Sunday, 13 July 2008

Monday, September 7, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Spokane ..... 46 31 .597 —
Lewiston .... 42 29 .592 1
Vancouver ... 42 35 .545 4
Edmonton .... 38 33 .535 5
Yakima ...... 39 34 .534 5
Salem ....... 39 34 .534 5
Calgary ..... 32 39 .451 11
Tri-City .... 31 42 .426 13
Wenatchee ... 30 42 .417 13½
Victoria .... 28 46 .378 16½

KENNEWICK, Sept. 6—The Spokane Indians got a needed doubleheader sweep on Monday night to remain a game ahead of the determined Lewiston Broncos. A six-run first inning helped the league-leaders to a 15-1 thumping in the opener and a five-run sixth assisted in an 11-6 win in the nightcap.
Tri-City pitchers were generous with the gopher balls, as the Indians popped out four home runs in the first game and three in the second.
First Game
Spokane ........ 623 030 100—15 18 0
Tri-City ......... 000 000 010— 1 7 0
Romero and Sheets; Snyder, Bloom (1), Zeffel (4), Michelson (9) and Pesut.
Second Game
Spokane ....... 010 105 121—11 15 0
Tri-City ........ 010 131 000— 6 13 0
Franks, Nemes (5) and Sheets; Dobernic, Snyder (7), Bloom (8), Michaelson (9) and Warren.

LEWISTON, Sept. 7—Lewiston had little trouble with Victoria in their seven-inning opener in a 6-1 win but it took the Broncs 11 innings to subdue the Tyees in the nightcap, 7-6.
First Game
Victoria ............... 100 000 0—1 8 0
Lewiston ............. 001 113 x—6 11 2
Drilling and Harford; Butler and Garay.
Second Game
Victoria ............... 000 131 010 00—6 14 1
Lewiston ............. 101 100 021 01—7 16 3
Collins, Prior (9) and Harford; Perez, Marshall (5), Breamer (8) and Cameron, Garay (7).

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, Province, Sept. 8]—Two more chapters of “the charge that came too late” were written into the books over the holiday weekend by the suddenly-aroused Capilanos, who can’t win the WIL’s second half title but are now making noises like champs.
Harvey Storey and Co. won a pair of doubleheaders Saturday and Monday to make it nine wins in 10 starts and seven in a row but not good enough surge that they didn’t start soon enough. Just before the streak the Caps lost eight in a row to sink their second half chances.
Their double win here Monday over Wenatchee, by 4-2 and 5-4 scores, followed on the heels of a twin win Saturday in Victoria by 9-1 and 2-0 scores, where they swept the four-game series.
K Chorlton was the big story in the Labor Day wins. The smooth centre fielder provided the game-winning edge in the first game, which was scheduled for seven innings, and went 10. K broke it up with a two-run homer in the 10th that hit the top of the lefyt field wall and bounced over.
Earlier, K had galloped to the 400-foot mark to pull down a Babe Fuhrman drive that was labelled “triple.” On the play Don Stanford was doubled off first base; he was well on his way to third when K made his impossible catch.
Chorlton contributed another single in that game, and beat two bunts in greyhound fashion in the nightcap.
Carl Gunnarson got credit for his sixth victory in the opener, and also was called upon in the second game, which saw Van Fletcher gather win No. 17. Carl came in to pitch to the last batter in the ninth with the tying and winning runs on base. Pinch-hitter Mike McCormick flied out to end the game.
Saturday, Rod MacKay came out from under wraps to pitch the shutout after Pete Hernandez had won the afternoon game. Pete will be back in action, along with Clarence Marshall, when the Caps wind up their season with another twin bill against Wenatchee tonight.
PROVINCE STARS – K Chorlton, as smooth a piece of outfielder who’s ever roamed ‘round Capilano gardens … Jack Bukowatz, the Caps’ most improved player … And ageless Carl Gunnarson for 10-inning triumph.
First Game
Wenatchee .......... 010 010 000 0—2 12 1
Vancouver ........... 100 001 000 2—4 9 1
Beamon and Bartolomei, Helmuth (7); Gunnerson and Duretto.
Second Game
Wenatchee .......... 011 000 101—4 12 1
Vancouver ........... 005 000 00x—5 10 0
Oubre and Bartolomei; Fletcher, Gunnerson (9) and Duretto.

CALGARY — Whitey Thomson's home run with two out in the ninth inning gave Edmonton Eskimos a 4-2 victory over Calgary Stampeders here Monday night in a Western International Baseball League panic.
Clint Weaver who had received a walk to open the game was on second base when Thomson lined the pitch over the left-field fence.
The Eskimos made the most of six hits, garnered off Calgary's Glenn Hettner. Bob Meisner lined another pitch over left field to open the Edmonton scoring in the sixth.
In the same inning, Vern Campbell lined a triple to centre and scored on Andy Skurski's infield out. Stampeders got their first home run in the first inning on a pair of hits and Don Hunter claimed the other one with a home run over centre in the sixth.
Don Tisnerat gave up eight hits in picking up the win.
Edmonton ........... 000 002 002—4 6 2
Calgary .............. 100 001 000—2 7 1
Tisnerat and Morgan; Hittner and Bricker.

YAKIMA, Sept. 7—Yakima and Salem split a Labour Day doubleheader and remained tied in fifth place. Gene Roenspie pitched his 19th WIL victory as Salem whipped the Bears 8-1 in the nine-inning opener. Jack Hemphill allowed Yakima only four hits in the abbreviated nightcap but the Bears capitalized on Salem errors and emerged with a 3-2 triumph.
First Game
Salem ........... 000 420 002—8 13 2
Yakima ......... 001 000 000—1 7 2
Dahle, Roenspie (4) and Masterson; Del Sarto, Young (5) and Novick.
Second Game
Salem ........... 000 011 0—2 6 2
Yakima ......... 201 000 x—3 4 1
Hemphill and Nelson; Edmunds and Albini.

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