Monday, 20 August 2007
Friday, June 30, 1950
W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 41 29 .586 —
Yakima ..... 41 29 .586 —
Tri City ... 40 32 .556 2
Wenatchee .. 39 33 .542 3
Salem ...... 30 38 .441 10
Victoria ... 32 41 .438 10½
Spokane .... 31 41 .431 11
Vancouver .. 29 40 .420 11½
YAKIMA, June 30—Lefty Lloyd Dickey checked the Wenatchee Chiefs to six well spaced hits Friday night as the Yakima Bears took the first game of their series from the Chiefs, 7-3.
The Chiefs scored a single ran in the first inning on two walks and Don Fracchia's single. The Bears came back for two. Reno Cheso's triple, his first of two extra base hits, was the big blow. Wenatchee tied the game in the top of the fifth on singles by Lil Arnerich and Walt Pocekay, followed by an error by Frank Mascaro, Yakima third baseman.
Yakima promptly regained the lead in the same inning with three runs on hits by Nini Tornay, Dickey snd Bill Andring, and three Wenatchee errors. The Bears added two insurance runs in the ensuing two innings. It was Yakima's fourth straight win.
Wenatchee ...... 100 010 000—2 6 4
Yakima ............ 200 031 10x—7 8 2
Blankenship, Sciarra (8) and Spurgeon; Dickey and Tornay.
VANCOUVER, B. C., June 30—Tacoma Tigers, aroused by a double loss Thursday night, roasted Vancouver Capilanos 14-6 Friday night in a Western International baseball league game here.
Vancouver holds a 2-1 edge in the series, to be completed with two games Saturday.
Tacoma went to work early on Dick Alvari, who lasted only a third of the first inning and was charged with the loss. Bob Bruenner and Carl Gunnerson fared not much better. By the time Bud Beasley came on in the seventh to quell the Tigers, it was all over.
Dick Greco, starting his first game this season, was able to coast most of the way but at that he gave up only six hits, including a homer and two triples. Charlie Mead of Vancouver was the best man at the plate with his homer in the seventh with one on and a triple in the eighth that drove in three more runs.
Tacoma ....... 604 004 000—14 13 1
Vancouver ... 100 100 220— 6 6 1
Greco and Sheets; Alvari, Bruenner (1), Gunnerson (2), Beasley (7) and Brenner, Heisner (7).
VICTORIA [Colonist, July 1]—It took then ten innings to do it but Victoria Athletics and Plate Umpire Pearson finally managed to square the W.I.L. series between the A’s and Spokane at Royal Athletic Park last night. The second of two unearned runs gave the Spokes a 6-5 decision and nullified a fine relief job by Aldon Wilkie.
Neither club exhibited much of a run-producing punch as they left a total of 27 runners stranded and it took two bad errors and a glaring call by Pearson to decide the issue.
Spokane finally got to Warren Noyes, who was in serious trouble in every inning, in the fourth and took a 4-2 lead as the wild young righthander took an early shower. Joe Kronberg, who was later to lose the game, tied it up in the Victoria fourth with his first homer of the year following a single by Billy Dunn.
Kronberg’s two-base error gave the Spokes a run in the fifth but Gene Thompson tied it up again as he led off the Victoria half with his 11th home runoff the year to take the W.I.L. lead in four-run clouts.
Wilkie staved off every scoring threat from there until the tenth, although the Indians had runners on in every inning and left the bases loaded in the sixth.
In the meantime, the A’s were wasting their chances. John Hack doubled after Thompson’s home run but was cut down at the plate by a perfect throw by Ed Murphy after Kronberg singled. In the eighth, two walks around a single by Junior Krug loaded the bags with one out. Then came Pearson’s game-deciding call. Jim Wert waved at a third strike which broke inside and into the dirt.
BALL RULED DEAD
He was automatically out but the ball rebounded off the grandstand and both Wilkie and Krug raced across the plate only to be sent back by Pearson, who ruled the ball hit Wert on the heel and was consequently dead. Wert never flinched as would have been the case had he been hit and the ball was seen to kick up dirt. If it did hit Wert’s heel, it was obvious that it was on the bounce and therefore in play. Thompson then forced a runner at third to end the inning.
In the ninth, Hack led off with his second double and was waved to third as Murry O’Boyle, third of three Spokane pitchers, was charged with his fourth balk in two nights. Dunn popped out, Kronberg was intentionally passed and Ronning made the strategy look good by promptly grounding into a double play.
Glen Stetter singled in the tenth with one out and reached second as Kronberg muffed a possible double play on Rossi’s ground ball. Frank Matoh forced Rossi at second, then broken for the keystone while Wilkie was pitching to Murphy. Ronning fired the ball to Wilkie, who had Stetter trapped off third only to heave the ball against the stands and let the winning run cross the plate.
Games this afternoon and evening complete the A’s current home stand. Ron Smith and John Marshall are the starters for the A’s with Ward Rockey and John Conant their mound opponents. A double victory for the A’s would put them in fifth spot, a chance they booted last night.
Spokane ...... 000 410 000 1—6 11 3
Victoria ....... 200 210 000 0—5 11 4
Bishop, Kohout (5), Flynn (3) and Rossi; Noyes, Wilkie (4) and Weatherwax.
SALEM, June 30—Lou McCollum counted his tenth victory of the season Friday night when the Tri-City Braves won the series opener with the Salem Senators, 10-3. First baseman Vic Buccola ran his season's home run total to four by slamming a pair that counted three runs across the plate.
The rampaging Braves nicked starter Ad Liska for six hits and three runs before he derricked himself in the sixth. But Mike Burak, who took over on the mound didn't fare any better. The Tri-City team pounded him for 10 hits and five runs all earned.
Not a Brave went hitless and in addition to Buccola's four masters Dick Faber and Merle Frick each posted triples.
McCollum gave it but seven hits and kept them well sprinkled over the nine inning route as he held the Solons to three runs. He struck out two and gave up three walks. McCollum became the first Brave hurler to reach the two figure total this season, and the most likely candidate to hit the 20 mark circle.
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SALEM, June 30 (AP)—A 16-hit attack, including a pair of homers by Vic Buccola, and a seven-hit hurling performance by Lou McCollum carried the Tri-City Braves to a 10-3 victory over the Salem Senators Friday night as the clubs opened their Western International league series.
The Braves opened up against manager-pitcher Ad Liska with three runs in the third inning off singles by Al Spaeter and Dick Faber, a walk and two Senator errors.
Two more Tri-City runs arrived in the fifth and Buccola delivered his first circuit blow followed by a triple by Faber and a long fly.
Tri City ........ 003 020 050—10-16-0
Salem .......... 100 011 000—3-7-3
McCollum and Pesut; Liska, Burak (6) and Beard.
A’s Expecting Chorlton Back Within Week
[Victoria Colonist, July 1, 1950]
Outfielder K Chorlton, who has been sadly missed, will return to the Athletics as soon as Bill Ramsey, injured Seattle fly-chaser, is ready to play again, Reg Patterson, business manager of the A’s stated yesterday. Ramsey is expected back in action next week.
Meanwhile, the Rainiers have sent outfielder Bob McGuire, one of the start of the Washington State University Cougars, to the A’s on option. McGuire joined the A’s Thursday and broke in last night, popping out for Aldon Wilkie in the tenth inning.
Patterson also announced that shortstop Don Alfano was being returned to the Chicago Cubs organization. Alfano was purchased on a look basis a couple of weeks ago. He played in 13 games, making ten hits in 44 trips for an average of .205 and eight errors for a fielding percentage of .867.