Friday, 24 August 2007

Saturday, July 15, 1950

W L Pct. GB
Wenatchee .. 51 38 .573 —
Yakima ..... 52 39 .571 —
Tacoma ..... 49 37 .570 ½
Tri-City ... 49 42 .538 3
Victoria ... 41 50 .451 11
Salem ...... 37 47 .440 11½
Spokane .... 38 49 .437 12
Vancouver .. 36 51 .414 14

TACOMA, July 15—After six scoreless stanzas, the Wenatchee Chiefs broke through with a seventh-inning run and two more in the eighth to take a 3-2 decision over the Tacoma Tigers in their Western International baseball league game here tonight.
Wenatchee .... 000 000 120—3-11 0
Tacoma .......... 000 000 020—2-6-0
Dahle and Neal, Carter and Sheets.

VICTORIA, July 15—Jim Hedgecock pitched Victoria Athletics to their third straight victory over Tri-City here tonight as he held the hard-hitting Braves to five hits to score a 7-1 decision. It was the veteran southpaw's eighth win.
Relying almost solely on his good fast ball, Hedgecock was never in serious trouble and only an error on an easy fly ball deprived him of a shutout. Meanwhile, his teammates were again getting their hits in timely fashion and backing him up with an excellent defensive display.
Gene Thompson, with a triple and double, and Jim Moore with a single and double continued their heavy hitting for the A's.
Bud Peterson rapped three of the hits off Hedgecock.
In the afternoon game the Victoria Athletics pounded out a 12-5 win over Tri-City Braves. Each club made 14 hits but Aldon Wilkie, Veteran southpaw, managed to scatter the Tri-City bingles to better advantage than Joe Nichlolas. Led by Gene Thompson, the A's bunched their hits in four scoring innings and wasted only Junior Krug's single in the eighth. Thompson hit safely
in his first four attempts and batted in seven runs. His three-run homer in the second was his 14th circuit blow of the year.
Bud Peterson and Jim McKeegan each had three hits for the losers, with McKeegan hitting two doubles and Peterson one.
First Game
Tri City ......... 002 110 100—5 14 2
Victoria ......... 334 002 00x—12-14-0
Nicholas, C. Peterson () and McKeegan; Wilkes and Ronning.
Second Game
Tri-City ......... 000 100 000—1- 6-3
Victoria .......... 102 103 00x—7-10-0
Frick and McKeegan, Hedgecock and Ronning.

SALEM, July 15—Salem's Senators scored three unearned runs in the eighth inning tonight to defeat Spokane 3 to 1 in their Western International League game here. The victory gave Salem a 2-0 edge in the series.
The Spokane Indians had snapped a 0-0 pitching deadlock in the seventh to move ahead. Chuck Davis singled home Frank Matoh with the Indians' lone score.
Spokane ... 000 000 100—1-7-1
Salem ....... 000 000 03x—3-5-0
Yerkes and Rossi; Lew and Beard.

VANCOUVER [Erwin M. Swangard, Province, July 17, 1950]—Just what kind of secret formula does Sandy Robertson use to make his team mates play sparkling baseball when he takes the mound for the cellar-dwelling Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball League?
Sandy has started nine times this season and finished nine times a victor to be the leading WIL pitcher despite the fact he plays only part-time because of his job.
With the Caps trailing 3-1 to the top-notch Yakima Bears in their five-game series, Sandy was elected to pitch Saturday night and what happened to the aforementioned Bears, they’ll ever hate to speak about.
Caps teed off on three pitchers, Bill Bradford, the starter, Dewey Soriano, and finally the mad Russian Lou Novikoff for 16 runs from 15 hits, 10 walks, five errors and four balks, the latter on the part of Novikoff.
Meanwhile Sandy sailed along, supported by spirited and error-less fielding and his usual assortment of effective pitching.
The ordinarily weak-hitting bottom half of the Caps order caused a great deal of trouble for the losers.
Bill Heisner contributed two vital singles in three official at bats while Bob McLean lashed one into Sixth Avenue with two aboard in the third inning to initiate the Yakima rout.
In the afternoon game the Caps looked feeble against Ted Savarese’s left-handed nothing balls. Ted, one of the league’s better pitchers, was pressed into service despite a sore arm and did very well, allowing only scattered hits.
Tuesday Caps open at Tri-City and will be joined there by outfielder Jim Keating. This brings the Cap roster up to the limit.
First Game
Yakima ........ 002 002 100—5 9 0
Vancouver ... 000 000 000—0 6 1
Savarese and Tiesiera; Nicholas, Snyder (9) and Brenner.
Second Game
Yakima ......... 000 200 100— 3 10 5
Vancouver ... 205 620 01x—16 15 0
Bradford, Soriano (3), Novikoff (5) and Tiesiera; Robertson and Heisner.

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