Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pre-Season, April 2, 1951

Salem Drops One To California
BERKELEY, Calif., April 3—The University of California walked across the winning run in the last of the tenth Inning to beat the Salem Senators of the Western International league 13-12 in an exhibition baseball game yesterday.
The lead changed hands twice in a wild ninth Inning. California led 8-7 going into the ninth but Salem chased across five runs, in the bottom half of the ninth, California tied it up with a four-run splurge.
Salem Pitcher Norm Graber intentionally filled the bases in the 10th to set up a force play hut the strategy backfired when Graber walked one too many men.

NICE to Face Spokane Indians
LEWISTON, April 2. — Northern Idaho college of education sluggers Tuesday will face the pitching of Fordeen Taber, rookie southpaw for the Spokane Indians in the first game of the Banana belt baseball league.
The Western International league outfit is conducting spring training here. Other teams in the belt circuit are Washington State and University of Idaho.
Spokane Manager Alan Strange said he'll relieve Taber with Hand Eckhart and another flinger, as yet unnamed.

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