Monday, 18 February 2008

Sunday, August 31, 1952

W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 86 46 .652 —
Spokane ..... 81 59 .579 9
Vancouver ... 66 62 .516 18
Salem ....... 66 70 .485 22
Lewiston .... 64 74 .464 25
Yakima ...... 63 73 .463 25
Tri-City .... 59 73 .447 27
Wenatchee ... 54 82 .397 34

YAKIMA, Aug. 31 — The Spokane Indians gave their pennant stock another shot in the arm Sunday, sweeping both ends of a Western International League twin bill from the Yakima Bears, 6-2 and 8-6.
Dick Bishop, although giving up 10 hits, took credit for the first fame win. Bill Roberts, who took over for rookie Jack Spring in the third, got credit for the second game.
The Tribe cinched the first game in the sixth with four runs on four singles, a walk and a bit batter. Bishop's two-run single was the big blow. The Bears got their two tallies in the seventh on three singles and an outfield fly.
The Indians got off to a fast start in the second, scoring four unearned runs in the second inning.
The Bears put across two in the second and a brace in the third to knot the score at four-all but Spokane marked up three in the fifth and one in the seventh to insure the win.
Jerry Zuvela made a one-man try at winning the game for the Bears in the fifth with a two-run homer over the right wall.
First Game
Spokane .... 002 004 000—5 8 0
Yakima ...... 000 000 200—2 10 2
Bishop and Hinz: Del Sarto, Donnelly (6) and Donahue.
Second Game
Spokane .... 040 030 1—8 12 1
Yakima ...... 022 020 0—6 9 2
Spring, Roberts (3) and Sheets; Savage and Donahue.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 31 — The Lewiston Broncs smashed out 19 hits in the second game of a Western International League baseball doubleheader here Sunday to defeat Wenatchee, 16-3, and split the twin bill. Wenatchee won the opener, 4-3.
Milt Smith was the big gun for Lewiston, both in defeat and in victory.
In the opener, he swatted out three for three and had three for four in the afterpiece.
Butch Moran, the hustling Bronc sacker got four for four in the second game, including a two-run double. Charlie Mead homered for Broncs in the second game, a two-run affair.
The second game Tvas never in doubt after the first frame, when the Broncs got four runs.
Dave Dahle, who went the distance for Wenatchee in the opener, won the game for the Chiefs in the last of the ninth, rapping out a baseline single that scored Laurie
Monroe with the winning run.
First Game
Lewiston ....... 003 000 000—3 7 0
Wenatchee ... 000 002 101—4 8 1
Bowman and Lundberg; Dahle and Pocekay.
Second Game
Lewiston ...... 402 504 1—16 19 1
Wenatchee .. 000 020 0— 3 5 4
DeGeorge and Lundberg; Oubre, Kapp (4), Stites (6) and Pocekay, Robinett (4).

VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, idle due to Lord's Day Act in B.C.

SF, Yakima Feud Over Pitcher
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1—The San Francisco Seals are in a squabble with their Yakima, Wash., farm club over its refusal to sell the parent team a southpaw pitcher, Seal General Manager Damon Miller disclosed today.
Miller said President Frederick Mercy of the Yakima Bears of the Western International League vetoed San Francisco's proposal to buy Tom Del Sarto, who has won 13 games for the Bears.
Mercy told Miller the deal was out of the question since Yakima is fighting for fourth place, which means $50 for every player.
Miller said he proposed then that Mercy either sell San Francisco his 25 per cent interest in Yakima or buy thE Seals' 75 per cent. The Yakima president promised to discuss this later.
The Seals down to six hurlers need Del Sarto to replace Bill Bradford, who was severely spiked Saturday. Miller said Yakima Field Manager Dario Lodigiani already had OK'd the deal.
Last spring, Seal owner Paul Fagan promised to call up no Yakima players unless he was positively compelled to do so, Mercy said.

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