Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 1952

W L Pct. GB
Victoria ..... 33 15 .688 —
Spokane ...... 32 21 .604 3½
Vancouver .... 23 20 .535 7½
Lewiston ..... 25 25 .500 9
Salem ........ 23 28 .451 11½
Wenatchee .... 23 28 .451 11½
Tri-City ..... 23 29 .442 12
Yakima ....... 18 34 .346 17

WENATCHEE, June 11—Wenatchee cashed in on Victoria errors Wednesday night to down the Tyees 5-2 in a Western International League baseball game.
The win evened the series at a game apiece.
The game was tied 2-2 until the seventh when the Chiefs found their batting eye and scored three runs on three hits and two Victoria miscues.
Bob Garrett was the first to cross the plate in the big Wenatchee inning. Garrett, safe at first on an error by Victoria third sacker John Treece, was sacrificed to second by Norm Ridgeway and came home on Bill Cleveland's single.
Victoria ....... 000 011 000—2 10 2
Wenatchee .. 001 001 30x—5 7 2
McIrvin and Marcucci; Oubre and Pocekay.

SPOKANE, June 11 — The Spokane Indians came from behind in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 win and handed the Tri-City Braves their second straight loss.
Behind 2-1, the Indians filled the bases as Tri-City pitcher Bob Greenwood walked Wilbur Johnson, gave up a single to Eddie Murphy and an intentional pass to Mel Wasley. Greenwood then walked Ed Bouchee, Washington State College player signed by the Indians Tuesday, to send in the tying run, and Murphy scored the winning run on a squeeze play.
Spokane hurler John Marshall pitched four-hit ball. He gave up two hits in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh, when the Braves took a 2-1 lead by scoring twice as Wilbur Johnson dropped the ball on an infield fly.
Bouchee singled in the Indians' first run in the third inning.
Tri-City ....... 000 000 200—2 4 0
Spokane ...... 001 000 002—3 10 2
Greenwood and Pesut; Marshall and Sheets.

YAKIMA [Vancouver News Herald, June 12]—Ed Locke’s hitting and Bob Snyder’s pitching, a one-two punch which yet may pay off at the $50 wicket for the Capilanos combined to give Vancouver baseballers their second straight win over Yakima here Wednesday night, 4-2.
Locke came off the bench to fill in for the injured Edo Vanni, out with a pulled muscle in his leg. He did the job so well that today Bill Schuster is likely praying that the capable Mr. Vanni will stay on the sick list for a while to come.
Locke doubled to lead off the fourth inning and following singles by Bob Duretto and John Ritchey and another double by Gordon Brunswick produced there runs.
Then in the fifth, Locke struck again. He tripled and scored on Duretto’s long fly for Vancouver’s fourth run.
Snyder, meanwhile, had the Bears pretty well on his hip. He allowed the cellar-dwellers to get off to a 1-0 lead in the third inning when he got one too fat for Sal Taormina. Sal made an inside the park homer out of a Snyder fast ball which lasted only as along as Locke could get in a few licks at the plate.
Mike Donahue’s single and Dick Briskey’s double made up the other Yakima run in the sixth, but Snyder was plenty good enough thereafter for his second straight win.
Tonight the same clubs play the windup of the series and the Caps will probably send out their ace, Van Flecther (5-2) in an effort to clean up on the basement keepers.
[The winners who got 10 safeties off John Albini, who went the route for Yakima.]
Vancouver .... 006 310 000—4 10 0
Yakima ......... 001 001 000—2 6 1
Snyder and Ritchey; Albini and Donahue.

Salem at Lewiston, rain.

Trautman Will See WIL Tilts
YAKIMA, June 11 — President George Trautman of the National Association of Professional Leagues will see two Western International League baseball games while he is in the Northwest this month if his schedule permits.
Opening a league meeting here Wednesday, the directors made plans to meet Trautman at Portland June 21 and take him to Spokane to attend a game that night. He also will confer there with the directors.
The next day he will go to the Tri-Cities area to view another loop tilt, then go on to Denver via Pendleton.
Welcoming Committee
League President Robert Abel of Tacoma and club Presidents Roy Hotchkiss of Spokane and Frederick Mercy Jr., of Yakima will make up a welcoming committee. On hand for the session here also were Tom Holman of Salem, Reggie Paterson of Victoria, Bob
Brown ol Vancouver Dick Richards of Tri City and A. H. Pohlman of Wenatchee.
The directors did not get around to the much discussed extension of tne veterans limitation from nine to ten. It was understood that four of the leagues eight clubs favor the change.

WIL Moguls Move Waiver Price On Vets
YAKIMA, June 11 — Directors of the Western International League have increased the baseball league's waiver price from $1,000 to $2,500 for all but rookies.
Frederick Mercy Jr., president of the Yakima WIL club, said the action was taken at Wednesday's meeting here to protect players from being shipped to leagues of lower classification.
The directors discussed amendment of the so-called rookie rule to allow more veteran players but decided to continue the present regulations to the end of this season. Clubs are now permitted a maximum of nine players whose previous professional experience extends over three seasons.
Preliminary steps were taken toward drafting a 1953 schedule with a view of having a tentative slate ready to consider at the winter meeting.
Directors said George Trautman, president of the National Association of Professional Leagues, would be invited to attend WIL games at Spokane June 25 and Kennewick June 26. Trautman is scheduled to arrive at Portland the morning of June 25 for a northwest visit.

Indians Sign Another Bear
[Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, June 12, 1952]
The Spokane Indians made their second raid in less than a week on the Walla Walla Bears roster when they announced Wednesday night the signing of lefthanded pitcher Jack Spring.
Earlier in the week Ed Bouchee, promising first baseman, inked a Spokane contract.
Both Spring and Bouchee are products of Spokane's Lewis and Clark high school, and played the past season with the Washington State Cougars. Both had been counted on by Bear Manager Bobby Dyer as starters in the Tri-State league campaign.

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