Monday, 27 August 2007

Sunday, July 30, 1950

              W  L  Pct GB
Yakima ..... 64 41 .610 —
Tacoma ..... 59 43 .578 3½
Wenatchee .. 61 46 .570 4
Tri-City ... 57 48 .543 7
Victoria ... 46 59 .438 18
Vancouver .. 44 58 .431 18½
Salem ...... 42 59 .416 20
Spokane .... 42 61 .408 21

SALEM, July 30—The Tri-City Braves swept both ends of a Sunday double-header against the Salem Senators. They won the Western International League opener 4-0 behind the three-hit pitching of Joe Orrell and took the nightcap 4-2 after 12 innings.
Tri-City's left fielder, Dick Faber, iced the opener for Orrell in the second fnning when his single sent two runs across the plate. Jim Warner and Nick Pesut added two more. Warner's blast counted a run in the fifth and Pesut's single finished the scoring in the sixth.
Shortstop Buddy Peterson broke up the ball game in the 12th inning of the owl contest. The Brave infielder lined a sharp single past second base to score the two deciding runs of the game. The game had been tied from the fifth inning.
Joe Nicholas registered this third victory of the season although he was relieved by Fireman Jim Olsen in the bottom of the last stanza.
The twin victory gave the Braves three of the four game series. After dropping the series opener they swept the rest.
It was the big bat of Brave centerfielder Jim Warner that counted the first two runs for the winners. He lined a triple deep into left centerfield in the fifth inning of the nightcap to score two Braves. However, the 2-1 edge was short lived as the Senators came back in their half of the fifth to knot the count. There it stood until Peterson busted it up.
Orrell showed much of his old time brilliance in notching his eighth win of the season. Although he struck out but one, he also issued but one free pass. The three Salem hits were all singles.
The Braves move back to their home park, Sanders Field for a week long stand starting Tuesday night with a three-game series with Victoria. On Friday the Braves host the Spokane Indians for a four-game series including a double-header Saturday night.
First Game
Tri-City ....... 020 011 0—4-6-0
Salem ......... 000 000 0—0-3-1
Orrell and Pesut; Costello, Tierney (6) and Beard.
Second Game
Tri-City ....... 000 020 000 002—4 9 0
Salem ......... 000 110 000 000—2 8 0
Nicholas, Olsen (12) and McKeegan, Pesut (11); Lineberger, Osborn (11) and Beard.

YAKIMA, July 30—Yakima split a Western International league doubleheader with the Tacoma Tigers Sunday to cling to its 3½ game lead over the challenging Tacomans.
The twin bill split also gave the two teams an even break on the four-game weekend series.
Yakima got brilliant one-hit hurling from Larry Powell to turn back Tacoma 1-0 in the seven inning opener, but Tacoma sneaked out a 5-3 nightcap triumph when Ron Gifford tripled home Jose Bache and Sol Israel in the 10th inning.
Jim Westlake, Yakima first baseman, clouted an inside-the-park home run with a mate aboard to give Yakima an early lead in the finale.
First Game
Tacoma ........ 000 000 0—0-1-2
Yakima ......... 010 000 x—1-5-1
Kipp, Carter (6) and Sheets; Powell and Tornay.
Second Game
Tacoma ........ 012 000 000 2—5-10-1
Yakima ......... 200 010 000 0—3- 6-0
Knezovich, Kerrigan (10) and Fischer; Bradford and Tiesiera.


By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from July 31/50]

No wonder they want to move the Salem franchise. After the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night games less, than 800 people had come out to watch the Senators in action. This in a city with a population of some 55,000. Meanwhile our Braves have passed the 60,000 nark and if the weather holds good will pass the 70,000 mark after this week's stand at Sanders Field. Spokane is coming down in force Saturday night, with brass band and all. It wouldn't be surprising if an attendance record falls then.

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