manager Edo Vanni who had a triple, a single and three walks for a perfect night.
Dale Robertson went the distance on the mound for the Braves.
Tri-City ............. 000 101 600— 8 11 1
Edmonton ......... 200 100 001— 4 10 1
Robertson and Pesut; Day, Manier (7) and Morgan.

SPOKANE—Spokane Pitcher Bill Franks had a shutout until the ninth inning Tuesday night as the Indians defeated Vancouver 4—1 for a 1—1 split of their Western International League baseball series.
A triple by Frank Mascaro and Harvey Storey's single in the final inning provided the lone Vancouver run. Franks gave up five hits in hurling his fourth win in seven tries.
Spokane got 11 hits off Vancouver starter Carl Gunnarson. The Indians scored once in the first inning on two singles, a wall and a hit baseman, and again in the fourth when Carl Bush got to first on a fielder's choice and scored on Eddie Murphy's single.
Two singles and Jim Command's double down the left field line accounted for the Indians third and fourth tallies is the seventh.
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SPOKANE [Vancouver Province, June 10]—The injury jinx, which left Vancouver Caps with just one catcher for the first few weeks of the WIL season, has struck again. This time it has hit the pitching staff.
When the Caps return home Thursday to open a 10-day home stand against Victoria Tyees, they’ll have two of their best righthanders on the “crippled” list—Lonnie Myers and Pete Hernandez.
Myers, X-rays Tuesday disclosed, has a broken bone in his pitching hand that may keep him shelved for nearly three weeks. Hernandez has the misery in his right elbow, and may be out for a week.
Luckily, General Manager Dewey Soriano picked up workhorse Bob Roberts from Calgary on the weekend, and it looks as if the righthander will see lots of work.
He took his first turn for Vancouver last night here, when the Caps dropped a 4-1 call to Spokane Indians as the three-game set was squared. Bud Gulborg [sic] will try and win the rubber game tonight.
Frank Mascaro and Harvey Storey combined to ruin a shutout for Spokane’s Bill Franks, Mascaro poling out a triple and scoring on his manager’s single in the ninth.
Earlier, the Indians had reached Carl Gunnarson for 11 hits to sew up the contest and hand the veteran southpaw his fourth loss.
Vancouver . . . 000 000 001— 1 5 1
Spokane ......... 100 100 20x— 4 11 0
Gunnarson, Roberts (8) and Lundberg; Franks and Sheets.

CALGARY, Alta. — The Calgary Stampeders and the Salem Senators split a twin bill Tuesday, the Senators winning the opener 9-3 and Calgary snapping a six-game Western International League baseball losing streak by taking the second, 7-1.
Salem, in the opening game, pounded three Calgary pitches for a total of 10 hits, including home runs by Gene Tanselli and Connie Perez.
Bob Collins, the winner, gave up 10 hits including home runs to Don Bricker, Charlie Mead and Rocky Tedesco. Tedesco had a perfect four-for-four at the plate.
In the nightcap, Stampeders took advantage of a jittery Gene Roenspie to gain a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Gerry Levinson was the winner for Calgary.
Salem's playing-manager Hugh Luby and third baseman Milt Smith were banished in the sixth inning for arguing a called third strike.
(First Game)
Salem .......... 400 014 0 - 9 10 1
Calgary ....... 000 012 0 - 3 10 2
Collins and Masterson; Hittner, Stites (1), Francis (6) and Bricker.
(Second Game)
Salem .......... 010 000 000—1 7 2
Calgary ....... 300 001 30x— 7 9 0
Roenspie and Nelson, Masterson (6); Levinson and Bricker.

YAKIMA — Frank Dasso gave up three hits and three runs in the first inning, then tightened up to hold Yakima to three more runs Tuesday night as Wenatchee won a Western International League baseball game 11-6.
Dasso, Wenatchee general manager and a former Pacific Coast League player making his second start of the season, was knocked out of the box the first time.
Danny Rios, Yakima's starting pitcher, lost his third game of the season against seven wins as he was reached for 15 hits before going to the showers in the seventh inning. He had some consolation, however, in a fourth inning homer—his sixth of the season.
Wenatchee's heavy hitter was Jake Hjelmaa, who got four for five.
Wenatchee ....... 031 110 320-11 17 0
Yakima ............. 300 100 011—6 11 1
Dasso and Bartolomei; Rios, Thompson (7), Del Sarto (?) and Novick.
WILFan note: AP didn't list inning Del Sarto came in.

VICTORIA [Colonist, June 10]—Victoria Tyees three-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt at Royal Athletic Park last night as they ran up against John Marshall on one of his better nights and went down before the pace-setting Lewiston Bronce, 5-2.
Lewiston’s victory last night, viewed by slightly less than 1,000 paying fans, evened the three-game Western International League series at one game each.
The clubs conclude the series at Athletic Park tonight with Don Carter nominated by manager Bill Brenner to start for the Broncs while Cec Garriott was undecided last night whether to send righthander Bill Prior or southpaw Berlyn Hodges to the mound for the Tyees.
Marshall gave up a pair of runs on two hits and a walk in the first inning then blanked the WIL champions the rest of the way, yielding only a single to Don Pries in the eighth. The big righthander walked seven and set six Tyees down on strikes.
Starter Bob Drilling took another hard-luck loss as he gave up only one earned run before going out for Zeb Walker with two out and one on in the seventh.
Lewiston tallied once in the first on singles by Al Heist and Clint Cameron, an error by third-baseman Herman Charles and Ken Richardson’s long fly.
Tyees came right back in their half of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Don Pries stroked the first of two singles, then stole second. Garriott walked with two out and both runners scored with first baseman Chuck Abernathy’s high fly fell in front of the deep-playing Williams for a double.
Mel Wasley, who had three hits in five tries, evened the count in the third when he slammed Drilling’s first pitch of the inning out of the park.
Glen Tuckett started the Broncs’ winning rally with one out in the seventh when his ground ball got through the usually reliable Pries at second base. Marshall poled a double to deep left field to drive in Tuckett and moved to third as Wasley singled. Marshall and Wasley both scored on Cameron’s triple which Gale Taylor barely failed to stop with a diving attempts.
Lewiston ... 101 000 300—5 9 0
Victoria ..... 200 000 000—2 3 3
Marshall and Cameron; Drilling, Walker (7) and Martin.

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