Sunday, 13 July 2008

Thursday, August 20, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Spokane ..... 34 22 .607 —
Salem ....... 32 21 .604 ½
Lewiston .... 29 22 .569 2½
Vancouver ... 32 25 .561 2½
Yakima ...... 26 26 .500 6
Edmonton .... 26 26 .500 6
Calgary ..... 23 28 .451 8½
Wenatchee ... 23 29 .442 9
Victoria .... 22 33 .400 11½
Tri-City .... 21 34 .382 12½
AP has different standings for Lew, Edm and Vic

CALGARY [News-Herald, August 21]—The Capilanos, with Gene Petralli pulling the trigger, scored eight runs in the last two innings here Thursday to defeat the Calgary Stampeders 11-6.
Behind 6-3 in the eighth, Petralli banged in the tying runs with a clutch single, then delivered a three-run homer in the ninth to put the finisher on the Stampeder hopes.
The Capilanos banged 15 hits in their latest attack on rival pitching with the two leadoff batters, K. Chorlton and Jack Bukowatz accumulating seven of the hits. Chorlton had four with a homer, double and two singles.
Bobby Roberts picked up his no. 9 win on the late Vancouver rally after he had relieved Clarence Marshall in the seventh. Marshall was wild again, this time giving up nine walks and a pair of sixth inning homers.
The clubs traded the lead back and forth like it was a hot biscuit, the Caps jumping on top in the second inning 1-0, then Calgary coming on to lead 2-1 in the third. The Stamps made it 3-1 by the sixth when Chorlton bombed his homer, a two-run effort which tied it again.
Then Ken Whitehead and Don Hunter (his 23rd) delivered back-to-back sixth inning homers to give Gerry Levinson a 6-3 lead.
Gerry couldn’t stand prosperity. He loaded the bases in the seventh and Harvey Storey’s single scored one and Petralli’s two. That tied it again and set the stage for the Caps’ five-run ninth and the victory.
The same clubs play a single game tonight with Pete Hernandez seeking his No. 16 win for Vancouver. There will be a pair of games Saturday before the Caps return to their home park Monday.
Vancouver .......... 010 002 035—11 15 1
Calgary .............. 002 013 000— 6 9 3
Marshall, Roberts (7) and Duretto; Levinson, Stites (8) and Bricker.

EDMONTON — Despite giving up 14 hits, Ray McNulty hurled his 14th victory of the Western International League season with an 8-4 triumph Thursday night over the Victoria Tyees.
The game was the first of a four-game series. Paid attendance was 550.
Esks got eight hits off Bill Bottler and Berlyn Hodges but walks had both moundsmen in trouble. McNulty didn't give up a base on balls.
Andy Skurski was the big hitter for Esks. He hit a broken bat single in the third inning with the bases clogged with walks and also doubled to left field.
Lu Branham and Bob Moniz led Victoria with three for five.
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EDMONTON [Colonist, Aug. 21]—Although Victoria Tyees out-hit Edmonton Eskimos Thursday night, they couldn’t put together enough of their blows together against the control pitching of Ray McNulty, dropping an 8-4 decision as they took their third defeat in four games played on their current road trip.
The Tyees connected for 14 hits in the first game of their four-game WIL series at Edmonton but McNulty, who did not issue a single base on balls, spaced them effectively in gaining his 14th victory compared with seven defeats.
Wildness on the part of Bill Bottler, Victoria’s starting pitcher, paved the way for the runs which gave the Eskimos a 3-0 lead in the first inning and the winners, although held to eight hits, never looked back.
Bottler gave up bases on balls to McNulty, Bob Meisner and Sam Kanelos to start Edmonton’s third inning and all three runners scored on Andy Skurski’s single and a pair of long fly balls.
Successive singles by Bob Moniz, Don Pries and Granny Gladstone, followed by Milt Martin’s outfield out gave Victoria a pair of runs in the fourth but Edmonton came back with a single run in the bottom of the fourth, two in the fifth and another singleton in the sixth for a 7-2 lead.
Bottler was lifted for a pinch hitter as the Tyees were scoring their final two runs in the top of the seventh and southpaw Berlyn Hodges finished up, allowing one earned run in his two-inning stint.
Lu Branham and Bob Moniz each had three hits in five trips to the plate for Victoria, Granny Gladstone poled a double and a single in four tries while Dwane Helbig singled twice in four appearances.
Victoria ........... 000 200 200—4 14 2
Edmonton ........ 003 121 10x—8 8 1
Bottler, Hodges (7) and Harford; McNulty and Prentice.

WENATCHEE — A pair of home runs by catcher John Albini accounted for all of Yakima's runs, but they weren't enough as Wenatchee defeated the Bears here Thursday night, 7-5.
Albini cracked a 395-foot home run over the centerfield wall in the second inning with one man on base and then a 365 foot drive over the right field wall in the ninth with two men aboard.
Yakima ............. 020 000 003—5 5 2
Wenatchee ....... 100 020 40x—7 11 5
Carter, Rial (7), Blank (8) and Albini; Oubre and Bartolomei.

LEWISTON — Manager Bill Brenner pitched six-hit ball Thursday night as Lewiston beat Spokane 5-1, the Broncs' third straight win over the Western International League leaders.
Brenner was never in trouble as he recorded his 18th win against 10 losses. Spokane got its lone run in the sixth inning on successive doubles by Eddie Murphy and Jimmy Brown.
Lewiston got off to a commnnding four-run lead in the second on two walks, a double steal, an error, double by Glen Tuckett and singles by Mel Wasley and Larry Barton.
Ken Richardson drove in Lewiston's other run in the seventh on a long fly ball.
About 2,400 fans watched the contest.
Spokane .......... 000 001 000—1 6 1
Lewiston ......... 040 000 10x—5 9 0
Worth, Romero (2), Cordell (7), Nemes (8) and Sheets; Brenner and Cameron.

SALEM — A five-run fourth inning and Gene Roenspie's steady pitching gave Salem a 9-5 Western International League victory over Tri-City here Thursday night.
Roenspie scattered 12 hits and was never in trouble as he recorded his 17th win of the season against three defeats.
Jim Deyo's three-run double and Larry Ballard's two-run homer accounted for the scoring in the Senators' big fourth. The blows came off Jim Hedgecock, the losing pitcher.
Jack Warren had three hits in four times at bat for Tri-City. Bob McGuire banged out two hits and drove in two of the visitors' runs.
More than 2,000 fans were in the stands for a "park the park" night for which no admission was charged. Those who wanted to were invited to drop money into barrels.
Tri-City ...... 000 012 110—5 13 0
Salem ........ 200 520 00x—9 13 1
Hedgecock, Michelson (4) and Pesut; Roenspie and Masterson.

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