Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Sunday, May 21, 1950

Team           W  L  PCT GB
Tacoma ...... 22  8 .733 —
Salem ....... 19 11 .633 3
Wenatchee ... 17 14 .548 5½
Yakima ...... 16 15 .516 6½
Tri-City .... 16 17 .485 7½
Spokane ..... 14 17 .452 8½
Vancouver ... 11 18 .379 10½
Victoria ..... 8 23 .258 14

YAKIMA, May 21—Bob Cherry's first inning triple scoring two base-runners gave Salem all the runs it needed Sunday night behind John Tierney's six-hit pitching. Salem defeated Yakima 2-1 after winning the opening of a doubleheader 5-3.
Tierney stayed atop the league's pitching record bringing him victory No. 7 without defeat.
First Game
Salem ..... 003 100 1—5 10 0
Yakima .... 020 100 0—3 6 1
Burak and Beard; Domenichelli, Bradford (5) and Tiesiera.
Second Game
Salem ..... 200 000 000—2 7 0
Yakima .... 001 000 000—1 6 0
Tierney and McMillan; Larner and Tornay.

SPOKANE, May 21—The Spokune Indians staged two thrilling lasy-of-the-ninth rallies Sunday to sweep a doubleheader with the Victoria Athletics, 5 to 4 and 4 to 3.
The pair of wins run Spokane's undefeated string at home against Victoria to seven straight.
The rally in the final inning of the first game saw Spokane's shortstop Chuck Davis cross the plate on a sacrifice and three singles off Victoria pitcher Jim Hedgecock, who relieved in the sixth.
First Game
Victoria ....... 000 003 100—4 12 1
Spokane ........ 200 101 001—5 11 1
Mishasek and Ronning; Bishop and Rossi.

Second Game
Victoria ........ 111 000 000—3 10 0
Spokane ......... 000 003 001—4 10 2
Wilkie, Hedgecock (6) and Weatherwax; Rockey and Courage, Rossi (6)

TACOMA, May 21—Uncorking a four-run splurge in the overtime frame, the Vancouver Capilanos took a 9-5 decision over Tacoma in the 10-inning first game of their doubleheader here Sunday, but the pace-setting Tigers came back to square accounts by winning the nightcap 7-1 behind Gordon Walden's two-hit pitching.
Singles by Vancouver's Reg Clarkson and Len Tran, an error and an intentional walk loadde the bases in the 10th inning, whereupon Dick Sinovic drove all three runners home with a double. Sinovic moved up on a long fly and scored the fourth tally on another Tiger error.
Sinovic had clouted a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Caps a 5-1 lead, but the Tigers tied things up with one in their half of the fifth, two more on Ronnie Gifford's bases-loaded single in the sixth and one in the eighth as Bill Sheets tripled and came home on an outfield fly.
Tacoma's Gil Loust lost his first game of the season against five wins.
Manny Travis, Vancouver shortstop, collected a pair of singles for the only hits off Walden in the nightcap.
First Game
Vancouver ..... 100 220 000 4—9 12 1
Tacoma ........ 100 012 010 0—5 12 3
Snyder and Brenner; Hufford, Loust (7) and Sheets.
Second Game
Vancouver ...... 010 000 0—1 2 0
Tacoma ......... 321 001 x—7 10 1
Costello, Brunner (3) and Heisner; Walden and Fischer.

WENATCHEE, May 22—Win half of them on the road they say and you'll finish near the top of the standing. The Tri-City Braves have been doing just that. Yesterday they won two from Wenatchee to split the four-game series.
Dick Stone was the hero of the day. Twice he walked to the mound with the Braves trailing and twice he put out the fire as the twin victories give Stone a 4-1 count for the season.
Tuesday night the league leading Tacoma Tigers come to Sanders Field for a crucial three game series, followed by Salem on Friday for four games.
Charlie Petersen, Brave manager, nominated Jim Olsen (1-1) for the first game against the front-running Tigers.
Jim Warner notched his fourth home run of the season Sunday afternoon when he lilted one over the left field wall. However, Warner and Artie Wilson were the only Braves that were able to keep their batting averages up. A two-hitter served up by Don Ferrarese in Friday's game proved to be the biggest stumbling block.
Sunday, it was the ninth inning in both games that won the split for the Braves. Twice they trailed only to pull even and then ice the games in the final frame. Sunday afternoon they pulled the game out of the fire with two away, while the evening one came a little easier.
First Game
Tri City ............ 200 000 012—5-9-1
Wenatchee ....... 200 110 000—4-7-2
Orrell, Stone (8) and Pesut; Dahle, Blankenship (8), Ferrarese (9) and Len Neal.
Second Game
Tri City .......... 005 100 002—8- 7-1
Wenatchee .... 050 100 001—7-14-1
Roenspie, Stone (3) and Pesut; Breisinger, Blankenship (9) and Fiscalini.

Call Police To Protect Umpire After Game
WENATCHEE, Wash., May 22—(UP)—Approximately 1,000 irate baseball fans rioted and mobbed a baseball umpire at the conclusion of a Western International league doubleheader last night.
Irked at what they believed the fulfillment of a public threat by the umpire to “get” Wenatchee manager Tommy Thompson, the fans were finally dispersed by police after they pummeled base ump J. “Doc” Regele as he made his way to the umpires' dressing room.
Before the start of the series between Wenatchee and Tri City here Friday, Regele had said he was out to “get” Thompson, it was reported. He ejected the manager during the course of the game.
In the final innings, Regele made numerous calls which gave Tri-City a decided edge radio broadcaster Bob Robertson reported.
With the score tied 6-all in the ninth, Dick Faber of Tri-City hit a blooper to second baseman Buddy Hjelmaa. Hjelmaa fielded the ball on the first bounce and tagged Artie Wilson as the runner went by, Robertson said.
Regele called Wilson safe, and two Tri-City runs were scored.
Hjelmaa vociferously protested the decision, and was thrown out of the game as pop bottles rained around the umpire.
Earlier in the game, Robertson said on a play at third base safe on a play at third base as Wenatchee third sacker Don Fracchia “obviously” tagged the runner almost 10 feet from the sack on a throw from the outfield. The out would have nipped a Tri-City rally two runs short of tne five scored in the frame.
In his broadcast, Robertson termed the game a “fiasco” and said everyone in the press row at Recreation Park voiced their agreement.
As the contest ended, with Tri-City winning, 8-7, the fans poured out of the stands, throwing pop bottles, seat cushions and rolled-up newspapers. They swarmed around Regele, and he had to fight his way through the throng to reach the safety of the dressing room, Robertson added.
The fans milled around under the stands, waiting for Regele to re-appear before being dispersed by police.
(In Tacoma League President Robert Abel would make no comment today. Abel said he had asked Regele and interested parties to come to Tacoma where he will conduct a hearing.
“Probably a decision will be rendered in a day or two.”)

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor
[from column of May 22/50]
Spokane's WIL Indians have added some much needed hitting strength to their club with the addition of Leon Mohr, third baseman. He banged the ball at a .306 clip for Seattle last year, and in '47 hit .332 for Vancouver, his first term in the WIL. However, his coming presents a problem to manager Alan Strange. Now the Indians have 18 players, one over the league player limit.
We always thought it was the big, brown bat that Clint Cameron used that got his base hits for him. But according to what we heard from Wenatchee yesterday afternoon it was the "breeze" that carried the Duke's blow to the wall for a triple. Keep trying anyhow Clint.
Double-plays, one of the mainstays in the Braves defense, turned around and bit them hard Saturday. All in all they hit into four of the pesky things to help Wenatchee get a split of the four-game series.

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