Friday, 28 December 2007

Wednesday, April 23, 1952

W L Pct.
Spokane ..... 2 0 1.000 —
Victoria .... 2 0 1.000 —
Wenatchee ... 1 1 .500 1
Lewiston .... 1 1 .500 1
Vancouver ... 1 1 .500 1
Tri-City .... 1 1 .500 1
Salem ....... 0 2 .000 2
Yakima ...... 0 2 .000 2

SPOKANE, April 23—The Spokane Indians came from behind with two out in the ninth inning Wednesday to rack up their second Western International League baseball victory over Salem 7-6.
The Indians, went into the final frame trailing 6-5 after Salem had chalked up three unearned runs in the eighth.
After two men were out they tapped Salem Pitcher Ted Shandor for four singles by Bill Sheets, Herb Simpson, Eddie Murphy and Jim Brown.
Salem starter Curt Schmidt was the losing pitcher. Gordy Palm, who took over the mound from John Marshall in the eighth, was credited with the win.
Catcher Sheets took hitting honours with three hits for four times up, including a double.
Attendance was 1,005 less than one-fourth the number of fans who turned out to watch Tuesday's season opener.
Salem ......... 200 100 030—6 9 0
Spokane ..... 040 000 012—7 11 2
Schmidt, Shandor (9) and Nelson; Marshall, Palm (8) and Sheets.

YAKIMA, April 23 — Lefthander Jim Probst fanned 12 batters in leading the Victoria Tyees to a 5-0 shutout over the Yakima Bears in a Western International League game here Wednesday night.
The Tyees, marking up their second straight win over the Yakima squad, started scoring in the fourth, pushing across a tally on two singles and an infield hit.
Propst struck out 12 and scattered six hits as his mates got to John Albini for five runs. Chuck Abernathy provided the big blow when he doubled in three runs in fifth inning to give Propst a comfortable 4-0 working margin.
The Tyees picked up eight hits to make it 23 for two games and they committed one error as they gave Propst steady support.
Albini was charged with the loss.
Victoria .... 000 130 010—5 8 1
Yakima .... 000 000 000—0 6 3
Probst and Martin; Albini and Donahue

LEWISTON, Idaho, April 23—Des Charouhas singled to two runs in the tenth inning to give Tri-City an 8-6 win over Lewiston and a 1-1 split of their opening Western International League baseball series Wednesday.
The Broncs trailed until they made the tying run in the eighth that sent the game into an extra inning. After taking a two-run lead in the first, Tri-City added another in the third and three more in the fifth on Olney Patterson's home run with two men on base.
Bill Paine, who took over the Braves' pitching in the 7th got credit for the win. Larry Powell, who went in in the ninth for Lewiston, was charged witn the loss.
Tri - City ..... 201 030 000 2—8 12 1
Lewiston ...... 010 110 210 0—6 14 4
Nicholson, Paine (7) and Pesut; Owens, Spearman (6), Powell (9) and Helmuth.

WENATCHEE, April 23 — The pennant-favoured Vancouver Capilanos clubbed out 15 hits to take an 8-2 Western International League baseball game from the Wenatchee Chiefs here Wednesday night. The Cap victory evened the three-game series at one each.
Dan Fletcher, the brother of Pacific Coast League hurler Guy Fletcher, pitched three hitless innings before injuring his hand in an attempted bunt but got credit for the win Ed Locke relieved him, giving up two runs and six hits while striking out five.
Vancouver manager Bill Schuster, along with veterans Jim Wert and Bob Duretto, hit three for five, including a base clearing triple in the third as the Caps chalked up four runs.
Vancouver ........ 004 010 111—8 15 0
Wenatchee ....... 000 100 010—2 6 2
Fletcher, Locke (4) and Ritchie; Treichel and Pocekay.

Tyees Get Permission for Clark
[Victoria Colonist, April 24, 1952]
Jim Clark officially became a member of the Victoria Tyees yesterday.
Business manager Reg Patterson announced last night that permission had been obtained from the office of George Trautman, minor league head, to resign the little shortstop. It was necessary to request permission because Clark was released at the end of last season and didn’t go through the baseball draft, making him ineligible under baseball law to return to the club which released him.
While nothing definite has been announced, it was learned that plans are underway for opening night festivities and a big pre-game parade next Tuesday. Manager Cece Garriott will be made an Indian chief in the pre-game ceremonies, which will be featured by native sons, including Chief Thunderbird, well-known Indian wrestler.
Meanwhile, ticket sales picked up yesterday and there is evidence that a good crowd will be on hand to greet the Tyees when they meet Wenatchee Chiefs in their home opener Tuesday night.
Tickets are on sale daily at The Home Furniture Co., 825 Fort Street, between the hours of 10 and 5.

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