Saturday, 11 August 2007
Saturday, May 6, 1950
W L PCT
Tacoma ..... 12 5 .706 —
Yakima ..... 11 6 .647 1
Wenatchee .. 11 6 .647 1
Salem ....... 9 6 .600 2
Tri-City .... 8 10 .444 4½
Spokane ..... 6 10 .375 5½
Vancouver ... 6 11 .353 6
Victoria .... 3 11 .200 7½
KENNEWICK, Sun., May 7—The Yakima Bears, are leading the Tri-City Braves 9-8 at the end of the fifth inning of their second game of the Saturday night scheduled double-header. The Bears won the first one 13-10. A Sunday curfew law halted the second game at the end of the fifth inning. The game will continue today starting with the sixth inning at 2 p. m. The regularly scheduled game for today will follow as soon as the incompleted game is finished.
Chuck Stiglich, who relieved Bob Felizzatto, in the first game was the losing hurler. Credit for the Yakima victory goes to Bill Bradford. The Braves outhit the Bears but couldn't better them in the crucial scoring column.
The Braves had two big innings, the second and sixth of the abbreviated seven-inning opening game last night. Jim Warner, centerfielder, accounted for three of the five runs in the second with a 450 pole axe blow over the left field wall with Ken Kleasner and Bob Felizzatto aboard the bases. Kleasner and Felizzatto had previously sent Artie Wilson and Jim McKeegan romping across the plate with successive singles.
In the sixth four straight singles by Warner, Nell Bryant, Wilson and McKeegan, topped by Ken Kleasner's double scored four more runs. But they weren't enough to hold the run-happy Bears in check.
The Yakima team scored every inning except the third and seventh. Well timed, and well bunched, the Bear blows notched three in the first, one in the second, five in the fourth, another in the fifth, and they iced their victory cake with three more in the sixth.
Free passes, a total of 12 which was handed to Yakima, hurt the Braves chances of salvaging the first game. Stiglich gave up 12 during the six innings he worked the mound while Felizzatto gave up three in one-third of the first frame.
However, it was bases on balls that helped the Brave cause in the second game. Jim Rial, who relieved Ted Savarese in the first inning, issued three successive walks before Manager Joe Orengo replaced him with Larry Powell. However, Powell liked the example Rial set so well that he promptly walked three more. Before the Braves got through moving slowly around the bases five of them had scored.
So far a total of 10 pitchers have worked in the slightly more than a game and a half that has been played of the double bill. Les Logg opened on the mound for the Tri-City team in the second contest, but was lifted by Brave Manager Charlie Petersen in the fourth. Bob Felizzatto relieved Logg on the mound.
Yakima .... 310 513 0—13-13-1
Tri-City .... 051 004 0—10-15-2
Bradford, Domenichelli and Tornay; Felizzatto, Stiglich (1), Orrell (7) and McKeegan.
TACOMA, May 6, —Pitcher Bob Kerrigan singled home the winning run tonight as the Tacoma Tigers rallied for three counters in the bottom half of the ninth for their second straight Western International baseball league victory over the Victoria Athletics, 6-5.
Kerrigan, whose normally weak bat provided him with his fourth victory against no defeats, came to the plate with the score tied and the winning run perched on second base. He laced a drive to left center which would have been good for at least two bases, but he elected to run only as far as first.
Victoria's Jim Wert broke a 3-3 deadlock in the top of the ninth and then apparently won the game when he clouted a long triple to score Gene Thompson and Joe Morjospeh, running on third and second as a result of a double and single. But pesky Glen Stetter led off the Tacoma ninth with a walk and scored on Dick Greco's double. John Marshall tightened to get Dick Wenner and Wimpy Quinn and seemed to be out of trouble when pinch-hitter Hal Lee grounded to the usually reliable Bill Dunn at short. Dunn threw high past Wert at first and Greco came in with the tying run. Mike Catron singled, sending Lee to second, and then Kerrigan smacked the ball into centre field.
Thompson had a perfect night at the plate with two diubles and a pair of singles to up his batting mark to .404. Greco hit two doubles and a triple to provide Marshall with most of his trouble.
Victoria ..... 000 101 102—5 11 2
Tacoma ..... 000 110 103—6 12 0
Marshall and Ronning; Kerrigan and Sheets.
WENATCHEE. May 6—Southpaw Don Ferrarese pitched and batted the Wenatchee Chiefs to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Capilanos here this afternoon.
Ferrarese slammed a double with two men on base to provide the power in a four-run fifth inning for the Chiefs.
It was one of two doubles for Ferrarese and five for Wenatchee. Don Fracchia, Jim Fiscalini and Al Drew had the others.
Wenatchee outfielders cut down Vancouver runners at the plate for the final out in the last two innings to allow the Chiefs to squeeze by the Capilanos 4 to 3 in the nightcap.
The two teams combined for 23 hits, but only two for extra bases. Wenatchee left 11 on base and Vancouver stranded ten.
Walt Pocekay singled in a pair in the fitst inning, Len Tran singled in Vancouver's pair in the eighth. Len Neal tripled in a run and scored on Drew’s single in the bottom of the ninth.
Al Treichel walked five and struck out two in gaining the win.
Caps note: Jim Moore, rookie second baseman, was sold to the Victoria Athletics to make room for Len Tran on the Caps' roster.
Vancouver ...... 020 000 100—3 4 0
Wenatchee ..... 000 040 00x—4 9 0
Costello, Kanshin (5), Gunnarson (7) and Brenner; Ferrarese and Fiscalini.
Vancouver ...... 000 010 020—3 11 1
Wenatchee ..... 200 000 002—4 12 1
Nicholas, Bruenner (8) and Heisner; Treichel and Len Neal.
Salem ....... 000 000 200—2 3 1
Spokane .... 000 000 100—1 4 6
Osborn and McMillan; Bishop, Roberts (8) and Warren.
Western International League
BIG SIX G AB H RBI HR Ave.
Stetter, Tac. .... 16 51 23 13 2 .451
Tornay, Yak. ..... 12 46 20 9 0 .435
Hjelmaa, Wen. .... 15 60 25 13 0 .417
Thompson, Vic. ... 14 53 19 12 2 .358
Bryant, Tri-City.. 17 68 24 18 1 .353
Matoh, Spok. ..... 15 64 22 7 1 .344