Thursday, 16 August 2007
Sunday, May 28, 1950
W L PCT GB
Tacoma ...... 26 10 .722 —
Wenatchee ... 21 16 .568 5½
Salem ....... 20 16 .556 6
Tri-City .... 20 21 .488 8½
Yakima ...... 18 20 .474 9
Vancouver ... 16 20 .444 10
Spokane ..... 17 22 .436 10½
Victoria .... 13 25 .342 14
KENNEWICK, May 29 [Don Becker, Herald]—A trio of Tri-City Brave hurlers laid to rest an old Western International league adage over the weekend. It was Dick Stone's live-hit, 3-1 victory over Salem that played laps to the saying "the Willy is a hitter's league." Saturday night Lou McCollum and Cy Greenlaw pitched a two and four hitter respectively to start the adage-shattering burial services.
Stone's victory gave the Braves a clean sweep of their four-game series with the third place Salem Senators.
But it wasn't just "Hardrock" Stone that took all the bows yesterday afternoon. Pushing him hard for the limelight was made his debut with the Braves. [sic] The newest member of the Braves opened at the shortstop position, with Neil Bryant holding down that hot corner formerly occupied by Artie Wilson. Wilson has been optioned to Bakersfield of the California State league. [Wilson was hitting .295, 41 for 139, with 20 RBIs at the time of his demotion]
Petersen slammed a single in the fourth and then brought the crowd to their collective feet with a 365 foot blast over the left field wall in the sixth. Thus Buddy figured prominently in the first series sweep for the Braves and their longest winning streak of the year.
THE CLINKER DOES IT
Clint Cameron, Tri-City right fielder, sealed Salem hurler Bill Osborn's doom in the third inning. With Al Spaeter on second and Jim Warner on first as the result of free passes, the Clinker lined a single to right. Dick Snyder errored the ball and Spaeter Cameron pulling up at third Peterson's four-master completed the scoring. [sic]
Bob Cherry, Senator centerfielder, who collected a triple off McCollum Saturday, spoiled Stone's shutout with a four-bagger, also over the left field wall, in the sixth.
Stone was never in trouble throughout the game. He kept a tight rein on the Salem bats down to the final out when pinch hitter Bob McMillan grounded out Petersen to Buccola.
Although Vic Buccola is still far from well after that bout with the flu, you'd never guess it watching him Sunday as he collected two singles in three appearances. Buccola just off the bed after missing two games, went into Sunday's game with a severe head cold.
Tomorrow the Braves open their eight-game, six-day road trip with a double-header at Yakima. Then on Friday they resume their just concluded series with four games at Salem.
Charlie Petersen, Braves manager, said he would send Joe Orrell, (1-3) in the 7 p. m. opener against the Bears with Jim Olson (1-2) as the most likely choice for the second game.
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KENNEWICK, May 28,(AP)— The Tri-City entry in the Western International baseball league swept its four game series with the Salem Senators Sunday by winning the final game 3 to 1.
Pitcher Dick Stone went the full nine innings for the Braves and set the Salemites down with five hits. Bill Osborne pitched the entire game for Salem but gave up nine hits in the losing effort.
Salem's lone run came in the sixth inning. Centerfielder Bob Cherry blasted one over the wall with nobody on base ahead of him.
Shortstop Buddy Peterson connected for a Tri-City homer in the lower half of the same inning. It was his first day with the Braves.
Clint Cameron's single, aided by an error on the part of Salem rightfielder Bill Snider, drove home Tri-City's first two runs in the third inning. Osborne had walked both men.
Salem ...... 000 001 000—1-5-1
Tri City .... 002 001 00x—3-9-2
Osborn and Beard; Stone and Pesut.
WENATCHEE, Wash., May 28—The league-leading Tacoma Tigers gained a split of a doubleheader with the Wenatchee Chiefs by taking the second game 9-3 here Sunday night.
Lefthander Bob Kerrigan scattered 11 hits on the way to his eighth victory against no defeats as his Tacoma teammates took advantage of ten walks and nine safeties off Wenatchee southpaw Don Ferrarese.
Glen Stetter led the Tigers at the plate with a double and a single and drove in three runs. Stetter's two-base hit was the only extra-base blow off Ferrarese.
Third baseman Don Fracchia doubled in the winning run with one away in the ninth to give Wenatchee a 7-to-6 victory over Tacoma in the first game.
Fracchia, with a home run, two doubles and three runs batted in, was the Chiefs' hitting star.
Handyman Hank Sciarra, making his first appearance of the season as a pitcher, was credited with the win.
Trailing, 5 to 3, Tacoma scored three times in the eighth to take a one-run lead. Wenatchee tied it up in the bottom half of the inning on a double by Buddy Hjelmaa, two walks and a wild pitch by right-hander Mel Knezovich, who was charged with the defeat.
The Chiefs completed five double plays to choke off several Tiger threats.
The two teams split a four-game series. Wenatchee officials announced 8,884 fans saw the series, a record here for the season.
Tacoma .......... 000 011 130—6 9 1
Wenatchee ...... 010 012 111—7 10 1
Walden, Knezovich (7), Carter (9) and Fischer; Treichel, Sciarra (5) and L. Neal.
Tacoma .......... 110 031 030—8 9 1
Wenatchee ...... 010 000 110—3 11 2
Kerrigan and Sheets; Ferrarese and Fiscalini, Len Neal (8).
NO OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
Ex Bears To Buzz Off To Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, May 29—The Salt Lake Bees have launched a "new" rebuilding program. They added Jack Rial, pitcher, and Jack Baccoccio, outfielder, today to their roster. They were secured from the Yakima club of the Western International league.
Babe Gammino, another former Bee outfielder and first baseman, is expected to arrive some time this week from Yakima. A shortstop, Ron Travis, of Vancouver, may also join the Salt Lakers.
Within a week the Buzzers hope to add two infielders, two pitchers, a first baseman and a catcher.