Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 1951

               W  L  Pct GB
Vancouver ... 21  8 .784 —
Spokane ..... 20 11 .645 2
Salem ....... 15 13 .536 5½
Tri-City .... 12 14 .462 7½
Victoria .... 12 16 .429 8½
Yakima ...... 12 16 .429 8½
Tacoma ...... 12 17 .414 9
Wenatchee ... 11 20 .355 11

SALEM, May 20—Yakima and Salem divided a split Western International league doubleheader here Sunday. Yakima took the first game 7 to 3 but Salem came back in the nightcap for a 5 to 2 win.
First Game
Yakima ...... 003 000 040—7 13 0
Salem ....... 000 003 005—3 8 3
Zidich and Brenner; Mishasek, Burak (8) and Beard.
Second Game
Yakima .... 000 101 000—2 7 0
Salem ..... 000 012 20x—5 13 1
Boemler, Anderson (7) and Tiesiera; McNulty and Beard.

KENNEWICK, May 20—The battered Braves ware scalped twice by the Spokane Indians Sunday. The twin loss gave the visitors the series 3-1, and kept them well entrenched in second place in the Western International league standings.
After winning the nine-inning opener 7-2, Spokane came back to cop the seven-stanza affair 4-2 before 1,948 fans.
Tri-City got all their runs in the first game in the initial inning. Spokane came back to tie it up with a pair in the sixth and sacked the game-up in their eighth with a five run outburst.
Dick Stone, who started the first one of the afternoon and had given up but four hits over five innings, suddenly lost control in the sixth and walked the bases full, one, two, three. Cy Greenlaw, who came on to rescue Stone, fell victim of the same malady and passed the first man to score one Spokane run. A long fly ball by Nulty then evened the score 2-2.
Ken Richardson opened the Spokane eighth with a double. Then as Jim Wert attemped to sacrifice him along Buccola scooped up the ball and fired to Bryant. However, Bryant apparently thinking the force was on stepped on third base but neglected to tag Richardson. Meanwhile Wert was safe at first. With one out Greenlaw walked Nulty to load the sacks.
Conant followed by rapping the ball to Spaeter who fumbled it and Richardson scored and again the bases were loaded. Murphy followed with a double to score two more runners.
Greenlaw then got Vanni on a swinging strike to make it two out, but Wasley siammed a double to score Conant and Murphy. A beautful throw by Artie Wilson caught Steve Mesner at the plate on the same play to end the inning.
Ken Michelson and Ken Wyatt hooked up in a pitcher's duel in the nightcap. Michelson gave up his first hit in the fourth and Wyatt held off the Braves until the sixth.
Spokane got their first run in the initial inning when leadoff man Ed Murphy was struck by a pitched ball. He moved to second on an infield out, pilfered third and scored on another infield roller.
With the score 1-0, Spokane going Into the sixth, Murphy drew a walk and scored when Edo Vanni doubled. Michelson got Mesner on an infield putout and then Buccola errored Wasley's hit down the first base line. That scored Vanni. Wasley stole second as Richardson struck out and scored when Wert singled.
Tri-City threatened in the seventh by scoring two runs on three hits and an error by Wyatt who failed to touch first base on Edelstein's hit to first baseman Wert. Wyatt missed the sack when he took Wert's relay.
Nick Pesut left the first game in the eighth inning when he caught a foul tip on the first finger of his right hand which broke the first knuckle. Manager Charlie Peterson took over the catching chores. Pesut may be out of the lineup for a few days which includes the upcoming series at Spokane.
Buccola came up with the fielding gem of the day when he speared Vanni's line drive with a one-handed stab and then dashed to first to double Wyatt for an unassisted twin killing.
Wasley provided the fans with plenty to talk about when he smashed into the left field wall as he made a one-handed grab of Bryant's up against the fence blow to rob the Braves third sacker of a sure double. Wasley hit the fence so hard he tore loose a board on the Washington Hardware sign.
First Game
Spokane ...... 000 002 050—7 8 0
Tri-City ....... 200 000 000—2 8 1
Conant and Nulty; Stone, Greenlaw (6) and Pesut, Peterson (8).
Second Game
Spokane ...... 100 003 0—4 4 2
Tri-City ....... 000 000 2—2 4 1
Wyatt and Nulty; Michelson, Costello (8) and Petersen.

TACOMA, May 20—Tacoma's Tigers and the Wenatchee Chiefs split their Western International league doubleheader here Sunday. Tacoma won the opener 8 to 5. Wenatchee took the eight-inning nightcap 8 to 7.
First Game
Wenatchee .... 111 100 010—5 12 1
Tacoma ........ 020 020 04x—8 13 1
Dahle and Len Neal; Funk and Sheets.
Second Game
Wenatchee .. 002 410 01—8 11 2
Tacoma ...... 300 211 00—7 9 4
Breisinger, Treichel (5) and Len Neal; Kipp, Knezovich (5), Barta (7) and Sheets.


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