Sunday, 13 July 2008

Monday, August 31, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 37 25 .597 ½
Spokane ..... 41 28 .594 —
Salem ....... 36 29 .554 2½
Yakima ...... 34 30 .531 4
Vancouver ... 34 34 .500 7
Edmonton .... 32 32 .500 6
Calgary ..... 30 33 .476 7½
Wenatchee ... 27 36 .429 10½
Tri-City .... 28 38 .421 11
Victoria .... 27 39 .409 12

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders opened their final home stand of the Western International Baseball League on a victorious note Monday night, downing Tri-City Braves 4-7.
Tri-City ........... 120 002 200— 7 10 2
Calgary ........... 242 040 20x—14 16 2
Michelson, Stoffell (5) and Warren; Orrell and Bricker.

SPOKANE — Jack Spring collected his second straight shut-out and his third for the year as the Spokane Indians blanked the Wenatchee Chiefs 13 to 0 in their Western International League tilt Monday.
His previous win was over Calgary by an identical score.
Will Hafey backed Spring's six-hitter with two doubles, two singles and four RBIs, raising his season total to 103.
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 000— 0 6 2
Spokane ........... 501 000 06x—13 12 0
Monroe, Klein (1) and Bartolomei; Spring and Sheets.

EDMONTON — Ray McNulty pitched and batted the Edmonton Eskimos to a 6-1 victory Monday night over the Salem Senators in the opener of a three-game Western International Baseball League series here.
The game attracted 2,305 customers Monday night to bring Edmonton season's total to 89,506.
Rookie Salem outfielder Chuck Essegian batted his first home run in professional baseball in the seventh inning for his team's only run.
Salem .............. 000 000 100—1 6 1
Edmonton ........ 101 020 21x—6 12 2
Hemphill, Collins (5) and Nelson; McNulty and Morgan.

VANCOUVER [Sun, Sept. 1]—Tonight at Cap Stadium still another hurler will say goodbye from the mound. This time, it’ll be Lonnie Myers who will be tossing his last for Vancouver and the WIL
Robert Roberts pitched a four-hit farewell Monday night for Caps before starting on what he hopes will be a long climb up the baseball ladder.
Both boys are headed for Seattle Rainiers of the Coast League, where they will finish the season. Caps get cold, hard cash in return.
Roberts made his exit gracefully. He was in charge just about all the way as he hog-tied Lewiston’s bucking Broncos on just four hits.
Despite the face the hopes of ever catching up have faded from view, the students of Storey looked their sharp selves of a few weeks back when they were breathing down the necks of the leaders. Then, as we know, they just about stopped breathing.
The games from here on in may not mean too much to Caps. But they sure mean an awful lot to Broncs. Bill Brenner’s charges are in the middle of a hectic scramble for the pennant.
But they didn’t look like winners last night. Veteran Manny Perez didn’t have any fun at all on the mound. He had plenty of troubles. They started in the third when Bob Duretto doubled to score Gale Taylor and Jack Bukowatz.
Then in the fourth Caps made sure. A rash of three runs and Manny was on his way to the showers, to be relieved by Dean Kime.
Wednesday night, Kewpie Barrett will make his first mound start for Vancouver. The veteran tosser claims he still has plenty of that old stuff that made him the scourge of the Pacific Coast League.
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VANCOUVER — Bob Roberts gave up hits to the first two batters Monday night then barred the door on the Lewiston Broncs as the Vancouver Capilanos rolled to a 6-2 Western International League win.
Lewiston ............. 100 000 001—2 4 1.
Vancouver .......... 002 300 10x—6 10 1.
Perez, Kime (5) and Garay; Roberts and Duretto.

VICTORIA [Colonist, Sept. 1]—If manager Walt Novick of the Yakima Bears had chosen to leave Bob Wellman at home while the Bears visited Victoria, the decision would undoubtedly have met with the full-hearted approval of the Victoria Tyees.
The husky six-footer who patrols left field for the Bears ruined a good bid by the Tyees to end a five-game Yakima win streak by smashing two home runs out of Royal Athletic Park Monday night to power the visitors to a 9-5 triumph over Victoria in the first game of their three-game WIL series.
The result left the Bears with a 12-3 advantage in their 15 meetings with the Tyees this season. The two clubs wind up their season’s hostilities with a “ladies’ night” contest tonight and a “family night” encounter Wednesday.
Wellman, although hitting below his season’s average with a .333 mark, gained from 13 hits in 39 trips to the plate during nine games at Athletic Park, has six homers in those nine games and driven in 18 runs.
Held hitless in his first three appearances by Bob Drilling, who took his 16th loss in another route-going performance, the Bears’ clean-up hitting broke a 5-5 tie with a bases-empty circuit smash in the seventh inning and made the result almost certain when he hit his second, with Len Noren on base, in the ninth. Gordon Hernandez singled in John Albini with the final Bear tally.
Drilling, winner of 14 games, gave up 15 hits and walked two while striking out six. Dick Young, coming to the rescue of starter Don Carter with two on and none out in the sixth inning, blanked the Tyees without a hit the rest of the way to pick up the victory.
Drilling allowed only a lost-in-the-sky double as he stopped the power-laden Bears over the first four frames. In the fifth double for one run [sic] and then went in front, 5-2, with four runs on five hits in the sixth.
The Tyees, who had scored twice in the second frame on singles by Granny Gladstone and Don Pries, a double by Dwane Helbig and Milt Martin’s fly, came back to tie it up in the bottom of the sixth on successive singles by Bob Moniz, Pries and Gladstone and Jim Harford’s foul pop-up to third base on which Gladstone scampered across the unprotected plate after the catch.
Yakima .......... 000 014 103—9 15 1
Victoria ......... 020 003 000—5 10 2
Carter, Young (6) and Albini; Drilling and Harford.

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