Saturday, 15 March 2008

Tuesday, May 12, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 12 4 .750 —
Vancouver ... 10 6 .625 2
Victoria .... 10 8 .556 3
Calgary ...... 8 9 .471 4½
Edmonton ..... 7 8 .467 4½
Wenatchee .... 8 10 .444 5
Tri-City ..... 7 9 .437 5
Salem ........ 5 7 .417 5
Yakima ....... 8 11 .421 5½
Spokane ...... 7 10 .412 5½

KENNEWICK — The Spokane Indians clubbed the Tri – City Braves into submission Tuesday night for a 15-2 Western International League baseball win after the Braves showed a little spunk in the opening inning.
Tri-City got both its runs in-that first frame on a walk, a hit by Vic Buccola, another walk and a two-run single by Jack Warren They rolled over and played dead in the next canto, however, as Spokane got three runs and added another in both the third and fourth inning.
Spokane ..... 031 191 000—15 14 0
Tri-City ...... 200 000 000— 2 6 3
Romero and Sheets; Tanner, Hockaday (5), Kostenbader (5), Bloom (5) and Pesut.

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Stampeders walloped Wenatchee, 15-3, Tuesday night in their home opener in the Western International Baseball League before 2,600 fans.
The Stampeders broke the game wide open with two grand-slam homers, one by right – fielder Charlie Mead in the fifth inning and the other by second baseman Dan Hunter in the sixth.
Wenatchee took the lead in the third inning when Chuck Malmberg drove a home run over the center field fence with nobody on.
The Chiefs went two ahead in the top of the fifth when Jack Helmuth walked, went to third on Babe Fuhrman's hit and scored on Mike McCormick’s long fly to right field.
Wenatchee ..... 001 010 001— 3 10 3
Calgary .......... 000 046 05x—15 14 1
Amaya, Younie (6) and Bartolomei; Hittner and Breiher.

EDMONTON, Alta. – Whitey Thompson's booming home run in the last half of the eighth inning was the margin of victory Tuesday night as the Edmonton Eskimos squeezed out a 5-4 win over the Yakima Bears in a Western International League baseball game.
The Bears scored two runs in the ninth but the rally ended when pitcher John Conant speared Dario Lodigiani's liner and threw the Yakima manager out at first.
Conant went the distance for Edmonton, giving up eight hits for his third win against three losses.
An opening day crowd of 5,100 saw the Eskimos win.
Yakima ........ 001 010 002 – 4 8 3
Edmonton .... 001 003 01x – 5 8 3
Flinn, Maupin (7) and Mountaintes; Conant and Morgan.

SALEM — Salem, aided by three errors that permitted three runs, defeated first place Lewiston 7-4 in Tuesday's Western International League baseball game here.
Salem Manager Hugh Luby led the batting with his three-run triple in the fourth inning.
Lewiston Third Baseman Ken Richardson drove in three tallies with two home runs.
Lewiston .... 010 012 000— 4 5 2
Salem ....... 010 310 02x— 7 8 0
Dollins, Clancy (5) and Cameron; Hemphill and Masterson.

VANCOUVER - Outfielder Napoleon Gully's ninth-inning homer ruined Bud Guldborg's shutout Tuesday night as the Vancouver Capilanos ambled to a 6-1 Western International League baseball victory over the Victoria Tyees. Manager Harvey Storey paced the Caps, hitting three-for-three, including a home run and a triple to drive in four runs.
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VANCOUVER [Victoria Colonist, May 13]—Manager Harvey Storey, not long ago a Coast League hitter of note, and Dick Briskey, one-time WIL shortstop star now playing in the outfield, combined their talents last night to lead the Vancouver Capilanos to a 6-1 win over Victoria Tyees.
The pair had considerable help from Bud Guldborg, holdover righthander, who held the Tyees to four hits in the first eight innings, walked only two, struck out nine and lost his shutout in the ninth only because Nap Gully lined a home run out of the park.
Bob Drilling, who looked good in losing his first start last week, took his second loss because he couldn’t get Briskey and Storey out. The pair were in on all three-run scoring innings with Storey batting in four runs with a triple and home run.
Two bases on balls and Storey’s single off Drilling’s leg loaded the Vancouver sacks in the first inning with one out. Gordon Hernandez singled in one run but a good throw by Moniz caught a runner at the plate and prevented what might have been a big inning.
But the Caps came back in the second with three runs with Briskey walking again and later scoring on Storey’s triple. In the fourth, Briskey singled and Storey hit one out of the park to complete the damage.
Tyees didn’t come close until the ninth but they made things a bit uncomfortable then. After Gully led off with his long smash, Chuck Abernathy walked and Gale Taylor was safe on an error. Although Sam Brusa loaded the bags with a single, two bitterly-disputed third strikes ended Victoria hopes. Jim Clark and Garriott, pinch-hitting, both protested called third strikes to no avail as the rally died before it really got going.
The clubs meet again at Vancouver tonight then return here [Victoria] for five games—tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday nights and Saturday and Monday afternoons.
Victoria ......... 000 000 001— 1 6 2
Vancouver ..... 130 200 00x— 6 13 2
Drilling, Williamson (7) and Brusa; Guldborg and Lundberg.

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