W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 54 29 .651 —
Spokane ..... 47 40 .547 9
Vancouver ... 41 37 .526 10½
Salem ....... 40 44 .476 14½
Yakima ...... 41 46 .471 15
Lewiston .... 38 44 .463 15½
Tri-City .... 38 47 .447 17
Wenatchee ... 37 49 .430 18½
LEWISTON, July 15 — Victoria didn't get a single hit in the second inning, but pushed across enough unearned runs to defeat Lewiston 10-5 in a Western International League baseball game.
Five bases on balls, three errors, a wild pitch and a hit batter sent seven Victoria batters across the plate in the wild second.
Lewiston started out with a terrific hit barrage of five singles and one double in the first frame to take an early five run lead, but couldn't keep up steam as Victoria continued its league-leading pace.
Victoria ........ 070 000 201—10 8 2
Lewiston ...... 500 000 000—5 14 4
Lorino and Martin; Schulte; Thomason (2), Clancy (8) and Lundberg.
SPOKANE [Vancouver News-Herald, July 16]—The Vancouver Capilanos staggered to an 11-7 baseball victory here Tuesday night in one of the WIL’s wildest base-hit orgies.
It was Bob Snyder who went all the way for Vancouver, but when he was finished with his seventh win of the year he must have felt as if he had been in three games instead of one.
The two teams bashed out a total of 29 hits, the Caps getting 15 of them, and also 11 of the 18 runs.
Vancouver jumped to an 8-0 lead after only two innings and then settled down to a brand of baseball which was hardly reminiscent of anything anybody had even seen before.
Jimmy Moore made his first appearance in a Vancouver uniform and although he didn’t help much with his bat, he was the game’s defensive star from the third base position.
It was the first Vancouver victory under their new acting manager, Edo Vanni, and for the occasion, Edo shook up his entire batting order.
It brought results, particularly from Bob Duretto, who was four-for-five and Len Tran, who was three-for-four. Duretto drove in three runs while Tran and Jim Wert had two apiece. Everybody, in fact, in the Vancouver attack had a base hit, except the fellow who usually gets most of them, John Ritchey.
Snyder had most of his trouble from a pair of Spokane rookies, George Huffman and Ed Bouchee. Huffman was three-for-five, including a double and a triple and three rbi’s and Bouchee doubled twice in four trips.
Vancouver … 440 201 000—11 15 1
Spokane ……. 002 131 000x—7 14 2
Snyder and Ritchey; Palm, Spring (2), Roberts (7) and Sheets.
YAKIMA, July 17 — A parade of pitchers who allowed a parade of hits and walks ended late Tuesday night with the Yakima Bears League baseball game from Tri-City, 14-11.
Tri-City opened the scoring with two runs in the first to start the see-saw game that used up six pitchers. Yakima nearly blew a nine run lead in the seventh when Tri-City garnered six runs off three hits and three walks. The three hits included a three-run triple by John Kovich.
Nick Pesut, Tri-City Braves catcher, suffered a broken nose and a cut face when he was hit by a ball fouled off the bat of Des Charouhas. Pesut was in the on-deck circle at the time. Officials at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima today said that Pesut received emergency treatment and was released.
Tri-City ....... 503 000 600—11 15 2
Yakima ........ 401 314 00x—14 19 1
Satalich, Gassaway (4), New (6) and Pesut: Thompson, Wright (3), Savage (7) and Donahue.
WENATCHEE, July 15 — Salem Manager Hugh Luby's solo homer in the fifth broke a three-all tie and the Senators kept the lead the rest of the way Tuesday night as they downed the Wenatchee Chiefs 6-4 in a wind-swept Western International League baseball game.
Luby's round-tripper was one of two lifted out of the park. Wenatchee's Bud Hjelmaa got the other in the last of the sixth, his first of the year.
Salem ............ 201 011 010—8 18 4
Wenatchee ..... 003 001 000—4 6 1
McNulty and Nelson; Stites, Dasso (6) and Robinett.
Chiefs Infielder Reports to Army
WENATCHEE, July 15 — Shortstop Norman Ridgeway of the Western International League Wenatchee Chiefs flew to California Tuesday to report for induction in the Army.
Ridgeway, a 20 year old rookie, will be replaced at shortstop by Buddy Hjelmaa, second baseman who has just rejoined the club after suffering a broken nose.
Gassaway Fined; Pitcher Signed
[Tri-City Herald, July 16, 1952]
Two things happened fo the Braves during their road trip.
Charley Gassaway, the manager, was fined $10 by WIL President Robert Abel. The fine was levied because Gassaway protested too long and loud over a decision in the double-header Sunday against Salem.
The Braves signed Dave Brittain who has been with Salt Lake City in the Pioneer League. Brittain had the best earned run average this year. Last year he won 10 and lost 6.
The right-hander belongs to the Phillies.