Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pre-Season, April 6, 1951

LEWISTON, Ida., April 6—Spokane of the Western International baseball league tamed Northern Idaho College of Education 12-2 Friday in a Banana Belt league tussle. The professionals teed off for 11 hits, including home runs by Ken Richardson, third baseman, and Edo Vanni, right fielder.

Diamonds Lose 12-8 To Salem Senators
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 6—Salem, Oregon Senators staged a five-run ninth inning rally Friday night and carried away the opening game of professional baseball in San Rafael. They defeated the Pitisburg Diamonds 12-5. The game was played at Albert Field.
Bill Lew is credited with the win after holding Vince Di Maggio's boys to two hits and no runs. He was sent into replace Bob LeGeorge in the seventh inning.
Hugh Luby's Senators knocked Bill Mills from the mound in the third inning after three runs had scored on five hits to put the visitors out in front three to one. He was replaced by tall Charlie Hutchison who gave away 13 more hits.
DiMaggio's reserve pitchers were on the sick list and Hutchison was forced to finish the game.
Salem started the ninth with a fly-out by Wasely followed by singles from McDonald and Hack. Goldstein was next up and flew out to center. Tuckett walked and Beard drove in McDonald. Lew brought in Hack when he was hit by a pitched ball and Myer and Luby knocked singles to drive in the final three runs.
DiMaggio kept alive the hopes of the home team in the last of the ninth with a double to center but could go no farther.
Salem ............ 003 000 315—12 18 6
Pittsburg ...... 100 303 100—8 6 5
LeGeorge, Lew (7) and McKeegan, Beard; Mills, Hutchison (3) and Hall.

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