Monday, September 17, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 1951

               W  L  Pct. GB
Vancouver ... 14  4 .778  —
Spokane ..... 12  7 .632  2½
Salem ........ 9  7 .563  4
Tri-City ..... 8  7 .533  4½
Yakima ....... 7  9 .438  6
Tacoma ....... 6 10 .375  7
Wenatchee .... 6 12 .333  8
Victoria ..... 5 11 .313  8

VICTORIA, B.C., May 8—Victoria Athletics broke a four-game losing streak here Tuesday night by rallying for four runs in the ninth inning and scoring the winning run in the 11th to edge Vancouver Capilanos 8-7.
It evened the four-game series at one game each.
Catcher Lilio Marcucci, playing third base for Victoria, was the game's hero. The stocky veteran unloaded a bases-loaded home run to tie it up and then started the winning rally in the llth with a smashing single.
He moved up as Bill White hit a ground rule double, his third of the night Hal Jackson was purposely passed to load the bags but Don Pries came through with a single to right field for the winning run.
The Caps scored unearned runs in the second and fourth to match Victoria runs in the first and fourth and then broke through against John Marshall in the sixth for five runs and an apparent safe lead.
Vancouver ...... 010 105 000 00—7 10 1
Victoria .......... 100 100 014 01—8 14 3
King and Ritchey; Marshall, Osborn (8), Tierney (9) and Martin.

SPOKANE, May 8—The Spokane Indians scored five runs in the first inning Tuesday night to down the Tacoma Tigers 8 to 4 in the opening game of their series.
The win, coupled with Vancouver's loss to Victoria Tuesday night, puts the Indians within two and one-half games of the league-leading Capilanos.
Ward Rockey, who went the distance for Spokane, allowed four hits in the first two innings, but held the Tigers to three scattered hits from then on.
Tacoma hurler Guzman Amador was charged with the loss. Bill Schulte, who relieved him in the second inning, held the Tribe to two hits and one run in the next six innings.
Tacoma's Bud Kovenz made the longest run of the night—a triple in the eighth with one man on base.
Tacoma ....... 110 100 010—4 7 1
Spokane ...... 510 000 02x—8 8 3
Amador, Schulte (2), Goldienz (8) and Watson; Rockey and Nulty.

YAKIMA, May 8—Yakima enjoyed two big innings to defeat Tri-City 11-3 in a Western International league baseball game Tuesday night.
The Bears scored once in the second and added six runs in the third. Included in the barrage were two more doubles by Bill Andring. Phil Steinberg and Phil Brenner, two walks and three singles.
Cy Greenlaw made his second official start of the year and went as far as the third. Sam Castro, who has been extremely effective in relief roles, then took over the hill. And aside from the eighth when Yakima added four unnecessary runs, Castro kept home plate clean. Barney Serrell's triple with the bases loaded was the big blow.
Larry Powell, Yakima hurler, gave up 12 hits and was in constant hot water. Although he walked eight, he left the sacks jammed on three occasions. Tri-City stranded 17 runners. The league record for Left on Base is 19.
Artie Wilson accounted for two of the Braves' runs when he stroked a single to score Vic Buccola and Buddy Peterson who had walked. They were two of the free passes that winner Larry Powell gave up in going the route for Yakima.
Nick Pesut drove in the other Tri-City run in the top of the seventh. Again it was a single with Rube Navarro crossing safely.
Tri-City ....... 002 000 100—3 12 1
Yakima ........ 016 000 04x—11 13 2
Greenlaw, Castro and Pesut; Powell and Tiesiera.

SALEM, May 8 — Salem blanked Wenatchee 4-0 here Tuesday night.
The win was credited to Aldon Wilkie, Salem pitcher. He allowed only six hits and gave up no walks. The veteran hurler held Wenatchee runless for the entire nine innings.
Jim McKeegan made Wilkie's path smoother with a triple and a single.
Wenatchee .... 000 000 000—0 6 1
Salem ........... 000 010 12x—4 8 2
Breisinger and Neal; Wilkie and McKeegan.

Snyder Leads WIL Pitchers
TACOMA, May 9—Vancouver's Bob Snyder jumped into a long lead in the Western International league pitching race by compiling a 5-0 record for the first two weeks of the campaign, it was revealed Tuesday in figures released from the office of Robert B. Abel, league president.
Next in line are Spokane's Dick Bishop and Vancouver's Carl Gunnarson, each with 3-4 records. Gunnarson has gone to the hill only three times for a total of 8-2/3 innings—he pitched to but one batter on one trip—and on each occasion has been rewarded with the decision.
Southpaws dominate the strikeout race. Wenatchee's Tom Breisinger setting the pace with 26 despite the fact he has lost three and failed to win a game thus far. Jim Probst of Victoria, with 23, and Dave Dahle of Wenatchee, with 22, are next in line and both are lefthanders.
Top right-handed whiff artist is Ronnie Smith of Victoria, with 21, of which 10 were registered as he went the route in the record 23 inning contest with Salem last Saturday. WIL pitching leaders:
                    W L SO Pct.
B. Snyder, Van .... 5 0 16 1.000
Bishop, Spok. ..... 3 0  7 1.000
Gunnarson, Van .... 3 0  3 1.000
Tisnerat, Van ..... 2 0  8 1.000
Holder, Spok ...... 2 0  9 1.000
Stone, T-C. ....... 2 0  4 1.000
Castro, T-C ....... 2 0  5 1.000
Goldizen, Tac. .... 2 0  5 1.000
Clark, Tac. ....... 2 1  5  .667
Savarese, Yak. .... 2 1 14  .667
Wilkie, Salem ..... 2 1 14  .667
Bevens, Salem ..... 2 1  8  .667
Dahle, Wen. ....... 3 2 22  .600

Reg Clarkson To Join Stampeders
VANCOUVER, May 9.— Reg Clarkson, 28-year-old Vancouver athletic star, is giving up baseball for the football field.
He will join the half-back line of the Calgary Stampeders of the Western Football Conference and has been placed on the voluntary retirement list of the Vancouver Capilanos in the Western International Baseball League.
Clarkson, who started his football career at Vancouver College under coach Greg Kabat, played with the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club in 1949. He has a starry record as a football,
baseball and basketball player.

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