Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Pre-Season, April 10, 1950

WIL Holdout Player Leaving for Victoria
LEWISTON, Ida., Apr. 10 — Vearle (Snag) Moore, professional baseball player, will leave today for spring training at the Victoria, B.C., camp in the Western International league.
Moore, who was sold to Victoria last winter by Yakima, had been a holdout. He had played in the garden last season, but in 1946, was valuable to the Bremerton Bluejackets as a utility player.

Braves Squeeze By Modesto 3-2
Frisina Starts Rally After Costly Miscue

Herald Sports Editor

LINDSAY, Calif., April 10—The Tri-City Braves continued their winning ways by putting four singles together in one big inning to edge the Modesto Reds 3-2 here tonight.
The Reds had jumped off to a 2-0 lead in the fourth frame as Bob Westhoff walked and scored on Gene Brunton's triple, the only extra-base hit of the game. Brunton scampered home with the second run when Joe Frisina booted one.
With two away in the fifth, Frisina redeemed himself by singling sharply. Third Baseman Neil Bryant poked out another bingle.
Rightfielder Clint Cameron, apparently over the effect of a heel injury, stepped up to the plate, slapped out the third single and scored Frisina.
Vic Buccola, the Braves new first baseman who is a recent purchase from the New York Yankee chain and who played with Victoria last year, made his initial bow an auspicious one as he powered a long bingle to score Bryant and Cameron.
The game also marked the first appearance of young Jim McKeegan, a relief catcher in his first year of professional ball who has been optioned down by the San Francisco Seals. While he went hitless in three trips to the plate, he impressed the fans with his potential ability at the plate.
Lou McCollum, veteran righthander who went the first six innings, got credit for the win. He gave up six hits and struck out four. He was relieved in the seventh by Lefty Chuck Stiglich who allowed one hit in three innings.
Stiglich also had a big day at the plate, hitting 1.000. He got a single in one trip. Bryant lead the Braves at the plate with two hits in four trips.
Kenny Michelson, the ex-Pasco high school athletic star who has been optioned to Marysville of the Sunset league, played in the outer garden last night. In four trips to the plate, he got one hit. Quint White, the rookie first baseman whom will go with Michelson to the Marysville team, came to bat as a pinch-hitter, but failed to connect.

Yakima Bears Edge Past Santa Rosa J.C., 3 to 2
HEALDSBURG, Calif., Apr. 10 — Yakima of the Western International league, defeated Santa Rosa Junior College, 3 to 2, Monday night in a tightly-played exhibition baseball game.
Babe Gammino opened the last of the ninth with a walk. He went to third on two infield outs then scored the winning run on a single by shortstop Mike Baxes, sent to Yakima by the San Francisco Seals.

Salem Blanks Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore., Apr. 10 — The Salem Senators shut out the Oregon State college Beavers, 4 to 0, Monday in an exhibition game that closed OSC's pre-conference baseball play.
The Western International league team combined two hits with three walks and a passed ball in the sixth inning to score two runs. The hits were by Dick Bartle and Mel Wasley. The seventh inning run came on Hal Shepherd's hit and an OSC error. The other was forced in in the ninth.
The only extra base hit of the game was by Jim Tanselli of OSC in the 8th.
Oregon State ended its pre-conference play with three wins, three losses. The game Monday evened the two game series with Salem.
Salem ................. 000 002 101—4 3 3
Oregon State ....... 000 000 000—0 4 3
Gilson, Osborn (5), Stevenson (8) and McMillan: Snyder, Berg (3), Carpenter (5), Franko (6), Brem (9) and [ ]ingman, Boodbrod (6)

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