Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Pre-Season, Sunday, April 13, 1952

Caps Win Another; Ritchey Joins Camp
PENTICTON [Province, April 14]—Vancouver Capilanos Sunday had two good developments—they won their second straight exhibition baseball game over Wenatchee Chiefs, 6-4, and hard-hitting, popular catcher John Ritchey arrived at their training camp.
Paul Jones, the Negro righthander from Flint, Mich., in the Central League, gave up one run and one hit in three innings.
Harry Butts, the Negro lefty who is down in the Schuster-Brown nook as one of the top four pitchers in the lineup of nine or so, only worked one inning—the seventh—in the rain-shortened tilt.
He gave up no runs and one hit and forced Dick Adams, the Wenatchee infielder who hit 5 for 5 in the Friday game, to ground out with the tying run aboard to end the game.
Don Tisnerat was touched for three runs and five hits in three middle innings, but became the winning pitcher.
Joe Scalise is showing quite a power potential at the plate. His triple against the wind was really a hard-hit ball and tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth.
The Cap pitching selection—it was further built up by the arrival of six-foot Van Fletcher, a brother of Guy Fletcher of Coast League fame.
In Sunday’s game, catcher Don Lundberg from Seattle on option got a foul tip on his knee. Vancouver’s UBC rookie, Neill Kelly, finished out the game behind the plate.
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OMAK, Wash, April 13 — The Vancouver Capilanos scored five runs on two hits in the sixth inning Sunday to beat Wenatchee 6-4 in a Western International League spring training baseball game.
The two hits, both singles, were mixed in with three errors and a pair of walks by Bob Garrett, former Whitman College pitching star.
Wenatchee took a brief 1-0 lead in the third on Norm Ridgeway's triple and a squeeze bunt by Benny Guerrero. The only other extra base hit of the day was a triple by Vancouver's Joe Scalise that scored Jim Wert in the fourth.
Don Tisnerat, though battered in the sixth by a three-run Wenatchee rally, was the winning pitcher.
Vancouver ....... 000 105 0—6 6 1
Wenatchee ....... 001 003 0—4 7 3
Jones, Tisnerat (4), Butts (7) and Lundberg and Kelly (6); Baukofer, Garrett (4) Kapp (7) and Pocekay.

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