Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 1951

               W  L  PCT GB
Vancouver ... 29  8 .784 —
Spokane ..... 25 14 .641 5
Salem ....... 18 18 .500 10½
Tri-City .... 15 19 .441 12½
Victoria .... 15 21 .417 13½
Wenatchee ... 16 23 .410 14
Tacoma ...... 15 22 .405 14
Yakima ...... 13 21 .382 14½

TACOMA, May 27 — Vancouver's Capilanos made it 13 in a row Sunday night, outlasting the Tacoma Tigers 12-8 over the 11-inning route.
The last four wins were over Tacoma in a series which was moved here from Vancouver for the final game.
The Capilanos tied the old league record for winning streaks by winning their 13th straight. Ironically, they will attempt to set a new record Tuesday night playing against the team which previously held the undisputed title—Salem. The Oregonlans set the 13-game mark in 1946 and will attempt to stop Vancouver at Salem.
One other record fell and some shook in the 11-inning tilt. The new record was set by Merv Dubbers, Tacoma second baseman, when he scored 11 putouts in the first nine innings. He scored two more putouts in the final frames. Dubbers also tied existing records for chances accepted. He accepted 15 chances in nine innings and 17 in the game to tie the mark set bv Johnny Kerr of Vancouver in 1938.
Vancouver ..... 020 104 100 04—12 13 2
Tacoma ........ 103 400 000 00— 8 10 2
King, Gunnarson (4), Whyte (6) and Cheso; Schulte and Sheets.

SALEM, May 27—Spokane's Jim Conant and Salem's Hal DeGeorge each pitched shutouts to divide a Western International league doubleheader here Sunday. Spokane won the first game 4 to 0. Salem won the seven-inning second game 3 to 0.
Sunday's win was Salem's first of a completed four-game series here.
Spokane's Mel Wasley hit the only home run of the day. That came in the second inning of the first game.
First Game
Spokane .... 010 011 010—4 7 0
Salem ....... 000 000 000—0 7 0
Conant and Nulty; Wilkie and Beard.
Second Game
Spokane .... 000 000 0—0 4 2
Salem ....... 010 011 x—3 7 0
Wyatt and Nulty; DeGeorge and McKeegan.

KENNEWICK, May 28—Wenatchee's ringing bats beat out a resounding tatoo of 28 bnsehlts yesterday afternoon as they clubbed their way past the Tri-City Braves twice.
Four Brave hurlers, two in each game, were unable to quell the thundering parade of 21 runs across home plate. The visitors leaped on Ken Michelson and Dick Stone to win the nine-inning game 10-2 and routed Lou McCollum and Bob Costello in the nightcap, 11-5.
A pair of Coast league veterans, Lou Tost and Charley Gassaway, held Tri-City in check while their teammates were running wild. Tost tossed a six-hitter in the first and Gassaway was touched for 10 hits in the second.
The same two teams meet in another four-game series at Wenatchee starting Tuesday, The twin bill is scheduled for Wednesday night. Following that set to the Tri-City club swings into Canada, first meeting Vancouver, the league leaders, and then over to Victoria before returning home.
The Braves jumped out in front 1-0 in the first game when Vic Buccola singled and scored on Buddy Peterson's double. Their other run came in the eighth when Mel Reeves doubled to drive in Buccola who had walked. And that was all they got.
Meanwhile the Chiefs found Michelson for two each in the second and third and sent him to the showers in the fourth after giving up four more runs. Dick Stone who took over the hill gave up two more in the same inning, but served up a masterpiece the rest of the way in allowing but two hits through the final four innings.
The rubber arm of McCollum lost it's [sic] snap in the fourth inning of the nightcap With Tri-City out in front 4-1 the Chiefs evened the total in the fourth when Lll Arnerich cleared the clog ged sacks with a triple.
Wenatchee opened their fifth with a single, double and a single in that order. The third base hit, Will Hafey's single, drove in two runs, and Manager Charlie Petersen signalled for Costello to come in from the bull pen. Costello got the next two batters on a fly ball and an Infield roller. But then Gassaway singled to score Hafey and Larry Neal followed by busting one over the fence. That iced the game and for extra frosting the Chiefs counted two more in the sixth.
Clint Cameron got his first four-bagger of the season when slammed Gassaway's offering over the left wall at the 350 foot mark in the last game.
Buddy Peterson and Vic Buccola packed the most potent hitting power for the Braves. Peterson hit safely four times in eight trips, including two doubles. Meanwhile, Buccola showed no slackening off although he was swinging against a pair of portsiders. The league leader smashed out a double and two singles in five trips for a day's .600 average. Saturday night he hit at a .500 clip.
With both Sam Castro and Augie Zande nursing sore arms it looked probable that Cy Greenlaw who solved the Chiefs n easy style Saturday night, might get the call for the Tuesday game.
But if the Braves couldn't win yesterday they put on a display of fielding that brought some spontaneous cheering from the fans.
Bill Edelstein who seems to be able to literally cover an acre of outfield robbed Walt Pocekay of a basehit when he swept Pocekay's hit off the grass tops and then somersaulted twice but came up with the ball, Buccola followed on the next Chief, Buddy Hjelmaa, by running up against the fould barrier and making a back handed stab of Hjelmaa's fould to send him back to the bench. Al Spaeter came up with a beauty in tht 2nd game when he went deep on the grass to rob Foster Roberson.
First Game
Wenatchee ..... 022 600 000—10 14 1
Tri-City .......... 100 000 010— 2 6 1
Tost and Len Neal; Michelson, Stone and Cameron.
Second Game
Wenatchee ..... 100 352 0—11 14 3
Tri-City .......... 121 010 0— 5 10 1
Gassaway and Len Neal; McCollum, Costello and Cameron.


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