Thursday, 13 March 2008

Youngster To Gain in Ball Ticket Sale

[Victoria Colonist, Feb. 27]
Victoria Tyees will open their sale of tickets for the opening game of the Western International Baseball League season tomorrow with a campaign that should interest all youngsters in Victoria.
The campaign is to see more than 10,000 tickets for the opening game, a plan that has proved popular in established baseball cities in the United States.
School children are being asked to assist in the drive and season’s passes to Tyee home games will go to the youngsters selling the most number of books of tickets. The top seller will be rewarded with an expense-paid trip with the Tyees to Salem on July 4.
Any youngster interested in trying for a season pass is asked to be at Royal Athletic Park tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Purchasers of opening game tickets are also eligible to win season passes, a number of which will be given away to lucky ticket holders at the opening game.
Business manager Reg Patterson, meanwhile, announced the addition of four more players. Two young southpaw hurlers were signed by manager Cec Garriott at Los Angeles and two outfielders were purchased from Las Vegas of the Class C Southwest International League.
The players signed by Garriott are 18-year-old Dean Powelson, a rookie from Long Beach, and Bill Girdley, who played at Visalia last season.
The players purchased from Las Vegas are both long-ball hitters. Joe Ciardy, a left-handed outfielder-first baseman, hit .346 last season and included 33 doubles, 22 triples and 14 home runs among his 202 hits. He scored 131 runs, drove in 103 and stole 16 bases.
Gail Taylor is a right-handed outfielder, who hit .311 last season and drove in 113 runs. He hit 33 doubles, eight triples and 12 homers, stole 25 bases and scored 136 runs.

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