Sunday, September 16, 2007

Friday, May 4, 1951

               W  L Pct. GB
Vancouver ... 12  2 .857 —
Spokane ..... 10  6 .625 3
Tri-City ..... 6  5 .545 4½
Salem ........ 6  7 .482 5½
Yakima ....... 5  7 .417 6
Tacoma ....... 5  7 .417 6
Victoria ..... 4  8 .333 7
Wenatchee .... 4 10 .286 8

VANCOUVER, B. C., May 4—Vancouver Capilanos squared their Western International league series with Spokane Indians at one game apiece Friday night with an 8-6 victory on a soggy field.
Bob McLean, Vancouver's starting pitcher, threw fat ones and wild ones in the first inning and Spokane hit and walked into a 4-0 lead. Caps got two back in the third and in the fourth inning splurged for five runs, the big blow being catcher John Ritchey's bases-loaded double.
The rain started to come down in the fifth inning. The teams took a 20-minute break and then returned to finish it up before a small, soaked crowd.
Spokane backstop Ed Nulty socked his second homer in as many nights.
Spokane ...... 400 011 000—6 8 3
Vancouver .... 002 500 10x—8 13 0
Conant, Weaver (6) and Nulty; McLean, Gunnarson (2), Whyte (8) and Ritchey.

Salem at Victoria, postponed, rain.
Yakima at Wenatchee, postponed, rain
Tri-City at Tacoma, postponed, rain.

Dewey Soriano Not Dewy-Eyed About Release
SEATTLE, May 4—“I don't like Hornsby and I don't like the way I was handled,” pitcher Dewey Soriano said when he was released Thursday night by the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League.
“Big Dew,” formerly pitcher-president of the Yakima Bears of the Western International league, had been used sparingly as a reliefer.
“I pitched a good relief game in Portland,” said Soriano, “So what happens. I don't get to pitch again until Tuesday night. Of course I'm wild.”
Rogers Hornsby, the Seattle manager, was inclined to minimize the April 26th relief job to which Soriano referred, saying the pitcher had walked four men.
He has been critical all season of Soriano's control.
“I hope,” said Dewey, “I can come back and pitch against Seattle while Hornsby is still the manager.”

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