Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 1951

               W  L  Pct GB
Vancouver ... 37 14 .723 —
Spokane ..... 34 19 .642 4
Salem ....... 24 37 .471 9
Tri-City .... 22 28 .458 13½
Victoria .... 23 28 .454 14
Yakima ...... 21 28 .429 15
Wenatchee ... 22 31 .415 15
Tacoma ...... 21 31 .404 16½

KENNEWICK, June 10—The Tri-City Braves went on the warpath for seven runs in the sixth inning Sunday night to defeat the Tacoma Tigers 9 to 2 in a Western International league baseball game.
Tri-City held a 2 to 1 lead going into the fourth. Harry Scherting, Tacoma's outfielder, tied it at 2 to 2 with a bases-empty home run.
In the sixth, Buddy Peterson opened for the Braves with a walk, Clint Cameron was hit by a pitch and Neil Bryant singled to load the bases.
Successive walks to Artie Wilson and Sam Kanelos forced in two runs. Nick Pesut then unloaded a two-run single and Al Spaeter duplicated the feat a moment later. Buddy Peterson's single chased the seventh run of the inning home.
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KENNEWICK, June 11—The Tri-City Braves bounced back into the first division today by taking three of their four-game series with Tacoma. In the process they also released pitcher Sam Castro outright and simultaneously announced the purchase of outfielder Phil Steinberg from Yakima.
Lou McCollum notched his 6th victory of the season Sunday night by turning back tht Tigers 9-2. Although the big right hander was touched for 11 Tacoma hits he kept them well spaced over the nine-inning route.
The Braves broke up a 2-2 tie ball game in a hectic sixth inning uprising during which they scored seven runs on four hits.
Bob Schulte who started on the mound for Tacoma opened that fatal frame by walking Buddy Peterson and then hit Clint Cameron. Neil Bryant singled to load the bases and then Schulte walked Artie Wilson and Sam Kanelos in rapid fire order But when he gave up a single to Nick Pesut that was all. Manager Jim Brillheart immediately pulled Schulte but reliefer Jerry Barta also was touched. Al Spaeter's single scored two more and Buddy Peterson, up for the second time, singled to drive in Spaeter.
Tacoma scored first in the third inning but the Braves moved out in front 2-1 in the bottom of that stanza when Peterson's triple plated McCollum and Spaeter. Harry Scherting tied it up for Tacoma in the fourth when he homored over the left center field wall.
The series was marked by excellent pitching results from the Braves staff. Cy Greenlaw turned in a 4-0 shutout, Jack Brewer did almost as well by taking a 4-1 victory, also Saturday night, and McCollum climaxed it last night with his victory.
Tuesday night the Tri-City club opens a four-game series with the league leaders, Vancouver. This will include one game called because of wet grounds on the Capilanos last trip here.
Castro, who was released out right by the club yesterday, has been on the inactive list with a sore arm. It is understood that he is returning to his home in California.
Phil Steinberg, the new outfielder purchased by the Braves has also been on the inactive list recently because of,an injured knee. Fleet of foot Steinberg can cover a lot of ground, however, he reportedly is not too strong at the plate.
Tacoma ... 001 100 000 —2 11 1
Tri-City .. 002 007 00x —9 7 1
Schulte, Barta (6) and Watson; McCollum and Pesut.

SALEM, June 10—Salem and Victoria split a Western International league doubleheader here Sunday night. Salem blanked Victoria in the first game 3 to 0. In the nightcap, Victoria won 7 to 6.
Victoria took three wins in the four-game series here.
Singles by Bob Sturgeon, Lil Marcucci and Hal Jackson and a flyout by Bill White gave Victoria two runs in the sixth inning of the night game. They got one more in the seventh inning and put the game on ice with a four run surge in the eighth.
That came on Sturgeon's single, Jackson's triple, Milt Martin's double, Bill White's flyout, a walk and an error.
Both pitchers — Sal de George for Salem and John Marshall for Victoria — held batters to two hits in the seven-inning opener.
The three winning runs were scored when Ludwig Lew, pinch-hitting for Curt Schmidt, tripled with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.
First Game
Victoria .... 000 000 0—0 3 1
Salem ....... 000 003 x—3 2 1
Marshall and Martin; De George and Beard.
Second Game
Victoria .... 000 002 140—7 11 2
Salem ....... 000 042 000—6 9 4
Osborn, Smith (7) and Martin; Bevens, Wilkie (8) and McKeegan.

SPOKANE, June 10—The Spokane Indians blasted Yakima 11 to 2 Sunday night to sweep the four-game Western International league baseball series with the Bears.
The tribe's Jim Holder fashioned a neat 2 to 0 three-hit shutout in the afternoon opener.
First Game
Yakima .... 000 000 000—0 3 0
Spokane ... 002 000 00x—3 5 1
Thompson, Anderson (8) and Brenner; Holder and Nulty.
Second Game
Yakima .... 011 000 000— 2 7 3
Spokane ... 100 501 13x—11 14 2
Boemler, Noyes (5) and Tiesiera; Wyatt and Sheets.

WENATCHEE, June 10—Vancouver and Wenatchee divided a double-bill on Sunday. Wenatchee won the opener 4-1 but the Caps took the wild nightcap 9-8.
Singles by Charlie Abernathy, Dick Sinovic and Charles Mead in the top of the ninth inning gave the Caps their victory in the later game.
Don Tisnerat allowed 14 hits in the afterpiece, but his mates got to the Chiefs' Al Raimondi for 15.
Converted first baseman Bob McLean was the loser in the first game, a seven-inning affair. He gave way to Kevin King after four innings and with the Caps trailing, 3-1. In that time he had faced 20 batters and given up eight hits.
King gave up another run while unloosing two wild pitches and hitting Wenatchee third baseman Jim Marshall with another.
While Wenatchee didn't have too much trouble getting to Tisnerat in the second game, the Caps had even less trouble in solving Raimondi.
Chuck Abernathy and John Ritchey led Vancouver's hit parade, batting four for six and three for four respectively. Old reliable Charlie Mead helpedn things alone with three runs batted in.
First Game
Vancouver ... 010 000 0—1 8 0
Wenatchee ... 002 011 x—4 10 3
McLean, King (5) and Ritchey; Tost and Robertson.
Second Game
Vancouver ..... 301 101 201-9 15 2
Wenatchee ..... 412 000 001—8 14 3
Tisnerat and Ritchey; Raimondi and Neal.

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from June 11/51]
Saturday night's twin victories proved a point were trying to make here just the other day. And that is when the Braves pitching staff turns in a good performance backed up with good hitting and defense they can look anything but like the team which has been bouncing around in the second division. True there are still a couple of problems to be ironed out notably the one of carrying three third basemen. Certainly a change is due in that respect.
To the list of other first timers who have made successful debuts with the Braves can now be added the name of Jack Brewer. For a pitcher who was supposed to have a sore arm the best comment would seem to be "let's have more of them." Others whom we can recall with performances just slightly short of sensational were Buddy Peterson and Jim Olsen Peterson upon joining the Braves from Denver last year hit a home run and a double in his first game. While Olsen, who joined the club on the road last season, hit two out of the park In his first game as a Brave. Now of course he's with Vancouver.
In hurling his 4-0 shutout Saturday night Cy Greenlaw came within four hits of duplicating the no-hitter he already holds. Only one Tacoma Tiger reached second base and only in three innings did Cy face more than the minimum of three. Greenlaw will never cease to amaze this department. For in pitching that shutout he looked just the same as others we've seen that wound up quite differently.
And part of that at least can probably be explained by the umpiring. For in Joe Iacovetti and Mickey Hanich you have a pair of well-qualified arbiters. They call the pitches on the corner and hustle that ball hard in the field. By that we mean they chase it those fly balls, which may be questionable, all the way.

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