Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 1951

               W  L  Pct GB
Vancouver ... 11  1 .917 —
Spokane ...... 9  5 .643 3
Tri-City ..... 5  5 .500 5
Yakima ....... 5  6 .455 5½
Tacoma ....... 5  6 .455 5½
Salem ........ 5  7 .417 6
Victoria ..... 4  7 .364 6½
Wenatchee .... 3 10 .231 8½

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 2—One of the things wrong with the "Stop Vancouver" campaign in the Western International baseball league is that Vancouver doesn't want to be stopped.
The Caps, who have lost only one game in 12 starts this year, took their third straight win over Salem Senators, 6-5, on Wednesday night.
For the second night in a row, Ray Tran provided the margin of victory. He doubled in the tying and winning runs in the ninth.
Caps Notes - Vancouver sent pitchers Lonnie Meyers and Ed Kapp to Klamath Falls of the Far West league today but still are three above the Western International league limit of 17.
Salem .......... 021 001 010—5 13 4
Vancouver .... 300 010 002—6 8 1
Mashasik and McKeegan; Tisnerat, Gunnarson (9) and Ritchey.

VICTORIA, May 2 — Slim Jim Hedgecock stopped a Victoria losing streak at three games and ended a Spokane winning streak at seven games Wednesday night.
The veteran southpaw flashed his best form as he scattered eight hits and stopped the Spokane power to score a 4-1 triumph.
Hedgecock had a shutout in the making until the eighth inning. Three singles drove in Spokane's only tally. It was the only inning in which the Indians managed to get more than one runner on base.
Snokane ...... 000 000 010—1 8 0
Victoria ....... 011 000 20x—4 7 1
Rockey, Martin (8) and Meicenheimer; Hedgecock and Marcucci.

KENNEWICK, May 2 — Yakima and Tri-City tangled for 11 innings Wednesday night before Tri-City pushed across the run that beat Yakima 4 to 3 in a Western International league baseball game.
The Braves scored the winning tally on Neil Bryant's deep outfield fly which scored Vic Buccola from third. Buccola had doubled to open the inning and advanced to third when shortstop Jose Bache threw Buddy Peterson's dribbler into right field. Bryant's clincher came after Clint Cameron was walked to fill the bases.
Ted Savarese started for Yakima and went the full 11 innings.
Castro took over for Tri-City the second after starter Dick Stone had shown a wild streak. He held the Bears to seven hits in his ten-inning stint.
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KENNEWICK, May 3 (Herald)—Manager Charlie Petersen made a couple of stood moves at Sanders Field last night. As a result the Tri-City Braves to day were in third place in the Western International league, a long jump from the number six spot they were in before the game started.
His first move came when he plucked Sam Castro out of the bullpen in the second inning And the next was sending Rube Navarro into pinch hit for Bill Edelstein in the eighth inning It all added up the fourth consecutive victory for the Braves and Castro's second of the season.
It was also the first extra-inning game for the Braves when they finally wound things up 4-3, one-third of the way through their half of the llth inning.
Vic Buccola and Neil Bryant put the finishing touches to the game. Buccola got in scoring position with a double and romped home from third on Bryant's fly ball to deep left center.
When Castro took over the hill from starter Dick Stone he found the bases FOB (all full of Bears). Castro walked the first batter he faced scoring Yakima's first run and leaving the bags still loaded. But then he got Teddy Savarese, the Bear's hurler, on a double-play ball that erased both Savarese and Mike Baxes, who was forced from third. Savarese's easy tapper back to Castro set up the play. Castro pegged to Pesut for one out, and Pesut then fired to Buccola for the second.
This same maneuver, with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, pulled the Braves out of another difficult hole. And you can say this for Sam. Ha wasn't leaving anything to the other fellow last night. Not only did he rap four successive singles but he also crossed the plate with the tieing run in the fifth on Vic Buccola's single.
Yakima forged back out in front in the sixth when pilot Bill Brenner hit his only single of the game to score Jerry Zuvella. So the count stood 3-1 Yakima going into the bottom of the eighth, after Chuck Neal's triple in the eighth had counted another Yakima run.
Clint Cameron opened the eighth with a single and moved to second on Neil Bryant's infield roller. Artie Wilson's single moved Cameron home and Wilson got down to second when Bill Andring, in left, errored the ball. With Savarese serving them up from the port side, Petersen then called on Navarro to replace left hander Bill Edelstein in the lineup. Navarro slapped Teddy's first pitch for a single to score Wilson with the tieing run.
Castro set the Bears down in order in the ninth, wiggled out a tough spot in the 10th with a double play and permitted only one man to reach first in the llth.
A perfect strike by Jerry Zuvella prevented the Braves from ending the game in the ninth. With Buddy Peterson attempting to score from' second to Bryant's single, Zuvella's throw nailed Peterson at home.
Yakima ..... 010 001 010 00—3 8 4
Tri-City ... 000 010 020 01—4 15 1
Savarese and Brenner; Stone, Castro (2) and Pesut.

TACOMA, May 2— Charley Gassaway, former Coast leaguer, made his first league baseball start here Wednesday night a successful one by pitching Wenatchee to a 9 to 5 win over Tacoma.
Gassaway held Tacoma to nine scattered hits while his teammates reached three Tacoma
hurlers for 11 safeties. The Chiefs scored four runs in the first inning and were never in danger.
The win was the first for Wenatchee in five starts.
Chiefs Notes: Wenatchee has signed Will Hafey, released by the PCL's Oakland Oaks.
Wenatchee .... 400 001 130—9 11 1
Tacoma ......... 102 000 020—5 9 1
Gassaway and Len Neal; Schulte, Goldizen (8), Barta (9) and Sheets.

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