Sunday, 16 March 2008

Tuesday, May 26, 1953

W L Pct GB
Lewiston .... 19 7 .731 —
Vancouver ... 17 12 .586 3½
Salem ....... 14 11 .560 4½
Spokane ..... 16 14 .533 5
Victoria .... 14 15 .483 6½
Edmonton .... 13 16 .448 7½
Calgary ..... 13 16 .448 7½
Wenatchee ... 13 17 .433 8
Tri-City .... 12 17 .414 8½
Yakima ...... 14 20 .412 9

EDMONTON, Alta. — The Spokane Indians erupted for four runs in the 10th inning Tuesday night to defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 7-3 and stretch their winning streak in Western International League baseball play to eight.
Spokane's scoring was confined to the first and 10th innings. Edmonton came back with two runs in their half of the first, Clint Weaver smashing a homer with one aboard and pushing home the tying run in the sixth.
Eskimo Starter Larry Manier steadied down after the first inning and held the Indians in check until the extra frame. With one out and one Spokane run in, he was replaced by Don Tisnerat, who gave up a walk and a bases-loaded single before the side was out.
The win, second in the three game series at Edmonton, moved Indians within five games of first place Lewiston and only a game and a half out of second place.
Only 800 watched the game.
Spokane ..... 300 000 000 4—7 16 2
Edmonton .... 300 001 000 0—3 6 1
Worth, Carter (9) and Sheets; Manier, Tisnerat (10) and Morgan.

VANCOUVER — The long distance hitting of third-baseman Bill Maupin and Pitcher Dan Rios Tuesday night led the Yakima Bears to an 8-2 Western International League baseball win over the Vancouver Capilanos.
Both men hit home-runs to give the Bears an early — and as it turned out, sufficient — lead over the local team.
Outfielder Bob Wellman doubled to start the drive and went home when Maupin banged one over the leftfield wall. With two out, Walt Novick walked and Rios put the ball over the leftfield wall for his fifth homer of the year.
Rios also went the distance for Yakima for his fifth victory against two losses.
Yakima added three more runs in the sixth on an error, a walk and three hits, including a double by Maupin, and got its final run in the seventh.
Caps got their runs in the third on four hits, including a double by Manager Harvey Storey.
Dale Thomason, relieved in the sixth by Bud Guldborg, was the losing pitcher.
Yakima ...... 040 003 100—8 10 1
Vancouver ... 002 000 000—2 10 1
Rios and Novick; Thomason, Guldborg (6) and Lundberg.

KENNEWICK—Salem combined errors and hits Tuesday night to defeat Tri-City, 11-5, in a Western International League baseball game.
The game was featured by a 360-foot homer poled across the left centerfield wall by Jim Deyo in the second inning with one man on. The homer clinched the ball game for the Senators as they had scored three runs in the first frame and one man already was in in the second.
Larry Borst was credited with the win although Bob Collins started for Salem. Collins was pulled in the fourth without explanation when he was not in trouble. Between the two of them, they gave up only four hits.
Tri-City put on a feeble spurt in the ninth frame, getting two runs.
Salem ....... 330 003 002—11 16 3
Tri-City ..... 210 000 002— 5 4 3
Collins, Borst (4) and Nelson; Snyder, Bloom (6), Hockaday (9) and Pesut.

VICTORIA — Scores and attendance climbed here Tuesday night when the Victoria Tyees defeated the Wenatchee Chiefs 14-10 in a knock-down, drag-out, Western International League baseball game.
A crowd of 1,369 paid customers — far higher than the average 830 — saw the game.
The Chiefs took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the fourth inning after the Tyees had scored twice in the first on three hits. The Chiefs threatened in the fifth when Victoria starter Bill Wisneski filled the bases by walking the first three hitters.
Berlyn Hodges, rookie southpaw, came in in the fifth and took Harry Bartolomei on a blooper to center field which was too close for the runners to move up, then got Manager Mike McCormick to hit into a double play.
Don Pries' home run for Victoria tied the game in the fifth. The Tyees went ahead with two runs in the sixth, chased in six in the seventh and added three insurance tallies in the eighth. Wenatchee countered with a single run on manager Mike McCormick's round-tripper in the eighth, and six more, four on Jake Helmuth's bases-loaded homer, in the ninth.
Wenatchee ... 000 300 016—10 10 2
Victoria ....... 200 012 63x—14 14 3
Oubre, Younie (7) and Bartolomei; Wisneski, Hodges (5) and Martin.

Lewiston at Calgary, postponed, rain.

Tyees Add Southpaw, Release Two Players
[Victoria Colonist, May 27, 1953]
Victoria Tyees made their forecast player changes yesterday, announcing the release of a pitcher and catcher and the addition of a southpaw pitcher who appears to have the ability to take up some of the slack on the mound staff.
Leaving the club are Mike Williams, colored righthander who was obtained in a pre-season trade for outfielder Walt Tyler, and Sam Brusa, veteran catcher signed as a free agent in the Tyees’ spring-training camp at Sonoma. Both were released outright. Willliams is trying for a berth with the Wenatchee Chiefs.
Coming to the club is Earl Dollins, who has been with Visalia for the past three seasons.
Dollins is a hard-throwing lefthander who started the season with Lewiston Broncs. His past record indicates he can work often and that he gets a third strike past hitters with considerable frequency. He was with Visalia in 1951 when Cec Garriott managed the club and the Victoria manager has a high opinion of his ability.
In his three Visalia seasons, Dollins appeared in 107 games as a pitcher. He had 53 complete games in the span, compiled a 46-42 record, pitched a total of 702 innings, walked 343, and struck out 515.
His ability to pitch often is shown by the fact that he never appeared in less than 35 games and his innings pitched for the 1950, 1951 and 1952 seasons were 226, 230 and 246 respectively. For the same seasons, his strikeout record was 157, 183 and 175.
Dollins’ best season came last year, when he won 19 games and lost 11 and completed 20 of 31 starting assignments. He is scheduled to join the Tyees tomorrow morning.
The addition of Dollins leaves the Tyees with the league maximum of 18 players, including eight pitchers, of which three are southpaws. The other wronghanders are Zeb Walker and Berlyn Hodges. The righthanders are Bob Drilling, Bill Prior, Bill Bottler, Don Hopp, and Bill Wisneski.
The other ten players consist of three outfielders, a catcher and six infielders. Listed with the infielders is Bob Moniz, who will probably stay at third base until such time as he is needed in the outfield, and utility-player Herman Charles, who will be used behind the plate if Milt Martin should need help.
Garriott, Gale Taylor and Nap Gully will patrol the outfield, with Jim Clark, Don Pries and Chuck Abernathy rounding out the infield and Charles and Lu Branham standing by for utility service. The roster has good versatility with Pries more than acceptable at either third, first or second base. Clark and Branham at either of the keystone positions, Charles as temporary insurance almost anywhere, and Moniz at third base or in the outfield.
However, the Tyees are still looking for added player help, particularly in pitching, and may yet find another proven starter—if they remain in the WIL.

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