Monday, October 15, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 1951

               W  L  PCT GB
Vancouver ... 25  8 .758 —
Spokane ..... 22 13 .629 4
Salem ....... 17 15 .531 7½
Tri-City .... 14 16 .487 9½
Tacoma ...... 15 18 .455 10
Victoria .... 13 20 .394 12
Yakima ...... 12 19 .387 12
Wenatchee ... 13 22 .371 13

VANCOUVER, B. C., May 24—Vancouver scored a 5 to 1 win Thursday night over Yakima. It was Vancouver's ninth straight win.
George Nicholas tossed five-hit ball to defeat the Bears. The afternoon half of a scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to wet grounds.
Yakima ........ 010 000 000—1 5 3
Vancouver ... 110 000 03x—5 6 0
Boemler and Tiesiera, Nicholas and Ritchey.

SPOKANE, May 25—The Tri-City Braves turned a baseball player's dream into reality last night. After dropping their first two games to Spokane the Braves finished up their road trip with a pair of victories. Thus they return home to face Wenatchee with a .500 traveling percentage and in a much better mood than they might have had otherwise.
Shortstop Buddy Peterson broke the back of the Indians last night. He hit safely all four times in the first game, the 12-10 victory, and his solid base blows in the nightcap drove in three of the five runs as the Tri-City club nosed out the Indians 5-4. All in all Peterson drove in seven runs last night.
Dick Stone and Lou McCollum rung up the victories. Stone took over the hill from Cy Greenlaw in the second inning of the first game to earn his second relief victory and third of the year against one defeat.
McCollum, making his eighth start of the season, went the full distance In the last game for his fourth victory of the season against three defeats. It was also the lanky veteran's second decision over Spokane.
Tonight the Braves meet Wanatchee in the first of a four game series. It will also mark the first time the two clubs have met this year. Following the series with the Chiefs the Tri-City club leaves for an extended road trip. First they go to Wenatchee and then swing into Canada for series with Vancouver and Victoria before returning home June 8.
Clint Cameron handled the catching Job in both games while a pair of pitchers patrolled his customary right field garden. Ken Michelson tended the pasture in the first and Cy Greenlaw in the second game.
First Game
Tri-City ........ 300 502 02—12-12-2
Spokane ........ 430 012 00—10-15-3
Greenlaw, Stone (2) and Cameron; Wyatt, Roberts (7) and Nulty.
Second Game
Tri-City ........ 200 001 130—7-12-1
Spokane ....... 013 010 000—5-12-3
McCollum and Cameron; Conant and Nulty.

VICTORIA, B.C., May 24—Victoria and Tacoma split a twin bill here Thursday. After taking the afternoon game 7 to 4 Victoria lost the nighter 6 to 3 despite some fast plays by first baseman Hal Jackson.
Jackson's four-run homer in the seventh was the difference in the first game.
Tacoma staged another garrison finish to score six runs in the last two innings to erase a three-run Victoria lead in the night game.
First Game
Tacoma ......... 010 010 200—4 10 2
Victoria ......... 012 000 40x—7 11 1
Clark and Watson, Barrett, Paine and Marcucci.
Second Game
Tacoma ........ 000 000 033—6 10 0
Victoria ........ 000 000 300—3 5 1
Knezovich and Sheets, Propst, Osborn (9) and Marcucci.

WENATCHEE, May 24— The Salem Senators took both ends of a doubleheader from the Wenatchee Chiefs Thursday night—each by a one-run margin.
The Senators squeezed out a 6 to 5 win in the opener despite two Wenatchee home runs. In the second game Salem took a 3 to 2 win although held to four hits by Tommy Breisinger. Eight walks and four errors afield contributed to his downfall. The eventual winning run came across on two errors and a walk.
Salem won the opener despite two Wenatchee home runs, each with a man aboard.
The Senators put together two walks, a single and an error in the final inning for two runs.
Wenatchee fought back with a single run but couldn't catch up.
First Game
Salem ........... 100 021 2—6 8 0
Wenatchee .... 002 200 1—5 7 3
Burak, DeGeorge (6) and Beard, Raimondi, Kanshin (6) and Len Neal.
Second Game
Salem ............ 110 100 000—3 4 1
Wenatchee ..... 000 100 010—2 12 4
Mishasek and McKeegan, Breisinger and Len Neal.

Jurisch Sent To Tigers
SAN DIEGO, CALIF., May 25—The San Diego baseball club today announced that Al Jurisch, one of the Pacific Coast League's most effective pitchers last year, was being sent to Tacoma of the Western International League.
Jurisch had a 1950 earned run average of 2.69, tops for the league. He had only one victory this year.

Spokane Options Player
SPOKANE, May 24—The Spokane Indians of the Western International baseball league Thursday optioned infielder Bobby Reynolds to El Centra, Calif., of the class C Southwestern International league.

TACOMA, May 24 (UP) — Vic Buccola of Tri-City maintained his Western International league batting leadership with a .406 mark in games through Wednesday, according to figures released by league president Robert Abel tonight.
The Braves hard-hitting first sacker was also tied for the league leadership in home runs with five. Lilo Marcucci of Victoria has also poled five over the fence.
Vancouver's Dick Sinovic leads in the important runs batted in department with 34. Butch Moran of Tacoma and Ken Richardson of Spokane are tied for second with 27 apiece while Buccola with 24 is third among the top six in that column.
                   G AB H RBI AVE
Buccola, T-C .... 21 108 43 24 .408
Sinovic, Van .... 31 128 47 34 .373
Marcucci, Vic ... 29 111 41 19 .369
Pries, Vic ...... 30 104 38 17 .365
Zuvela, Yak ..... 28 104 37 11 .356
Moran, Tac ...... 31 127 45 37 .354
Richardson, Spok. 33 113 40 27 .354

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