Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Pre-Season - April 6, 1950

Bears Win Game, Get Six Rookies
HEALDSBURG, Calif., Apr. 5—Over 1500 "Geyersville night" fans turned out to see the Yakima Bears of the class B Western International League turn in a 6-2 baseball victory ever the class C Salt Lake City Bees of the Pioneer league. Both teams are San Francisco Seals farm clubs.
Ernie Domenichelli, former Geyersville high school player, pitched against his former Salt Lake City teammates. He turned in four impressive innings, striking out eight while allowing only two hits.
Yakima's Will Tieslera, another ex-Bee, hit three for four and Rube Navarro of the Bears got two for four to top hitting.
Speed Leon was charged with the defeat. Ed Halverson, Yakima pitcher, worked three innings for Salt Lake City with teammate Dick Barrett catching.
Yakima President Dewey Soriano, before the start of the game announced the San Francisco Seals had farmed six players to his club.
The Seals who will join Yakima this weekend are Reno Cheso, third base; Jim Westlake, first base; Nini Tornay, catcher; Dick Larner, pitcher; Lloyd Dickey, pitcher, and Mike Baxes, shortstop.

Tri-City Braves Wallop Visalia 12-8
Michelson Gives Up One Hit In 6 Innings;
Scherger, Doyle Hit

Herald Sports Editor

LINDSAY, Calif., April 6—Kenny Michelson, ex-Pasco high school athletic star, allowed one hit in the first six innings as the Tri-City Braves won their third exhibition game in a row by beating Visalia college 12-8.
In two previous nights, the Braves had dumped the Tacoma Tigers by 7-6 and 6-5 scores.
Michelson was working easy all the way before a slim crowd which saw the game played in excellent weather. Visalia scored their first run off Michelson their first time at bat, but the Pascoite quickly settled the opposition.
Michelson was relieved in the seventh by Bob Schoenman who yielded seven runs.
The Bravei hopped off to a big 4-0 lead in a first inning rally which saw Al Spaeter, Joe Frisina, Nick Pesut and Neil Bryant score after singling and being brought around on a three-bagger by first baseman Quent White.
In the second, Manager Charley Peterson's boys added another pair of scores when Frisina and Jungle Jim Warner crossed the plate on a long single by Pesut. In the fourth frame, the score went to 5-1 as Pesut scored on a double by Johnny Scherger.
The Braves added two more in the sixth as Jim Doyle doubled and Michelson made first on in error.
Frisina singled to fill the bases. A long fly by Pesut and Doyle and Michelson scored.
In the ninth, the scoring Braves ran the count to 12-4.
It went this way: Frisina singled and was followed by Warner who doubled. Pesut was passed and then Bryant tripled to clear the bases.

Tri-City Braves Buy Vic Buccola
KENNEWICK, Apr. 6—Vic Buccola, a fancy-fielding first baseman, will be with the Tri-Cities Braves of the Western International league this season.
Dick Richards, the team's business manager, said Thursday the Braves bought Buccola from the New York Yankees' organization. The slender first baseman played with Victoria in the WIL last year and did a stint with Spokane a few years ago.

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