Monday, 17 March 2008

Wednesday, June 17, 1953

Lewiston .... 31 15 .674 —
Vancouver ... 27 20 .574 4½
Edmonton .... 29 24 .547 5½
Salem ....... 25 21 .543 6
Victoria .... 23 26 .469 9½
Wenatchee ... 23 27 .460 10
Spokane ..... 22 26 .458 10
Calgary ..... 22 26 .458 10
Tri-City .... 20 27 .426 11½
Yakima ...... 22 32 .407 13

VANCOUVER — Pitcher Pete Hernandez rationed Edmonton Eskimos to five hits Wednesday as Vancouver Capilanos squeezed cut a 4-3 Western International League baseball win in 10 innings.
After tailing behind 2-0, Eskimos tied the same in the fifth inning and again in the sixth. Hernandez and Edmonton's Ray McNulty tightened up until the last of the tenth.
With two men out, K Chorlton singled to centre and stole second base. Eskimos' only error, when catcher Dick Morgan threw the ball through second base and into centre field, allowed Chorlton to reach third. Gale Taylor then singled Chorlton home.
Edmonton ...... 000 021 000 0—3 5 3
Vancouver ..... 100 110 000 1—4 11 1
McNulty and Morgan; Hernandez and Lundberg.

VICTORIA [Doug Peden, Colonist, June 18]—Calgary Stampeders salvaged the final game of their three-game Western International League series with Victoria by downing the Tyees, 2-1, at Royal Athletic Park last night behind the six-hit pitching of veteran Joe Orrell.
It was another hard-luck loss for Bob Drilling who yielded five hits in the seven innings he toiled. The Stamps bunched four of their blows in the third frame as they tallied their only runs.
Drilling was charged with his ninth loss of the season against two victories. He went out for pinch-hitting Cec Garriott in the seventh and southpaw Berlyn Hodges set the Prairie club down without a hit in the last two frames.
Gus Stathos rapped a single with one away to start the Calgary rally and moved to third on Ken Whitehead’s double. Branham couldn’t catch up with Don Hunter’s high pop fly and it fell into right field for a single to chase Stathos across the plate. After Drilling got rightfielder Charlie Mead on an infield fly, Rocky Tedesco drilled a single to score Whitehead with the winning run.
Orrell, who compiled a 23-3 record in the Southwest International League last season, tossed a rough assortment of pitches at the Tyees, limited them to three singles until the ninth inning when the Victorians threatened to pull the game out of the fire.
Granny Gladstone, playing his first game for the Tyees this season and taking over for Garriott in centre field, started the Victoria ninth with a bad-bounce single to third base. Chuck Abernathy followed with a line single to put the tying run on base with no one out.
Dwane Helbig faked a bunt and Gladstone was caught off second by catcher Gene Lillard’s throw and was tagged out as Abernathy moved to second. Helbig then singled sharply to score Abernathy but second-baseman Don Hunter wrapped it up for the Stamps by turning Lu Branham’s line drive into a game-ending double play.
Tonight the Edmonton Eskimos, currently the hottest club in the league, move into Athletic Park for the opener of a four-game series. The clubs play single games tonight and tomorrow followed by a split double header Saturday. Manager Garriott has named southpaw Zeb Walker as his pitching choice for tonight’s tussle.
An expected feature of the series will be a bid by Edmonton’s John Conant for his 100th WIL victory. Conant racked up number 99 against Vancouver Tuesday and should be ready for his regular turn Saturday.
Calgary ...... 002 000 000—2 5 0
Victoria ...... 000 000 001—1 6 2
Orrell and Lillard; Drilling, Hodges (8) and Martin.

LEWISTON, Idaho — Al Heist's home run in the 11th inning broke a five-inning tie and gave Lewiston Broncs a 4-3 Western International League baseball win over Spokane Indians Wednesday night.
Broncs opened the scoring in the third inning with two runs on a double, a single, a walk and an error. They added another in the fourth when Mel Wasley doubled in Ed Garay, who had walked.
Spokane went scoreless until the sixth when Jim Command and Carl Bush both hit round-trippers for three runs to tie it up.
George New gave up only six hits in going the 11 innings for Indians. It was his fifth loss against one win this season. Manny Perez went the distance at the mound for Lewiston.
Spokane ...... 000 003 000 00—3 6 2
Lewiston ..... 002 100 000 01—4 10 2
New and Sheets; Perez and Cameron.

KENNEWICK, Wash.—Wenatchee Chiefs exploded for eight runs in the third then added five more in the fifth to blast Tri-City 17-9 in a Western International League baseball game here Wednesday night.
Wenatchee ..... 028 050 200—17 14 1
Tri-City .......... 000 020 610—9 14 1
DeCarolis, Bauhofer (7) and Bartolomei; Snyder, Cowapoo (3), Stuart (3), Michelson (6) and Pesut.

SALEM — Yakima chased home three runs on 12 hits and added three more on six Salem errors for a 6-2 Western International League victory here Wednesday night. It evened the current baseball series at a game each.
Yakima ..... 000 102 210—6 12 1
Salem ........ 000 200 000—2 6 6
Del Sarto and Novick; Nicholas, Peterson (9) and Masterson.

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