Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday, April 29, 1951

W L Pct GB
Vancouver .... 8 1 .889 —
Spokane ...... 7 4 .636 2
Yakima ....... 5 4 .556 3
Salem ........ 5 4 .556 3
Tacoma ....... 4 5 .444 4
Victoria ..... 3 5 .375 4½
Tri-City ..... 3 5 .375 4½
Wenatchee .... 2 9 .182 7

WENATCHEE, April 29—Spokane made a clean sweep of a four-game series with Wenatchee Sunday night, taking both ends of a league doubleheader 9-7 and 7-4.
Pitcher John Conant gave up 17 hits to Wenatchee in the wild closing game but still received credit for the Spokane win. Spokane reached two Wenatchee hurlers for eight hits. The Indians collected 15 hits in the opening game to 6 for Wenatchee.
First Game
Spokane ........ 005 030 001—9 15 1
Wenatchee .... 002 014 000—7 6 0
Eckhart, Weaver (6), Wyatt (6) and Hinz, Nulty (6); Dahle, Korhonen (5), Rounds (7) and Len Neal.
Second game
Spokane ....... 200 011 003—7 8 1
Wenatchee ... 000 121 000—4 17 3
Conant and Nulty; Treichel, Gassaway (9) and Len Neal.

YAKIMA, The Vancouver Capilanos made a clean sweep of their short series in Yakima, with 6-2 and 4-2 wins on Sunday.
In the opener, Don Tisnerat and Larry Powell matched seven-hitters. Bob McGuire had three of Vancouver's his, including a triple, and batted in a pair of runs. Chuck Abernathy also doubled in a pair in the second inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the Caps the lead for good.
In the second game, Bob Snyder gave up only six hits. Abernathy had a triple and three singles in five trips to the plate. Snyder contributed a double that knocked in a run.
First Game
Vancouver ..... 120 030 0—6 7 1
Yakima .......... 110 000 2—4 7 2
Tisnerat and Ritchey; Powell, Savarese (5) and Tornay.
Second Game
Vancouver ........ 030 100 000—4 10 1
Yakima ............. 000 020 000—2 6 4
Snyder and Ritchey; Delsarte, Anderson (2), and Tiesiera

SALEM, April 29—Tacoma trounced Salem 17-in the opening game of their double-header and also took the nightcap, 8 to 3.
Tacoma reached four Salem pitchers for 18 hits in the wild first game. The seven-inning second game was tied at one-all at the end of the sixth, but Tacoma chased across seven runs in the first of the seventh to coast to a win.
First Game
Tacoma .......... 102 042 215—17 18 0
Salem ............. 020 003 000—5 14 4
Clark and Watson; Bevens, DeGeorge (5), Hemphill (7), Lopeman (9) and Beard.
Second Game
Tacoma .......... 100 000 7—8 6 1
Salem ............. 000 001 2—3 6 0
Knezovich and Sheets; McNulty, DeGeorge (7) and Beard.

KENNEWICK, April 30—After being rained out Friday and Saturday nights the Tri-City Braves pulled up a notch in the Western International league by belting Victoria 8-5 yesterday afternoon in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second contest was called at the end of the seventh inning by prior agreement between the teams. That 3-3 tie game will be played out from, that point on a return visit by the A's to Sanders Field.
Six pitchers paraded to the mound during that first game and probably the most surprised was John Tierney who got charged with the loss, Tierney only looked at four Braves but before the hectic sixth inning was closed, three of them had scored, including the winning run. That was enough for John. Lefty Bill Paine came on to finally subdue the free swinging Tri-City club.
Kenny Michelson, who started on the hill for the Braves, had more trouble controlling the ball than he clid the A's. When he poured it down the pipe Victoria had trouble finding the ball for a base hit. However, it was the four free passes and two hit batters who got the young pitcher into most of his trouble. The first three Victoria runs came via this route.
Sam Castro took over the Braves' mound in the fourth and became the winning pitcher as a result of the big uprising in the sixth. Castro, lifted in that sixth for a pinch hitter, wasn't around for the finish either. The final inning chore fell to lanky Bob Costello who toyed briefly with the A's by loading the sacks on two singles and a walk and then countered by striking out pinch-hitter Bill Martin and getting Bill Dunn on a skyscraper to Rube Navarro in center.
Here's how that big inning for the Braves went. Navarro opened with a single and wound up on third when starter Jim Propst passed Mike Michelson and Charlie Petersen, who was batting for Castro. Al Spaeter lofted one deep to center with Navarro scoring after the catch. Vic Buccola's single scored Michelson, and that was all for Propst.
Tierney opened his brief appearance by walking Buddy Peterson to load the sacks. Clint Cameron then grounded out with Joe Nicholas, running for Petersen, scoring from third. Bryant's single scored Buccola with the tieing, and Peterson with the winning run. Then when Artie Wilson walked Tierney was shower-bound.
Navarro, making his second appearance of the inning, walked. Then Mike Michelson nailed down the victory by pumping a single over the shortstop's head to score Bryant and Wilson.
The high wind which swept the field throughout the day raised plenty of havoc in the outfield. It was this wind, or a seventh inning error, depending on which way you look at it, that caused the second game to hang up on a 3-3 tie.
Victoria jumped out in front in the second when Dunn's lofter to left field was swept off the glove of Artie Wilson, to go for a double with two runs scoring. The Braves went ahead 3-2 in the third on Buddy Peterson's double which drove in Cy Greenlaw and Al Spaeter. Cameron's single to score Peterson then put the Braves out in front.
That was the ball game into the seventh. Then Peterson errored Marcucci's roller and Greenlaw suddenly lost his control, walking two after getting one out. With the bases loaded Greenlaw was lifted for reliefer Jim Olsen who walked Gene Thompson with Marcucci scoring. Olsen then got Bill White on a strikeout and Bryant tagged Gaviglio for the third out on an infield blow.
First Game
Victoria .......... 111 200 0—5-9-1
Tri-City .......... 001 007 x—8-8-0
Propst, Tierney (6), Paine (6) and Marcucci; K. Michelson, Castro (4), Costello (7) and Pesut.
Second Game (not finished)
Victoria .......... 000 000 1—1 4 1
Tri-City .......... 000 000 0—3 7 1
Hedgecock. Marshall (7) and Martin; Greenlaw, Olsen (7) and Pesut.

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