S T A N D I N G S
W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 49 36 .576 —
Yakima ..... 51 38 .573 —
Wenatchee .. 50 38 .568 ½
Tri-City ... 49 40 .541 2
Spokane .... 38 48 .441 11½
Victoria ... 39 50 .438 12
Salem ...... 36 47 .434 12
Vancouver .. 35 50 .412 14
VICTORIA, July 14—The Tri-City Braves lost a chance to gain ground in the hot first division battle as they collapsed 11-5 on Friday night before the slants of Victorias big John Marshall.
Marshall got away to a shaky start as wildness and bad support from his teammates gave the Braves a 5-0 lead at the end of two innings [sic] but he blanked the hard-hitting Tri-City squad from there on for his 11th victory in 15 decisions.
Gene Roenspie, who started for the Braves, was derricked in the fifth on the A's four run splurge. It was Roenspie's third loss of the season against eight wins.
Clint Cameron and Neil Bryant each drove in two runs with doubles, the other coming on one of the four Victoria errors.
The Braves came within five of tieing the WIL record by leaving 14 men stranded. The combined total of 21 was 10 short of that record.
Tri-City ........... 410 000 000—5 9 2
Victoria ........... 020 240 12x —11 18 4
Roenspie, Olsen (5) and Pesut; Marshall and Ronning.
SALEM, July 14—A five run outburst in the fourth inning gave the Salem Senators a 6 to 4 victory over the Spokane Indians in the opening game of their Western International League series here Friday night.
Spokane ..... 200 000 200—4 10 3
Salem .......... 100 500 00x—6 9 3
Conant, Curran (4) and Rossi; Osborn and Beard.
TACOMA, July 14—Tacoma regained a first place in the Western International baseball league race by dividing a doubleheader with Wenatchee Friday night, losing the first game 4 to 2 and winning the second 8 to 2.
Wenatchee ....... 012 010 0—4 7 0
Tacoma ............ 000 002 0—2 8 0
Blankenship and Len Neal; Greco and Sheets.
Wenatchee ...... 001 100 000—2 8 2
Tacoma ........... 000 320 21x—8 15 3
Treichel and Len Neal; Knezovich and Fischer.
VANCOUVER [Erwin M. Swangard, Province, July 15 1950]—For nearly a week now since the Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball League returned to their own ballyard, fans have been waiting for the celebrated eccentric Bud Beasley to make his mound appearance for the homesters.
Friday night he did and more than 2600 Cap supporters went home happy after one hour and 55 minuets of thrilling baseball. The man who made them happy was the same Mr. Beasley.
Bud, as was expected of him, did a number of things:
He stopped the Yakima Bears, loop leaders, cold.
He mixed skill and psychology for a brilliant exhibition of pitching.
He scored the winning run himself.
He gave the rest of the mound staff a valuable lesson in control.
Last but not least he still had sufficient energy to entertain with his well-known antics.
Behind Beasley’s excellent performance the Caps played somewhat like they did last year when they outclassed the same Yakima club in a post-season playoff series.
It had to be Dick Larner’s tough luck to pit his right-handed slants against Beasley’s south-paw magic. Caps, obviously encouraged by the fact that here was a pitcher who didn’t need periodic five-run rallies to win a ball game, suddenly found themselves in the late stages to make life uncomfortable for Larner.
Beasley was in trouble but twice and each time he bore down and came out unscathed. Yakima opened the first inning with a single by Bill Andering and a safe bunt by bunt specialist Al Jacinto. However, Beasley made Bill McCawley hit into a double play and struck out the mad Russian Lou Novikoff.
BUD DOES IT
After that he had the game under complete control until the ninth when the Bears filled the bases with one out. But Bud had the answers once more. He made Jim Westlake fly out to short right field, and Will Tiesiera did the same to left field.
Caps scored their first run in the sixth. Beasley opened with a sharp single to left and Jim Robinson tricked the Yakima defence by shooting a fast bunt between the mound and first while the second baseman Reno Cheso went to cover first. Both runners advanced on Ray Tran’s sacrifice. Reg Clarkson’s single scored Beasley. Yakima then came through with its lone double play of the game to end the threat.
Caps added another run in the seventh on singles by Len Tran and Charlie Mead and a fly to [unreadable] by Bob McLean. Three Cap runs in the eighth on a combination of two walks, two singles, an error and a stolen base sealed the Bears’ fate.
Today Yakima and the Caps finish their five-game series with two games. George Nicholas was scheduled to pitch in the afternoon and local pride Sandy Robertson the 8:15 nightcap.
Monday Caps go to Tri-City and the front office announced that the long missing Jim Keating, a hard-hitting outfielder, will join the club at his own request. This will give Manager Bill Brenner the opportunity for a few experiments.
P.S.—Caps had three double plays to bring their season’s total to 103.
Yakima ........... 000 000 000—0 10 1
Vancouver ...... 000 001 13x—5 9 1
Larner and Tiesiera; Beasley and Heisner.