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BLUES LOST BATTLE TO ALL NATIONS
Held Them for Seven Innings, Then let
Them Win Out - Brown Injured.
Sunday's rain caused the shrinkage of the series with the All Nations to one game, played Saturday, but that single combat was enough to show the local fans that the visitors composed the best team that ever showed its goods in this municipality. They fielded, batted and ran bases like demons, but it took them eight innings to work the game into the ice box. Only some bad breaks decided the game then, and a sprained ankle received by China Brown in the eighth inning also had a lot to do with giving the Schmelzers a 7 to 1 victory.
The All Nations had a plentiful supply of dynamite in their bats, collecting a total of thirteen hits from the shoots of Brown and Wilson. Steno, who has appeared here before, got three hits in three times at bat, and Rogan, the crack negro pitcher, who played left field, also pounded out three safeties. Rogan is a U.S. soldier, stationed at Honolulu and is now off on furlough.
Bill Leisure and Chief Brown each got two safe blows off Terrino's delivery, one of Brown's being a double. The Blues collected ten bingles, nothing grievous at all, considering the aggregation they contended with.
the Nations started the game with two runs, acquired thusly: Little Steno, the first man up, singled to right, and Blukoi sacrifieced him to second. Porter made a fielder's choice of Coleman's rap, stabbing Steno at third. With two down and one on, Torrientes, the Ty Cobb of Cuba, drove in a pair of runs with the longest four-base clout seen at Athletic Park for many a day, West picking up the ball just as the Cuban came into the plate. For four seasons, Torrientes has led the Cuban League, which has just ended its season, and joines the team here just in time to take part in the game.
Ching Brown got the blue clad boys first blow in the home half of the first. He deposited a fly in the left center, and stole second, where he died. The Blues' solitary counter came in the next round on Bill Leisure's double to right and a similar hit to left by Owen West, with none out. These were the only extra-base hits manufactured by the Blues bats during the afternoon.
The next five innings were evenly balanced, each club getting six hits and sending eighteen men to bat, and neither scoring a run. It was in the eighth that the Blues blew, four flukes and a blow sending three runners around the paths. Coleman was safe on Poore's poor throw to first, and reached second when J. Brillhart dropped Skinny's toss to force the runner on a hot one off Torrientes' bat. Mendez knocked one through the infield and was safe on a fumble, taking second on the throw to get Coleman, who scored. Brown threw one through Porter trying to catch Torrientes, and another run resulted. Rogan sent a grounder to shor, and Mendez was run down between third and home, the soldier boy reaching second. Tyan scored Rogan with the only clean hit of the inning.
Captain Brown heard from his weak ankle in the eighth when he reached first on an overthrow and continued to second, where he slid into the ball and again sprained that member, having to be carried from the field. His loss disorganized the whole team, and the line-up had to be made over. Wilson went in to pitch in spite of a crippled finger, where he was hit by a ball last Sunday. Rube Fine took Wilson's place behind the bat, and Bert Brillhart went to right field, Dewey Leisure taking the middle patch, left vacant by "Midnight."
Mitch could scarcely get the ball over in the ninth on account of the injured paw, and allowed two runs on three hits, two walks and a wild pitch. The Schmelzers also changed their line-up, putting in a new pitcher, catcher and right fielder. The Blues failed to raise any dust on the bases in the ninth, except for Wilson, who singled with two out after he had struck out three times.
Sunday's rain was fine for crops but poor for ball games, and the fans were particularly disappointed at not getting to John Donaldson in action, manager Wilkinson having announced that he would pitch the Sunday game, which had been well advertised and would have drawn a record crowd. The All Nations spent Sunday holding fanning bees and getting acquainted with the inhabitants of our city:
here is the score of Saturday's game:
ALL NATIONS AB R H PO A E
Steno, rf . . . . . . . . . 3 0 3 0 0 0
Donaldson, rf. . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blukoi, 2b. . . . . . . . 3 0 0 3 1 0
Coleman, c . . . . . . . 4 2 1 6 2 1
Beck, c . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 0 0 0
Torrientes, cf . . . . . . 4 3 1 0 0 0
Mendez, ss. . . . . . . . 5 0 1 4 5 1
Rogan, lf . . . . . . . . . 5 1 3 1 0 0
Ryan, 3b . . . . . . . . . 3 0 2 1 3 1
Jesson, 1b . . . . . . . . 4 0 1 11 2 0
Terrino, p. . . . . . . . . 4 0 0 1 2 0
Yendes, p. . . . . . . . . 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals . . . . . . . . . . 37 7 13 27 16 2
PLEASANTON AB R H PO A E
D. Leisure, rf-cf. . . . 3 0 1 1 0 0
B. Brillhart, rf. . . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Porter, 3b . . . . . . 4 0 1 5 2 1
Brown, p. . . . . . . . . 4 0 2 0 3 0
Poore, ss. . . . . . . . . 3 0 1 4 6 1
W. Leisure, 1b. . . . . 4 1 2 11 1 0
West, lf . . . . . . . . . . 4 0 1 0 2 1
Fine, cf-c. . . . . . . . . 4 0 0 1 2 1
Wilson, c-p . . . . . . . 4 0 1 3 4 0
J. Brillhart, 2b. . . . . . 4 0 1 2 4 1
Totals . . . . . . . . . . 34 1 10 27 24 5
The score by innings:
All Nations . . 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 - 7
Pleasanton . . .0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1
The summary: Hits and earned runs: off Terrino, 9 hits and 1 run in 8 innings, off Yendes, 1 hit and 0 runs in 1 inning, off Brown, 10 hits and 2 runs in 8 innings, off Wilson, 3 hits and 1 run in 1 inning. Stolen bases: Coleman, Brown, W. Leisure. Sacrifice hits: Blukoi 2. Two base hits: Rogan, Beck, W. Leisure, West. Home run: Torrientes. Bases on balls: off Terrino 1 off Brown 2, off Wilson 2: Struck out: by Terrino 6, by Brown 2. Left on bases: All Nations 8, Pleasanton 8. Wild pitch: Wilson. Passed ball: Wilson. First base on errors: All Nations 1, Pleasanton 2. Hit by pitcher: Poore by Terrino. Time 1:51. Umpires: Chase and L'Huillier. Scorer: Gottlieb.
Gus Steno, the All Nations' little right fielder, has slowwed up considerably on the bases, but is still as hard to pitch to and as dangerous a hitter as ever. He drew both of the walks issued by Brown Saturday, but was cut down on the bases after getting singles in his other three times at bat, West throwing him out at the plate from left field on one occasion.
Schmelzer's All Nations are playing a return game with the Blues this afternoon, disposing of the sunday game which was rained out. Manager Wilkinson phoned from Fort Scott saying that donaldson would pitch all or part of the game, so Pleasanton fans will get a chance after all to see the greatest negro hurler in action. Brown's sprained ankle is mending rapidly, and Wilson's damaged digit will soon be okay, so the Blues' hurling staff isn't a source of worry this afternoon.
The All Nations' game at Blue Mound Monday was called off on accound of wet grounds.
The Blues' defeat Saturday was caused by inability to hit in the pinches as much as by anything else. They left a man stranded in every inning but one, and only two of their ten hits came with anyone on base.