Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pre-Season, April 5, 1951

Tri-City Club Whips Boise 11-3
LINDSAY, April 5 — (Special) — The singing bats of the Tri-City Braves hummed a tune of death or the Boise Pilots of the Pioneer league as the Atomic-powered team dumped the Idaho club 11 to 3.
Manager Charlie Peterson was busy shifting his club's lineup during this first contest of 1951 for the Braves and consequently held the score down.
But the Boise nine was not a match for the Braves. Everybody hit, even Frank Rossetti, Richland rookie, who was sent in as a pinch-hitter. Rossetti banged a single that burned the turf.
Joe Nicholas, Dick Stone and Lou McCollum each worked hree innings on-the mound and between them they limited Boise to seven hits.
Batting honors went to Buddy Peterson, Clint Cameron and Nick Pesut. Peterson got a double and a single in three times at plate while Cameron came through with two singles in four trys. Pesut managed two for three.
The Braves held a light workout In the morning to prepare for their opening game of the spring training season, Most of the time was spent in loosening up muscles. However, during the brief Batting practice Sam Castro demonstrated why he enjoyed such a low earned run average when pitching for San Jose. Castro's fast ball had a definite hop on it and when it wasn't hopping it was sailing.
Manager Charlie Petersen started a veteran infield, including the versatile side armer Joe Nicholas. However, with the exception of Neil Bryant in left field, the rest of the Braves lineup were all rookies.
Mike Michelson drew the backstopplng assignment, while Buckley in center completed the starting lineup. This is standard procedure in the opening games of the spring training session when the emphasis is to determine just what the newcomers are capable of doing.
Boise checked into Lindsay late yesterday afternoon from their nearby camp. From the appearance of their starting line up it soon became apparent that the battle was going to be a "test" rather than a "game."
Braves ... 300-001-06x—11-13-2
Boise ...... 000-002-001— 3- 7-7

Yakima Takes Practice Tilt
HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 5 — Four runs off four singles in the fourth inning and an insurance tally in the fifth Thursday night gave the Yakima Bears of the Western International league a 5-2 baseball win over Santa Rosa Junior College.
The Bears' spring training camp is at Healdsburg.
(Seven innings)
Santa Rosa .... 000-200-0—2- 4-1
Yakima .......... 000-410-x—5-11-0
Tierney and Fujishigu; Bedford, Anderson (4) and Tiesiera, Donahue (4).

Idaho Nine Wins
LEWISTON, — The University of Idaho downed Northern Idaho College of Education 7-6 and the Spokane Indians of the Western International league beat Washington State college 19-3.

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