Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Sunday, July 9, 1950

W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 46 34 .575 —
Yakima ..... 47 35 .573 —
Wenatchee .. 47 36 .566 ½
Tri-City ... 47 37 .560 1
Spokane .... 37 45 .451 10
Victoria ... 36 47 .434 11½
Salem ...... 34 45 .430 11½
Vancouver .. 32 47 .405 13½

WENATCHEE, July 9—Joe Bache walked with two out in the ninth inning Sunday and scored ahead of Ron Gifford's triple as Tacoma edged Wenatchee 5-4 in the second
game of a Western International league doubleheader.
The win put Tacoma back in the league lead which they had surrendered with a 6-5 first game loss to Wenatchee.
First Game
Tacoma ........... 001 310 0—5 8 1
Wenatchee ..... 131 010 x—6 11 0
Greco, Knezovich (3) and Sheets; Ferrarase, Breisinger (4) and Neal, Spurgeon (4).
Second Game
Tacoma .......... 010 003 001—5 11 1
Wenatchee .... 000 020 101—4 9 3
Kipp, Kerrigan (5) and Sheets; Dahle, Treichell (6) and Len Neal.

YAKIMA, July 9 — Larry Powell struck out nine and gave up but six hits Sunday night in pitching the Yakima Bears to a 6-2 Western International league second game triumph over the Vancouver Capilanos.
Three Yakima playters accounted for eight of the Bears' ten hits. Bill Andering and Will Tiesiera each picked up there blows while Al Jacinto added two more.
Reg Clarkson clouted a triple for Vancouver but failed to score.
Yakima also won the opener, 6-1, behind Lloyd Dickey's two-hit twirling as he struck out eight and walked two. Vancouver's lone tally came in the sixth when Jim Robinson doubled in losing pitcher Lloyd (Bud) Beasley, who was safe on first on an error.
The Bears had sewn up the contest with a three run outburst in the third.
Yakima's attack was highlighted by Bill McCawley's triple and doubles by Jim Westlake and Tiesiera.
First Game
Vancouver ........... 000 001 0—1 2 3
Yakima ................ 003 120 x—6 5 2
Beasley and Brenner; Dickey and Tiesiera.
Second Game
Vancouver ......... 000 200 000—2 6 3
Yakima ............... 010 001 22x—6 10 0
Alvari, Gunnarson (7) and Brenner; Powell and Tiesiera.

KENNEWICK, July 9 — Tri-City's Braves splurged for six runs in the first two innings of a Western International league tilt Sunday night and coasted to a 9 to 3 win over the Salem Senators.
The Braves scored two in the first on a single and error, and four in the second on a home run by left fielder Dick Faber and two doubles. Subsequent Tri-City runs were one each in the third, sixth and eighth innings.
The second of the game's two home runs were slammed by Brave catcher Nick Pesut with none on in the third.
Salem's big blow was a triple by Wade Peterson, third baseman, with one man on base. Peterson, as did Al Drew, also collected a double.
The win was the third against two losses for Tri-City pitcher Gene Roesnpie, who had a shutout going into the seventh inning.
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KENNEWICK, July 10 [Don Becker, Herald] — The front office of the Tri-City Braves could take a deep breath today. Their club had taken to the road and with their leaving the cost of baseball was bound to come down. During the four game Salem seiies the boys had dropped seven home runs at $2 25 per copy over the fence [sic]. But the best side of that picture was the five the Braves owned [sic].
After getting turned back in his last two previous starts, Gene Roenspie went the full nine last night to whip a submissive Salem team 9-3, giving the Tri City team the series 3-1. The crowd of 1,665 shoved the total attendance mark to 50,133 for the season.
Roenspie's eighth win was wrapped, boxed and delivered at the end of the second inning as it turned out. The Tri City team had scored two in the first and got their four in the second on two doubles and a circuit clout. Only one game separates the first four teams in the race.
Merle Frick led off in the second with a double and was chased in on Al Spaeter's single. Spaeter copped second and when Jim Warner rifled a double to the left field wall the Brave second baseman scored. That was enough for staiter John Tierney. Dick Faber gave relief pitcher John Burak a taste of things to come by greeting him warmly with a smash that carried across the right field boundary.
That was all the Braves needed but they kept their bats hot and their hitting averages, rising.
Nick Pesut, who had been in a deep sleep at the plate lately, awoke with a resounding four-master in the third, a double in the sixth and made it a perfect night by belting a single in the eighth. Dick Faber also had a perfect game duplicating Pesut hit for hit.
Salem ......... 000 000 102—3 7 2
Tri-City ...... 241 001 01x—9 14 0
Tierney, Burak (2) and Beard; Roenspie and Pesut.

SPOKANE, July 9 — The Victoria Athletics ran roughshod over the Spokane Indians Sunday night to win a Western International league baseball game 10 to 3 and take the four-game series, 3 to 1.
Three Indian hurlers gave up 13 hits against the six allowed.
Victoria ........ 104 210 002 — 10 13 0
Spokane ......... 000 000 030— 3 6-5
Smith and Weatherwax; Conant, Yerkes (5), Curran (6) and Courage.

SPOKANE, July 9 — Jack Curran, who lost just one game in four years of pitching for the Gonzaga university Bulldogs, signed with the Spokane Indians of the Western International league Saturday.

BY DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor
[from column of July 10/50]

Three of the Tri-City Braves definitely eligible for Uncle Sam's current versioon of the draft. Jim McKeegan has already received his classification and Gene Roenspie and Merle Frick are the other two on the must list. Rest of the squad is pretty sat [sic] either because of the 26 year age limit, families or because they are veterans. However some clubs such as Wenatchee's roster of youngsters would be virtually decimated if their elligibles were called in a group.
That was quite a shocker the Tri-City ball club handed Bob Felizzato when they released him Saturday night. Bob had just been recalled from Pittsburgh of the Far West league where he had won three, dropping one. Since his return two weeks ago he appeared in the lineup exactly for two innings as relief hurler. Word of his dismissal came from the front office. This leaves the club still with one man on the sick list ten days a lick [?].
There's another Spaeter in the W.I.L. The brother of Al, the Braves second baseman, joined the Salem team today in their home port where they will tangle tonight in an exhibition game with their big brothers of the Coast league, Portland. Al Liska, Salem's pilot, said he would start Bill at first base. From that you can gather he is not the size of Al. Bill is six foot plus and his that long ball. Local baseball fans will get their chance to see the brother duo in action when Salem returns in September for a four-game series over Labor Day.
Al, who by the way is learning the insurance business, was caught short the other day. Seems a fan wanted a fountain pen to get a couple of signatures and Al didn't have one. Al's has now and you'll find him loaded down with the things.
If you should see a name in a local box score or hear one over the air from Sanders Field that reads something like Znuvtkth don't blame the writer or the sportscaster. The phone that had been in service between the press box and the umpires has been taken out of of service. The show you what we mean the other night the ump screamed up a name that was caught as Edwards; actually the guy was Ralph Lineberger. Removal is part of an economy move by the front office.
The Salem series was doubly enjoyable because of the lack of "cry baby" antics as displayed by Yakima when they were here. It might be a good idea to pick out a towel right now to give to Yakima when they come back again. You could label one corner, (1), the next (2) and so fourth [sic] around the tag. Then the Bears could use each respective corner to cry into when they are called out at first, second, third or home.

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