Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pre-Season, April 4, 1951

Salem Thumped By Twin Falls
NAPA, Calif., Apr. 4 — Twin Falls of the Pioneer league drubbed Salem of the Western International league 16-5 in an exhibition baseball game here today.
Twin Falls reached Salem pitchers Barak and Johnson for 14 hits including three home runs, two by Mel Wasley and one by Cecil Hamilton.
Twin Falls ..... 200-111-713—16-14-2
Salem ........... 000-000-023— 5-7-4
Cirimili, Goode (4), McCaffrey (7) and Hamilton; Barak, Johnson (6) and McKeegan, Maroni.

Spokane Drubs Vandals 11-3
LEWISTON, Ida., April 4—Spokane of the Western International league drubbed the University of Idaho 11-3 in a Banana Belt practice baseball game Wednesday.
Spokane's victory zoomed it from a tie for last to a tie for second with Northern Idaho College of Education. Washington State is leading the loop.
Idaho collected but three hits from a trio of Spokane hurlers—all of them by Don Harrison. He singled twice and tripled once to drive in all of Idaho's runs.
Spokane slugging was paced by second sacker Jim Brown who collected three singles and a double in four trips. Bob Reynolds, at short, singled three times in four appearances and drove in three runs.
Idaho .......... 000 010 001—3 3 6 [linescore is missing a run]
Spokane ..... 101 304 30x—11 14 4
Anderson, Briggs and Ogle, Merrill; Weaver, Roberts, Brock and Nulty, Livernash.

Cowboys Get 18 Hits But Still Lose 8-6
PORTERVILLE, Calif., Apr. 4. — Hits were numerous but runs were scarce here tonight for the Tucson Cowboys as they dropped a well-played eight to six baseball decision to the invading Tacoma Indians from the Class B Western International League.
Tucson batters got to Tacoma hurlers Keith Bowman and Manuel Fiero for eighteen hits but a tight defense with men on base kept scoring for the Cowboys at a minimum. Guilermo Grajeda and Chris Nicholosi combined to limit Tacoma to ten hits but those hits came when they counted in the clutch.
Tacoma cinched the win with a three-run surge in the top of the 7th inning on four hits including a timely double by pitcher Fiero.
Until the fatal 7th the Cowboys had fashioned a six to four lead, scoring a brace of runs in each the 2nd, 4th and 5th innings. A two-base hit by Bob Grant was the big blow in the 2nd inning while another two bagger by Rookie Jerry Womack and a fluke pop fly infield single by Jack Deskin accounted for two runs in the fourth.
Consecutive singles by Billie Cleveland and Eddie Morris combined with an error, a passed ball and a single by Womack accounted for the two runs in the fifth.
Brown and Morris each got three hits for Tucson while first sacker Sol Israel banged out two singles and a double for Tacoma.
The Cowboys, coached by Kenny Meyers, are idle tomorrow night but resume their spring training schedule Friday evening with a game in Porterville with the Tri-City Braves also of the Western International League who are training at nearby Lindsay.
Tacoma ........ 102 001 301—8 10 2
Tucson ........ 020 220 000—6 18 0
Bowman, Fiero (6) and Sheets, Hall (4); Grajeda, Nicholosi (5) and Cupp, Deskin (5)

Yakima Will Play Benefit for Battalion
WITH THIRD DIVISION IN KOREA, April 5. — (UP) — Healdsburg, Calif., has adopted the First battalion of the Seventh infantry regiment, it was announced today.
The Yakima, Wash., baseball club will play a special game to obtain radios, magazines and personal letters for battalion members, the announcement said.
GI's received word from Joe Orengo, general manager of the San Francisco Seals' baseball club, pledging a benefit game by the Seals' Yakima farm club for the battalion's benefit.

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