Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Pre-Season - April 4, 1950

Rally By Tigers Is Nipped
Herald Sports Editor

LINDSAY, Calif., April 5—Cy Greenlaught [sic] hefty pitcher for the Tri-City Braves drove in the winning run here last night as the Braves edged out the top notch Tacoma Tiger nine 6 to 5.
Both clubs are members of the Western International league.
The Tigers got four of their runs in a hectic ninth inning during which Chuck Stigley took over the mound chores from Greenlaugh. Stigley and his mates held tight and nipped the Tacoma onslaught.
Greenlaugh's winning run came during the first half of the ninth. Quint White, first baseman, tripled and Cy drove a red hot single through the Tacoma infield to score him.
The contest was played in ideal weather before a capacity crowd, which loaded the Lindsay field. Johnny Scherger, Kennewick boy, drove in two of the Braves' runs with a single in the fourth inning. Another Kennewick player, Les Logg, pitcher started the tilt for the Braves and looked tops. Logg gave three hits and saw two runs scored in the third inning.
The Braves got off to a running start in the first inning when Al Spaeter, second baseman, singled and then scored on a scorching double by Jim Warner, center fielder.
Warner also started things off in the fourth with a single and then crossed home plate on a double by Bryant, third baseman. This was the inning that saw Scherger drive two runs in.
Warner also kept things humming in the sixth when he rapped out his second double and scored Spaeter. In the eighth Warner finished the circuit on Art Wilson's single.

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