Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Pre-Season - April 7, 1950

LEWISTON, Idaho, April 7—The Spokane Indians, the number three team in the Western International League last year, took another beating from the college boys Friday. The Idaho Vandals did it this time, 11 to 5.
The Indians, whose spring roster is loaded with rookies, were dropped earlier 13-0 by North Idaho college and 18-0 by Washington State.
Idaho scored eight runs in the first four innings off three rookie Spokane pitchers.
Art Worth, a newcomer from Victoria, B.C., started at first base for Spokane Friday and was a bright light in the Indians' dismal performance. He got two hits, one of them a 370-foot, ninth inning homer with one on.
The Indians hope to have some new pitchers and more experienced help elsewhere before opening the WIL campaign at home in 11 days against Victoria.

CORVALLIS, April 7—Don White and Rick Ericson set the Salem Senators of the Western International League down with three hits here Friday, pitching Oregon State College to a 6-0 victory.
White, left-hander from Portland, gave up only one hit in five innings. Ericson, a right-hander, blanked the Senators through the last four frames.
Bob Christianson, Oregon State first baseman, cracked a home run over the left-center field fence with none on base in the fifth inning. The teams will meet in a doubleheader Saturday.

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