Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 1951

               W  L Pct. GB
Vancouver ... 21  8 .724 —
Spokane ..... 18 11 .621 3
Salem ....... 14 12 .538 5½
Tri-City .... 12 12 .500 6½
Victoria .... 12 16 .429 8½
Yakima ...... 11 15 .423 8½
Tacoma ...... 11 16 .407 9
Wenatchee ... 10 19 .345 11

VANCOUVER, B. C., May 19 — Vancouver slaughtered Victoria 22-7 here tonight to sweep a Western International league Saturday double-header.
The Caps took the first game 11-9 in a game which saw six circuit clouts.
Butch Moran's hit streak for Victoria was stopped at 20 games.
Victoria first baseman Hal Jackson collected the only homer of the second wild affair as the A's jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first. The Caps roared back with 10 runs on eight hits, five walks and a hit batter as three Victoria chuckers paraded to the mound.
Right-hander George Nicholas got credit for the win and John Tierney absorbed the loss for Victoria.
First Game
Victoria ....... 011 041 020—9 12 2
Vancouver ... 500 003 30x—11 12 2
Propst, Smith (7) and Martin; Tisnerat, Schmidt, (4) Whyte (5), Snyder (7) and Ritchey.
Second Game
Victoria ....... 411 010 000 — 7-13-3
Vancouver ... (10)12 100 08x—22-17-2
Tierney, Osborn (1), Marshall (1). Paine (4) and Martin; King Tisnerat (1), Nicholas (3) and Ritchey.

KENNEWICK, May 20 [Herald]—Neil Bryant's eighth inning two-run homer gave the Tri-City Braves an 11 to 10 victory over Spokane last night.
Bryant's four master in the eighth frame broke up a slugfest that saw Spokane take a 10 to 2 lead in the first four innings.
Spokane got five runs in the first inning while Tri-City scored one in its half. The Indians got two more in the second and three in the fourth for their 10 run total.
Tri-City picked up single counters to the third, fifth and sixth frames, and then blasted five tallies across in the seventh and the winning runs in the eighth.
Lou McCollum, fourth Tri-City pitcher, came on in a eighth inning relief role to receive credit for the win.
Joe Nicholas started on the mound for the Braves but was relieved by Sam Castro in the second after giving up seven runs on nine hits. Castro was charged with remaining three Spokane runs, all of them coming in the third on two walks a single and a double.
Both Bob Costello and McCollum only gave up one hit as they choked off Spokane's bats with hurling masterpieces. Costello was reached in the fifth by Steve Mesner but struck out Ken Richardson to get out of that hole.
With two out in the ninth McCollum was tagged for a safe blow by Ray Nulty and the crafty right hander then got pinch hitter John Conant on a fly ball to Bill Edelstein to win the game.
Vic Buccola continued his fanastic hitting pace by lashing out two doubles and a single in his four appearances. Clint Cameron proved he's more than recovered from his hitting slump when he drove in the first two Braves runs.
The seventh was the biggest Tri-City inning. Buccola led off with a double and Buddy Petersen and Cameron followed with singles. Then Bryant drew a walk that finished Spokane's Ward Rockey on the mound. Jim Holder who took over put the next three batters, Artie Wilson, Edelstein and Nick Pesut on base. That was all for him as Manager Alan Strange beckoned to Robert Roberts. Rube Navarro pinch hitting for Costello rapped a double to bring the score to 10-9. Pesut was thrown out at the plate in a close decision which would have been the tieing run. Bryant couldn't have picked a better time to hit his first home run of the season. With two out and Cameron on first because of a free pass, he drilled Roberts'
pitch over the left field wall.
Manager Charlie Peterson is sending Dick Stone (2-0) and Ken Michelson (1-0) in Sunday's doubleheader. Spokane will go with John Conant (2-4) and left hander Ken Wyatt (1-1).
Spokane ..... 520 300 000—10 14 1
Tri-City ...... 101 011 52x—11 11 2
Rockey, Holder (7), Roberts (7) and Nulty; Nicholas, Castro (2), Costello (4), McCollum (8) and Pesut.

TACOMA, May 19 — Tacoma's Bob Schulte speeded through a one hour and 35 minute Western International league baseball game Saturday night by chucking a 3-0 shutout for his Tigers over the Wenatchee Chiefs.
Schulte allowed but four hits and fanned ten men.
Only one Chief got as far as second base. In the third Lil Arnerich singled and was picked off first. Then Foster Roberson doubled, but Schulte whiffed the next two men to retire the side.
Tacoma got all its three runs in the fourth. Mike Catron singled and came in on Butch Moran's triple. Orrin Snyder's single drove in Moran. Snyder went to second as Chief hurler Charlie Gassaway threw the ball away at first, then scored on Merv Dubbers' single.
Wenatchee .... 000 000 000-0-4.2
Tacoma ........ 000 300 00x—3-8-1
Gassaway and Len Neal; Schulte and Sheets.

SALEM, May 19—Ted Savarese pitched Yakima to a 3 to 1 Western International league baseball win over Salem here Saturday night. He held Salem to four hits.
Yakima scored its two winning runs on doubles in the sixth by Tom O'Loughlin and Barney Serrell and a triple by Jerry Zuvella.
Yakima ...... 100 002 000—3 7 2
Salem ........ 000 001 000—1 4 0
Savarase and Tiesiera; Wilkie, Burak (8) and Beard.

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from May 20/51]
The Braves got under the wire Saturday when they had to cut three to come within the WIL's player limit rule. Even though the team is now set they're still looking for more help. That's pretty obvious from the length of time Ken Penner the Cardinal scout is put ting in here. Although he likes the warm weather and the golf course it's apparent that isn't all that kept him from leaving.
When he does take off Monday or Tuesday he'll take Rube Navarro with him to Fresno, the Cardinal farm team in the California State league. The other two players who were cut from the squad Saturday Mike Michelson and Jim Olsen, were revealed [sic] outright meaning they are free to sign with any other club.
Two ex-Braves are now in the service. The latest to go was Gene Roenspie who had a couple of cups of coffee with Sacramento. Merle is the other . . . Al Spaeter had gone hitless in only two games through Friday night since the season opened.

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