Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 1952

W L Pct. GB
Victoria ..... 33 14 .702 —
Spokane ...... 31 21 .596 4½
Vancouver .... 22 20 .524 8½
Lewiston ..... 25 25 .500 9½
Salem ........ 23 28 .451 12
Tri-City ..... 23 28 .451 12
Wenatchee .... 22 28 .440 12½
Yakima ....... 18 33 .353 17

WENATCHEE, June 10—The Wenatchee Chiefs blew a three-run lead in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night to lose a Western International League baseball game to Victoria, 5-4.
Pitcher Frankie Dasso appeared to have everything under control going into the last frame but immediately got into trouble in that inning. A pair of walks and four singles handed the game to Victoria.
Victoria ......... 000 100 004—5 8 3
Wenatchee .... 102 000 100—4 7 0
Gard, Wisneski (7), Heard (9) and Marcucci; Dasso, Bauhoffer (9) and Pocekay.

SPOKANE, June 10—Spokane's brand new first baseman, Ed Bouchee, came up with the hitting power expected of him Tuesday night as the Indians blanked Tri-City 3-0 in his first Western international league baseball game.
Bouche drove in Spokane's second run in the first inning and crossed the plate with the Indians' final tally in the fifth.
Dick Bishop, the winning pitcher, limited the Braves to five hits in racking up his seventh win.
Tri-City ....... 000 000 000—0 5 1
Spokane ..... 200 001 00x—3 9 1
Waibel, Satalich (8) and Pesut; Bishop and Sheets.

YAKIMA [Vancouver News Herald, June 11]—The Capilanos didn’t exactly knock down any fences here Tuesday night, but they did break their streak of scoreless innings and win a ball game in the act, 3-1.
The scoreless string went 21 innings before the Caps broke out in a fourth rash and scored all their runs on three hits and three Yakima boots.
Bob Duretto, elevated to third spot in the batting order in another Schuster switch, started it with a single. He scored when John Ritchey singled to right and the ball rolled between Gerry Zuvella’s legs all the way to the fence, 350 feet away. The Ricthey came in on Jim Wert’s fly out.
The third run came on another Yakima bobble. Gordie Brunswick doubled, but when Len Tran grounded to short, Brunswick was caught in a run down between second and third. Dick Briskey tossed the ball into the Yakima dugout and Brunswick got a free trip home.
That was all John Guldborg needed. The large right-hander allowed only one Yakima run, this in the seventh on Zuvella’s triple and Earl Richmond’s outfield fly.
The weak hitting Yakimas were duck soup for Guldborg before and after that as he picked up his sixth win. John allowed only five hits and received perfect support from his defence.
The new Vancouver batting order produced results where it should—at the top. Duretto, Ritchey and Vanni all picked up two hits apiece, though Edo had to leave the game in the seventh after he pulled a leg muscle beating out his second hit. The injury was an old one which came back, but Vanni will probably be all right by tonight’s game.
The same clubs play their second of the three-game set here tonight and Schuster will be sending Bob Snyder (1-2) after the bottom place Bears.
Vancouver ..... 000 300 000—3 7 0
Yakima ........ 000 000 100—1 5 3
Guldborg and Ritchey; Wright and Meyers, Donahue (5).

LEWISTON, Idaho, June 10—The Lewiston Broncs tapped three Salem pitchers for 12 hits Tuesday night in downing the Senators 10-5 in the first game of a three-game Western International League baseball series.
The hits included Artie Wilson's fifth inning home run, two doubles and three triples.
Joe Nicholas pitched the win, his fifth against two losses. Salem starter Ted Edmunds was charged with the loss, his second against seven wins.
Salem ....... 102 002 000—5 9 3
Lewiston .... 102 310 21x—10 12 3
Edmunds, Collins (4), DeGeorge (5) and Nelson; Nicholas and Lundberg.

By DON BECKER - Herald Sports Editor [from June 11, 1952]
Friday night could be a memorable one for the Tri-City Braves when they return to Sanders Field. It could be that is if the fans will make it so. The "Gassaway Gang" certainly have done their part to please the fans with their recent spurt in which they've won 12 of their last 15 games going into the Spokane series.
Lavish plans aren't needed. Instead let's pack the joint to the rafters and show those Braves they are just as welcome here at home as, they are on the road. For, make no mistake, Tri-City is playing to larger crowds on the road than they are here.
If everyone would turn out at Sanders Field to see the opening of the Vancouver series, and give Charlie the big hand he deserves when he steps to home plate with the lineup it would be the tribute he rightfully deserves. And the same thing for the team. Get out those cow bells and noise makers. Let those Braves know we're all there when they charge out of the dugout to take the field. We've got a winning ball club now. . .let's support it.
When John Kovenz hit that grand slam home run at Salem the other night it was the first such for any Brave this year. . .not one has been hit at Sanders Field yet this season. . .by either a Brave or a member of a visiting team.

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