Monday, October 15, 2007

Saturday, May 26, 1951

                 W  L  PCT GB
Vancouver ..... 28  8 .778 —
Spokane ....... 24 13 .649 4½
Salem ......... 17 17 .500 10
Tri-City ...... 15 17 .469 11
Tacoma ........ 15 21 .417 13
Victoria ...... 15 21 .417 13
Yakima ........ 13 21 .382 14
Wenatchee ..... 14 23 .378 14½

VANCOUVER, B. C., May 26—Vancouver's Capilanos kept rolling along Saturday night at the top of the Western International baseball league by taking a double-header from the Tacoma Tigers, 7-4 and 4-2.
Bob Snyder hurled his ninth win against no defeats in the afternoon game, though giving up 11 hits, six of them divided evenly between Butch Moran and Jose Bache. Moran hit a homer, as did Chuck Abernathy and John Ritchey of Vancouver.
The Tigers again outhit the Caps in the night game, 8-6, but Hernandez survived a shaky first inning to go on for the win. Spokane scored twice in the opening canto but their counting ended there.
Vancouver now has won 12 in a row, one game off the league record. They play at Tacoma Sunday night.
Tacoma ......... 200 000 000—2 8 2
Vancouver ..... 001 020 01x—4 6 2
Barta and Sheets, Watson (6); Hernandez and Ritchey.

SALEM, May 26 — Spokane's Jim Holder pitched a 4 to 0 shutout over Salem in a Western International league baseball game here Saturday night.
Spohane's scoring was highlighted by catcher Ed Nulty's home run in the sixth inning. One more run in that inning and one each in the fifth and seventh brought Spokane's total to four.
Spokane .... 000 012 100—4 8 0
Salem ....... 000 000 000—0 6 2
Holder and Nulty; Bevens, Burak (7) and McKeegan.

KENNEWICK, May 27—Wenatchee's Chiefs bowed 8-1 last night before the six-hit pitch ing performance of Cy Greenlaw at Sanders Field. The victory evened the current series between the Tri-City Braves and the Chiefs at one-all. The two clubs wind up their four-game stand with a doubleheader this afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m.
Manager Charlie Petersen will send Ken Michelson to the hill for the nine-inning game and Lou McCollum has been tapped for the seven-inning windup. Tommy Thompson, Wenatchee's pilot has nominated Charley Gassaway and Lou Tost for today's twin bill.
In winning his first game of the season last night Greenlaw kept the six hits he gave up well spaced. Only two of them came in one inning, the second, in which the chiefs plated their lone tally. After two were out Foster Roberson doubled and scored on Len Neal's single. Greenlaw only permitted two Chiefs to reach second after that, and was never in serious trouble.
Wenatchee's Al Treichel, who was charged with the loss, had trouble finding the plate last night as he gave up nine free passes. And when he passed Artie Wilson in the fourth it turned out to be the winning run, Bill Edelstein followed Wilson's walk with a triple up against the left center field wall to score Wilson with the winning run. The Braves got their first run when Nell Bryant singled to score Vic Buccola who had reached the basepaths by the same route. Buddy Peterson's single put Buccola in scoring position.
The Braves really locked things up tight in the seventh when they put together four runs on two hits. Coupled with that were two walks by Treichel and one error. Buccola, who continued his terrific hitting attack by banging out two singles in his four trips, opened with a single in the seventh. After Peterson filed out Treichel passed Mel Reeves and Bryant, Clint Cameron lifted a fly ball deep to center to score Buceola and Wilson then unloaded the sacks with a double.
The 1376 fans had plenty of excitement last night.
Then in the eighth the Braves added two more when Buccola was walked and moved to second when Peterson was hit by a pitched ball. Reeves then drew a pass to load the bases. When Bryant filed deep to right that moved Buccola into home. Then Treichel committed the only balk of the game and Peterson was signalled home by Umpire Nels Pearson. Peterson had moved to third on Bryant's deep fly. Greenlaw became the fourth Brave hurler to go the full distance and chalked up the 10th full route for the staff.
Wenatchee ..... 010 000 000—1 6 0
Tri-City ........... 100 100 42x—8 9 1
Treichel and Len Neal; Greenlaw and Cameron.

VICTORIA, B.C., May 26—Victoria Athletics and Yakima Bears broke even here Saturday in a day-night Western International league doubleheader. The Bears pounded out 21 hits to take the first game 15-5, then lost the arc-light fixture 8-5.
The series concludes Monday night.
Victoria holds a 2-1 edge.
Held to one run in the first five innings, Yakima broke out with a rash of base hits to score four times in the sixth, three times in the seventh and six times in eighth to turn the first game into a route.
First Game
Yakima ...... 000 014 361—15 21 2
Victoria ..... 002 001 020— 5 10 1
Anderson and Brenner: Smith, Paine (7) and Marcucci.
Second Game
Yakima ...... 103 010 000— 5 7 2
Victoria ...... 002 410 10x— 8 8 3
Noyes, Del Sarto (4), Boemler (4) and Tiesiera; Marshall and Marcucci.

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from May 27/51]
This column isn't one to go along with superstition but that pesky number 13 is acting up aroound here quite a bit lately. First it was Artie Wilson who hit safely in 12 consecutive games before falling off when he tried in the 13th. Then on Friday night it was Buddy Peterson's turn. He too fell off after hitting 12 times in a row. So from now on no mention here of hitting streaks
until someone has passed the 13th time. See, we're not superstitious a bit.
Nick Pesut will have the bandage covering his broken finger taken off tomorrow. Then the doctors will be able to give a more definite date at which he can return to the Braves lineup. Clint Cameron will be glad to see Nick back. His legs aren't used to all that bending up and down back there. . .Charlie Petersen is moving his family here as soon as the Yakima schools close.
“Who are you going, to release, suspend, or inactivate?” we asked of the Braves' general manager. “I'm sorry but I didn't hear what you said,” he answered, “there was a mouse tiptoeing across the floor just then.” So the question was repeated. “Well,” welled the g.m. taking a quick peek underneath his desk, “confidentially I think the team will finish up in the first division. Those Giants just can't be that bad.” And that's how it is, unless they've changed their mind in the front office by this time.

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