Sunday, October 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 1951
W L Pct GB
Vancouver ... 33 13 .717 —
Spokane ..... 30 17 .638 3½
Salem ....... 21 24 .467 11½
Yakima ...... 19 24 .442 12½
Tri-City .... 19 24 .442 12½
Wenatchee ... 21 27 .438 13
Tacoma ...... 20 26 .435 13
Victoria .... 19 27 .413 14
VICTORIA, B.C., June 5—Tri-City Braves trounced Victoria 10-2 here Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series, and kept the Athletics in the Western International league cellar.
Veteran righthander Lou McCollum stopped the A's cold at the plate with a steady seven-hit pitching chore and gave up no bases on balls.
John Marshall was the Victoria loser. The big righthander stayed close for six innings but his make-shift infield allowed a slow ball by McCollum to go for an infield hit in the seventh and the Braves took advantage of it for a four-run inning. Vic Buccola climaxed the rally by doubling on a 3-2 pitch with the bags loaded.
Sam Kanelos, a newcomer to the Tri-City roster, slammed a home ran to put the show on the road in the first inning.
Tri-City .... 200 001 421—10 13 1
Victoria .... 001 000 010— 2 7 1
McCollum and Pesut; Marshall, Brkich (7) and Martin.
TACOMA, June 5 — Joe Mishasek, former Salem pitcher, treated his old teammates roughly Tuesday night as Tacoma edged Salem 4 to 3.
Mishasek quelled a three-run Salem rally in the third which had tied the score at 3 to 3, then went on to pitch runless ball over the last six innings.
Tacoma scored the clincher in the fifth when Sol Israel singled Jose Bache home from third.
Tacoma tallied three runs in the first two innings. Salem matched that total in the top of the third without the benefit of a base-hit. Starter Mel Knezovich walked Norman Grabar to open the inning, then after striking out Dick Myers, walked the next five men to force in all three Salem runs.
Salem ...... 003 000 000—3 4 3
Tacoma ... 210 010 00x—4 8 2
DeGeorge and Beard; Knezovich, Mishasek (3) and Watson.
VANCOUVER, B.C., June 5—Seven errors Tuesday night paced Vancouver Capilanos' downfall as Wenatchee Chiefs downed them 12-7 in a wild series opener.
Chiefs, after getting a run in each of the first two innings, were virtually dormant until they started their break-neck rally in the seventh. In that inning they got three runs, followed through with two more in the eighth, and then brought in five in the ninth when Caps committed three of their errors.
The fifth was the big inning for Vancouver, when Charlie Mead started things off by knocking out a homer. This inning accounted for four of Vancouver's runs.
Wenatchee ........ 110 000 325—12 15 3
Vancouver ........ 000 040 120— 7 12 7
Raimondi and Neal; Tisnerat, Whyte (9) and Ritchey.
Spokane at Yakima, postponed, rain.
Holder Leads W-I Pitchers
TACOMA, June 5—When Vancouver's Bob Snyder finally lost a decision after winning nine in a row.
Spokane's Jim Holder, owner of a 5-0 won-lost record, acceded to the Western International league pitching lead, according to latest compilations released from the office of Robert Abel, W-I president.
Snyder who won No. 10 in addition to suffering his first setback in games during the past week is in second place, while Pete Hernandez, a Vancouver teammate who also was beaten for the first time, is in third with 5-1.
Tom Breisinger, diminutive Wenatchee southpaw, extended his strikeout lead by hanging up 23
more whiffs for a season's total of 79 as against the runner-up aggragate of 51 amassed by Jim Propst, Victoria left-hander. A third southpaw, Tacoma's Bob Schulte, was third with 49.
Breisinger also acquired the lead in walks during the week by passing 11 for a total of 64. Next in line was last week's owner of the dubious distinction, John Marshall, Victoris right-hander, with 60, while Schulte was third with 58.
The leaders: (Including games of Sunday, June 3).
W L SO Pct.
Holder, Spokane ........ 5 0 20 1.000
Snyder, Vancouver ..... 10 1 36 .909
Hernandez, Vancouver ... 5 1 21 .833
Gunnarson, Vancouver ... 4 1 9 .500
Whyte, Vancouver ....... 4 1 8 .800
Bishop, Spokane ........ 7 2 23 .778
Tisnerat, Vancouver .... 3 1 20 .750
Stone, T-C ............. 3 1 12 .750
Zidich, Yakima ......... 3 1 15 .750