Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday, May 6, 1951

TEAM           W  L  Pct GB
Vancouver ... 13  3 .813 —
Spokane ..... 11  7 .611 2½
Tri-City ..... 8  6 .571 4
Salem ........ 8  7 .533 4½
Yakima ....... 6  9 .400 6½
Tacoma ....... 6  9 .400 6½
Wenatchee .... 6 11 .353 7½
Victoria ..... 4 10 .286 8

TACOMA, May 6 — The Tri-City Braves tightened their hold on the number three spot in the Western International league race here Sunday by taking both games of a doubleheader with the Tacoma Tigers. The Braves won the 11-inning opener 7 to 6, and staggered to a 13-8 win in the seven inning nightcap. They won the series 2-1.
Catcher Nick Pesut, belaboring the ball with all of his old power, broke up the first game with an 11th inning single to score Clint Cameron and Neil Bryant. Cameron had singled and Bryant had bunted safely.
Tacoma got one run back in the 11th. Sol Israel doubled and scored on third sacker Neil Bryant's error. Sam Castro came in to finish up for the Braves.
The 13-8 second game was a wild affair which wound up under the lights. Tri-City's seven unearned runs in the fourth after two were out gave the Braves a big bulge in the scoring.
Although he was relieved by Castro in the 11th, Lou McCollum, who had gone the 10 previous innings, chalked up his second victory of the season. The victory even evened the 6-3 defeat he had suffered here from the Tigers. Of the six runs given up by McCollum one only was earned the others coming off the four Tri-City errors.
Dick Stone was the third, and the winning pitcher in the nightcap. Kenny Michelson, who started the game was relieved in the second by Jim Olsen. However, when Olsen too ran into trouble Manager Charlie Petersen called on Stone. It was Stone's second victory of the season.
First Game
Tri-City 7 18 4
Tacoma 6 12 3
McCollum, Castro (11) and Pesut; Clark, Amador (8), Schultz (10) and Watson.(complete linescore unavailable)
Second Game
Tri-City ...... 051 700 0—13 10 1
Tacoma ...... 040 400 0— 8 12 2
Michelson, Olsen (2), Stone (4) and Pesut; Knezovich, Goldizen (3), Theodosis (4) and Watson.

WENATCHEE, May 6—Behind the pitching of Dave Dahle and the batting of big Will Hafey the Wenatchee Chiefs finally got out of the Western International League cellar.
Sunday the two teamed up to trounce the downward plunging Yakima Bears 11-3. While Dahle held the Bears to eight hits Hafey personally accounted for four runs. The right fielder slammed out a fifth-inning homer with no one on, and did it again in the eighth with two passengers crossing the plate ahead of him. He also hit two singles in his five batting appearances.
Wenatchee scored three times in the first inning to get things rolling, and picked up the winning marker in the fifth.
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