Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 1951
W L Pct. GB
Vancouver ... 14 6 .700 —
Spokane ..... 14 7 .667 ½
Tri City ..... 9 7 .563 3
Salem ....... 10 8 .556 3
Yakima ....... 7 10 .412 5½
Victoria ..... 7 11 .386 6
Wenatchee .... 7 13 .350 7
Tacoma ....... 6 12 .333 7
VICTORIA, May 10—Victoria Athletics sent Vancouver Capilanos tumbling to their third straight defeat here Thursday night, twice coming from behind then puhsing over a run in the ninth to eke out a 6-5 Western International baseball league triumph.
George Nicholas was the loser while, Ron Smith, Victoria hurler who toiled 23 innings last Saturday only to lose, enjoyed better luck this time, spacing 13 hits far apart to get credit for his third victory.
The Caps missed a chance in their half of the ninth when Tom O'Laughlin misjudged Dick Sinovic's liner to left and it went for a triple with one out. Charlie Mead was opassed intentionally and the strategy paid off when Reno Cheso slammed into an inning-ending double play.
Smith started the winning rally with a bloop double. He went to third as Bill Dunn beat out a bunt and scored after Sinovic made a tumbling catch of a short liner behind second base.
Vancouver manager Bill Shuster played the game under protest over a play in the seventh inning. One was out and Bob McGuire on first when Chuck Abernathy grounded to Hal Jackson. The throw to Dunn at second forced McGuire, who dumped the Victoria shortstop. Dunn dropped the ball as he hit the ground but base-umpire Pearson ruled that Dunn had held the ball long enough for the out.
Caps Notes—Bud Guldborg (2-2 in the PCL) is being shipped from Seattle to Vancouver on a 24-hour recall basis.
Vancouver .... 010 012 010—5 13 1
Victoria ........ 000 030 021—9 9 1
Nicholas and Ritchey; Smith and Martin.
SPOKANE, May 10—Spokane made a clean sweep of its league baseball series with Tacoma by shutting out the Tigers 3 to 0 Thursday night.
The win put Spokane within half a game of the first-place Vancouver Capilanos who lost to Victoria Thursday night.
John Conant, Spokane hurler, pitched seven-hit ball to down Tacoma, as tight fielding on the part of the Indians kept the Tigers from capitalizing on the hits. Conant chalked up his second win in five games.
Spokane collected but six hits off two Tacoma hurlers but made them good for three runs. Gary Clark was charged with the loss.
Tacoma ..... 000 000 000—0 7 2
Spokane .... 001 010 010—3 6 0
Clark, Amador (8) and Watson; Conant and Nulty.
SALEM, May 10—Lyle Palmer climaxed a last-inning uprising in the rain here Thursday night by singling in two runs to give Wenatchee a 9 to 7 win over the Salem Senators.
Wenatchee trailed, 7-5, as the ninth inning opened, then Salem hurler Ludwig Lew — a hero in Salem's 23-inning marathon last week — suddenly lost control. After getting one man out, he walked two others.
Joe Mishasek was rushed in to replace him. He got another man out, but then Bud Hjelmaa cracked a single that tied the score, 7-7.
Palmer at once stepped up and swatted the game-winning single.
Tommy Breisinger pitched the ninth inning for Wenatchee and retired Salem in order, fanning two batters. The Wenatchee starter, Charlie Gassaway, had retired for a pinch-hitter in the top of the ninth.
Rain fell throughout the game.
Wenatchee ... 001 030 014—9 11 2
Salem .......... 003 200 020—7 13 1
Gassaway, Breisinger (9) and Len Neal; Lew, Mishasek (9) and McKeegan.
Tri-City at Yakima, postponed, rain.
Krug Sold To Bees
SALT LAKE CITY, May 10 — The Pioneer league Salt Lake City Bees announced Thursrday the purchase of Marty Krug, Jr., 23-year-old first baseman, from Victoria of the Western International league. Krug played with Las Vegas in 1948 and with Portland and Salem in 1949.