Saturday, 29 December 2007

Friday, May 2, 1952

W L Pct.
Victoria ..... 7 2 .778 —
Spokane ...... 7 4 .636 1
Vancouver .... 5 4 .556 2
Lewiston ..... 5 5 .500 2½
Tri-City ..... 5 6 .455 3
Yakima ....... 4 6 .400 3½
Salem ........ 4 7 .364 4
Wenatchee .... 3 6 .333 4

VICTORIA, May 2—Bill Andring opened the game with a homer and the Yakima Bears went on to trounce the Victoria Tyees, leaders of the Western International League, 9-2 in a baseball game at Victoria Friday night.
The win nipped the league leader's victory skein at four straight.
It was Yakima's first win over the Tyees in five attempts this year.
Andring altogether tallied four runs.
Yakima ........ 140 103 000—9 10 1
Victoria ........ 000 000 110—2 11 3
Thompson and Meyers, Donohue (2); Propst, Valerie (5), Randolph (9) and Marcucci.

SALEM, May 2 — Spokane scored two runs in the ninth inning to win a Western International League series opener, 2-0, here Friday night.
Bill Sheets came in with the first Spokane run. He had walked, advanced on a single by Dick Bishop and a walk to Eddy Murphy. Then Jimmy Brown connected with a single to score Sheets. Jim Allicotti walked to score Bishop with the only other run of the game.
Spokane ....... 000 000 002— 3 6 2
Salem .......... 000 000 000—0 8 0
Bishop and Sheets; Collins and Nelson.

VANCOUVER [Keith Matthews, News Herald, May 3]—The rain in the past three days might have washed away all the Capilanos’ power, but whatever it was Bill Schuster’s attack went phht on him Friday at Cap Stadium and he lost a ball game to Wenatchee 2-1.
The Caps managed only four good strokes off Wenatchee pitching last night, and had to author a steal home to get their only run.
These things will happen, of course—from the murderous Yankees, to the modern day Murderer’s Row they call the Dodgers or, as we found out last night, to the Capilanos.
It wasn’t a complete lost evening for the local brethren, for they watched a long, loose right-hander who should put in quite a successful summer of it in a Vancouver uniform.
“He” is van Fletcher, the youngster from East Bend, North Carolina, and it was a tough way to break in for the kid.
Until the ninth Van had a five-hitter, then he allowed three more and the damaging run. However, it was nothing to be ashamed of, for Van will win nine out of every 10 he pitches like this one.
Jesse Williams, the skinning Cap third baseman, had quite a night of it, too. He almost, in fact, performed the transition from hero to goat—that is if you could call his ninth inning daring the work of a goat.
In the field Jesse was spectacular. He took a basehit away from Bud Hjelmaa in the second which smacked of thievery, then if this wasn’t enough he made a play on Dasso’s smash in the sixth which was downright robbery.
Dasso hit a one-bounce liner to Jesse’s left which should have been past him like a shot. With one desperation dive, however, Jesse grabbed the ball in his glove, righted himself and threw a strike to Jim Wert for the out.
In the ninth, Jesse could have made it a complete evening. He got a life on Norm Ridgeway’s error to start it, moved to second on a passed ball and third on a wild pitch. Then, when Bauhofer missed with a curve ball again and the ball rolled eight feet to Walt Pocekay’s right, Jesse made his spirited dash for the plate.
It didn’t work because Bauhofer was there to cover and Walt’s throw was in plenty of time to nip the infielder. But it was an interesting climax to a ball game which had many of those exciting moments.
The Caps were ahead 1-0 in the fifth after Bob Duretto’s triple and following steal of home. Wenatchee squared it in the seventh when Ross McCormack’s triple and Pocekay’s single, then won it in the ninth on another McCormack double and Hjelmaa’s single.
Today, the same clubs meet twice, 2:30 in the afternoon and 8:15 at night. Paul Jones goes for the Caps in the matinee and Harry Butts (0-1) in the evening. Monday, the league-leading Victoria Tyees come to town to start a four-game series.
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 101—2 8 1
Vancouver ........ 000 010 000—1 4 0
Dasso, Bauhoffer (8) and Pocekay; Fletcher and Ritchey.

KENNEWICK, May 2 — Tri-City turned 10 hits and four Lewiston errors into a 10-2 victory in a loosely played Western International League baseball game Friday night.
Second Baseman Smith put on a one-man offensive show for the losers, with a home run and a triple for two of his team's six hits. He scored both runs. Sol Israel's single brought him home after he tripled in the first inning. His homer was the first of the season in the Tri-City park.
Bill Rogers drove in Tri-City's first two runs in the first with a double and the winners stretched it to 6-1 in the first three innings.
A crowd of about 650 witnessed the four-game series opener.
Lewiston ......... 100 000 100— 2 6 4
Tri-City ........... 213 021 01x—10 10 0
Jacobs, Humphries (3) and Helmuth; Porto and Pesut.

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