Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Wednesday, July 29, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Salem ....... 19 10 .655 —
Spokane ..... 21 12 .636 —
Yakima ...... 16 14 .533 3½
Vancouver ... 16 16 .500 4½
Edmonton .... 14 15 .483 5
Lewiston .... 13 15 .464 5½
Tri-City .... 14 17 .452 6
Victoria .... 14 17 .452 6
Calgary ..... 13 17 .433 6½
Wenatchee ... 11 18 .379 8

YAKIMA — Yakima set down league-leading Salem for the second night in a row, 2-0, as Don Carter held the Senators to three hits in a Western International League game here Wednesday night.
It was Carter's eighth win against three losses for the season.
Salem ........... 000 000 000—0 3 1
Yakima ......... 100 000 10x—2 7 0
Hemphill and Masterson; Carter and Novick.

SPOKANE [News-Herald, July 30]—The Spokane Indians burst out in a late inning rash of runs to swamp the Capilanos for the fourth straight time here Wednesday 11-2.
The victors moved the winners into a virtual tie with Salem for the WIL baseball lead.
Bob Nemes gave the Caps two runs in the opening inning then settled down to pitch shutout baseball as his offensive pecked away at Lonnie Myers and Rod MacKay for a big evening at the plate.
It was a ball game until the sixth inning when Spokane shoved across three runs with Stan Palys providing the biggest damage with a two-run single.
In the seventh, Spokane batted Myers into a shower when they added five more tallies.
MacKay came in to put out the fire but the damage had been done. Nemes kept getting better as the game went along and wound up winning with ease.
Every batter in the Spokane lineup hit safely with the exception of leadoff hitter Eddie Murphy. Five of Don Osborn’s rampaging tribe managed two hits in the slaughter.
The same clubs will wind up the long five-game series here tonight with Bobby Roberts (5-1) trying to halt the Capilano Kid. [sic]
Vancouver then moves on for a four-game date with Lewiston, playing singles Thursday and Friday and a doubleheader Sunday. The clubs return home Monday.
Vancouver ....... 200 000 000— 2 8 4
Spokane .......... 001 013 51x—11 13 0
Myers, MacKay (7) and Duretto; Nemes and Ogle.
WILfan note: the News-Herald has a column on a roof at Cap Stadium but it is not readable in the library microfilm copy.

KENNEWICK — Don Robertson got off to a shaky start but settled down to handcuff Lewiston with four hits to give Tri-City a 6-4 Western International League baseball win over the Broncs here Wednesday night.
Lewiston .......... 300 100 000—4 4 1
Tri-City ............ 103 000 02x—6 9 1
Butler and Garay; Robertson and Warren.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos outscored the Calgary Stampeders 11-8 Wednesday night for a sweep of their three-game Western International League baseball series. Paid attendance was 1,938.
Eskimos got off to a running start with catcher Dick Morgan's first-inning, grand-slam homer but Edmonton was forced to call on two relief pitchers in the ninth to stem a Calgary rally.
Gus Stathos of Calgary and Andy Skurski of Edmonton, rival centrefielders, both had perfect nights at the plate, hitting five for five. Stathos' collection included three doubles.
The teams now move to Calgary for a four-game series opening on Thursday.
Calgary ............ 200 010 025— 8 15 4
Edmonton ........ 430 020 02x—11 14 1
Orrell, Francis (2), Schulte (8) and Lillard; Tisnerat, Day (9), Conant (9) and Morgan.

VICTORIA — The Victoria Tyees won the rubber game in their three-game Western International League baseball series with the Wenatchee Chiefs by downing them 9-6 here Wednesday night.
Tyees gave righthander Bill Prior his 12th win of the season and his third in a row when they broke a 6-6 tie with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Prior, who had lost nine, gave up 10 hits, struck out nine and walked four.
Wenatchee ....... 100 003 110—6 10 2
Victoria ............ 004 002 03x—9 12 1
Beamon and Bartolomei; Prior and Martin.

Meisner To Edmonton
PENDLETON, Ore., July 29 — Yankee scout Gordon Jones said Wednesday he had signed Bob Meisner, 18, for Birmingham of the Southern Association and he probably would be assigned to Edmonton of the Western International League.
Meisner, of Berkeley, Calif., has been playing shortstop and hitting .390 for the local semi-pro baseball team. He is a student at the University of Southern California and expects to return there, Jones said.

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