Saturday, 15 March 2008

Wednesday, May 12, 1953

W L Pct GB
Lewiston .... 12 4 .750 —
Vancouver ... 11 6 .647 1½
Victoria .... 10 9 .526 3½
Wenatchee ... 10 10 .500 4
Edmonton ..... 8 9 .471 4½
Tri-City ..... 8 9 .471 4½
Yakima ....... 9 12 .429 5½
Calgary ...... 8 11 .421 5½
Salem ........ 5 7 .417 5
Spokane ...... 7 11 .389 6

CALGARY— Wenatchee Chiefs claimed their second win in a three-game series with Calgary Stampeders Wednesday night, counting four times in the top of the ninth to defeat Stamps 8-7 in a Western International League game.
Four home runs, three by Calgary, were driven over the fences.
Jack Klein, although relieved in the ninth, got credit for the win.
Wenatchee playing-manager Mike McCormick had a perfect night at the plate, hitting four-for-four, including a homer.
In an afternoon game Wednesday, Wenatchee rattled out 13 hits to trim Calgary 15-9. McCormick also homered in that game.
Other Wenatchee homers were from the bats of Ross McCormack, Jake Helmuth and Tom Manoz.
(First game)
Wenatchee ..... 102 440 202—15 13 2
Calgary .......... 104 004 000— 9 6 3
Beamon, Botelho (6) and Bartolomei; Capp, Francis (5), Roberts (7) and Bricker.
(Second Game)
Wenatchee ..... 000 002 024—8 12 0
Calgary .......... 100 001 203—7 9 1
Klein, Munroe (9) and Bartolomei; Schulte; Onell (91 and Bricker.

VANCOUVER — A 10th inning run gained on walks gave the Vancouver Capilanos a 2-1 baseball win over the Victoria Tyees Wednesday night and a sweep of their three-game Western International League series.
With two out, Dick Briskey walked and stole second. Hurler Bill Bottler then walked Jim Wert and Harvey Storey to load the bases. Briskey came in with the winning ran on a walk on five pitches to Gord Hernandez.
Until he weakened, the 18-year-old Bottler hooked up in a sparkling duel with Caps' Rod MacKay, who now has a record of two wins and one loss.
Caps scored their first run in the third when shortstop Chuck Davis singled to left-centre and went all the way to third when Napoleon Gully juggled the ball. McKay walked, then Davis scored on Briskey´s long fly to centre.
Victoria got it back in the seventh. Catcher Milt Martin smashed a triple with one out and scored on Lu Branham's single down the first base line.
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VANCOUVER [Victoria Colonist, May 14]—There are early indications that Victoria Tyees may rue the unbalanced WIL schedule, which pits them against the Vancouver Capilanos for 27 games.
The teams started on their personal schedule this week, with nine successive games carded. They’re a third of the way through their first series and the Caps have a clean record.
It became three in a row last night when the Mainlanders bested the Islanders, 2-1, in a well-played 10-inning game which was decided by a bases-loaded base on balls to Gordon Hernandez.
Bill Bottler, making his first start for some time, was the unfortunate loser. He had a slight edge over Rod MacKay, Vancouver righthander, but the Tyees flubbed four of five good scoring chances—and he lost his control in the fatal 10th.
The Caps went out in front in the third when Chuck Davis singled and went all the way to third when Nap Gully, playing in left field in place of Gale Taylor, let the ball through. Davis scored after the catch on Dick Briskey’s outfield fly.
Milt Martin tripled and scored on Lu Branham’s blooper single to tie it up in the seventh. But the Tyees muffed chances in the first, fifth, eighth and ninth innings.
In the first, Branham and Jim Clark hit successive singles to start the game but Clark was cut down at second trying to move up as the play went to third. Bob Moniz grounded out and Cec Garriott skied out to end the threat.
Milt Martin’s failure to sacrifice in the fifth after Chuck Abernathy singled and Don Pries walked proved costly. Martin struck out eventually, Bottler flew out, Branham walked, but Clark flew out to end that one.
Abernathy grounded out and Pries took a called third strike with two runners on in the eighth and Branham and Clark flew out in the ninth with Martin on second.
The teams now move to Victoria for five games starting tonight at 8. Either Bill Wisneski or Bill Prior looms as the likely choice for the Tyees. The series continues Friday night with afternoon and evening games Saturday and a holiday game Monday afternoon. The series concludes at Vancouver Monday night.
Victoria ........ 000 000 100 0—1 6 2
Vancouver .... 001 000 000 1—2 5 0
Bottler and Martin, Brusa (10); McKay and Lundberg.

EDMONTON, Alta. — Edmonton hurler John Conant won his own game 8-7 Wednesday night when he drove m the winning run in the last of a three-game Western International League baseball series with the Yakima Bears.
Edmonton won the opener Tuesday 5-4, then dropped the second game Wednesday afternoon, 8-3.
Conant's single came in the last of the ninth inning with the score tied 7-7. Sam Kanelos singled to centre, stole second base and with one out came home on Conant's drive to left field.
A steady performance by big Danny Rios gave Bears their afternoon win.
Eskimo starter Jack Widner was lifted in the fifth inning of the first game after giving up six runs on 10 hits, including a homer with the bases empty by Herman Lewis.
(First Game)
Yakima ........ 022 110 200—8 13 2
Edmonton .... 100 101 000—3 8 5
Rios and Maupin; Widner, Eskenberry (5), Castor (7) and Pisani.
(Second Game)
Yakima ........ 002 003 200—7 12 2
Edmonton .... 032 100 101—8 13 1
Schaening, Thompson (2) and Maupin; McNulty, Day (6), Conant (8) and Moran.

KENNEWICK, Wash.— Bob Snyder limited Spokane to four hits —one of them a homer—Wednesday night as Tri-City shellacked Spokane 9-3 in a Western International League baseball game.
Indians got their first tally when Carl Bush walked, moved to third om an error when Terry Carroll misjudged a long fly to centre, and came home on Jim Brown's grounder.
The last two runs—in the ninth—came on two of the four hits allowed by Snyder. Will Hafey doubled and then Jim Command cleaned up the bases and the scoring with a homer.
Spokane ..... 100 000 002—3 4 3
Tri-City ...... 301 010 04x—9 14 1
New, Franks (4), Carter (9) and Sheets; Snyder and Pesut.

Lewiston at Salem, postponed, rain.

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