Saturday, 9 February 2008

Friday, August 8, 1952

W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 74 36 .673 —
Spokane ..... 64 49 .566 11½
Vancouver ... 55 49 .529 16
Lewiston .... 53 58 .477 21½
Salem ....... 52 57 .477 21½
Yakima ...... 51 62 .451 24½
Tri-City .... 47 62 .431 26½
Wenatchee ... 44 67 .396 31½

VICTORIA. B. C., Aug. 8 — The Victoria Tyees won their third straight Western International League game from Wenatchee Friday night, 10-5, slapping the Chiefs behind the six-hit pitching of Bill Prior, Victoria righthander.
Prior had a three-hitter going into the ninth, when three hits plated the final Wenatchee run. It was the tall right-hander’s fourth win in six decisions and his third complete game.
The Tyees had no trouble with the injury-riddled last-place team, taking an early lead and adding to it with timely hitting and the help of three Wenatchee errors, a hit batter and nine bases on balls.
Granny Gladstone, leading the league in runs batted in, added four to his total with a double and two singles.
The Tyees left 14 runners stranded.
Wenatchee ... 000 001 101— 3 8 3
Victoria ........ 210 002 41x—10 15 1
Bauhofer and Pocekay, Prior and Martin.

KENNEWICK, August 8 — A three-run fifth inning gave the Spokane Indians all the edge they needed Friday night as they took their Western International League series opener with the Tri-City Braves 3-2.
Lefty George New, who started for the Braves, was charged with the loss, although he limited the Tribe to six hits and his teammates connected for 11. Four Spokane twin killings wiped out every threat the Braves could muster until the last of the ninth when they scored twice.
The Indians now have 116 double plays in 113 games.
Spokane's three runs in the fifth came on singles by Wilbur Johnson, George Huffman and Mel Wasley and a walk.
In the last of the ninth, the Braves threatened to send the game into overtime when they put two runs across with only one out, but Bob Greenwood, running for Nick Pesut, was chopped down at the plate when he tried to score from second on Glen Lewis' single to right.
The win was Spokane's eighth in a row.
Spokane ..... 000 030 000—3 6 0
Tri-City ...... 000 000 002—2 11 1
Marshall, Roberts (1) and Sheets, New and Pesut.

VANCOUVER [Keith Matthews, News-Herald, Aug. 9]—Gordie Brunswick, with his smoking-hot bat, is stealing a lot of thunder which might otherwise go to his team-mates.
Friday, the Capilanos beat Yakima 7-1 behind some scientific pitching by young Tom Lovrich, and actually Tom’s job was good enough to earn him headlines.
However, Brunswick came along in the third inning to spank out his 10th homer of the year, and there more or less lies the success of the Capilanos this past week. Gordie has been red-hot at the plate.
This homer was a beautiful thing to see. It was a line drive all the way, hit so low that if it had been right at an infielder he conceivably could have made a play on it. However, as the ball rolled along its way, it gained height and by the time it reached the left field wall 340 feet away it had enough to squeak over. And, as the saying goes, it was still going up.
There have been a lot of pros and cons about Brunswick’s hitting or lack of it this season. He changed his stance, for one thing. Then he felt he wasn’t getting enough “wrist” into his swing, so he raised his bat off his shoulder.
In the end, Gordie realized the only real trouble lay in the fact he was taking too many pitches. Nowadays, if you put the ball close to the plate for him, he’ll be swinging.
This was his second homer in as many nights and he easily leads the club in that department with 10. He is in contention for the league lead, and in the past week, has wrestled the club’s “rbi” leadership from John Ritchey. As we write this Gordon has 72 for the year and is about the only fellow on the team with a chance to crash the charmed “100” circle.
Lovrich again pitched a whale of a ball game. For eight of the nine innings he was working on his second shutout but he weakened [] little here and on some [] made trouble and gave up Yakima’s only run. It was Tommy’s sixth win of the season,
Yakima used up three pitchers—the last of which was infielder Kenny Richardson—trying to stop the Caps.
DIAMOND DUST—The same two clubs play two tonight starting at 7 o’clock … Van Fletcher (10-8) and Ed Locke (6-11) go for the Caps … Next week Victoria comes for four games then Wenatchee finishes out the series Friday, twice Saturday and Monday … This was the []ies supposed to be scheduled for Wenatchee, but it has been moved up here.
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The Bears, who tried three pitchers with no great success, got their lone run in the eighth when Len Noren singled, was sacrificed to second and scored on a single by
Catcher Pat Donahue.
Yakima ........ 000 000 010—1 7 2
Vancouver ... 022 021 00x—7 10 1
Donley, Garrett (4), Richardson (6) and Donahue; Lovrich and Ritchey.

SALEM, Aug. 8 — Three unearned runs in the eighth inning and two tallies in the ninth gave Lewiston a 5-3 victory over Salem Friday night in the opener of a four-game Western International League series here.
The game tied Lewiston and Salem for fourth place in league standings.
The eighth inning runs came on two walks, two errors and a single by Pinch-hitter Bill Brenner, Lewiston manager.
Snag Moore and Charles Mead singled and Artie Wilson doubled for the two final inning Lewiston runs.
Prior to the game, a team composed of players' wives and children defeated Mayor Al Louck's City Hall Gang, 6-0, in a three-inning exhibition on United Salem Night.
Lewiston ... 000 000 032—5 9 1
Salem ....... 110 100 000—3 9 2
Thomas, Clancy (8) and Lundberg, Collins, McNulty (8) and Nelson.

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