Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Pre-Season - April 9, 1950

Michaelson, White, Go Down to Sunset League
Herald Sports Editor

LINDSAY, Calif., April 9—Fie, nay double fie on the California chambers of commerce which promise 24 hours of sunshine 365 days a year. Just t'ain't so.
All the scheduled weekend games of the Braves were rained out. However, things moved swiftly as Brave Manager Charley Peterson announced the optioning of Rookies Kenny Michaelson and Quint White to Marysville, California of the Sunset league.
Michelson was sent down on a 24-hour recall basis. The lanky ex-Pasco high school hurler and athletic star, has impressed Peterson with his ability on the mound. However, he was sent down to gain seasoning.
White, a Fancy Dan first baseman, has been cut from the squad to make room for Vic Buccola whom the Braves purchased from Victoria.
Peterson is "high" on the ability of Buccola around the first sack. He was one of the league leaders in defensive play during the last campaign.
Dick Favor, another hard-hitting, fleet-footed outfielder, who was supposed to report to the club at Stockton, did not do so. But, he will join the team at a later date, in time for the opener with the Vancouver Capilanos at Sanders field in Kennewick on April 18.
The optioning of Michelson leaves three Tri-City ball players still trying to land a job. So far, in the exhibition tilts, Johnny Scherger has been in the line-up consistently.
Scherger, older than most of the Braves and shorter on professional experience, is a favorite among the team members because of his hustle. In one game, he practically climbed the wall to go after a fly ball.
The other, Hurler Les Logg, is still well in the running. Jim Doyle, the Richland inflelder and third man in the trio, is still on the squad. Doyle is starting to get his batting eye.

Senators In First Win
SALEM, Ore., April 9—Salem's Western International League Senators hit the win column for the first time today with a 2-1 victory over the University of Portland.
Separate errors by third baseman Mike Fajer paved the way for the victor's first inning tallies.

WIL Indians Win 10-2
LEWISTON, Idaho, April 9—Spokane's Western International Indians today waxed Great Falls of the Pioneer League 10 to 2 at Bengal field in the last game of Banana Belt baseball league play.
The Indians played virtually the same lineup they will use at the start of April 18 play in the Western International schedule.
Spokane .......... 122 120 020—10 10 3
Great Falls ....... 020 000 000—2 6 2
Conant, Holder and Nulty, Wertz; Scott, Manier, Kerhonan and Winter, Teaner.

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