Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Friday, June 1, 1951

               W  L Pct. GB
Vancouver ... 31 11 .738 —
Spokane ..... 28 16 .636 4
Salem ....... 20 21 .488 10½
Tri-City .... 17 22 .436 12½
Wenatchee ... 19 25 .432 13
Tacoma ...... 18 24 .429 13
Yakima ...... 17 23 .429 13
Victoria .... 17 25 .405 14

VANCOUVER, [Erwin Swangard, Sun., June 2]—
Ex-Capilano beanpole Bob Costello made one of his infrequent appearances at Capilano Stadium Friday night.
As a member of Tri-City’s pitching corps, Bob sported the following record:
Pitching—innings, 20 2/3; runs, 19; hits, 33; bases on balls, 16; strike-outs, 12; games won, 0; games lost, 1; earned run average, 7.83.
Batting—at bat 8; hits 0.
So what does our boy Costello do before an astonished crowd of 2000 or so?
He wins his first game of the season.
He picks up his first two hits of the season in four times at bat, two clean singles, one to right field and one to centre.
All in all a very satisfactory evening for Mrs. Costello’s oversized boy.
Obviously the outcome of the game was anything but satisfactory to the Western International League leading Caps.
They lost their third straight after setting a WIL record of 15 consecutive victories.
Pitcher Carl Gunnarson had his perfect 4-0 win record punctured.
And Carl brought it all on himself. A bad error on his part in the first inning—he threw wide of first base on a routine easy out—permitted Tri-City to score all their runs. Two were out at the time, thus making all the runs unearned.
Caps pecked away at Costello’s offerings but Bob always seemed to have the answers when he got into real trouble, particularly toward the end.
Tri-City ...... 400 000 000—4 9 0
Vancouver ... 001 100 010—3 11 2
Costello and Pesut; Gunnarson and Ritchey.

VICTORIA, June 1 — The Victoria Athletics took the first of a four-game Western International league series with Wenatchee's Chiefs here Friday night, scoring a 5-3 triumph behind the fine pitching of John Tierney, who scored his second win with his first route-going performance.
The Athletics landed on Lou Tost in the first inning with the first six batters hitting safely. Marv Diercks led off with a home run, Don Fries and Gene Thompson singled and both scored on a double by Lillo Marcucci. Hal Jackson and Bill White followed with singles but Marcucci became the first out when he failed to touch third while scoring on Jackson's hit. Tost then tightened up to retire John Vick and Milt Martin.
The A's used up three hits in each of their other two-run scoring innings while Wenatchee had trouble with Tierney, who might have had a shutout with better luck and a little better support.
Wenatchee .... 000 010 101—3 9 1
Victoria .......... 300 010 10x—5 14 0
Tost and Neal; Tierney and Martin.

TACOMA, June 1 — Dick Bishop, Spokane Indian righthander, gave up eight hits but was stingy with runs Friday night as Spokane edged Tacoma 1 to 0.
The game's only run came in the eighth. Bob Schulte, Tacoma right-hander who gave up but two hits, walked two batters. The bases were loaded when Edo Vanni hit a blooper single.
Schulte then got two strikes on Mel Wasley but faltered and walked him, forcing in the winning run.
Spokane .... 000 000 010—1 4 1
Tacoma ..... 000 000 000—0 8 1
Bishop and Sheets; Schulte, Clark (8) and Watson.

YAKIMA, June 1 — The Yakima Bears mustered three runs in the seventh inning Friday night to defeat Salem 3 to 0 in a league baseball game.
Jack Thompson, Yakima righthander, scattered three hits for the victory.
Gene Gaviglio was the big gun for the Bears, as he tripled in one run and scored another.
Salem ......... 000 000 000—0 3 1
Yakima ....... 000 000 30X—3 4 1
DeGeorge and McKeegan; Thompson and Tiesiera.

Caps Release Schmidt, Sign Olsen
VANCOUVER, June 2—Still in the market for hurlers, Vancouver Capilanos boss Bill Schuster recently completed a deal which saw Curt Schmidt given his outright release and Jim Olsen signed.
Olsen, a righthander, was released a week ago by Tri-City. He suffered a sore arm last year but now reports he’s ready to pitch. A left-handed hitter, Olsen has the reputation of being quite a slugger for a pitcher.

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