Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 1951

               W  L  PCT GB
Vancouver ... 37 15 .712 —
Spokane ..... 35 19 .648 3
Salem ....... 25 27 .481 12
Tri-City .... 23 28 .462 12½
Victoria .... 23 29 .442 14
Wenatchee ... 23 31 .426 15
Yakima ...... 21 29 .420 15
Tacoma ...... 21 32 .396 16½

KENNEWICK, June 13—It was all even for the Tri-City Braves on several counts today. When Bob Costello turned back Vancouver last night it brought Costello's season record to 2-2, and to 4-4 for the Braves and Caps in the eight games they have played.
Tonight at 7 p. m. the teams will play a doubleheader. Jack Brewer (1-0) will take the mound in the 7-inning game for Tri-City, and George Nicholas (8-3) will try and win it for Vanouver. In the 9-inning regulation game Augie Zande (1-5) will go for the locals while Bill Schuster will send Gunnarson (4-1) to the Vancouver rubber.
It was the second victory of the season over Vancouver for Bob Costello last night. And he let his old teammates down easy by holding them to eight hits and giving up but one run. Thus in the last four games the Tri-City mound staff has given up an average of only one run per contest.
Everything happened after two were out as Bob Snyder one of the winningest pitchers in the WIL, lost his second game of the year. It gave the slender right hander a record of 11-2 The Tri-City club scored all the runs they needed to win in the first frame after two were out. It started with Buddy Peterson drawing a walk. He scored on Clint Cameron's double and Cameron was plated on Neil Bryant's single. The Braves added another run in the third and again after two were out. This time successive singles by Cameron, Bryant and Bill Edelstein did the trick, with Edelstein hitting the payoff blow. Nick Pesut's double followed a like blow by Al Spaeter finished up the Tri-City scoring in the fourth inning.
The Caps picked up their lone counter in the seventh when Costello gave up three hits, the only inning in which he was touched for more than one. Bob Snyder started it off with a rousing double and moved to third on Bob McGulre's single. Gordy Brunswick then lofted one to Bryant in left and Snyder decided to test Bryant's arm by trying to score after the catch. It didn't work as Bryant pegged a perfect strike to Pesut to nail Snyder by several feet. How ever, Chuck Abernathy followed with a double to send McGuire all the way.
Sam Kanelos and Bill Edelstein came up with the fielding gems for the Braves. Kanelos dug a difficult line shot out of the dirt to bring down the house while Edelstein patrolling the center garden came up with a couple of circus catches. Kanelos also collected one of the six doubles of the game, while Edelstein drove in one of the four runs.
The league leading double-play combination of Peterson-Spaeter-Buccola came up with another one in the fifth inning to shut off a Cap threat.
Braves notes: Artie Wilson, third baseman and outfielder for the Tri-City Braves, was released outright by the baseball club last night. Wilson is the second player to be released recently the other being pitcher Sam Castro. Wilson was a star in the Sunset league last year where he hit .356.
Vancouver .... 000 000 100—1- 8-0
Tri-City ........ 201 100 00x—4-10-1
Snyder and Ritchey; Costello and Pesut.

WENATCHEE, June 12—Despite lusty hitting by Tacoma's Sol Israel, the Wenatchee Chiefs defeated Tacoma 9 to 5.
Israel enjoyed one of baseball's biggest — and rarest evenings — by hitting for the cycle and walking in five trips to the plate. He tripled in the third, singled in the fifth, doubled in the seventh and homered in the fifth. His walk came in the first inning.
Five of Wenatchee's total came in the third inning after two men were out with catcher Len Neal's three-run triple the big blow.
Tacoma ...... 010 000 012—5 12 4
Wenatchee .. 105 210 00x—9 13 1
Kipp, Mishasek (8) and Watson; Treichel and Neal.

SPOKANE, June 12—A first-inning four-run splurge gave Spokane its fifth victory in a row Tuesday night as the Indians downed Victoria 9 to 3. Victoria starter John Tierney gave up just one hit, a single by Steve Mesner, but he walked four in the opening frame.
A's note: Catcher Milt Martin has been called up to the Portland Beavers to replace Joe Rossi, who broke a hand catching in an exhibition game against Spokane on Monday.
Victoria ...... 001 010 100—3 9 4
Spokane ..... 420 200 10x—9 7 2
Tierney, Brkich (2) and Marcucci; Bishop and Nulty.

SALEM, Ore., June 12—A three-run surge in the third inning aided Salem here Tuesday night to a 7 to 2 win over Yakima in a series opener.
Dick Faber's two-run homer in the third put the Senators ahead for keeps.
Yakima .... 100 000 000—2-11-1
Salem ..... 203 001 01x—7-14-0
Saverase and Tiesiera; McNulty and Beard.

WI Hurling List Topped By Holder
TACOMA, June 13 — Jim Holder, Spokane right-hander, remains the Western International league's leading pitcher percentage-wise, according to statistics released today rom the office of Robert B. Abel, president of the circuit.
Holder achieved his sixth success without a defeat Sunday when he hurled a masterful three-hit shutout as Spokane defeated Yakima, 2-0.
Runner-up and the league's big winner is Bob Snyder of the front-running Vancouver Capilanos with an 11-1 record, while teammate Pete Hernandez is next in line at 5-1.
Tom Breisinger, diminutive Wenatchee southpaw, remained the league strikeout king with a season's total of 87, followed by another pair of left-handers, Victoria's Jim Propst, with 60, and Tacoma's Bob Schulte, with 55. John Marshall, Victoria right
hander, once more moved out in front in the number of walks issued with 71, followed by Schulte with 69 and Breisinger with 66.
The Leaders:
Western International league pitching (includes games of Sunday, June 10)
                    W L SO Pct
Holder, Spok ...... 6 0 40 1.000
Snyder, Van. ..... 11 1 44  .917
Hernandez, Van. ... 5 1 21  .833
Tisnerat, Van. .... 4 1 24  .800
Gunnarson, Van. ... 4 1  9  .800
Stone, T-C ........ 3 1 12  .750
Osborn, Vic ....... 3 1 16  .750
G Nicholas, Van. .. 8 3 30  .727
Rockey, Spok. ..... 5 2 34  .714
Whyte, Van. ....... 5 2  9  .700
Bishop, Spok. ..... 7 3 29  .700

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