Triple by Lucchesi Climaxes Vic Win
VICTORIA - Frank Lucchesi's bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning with two men on climaxed an uphill battle for the Victoria Athletics by giving them an 8-6 lead and the impetus to go on for a 12-6 triumph over the Wenatchee Chiefs at Royal Athletic Park.
Joe Blankenship made his first start and spaced 11 hits to raise his record to 2-0. But he got off to a bad start when his own error, Mel Wasley's triple and a home run by Andrade gave the Chiefs three runs in the first. They added another in the second and two more in the fifth when Bob Williams' high fly was lost in the lights and went for an inside the park home run.
The Athletics touched Bill Osborn for a run in the fourth on back to back doubles by Bill White and Babe Jensen, and two more in the fifth, thanks to singles by Lucchesi, Vic Mastro and White, sandwiched around Jack Harshman's double.
Osborn was chased with a five-run rally in the seventh. Pat Patterson, Mastro and White singled to open the inning and score a run. Jensen's loft to right centre was dropped and White scored, with Mastro being forced at second. Mike Hafenecker singed, Joe Vivalda replaced Osborn, and one out later, walked Blankenship on four straight pitches. That brought up Lucchesi, who smacked one fair just inside the third base line.
Victoria picked on lefthander Bob Adam for four more in the eighth, thanks to two walks, Nick Pesut's wild throw to first, singles by Hafenecker and Hooper and a wild pitch.
Wenatchee .... 310 020 000— 8 11 4
Victoria ..... 000 120 54x—12 16 2
Osborn, Vivalda (7), Adam (8) and Pesut; Blankenship and Mastro.
Caps Trounce Indians
VANCOUVER, May 6 - The Vancouver Capilanos laid on the old hickory tonight to hand the league-leading Spokane Indians a walloping 15-1 defeat in a Western International League baseball game before 2,500 fans.
The win for the Caps tightened their hold on second place, just one game back of the league-leading Indians.
The hard-slugging Capilanos drove Mike Lohback to the showers in the second inning when he loaded the bases and then allowed starry Frank Mullens to bang out a grand slam homer.
Charlie Mead and Bill Wright also got circuit clouts for Vancouver, while Len Mohr snared four hits in six trips to the plate to take the lion's share of the Caps' 16 hits.
Spokane ...... 001 000 000— 1 3 2
Vancouver .... 140 032 23x—15 16 0
Lohbeck, Wrobowski (2) and Dimaria; Hedgecock and Stumpf.
Salem ........ 020 003 001—6 9 1
Bremerton .... 201 000 121—7 16 1
Gunnarson, Storer (9), Sinovic (9) and Beard; Sullivan, Ahearn (9) and Volpi.
Yakima ....... 100 024 220—11 13 2
Tacoma ....... 130 300 001— 8 8 3
Wallerstein, Brysch (2) and Phillips; Shapley, Ford (6), Chelkovich (7), Moake (8), Grassi (9) and Clifford, Kuper (4).