Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday, June 9, 1951

               W  L  Pct GB
Vancouver ... 36 13 .775 —
Spokane ..... 32 19 .627 5
Salem ....... 23 26 .469 13
Victoria .... 22 27 .449 14
Yakima ...... 21 26 .447 14
Tri-City .... 21 26 .447 14
Tacoma ...... 21 30 .412 16
Wenatchee ... 21 30 .412 16

KENNEWICK, June 9—The Tri-City Braves got two good pitching jobs Saturday night and turned them into a twin victory over Tacoma in a Western International league doubleheader.
Tri-City took the seven-inning opener 4 to 1 and won the nightcap 4 to 0 behind four-hit pitching by southpaw Cy Greenlaw.
Tacoma could muster but one run for the evening. It came in the fifth inning of the opener when Sol Israel doubled and came home on John Kovenz' single.
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KENNEWICK, June 9 [Herald]—THE TRI-CITY Braves won both games of the doubleheader Saturday night in Sanders Field.
The Tacoma Tigers went down 4-1 in the opener while Cy Greenlaw shut them out, 4-0, in the nightcap.
It was the first shutout game of the season for Sanders field and 1,570 fans watched the old mound master, Greenlaw, never once lose control. He struckout five Tigers and walked only three. It was his third victory this year.
The wins gave the Braves a 2-1 edge for the current series.
The final game will be played tonight. Game time will be 7:30.
GREENLAW never once was in trouble. He gave up only four hits and no Tiger ever got past first base. The double-play combination of Buddy Peterson to Al Spaeter to Vic Buccola clicked twice during the game.
Three of the Brave runs came in the second inning. Greenlaw's bat accounted for two of them.
His single drove in Neil Bryant and Sam Kanelos. Tiger Hurler Charlie Funk loaded the bases with walks. Another four balls to Buccola gave Nick Pesut a free ride across the plate.
Peterson's homer with none aboard in the fifth inning accounted for the final tally.
Three of the runs in the Brave opener came after two were out. Neil Bryant doubled, driving home two runs, and then he crossed the plate when Bill Eddlestein [sic] singled.
The final count came four innings later. Nick Pesut got hit by a pitched ball and went to second on Jack Brewer's sacrifice. He scored on Al Spaeter's single.
Brewer, the pitcher, made his first appearance on the home field, giving up nine hits.
Sol Isreal made Tacoma's tally. He doubled and came home on Kovenz' single.
First Game
Tacoma ..... 000 010 0—1 7 1
Tri-City ..... 300 100 x—4 9 0
Knezovich and Watson; Brewer and Pesut.
Second Game
Tacoma ..... 000 000 000—0 4 0
Tri-City ...... 030 010 00x—4 7 1
Funk, Mishasek (2), Barta (8) and Lundberg; Greenlaw and Pesut.

SALEM, Ore., June 9—Victoria edged Salem 4 to 3 in a Western International league basbeall game here Saturday night to sweep the first half of a four game series.
Salem stepped off to an early lead, taking two runs on three hits in the first inning.
Victoria tied it up in the second with 2 runs on hits by Hal Jackson, Orin Snyder, Milt Martin and Pitcher Jim Hedgecock.
Hedgecock's two run single in the fourth inning put Victoria ahead.
Salem's Glen Stetter doubled Pete Tedeschi home for the final run of the game in the eighth.
The two teams meet Sunday in a night doubleheader.
Victoria ..... 020 200 000—4 9 0
Salem ........ 300 000 010—3 8 1
Hedgecock, Tierney (9) and Martin, Marcucci (4); Hemphill, Lew (5) and McKeegan.

SPOKANE, June 9—Spokane took a 2 to 0 lead in their four game Western International baseball league series with Yakima Saturday night, defeating the Bears 4 to 2.
Yakima ..... 010 000 010—2 8 1
Spokane .... 000 020 20x—4 6 0
Zidich and Tiesiera; Rockey and Nulty.

WEMATCHEE, June 9—George Nicholas limited Wenatchee to six hits to give Vancouver a 7 to 1 victory Saturday night in a Western International league baseball game.
Wenatchee opened the scoring with a síngle run in the first inning. In the second, Ray Tran and John Ritchey singled for the Caps, both scoring when the Wenatchee outfield played at Alphonse and Gaston on Nicholas' outfield fly. It fell for a double and Nicholas later scored on an error.
Vancouver .... 031 000 120—7 14 1
Wenatchee .... 100 000 000—1 6 4
Nicholas and Ritchey; Gassaway and Neal.

Spokane Signs A New Hurler
SPOKANE, June 10 — The Spokane Indians signed a rookie pitcher and released another today. Gordon Palm, right hander who pitched this spring for North Idaho college of education was signed and Howie Martin, young Canadian pitcher, was given his outright release. Efforts by the Spokane club to farm Martin out failed.
Palm won eight games for North Idaho this spring. One of his best performances was against Spokane during spring training when he set the Indians down with only a couple of hits.

Yakima Purchases Caps Sacker
YAKIMA, Wash., June 10 — The Yakima Bears of the Western International league have purchased first baseman Earl Richmond, who bats and throws lefthanded.
Richmond was acquired in a deal with the Vancouver Capilanos.
Lee Riley, business manager of the Bears, announced he was leaving his position to return to his job as a theater manager here. Field manager Bill Brenner and Mrs. Edgar Mercy, secretary, will take over Riley's duties.

Marcucci Assumes WIL Batting Lead
TACOMA, Wash., — Lilio Marcucci of Victoria led Western International league hitters in games through Thursday, June 7, with a .370 mark, according to figures released by League President Robert Abel.
Vic Buccola of Tri-City and Bill White of Victoria were tied for the home run leadership with seven each, while Dick Sinovic of Vancouver led in runs-batted-in with 45.
The leading hitters:
                        AB H RBI  AVE
Marcucci, Victoria ....173 64 30 .370
Sinovic, Vancouver ... 185 68 45 .368
Pries, Victoria ...... 171 62 20 .363
Neal, Wenatchee ...... 160 61 17 .363
Kovenz, Tacoma ....... 156 55 21 .353
Moran, Tacoma ........ 194 68 35 .351
Buccola, Tri-City .... 168 59 30 .351

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [June 10/51]
If Clint Cameron ever decides to report to San Francisco the Braves search for a well-balanced outfield will be pushed harder than ever. Meanwhile, Cameron will still be with the club for some time. At least that's the way it looks right now.
It isn't that Clint doesn't want another shot at the Coast Leagues, but there are financial difficulties involved. A stipulation in the contract has to be ironed out and it may be that Clint will finish out the season here.
Well, about the only direction left for the Braves to go now is up, and they still have a good chance to finish near the top. It's still a long way from July 4, mythical turning point, of the league. Little by little the kinks' seem to be getting ironed out. For awhile, at the start of the season, the pitching seemed to be a problem, but the veteran arms are taking on new life as the sun gets warmer. One of the chief difficulties so far with the team seems to have been in getting
good pitching backed up by a solid hitting attack and fielding defense. When they do get that right combination, they are on a par with any other team in the league.
But you can look for more new faces before too many more weeks go by. Obviously if Cameron leaves, at least one, and possibly more, outfielders will be added. And just what the situation at third base will be is still doubtful. In young Sam Kanelos the Braves have a good leather man. But once again manager Charlie Peterson has the problem of whether to settle for a stronger defense at that position, or for a stronger offense.

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