Friday, 24 August 2007

Wednesday, July 12, 1950

Tacoma 47 35 .57
Wenatchee 48 37 .565 ½
Yakima 48 37 .565 ½
Tri-City 48 39 .552 1½
Spokane 38 46 .452 10
Victoria 38 49 .4437 11½
Salem 35 46 .432 11½
Vancouver 34 48 .415 13

VANCOUVER, July 13 [Erwin Swangard, Province]— Yakima Bears open a five-game Western International Baseball League series with a double-header against the Vancouver Capilanos at Cap Stadium this evening and it seems only fair to warn the Bears that umpires Gordon Perkins and Jerry Mattieu are apparently in no mood for insurrection.
Tri-City Braves, en route to Victoria, can testify to that.
Tuesday night, Braves pitcher Jim Olsen took an unscheduled, premature shower after being tossed out of the game by Matthieu for arhuing a bit too vehemently
Wednesday night, Perkins tripled the ante by ejecting shortstop Bud Peterson, pitcher Joe Orrell and catcher Nick Pesut after one of the wildest rhubarbs seen at the local ball-yard for many a moon.
After the three aforementioned had made their exit, a game which until then had been a defensive thriller blew wide open.
The eruption was caused in the sixth inning when Len Tran, Cap second baseman, scored what became the winning run. Perkins ruled Len safe on a close play at the plate because Pesut blocked him without having possesion of the ball.
With players milling about in protest after the decision, Perkins stood like the rock of Gibraltar, methodically evicted culprits.
Bob Snyder thus gained his 10th win of the season against nine defeats and the Caps took the three-game series 2-1.
Up to the fatal sixth the game was one of the best of the season as Snyder and Orrell were supported by superb fielding
Braves scored first in the initial inning. Fine Cap defnsive play held them to a single run on three hits and a base on balls.
Vancouver came back in the second. Bob McLean who apparently has changed his breakfast food, brought home Charlie Mead who had walked and had been sacrificed to second by Bill Heisner. McLean's hit was a double, one of his three hits for the night.
Braves went ahead 2-1 on Clint Cameron's homer in the sixth. However, Reg Clarkson opened the Cap half of the sixth with a clever triple and scored on Len Tran's infield single. Len went to second on Orrell's balk and scored on Mead's single in the play which caused the mass emigration of Brave players.
Cy Greenlaw replaced Orrell and was an easy mark for Caps. The attack was highligted by Mead's homer with two aboard in the seventh.
So tongiht the Caps meet Yakima twice with Dick Alvari pitching the seven-inning opener and Kevin King the afterpiece. There'll be a single game Friday and two more Saturday.
Tri-City ........... 100 001 000—2 9 3
Vancouver ....... 010 005 33x—12 13 0
Orrell, Greenlaw (6) and Pesut, McKeegan (6); Snyder and Heisner.

TACOMA, July 12 — Spokane Indians squared a baseball series with the Tigers after their 20-3 drubbing of the night before to tally a pair of late runs to edge the league-leading Tigers, 8-7.
Spokane scored the tying and winning runs in the ninth when Glen Stetter led off with a single and scored on Joe Rossi's triple.
Rossi scored on a squeeze play when Skip Rowland bunted to pitcher Mel Knezovich, who was unable to make a play.
Spokane ....... 200 040 002 —8 10 1
Tacoma ........ 013 101 100 —7 11 4
Holder, O'Flynn (7), Yerkes (8) and Rossi; Loust, Anderson (5), Knezovich (8) and Sheets.

SALEM, July 12 — Salem's Senators look advantage of some shaky pitching by Tom Breisinger to gain a 5-4 decision over Wenatchee in a Western International league game Wednesday night. The win evened the series at one each.
The Senators added five hits to five walks and a hit batsman for the victory. They scored once in the first, twice in the second and once each in the fifth and sixth.
The Chiefs came from behind a 3 0 deficit within one in the fourth and two in the fifth but couldn't hold. Wenatchee's first counter came on an error and Len Neal's single. Singles by Walt Pocekay and Bud Hjelmaa and a double by Don Fracchia accounted for the next pair. Pocekay and Fracchia put together another single-double combination for the final run in the seventh.
Wenachee ....... 000 120 100—4 7 0
Salem .............. 120 011 00x—5 3 1
Breisinger and Neal; Costello and Beard.

VICTORIA, B.C., July 12— Yakima Bears pounded out a 20-6 triumph over Victoria Wednesday night to make it two m a row over the Athletics and earn an even split in the four-game series.
Down 6-0 at the end of five innings, the Bears scored 17 runs in the next four innings against three Victoria pitchers, all of whom turned in their worst performances of the season.
Frank Mascaro's home run, triple and two doubles paced the Bears' 20-hit attack. Lou Novikoff and Will Tiesiera also clouted circuit blows for the winners with Tiesiera also adding a three bagger.
Yakima ......... 003 545 012—20 20 0
Victoria ......... 150 000 000— 6 13 4
Dominchello and Tiesiera; Hedgecock, Propst (4), Noyes (6) and Ronning.

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