Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Sunday, August 6, 1950

W L Pct GB
Yakima ...... 71 43 .623 —
Tacoma ...... 63 46 .578 5½
Wenatchee ... 64 50 .561 7
Tri-City .... 61 51 .545 9
Victoria .... 49 65 .430 22
Vancouver ... 47 63 .427 22
Salem ....... 47 63 .427 22
Spokane ..... 45 66 .405 24½

YAKIMA, Aug. 5—Reno Cheso's bases-loaded home run in the seventh inning gave Yakima a 9-5 second game victory over Vancouver Sunday as the two clubs split a Western International league twin bill.
In the opener, Vancouver shoved in a new fuse in the seventh and final inning to push over five runs and take a 6-4 decision. Reg Clarkson, Jim Keating and Bill Heisner doubled, Dick Sinovic and Bob McLean singled and another Cap walked, all with two out.
First Game
Vancouver ......... 000 100 5—6-9-1
Yakima .............. 000 103 0—4-5-1
Nicholas and Heisner; Savarese and Tornay.
Second Game
Vancouver ..... 020 020 001—5-11-1
Yakima .......... 000 221 40x—9-12-1
Snyder, Gunnarson (7) and Heisner; Larner and Tiesiera.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 5 — Tacoma and Wenatchee split a Western International league twin bill here Sunday, Wenatchee taking the opener, 12-5, and Tacoma the nightcap, 7-4.
Tacoma's Dick Greco smashed out three home runs in the twin bill.
Greco got two of his four-masters in the opener. His third came in the eighth inning of the nightcap and drove in the tying and winning runs.
First Game
Tacoma ......... 200 002 1—5 9-1
Wenatchee .... 322 005 x—12-16-0
Kipp, Anderson (2), Carter (6) and Sheets; Ragni and Len Neal.
Second Game
Tacoma .......... 000 001 051—7-12-2
Wenatchee .... 000 010 201—4- 6-1
Loust and Fischer; Treichel, Blankenship (8), Breisinger (9) and Len Neal.

KENNEWICK, Aug. 5—Spokane won its second game in two days by beating Tri-City, 10-4, here Sunday night in the Western International league baseball game.
Spokane and Tri-City split a doubleheader Saturday.
The score was tied at the end of the third and stayed tied until Joe Rossi hit a homer in the top of the eighth, scoring Glen Stetter. Jim Wert's double scored Frank Matoh to put the Indians three ahead.
In the ninth, Rossi hit a double to score two and then scored himself on Edo Vanni's single.
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KENNEWICK, Aug. 6 (D. Becker, Herald)—The Spokane Tri-City baseball series wound up as an un-advertised "catchers' night." Joe Rossi, who backstops the Indians, hit a home run, double and single to drive in five of their runs. And Nick Pesut, the Braves
catcher, poled one over the fence in the second that accounted for three of the four runs Tri-City garnered. Vic Buccola got the other Tri-City run in the third also with a circuit ply.
The 10-4 victory gave Spokane an even split in the four-game series. The Braves boarded their bus immediately following the game to go to Victoria where they open a three-game series there tonight. On Thursday they open against Vancouver for a four-game hassle. It will be the last trip north of the border for the Tri-City club.
For a while last night it looked as though Lou McCollum might reach the 15-games won mark. The count was knotted 4-4 until the eighth when Rossi salted it away with a blast over the 400 foot mark at center field. His tremendous smash found a willing customer in Glen Stetter who was standing on first.
Rossi, enjoying one of his best night's of the series, capped his display of hitting power with a double in the ninth. This time he not only chased in Stetter but also Leon Mohr. It wasn't a happy ending for the 1,538 fans sitting in the stands.
It was the fourth time Lou McCollum got turned back in his quest for victory number 15. Previously the set backs have come in the ninth, but last night the opus was written off in the eighth.
Going into the disasterous canto the big verteran right hander had given up but six hits and four runs. But the Stetter-Rossi combination came through for the Indians.
Spokane ...... 022 000 033—10-12-1
Tri-City ...... 031 000 000—4- 9-1
Bishop and Rossi; McCollum and Pesut.

SALEM, Aug. 5—Bill Beard singled home Wally Scott from second base to break a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning of the short nightcap. Victoria had taken the lead in the third inning on Lou
Novikoff's in the park home run with two runners aboard. The Senators came back with three runs of their own when Bob Cherry boosted one over the left field wall with two on.
Salem manager Ad Liska was thumbed from the second game after protesting too vigorously a called third strike on Beard in the fourth inning.
The pattern was similar in the opener with the Senators coming frorn behind for a one-run victory margin. They counted first in the opening frame, but the Athletics
came back with three in the third. Salem countered with a single run in their half of the inning then added two more for the victory in the fifth.
Hits by Aldon Wilkie and Marty Krug and a hit batsman set up the scoring for Victoria. Salem starter Ray McNulty threw wild for the first two runs and the third came in on a walk.
First Game
Victoria ..... 003 000 000—3 -9-0
Salem ......... 101 020 00x—4-11-2
Wilkie and Ronning; McNulty, Burak (3) and Beard.
Second Game
Victoria ..... 003 000 0—3-4-0
Salem ......... 000 031 x—4-4-1
Marshall and Danielson; Costello and Beard.

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from Aug. 7/50]
That final [Tri City] game with Spokane produced a couple of firsts for those of you who keep odd statistical records. First of all Joe Rossi's home run over the center field wall at the 400 foot sign was the first this season. Larry Neal, Wenatchee's shorstop, hit one over the scoreboard but Rossi's was the first over the green belt. Rossi also added another first when he dropped the third strike on Clint Cameron and Cameron reached first safely on Rossi's error. At the moment it looked like it night be the deciding play because the Braves scored three runs that canto to take a 3-2 lead. However, later events wiped out that possibility. The third 'first' came in t h e bottom of the eighth with two out. Buddy Peterson lifted a high foul into dead territory back of the third base line. However, Glen Stetter, the Indian's left fielder churned over and made the catch, and Peterson was called out. That made the third out and the teams exchanged places. However, Charlie Peterson, the manager, took Joe Iacovetti, the plate umpire out to the spot where the ball was caught aid proved it was dead when caught.
So Iacovetti waved Spokane back onto the field. Alan Strange, pilot of the Indians, didn't take kindly to this ruling and although the umpire took him and showed why he changed his mind. Apparently Strange figured Iacovetti booted one for he promptly kicked a glove laying alongside the third base line in the general direction of the pitchers mound.
Attendance figures following the past two series reached 69.738 for the season. Still that doesn't mean the Braves won't hit their looked-for 100,000 mack for their initial year here, even though it means an average of 15,000 for the two remaining weeks of home games.
The week with Yakima and Wenatehee should be a cinch for 15,000 or more with all three clubs fighting for the pennant. But on paper the Salem, Spokane week doesn't look too promising. Yet the Labor Day double header should pull very well. And if the Braves are in a strong position for the flag the week with Salem and Spokane could make the difference.

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