Centralia Cubs at Marion Indians

May 26th, 1947

Phil Riley RF 7 2 1
Billy Klaus 3B 5 1 1
Bill Broukal 2B 5 1 3
Nick Starasta LF 5 1 2
Dick Ciacchi C 5 1 1
Gene Berger SS 5 0 1
Frank Rutkowski CF 4 0 1
Howard Bjorklund 1B 5 1 2
Chuck Hawley P 3 2 2
Mike Galayda P
Art Aldendorf PH 1 0 0
Wayne Wery P 1 0 0
Tony Frailly RF 5 1 1
Chester McDowell 2B 4 1 1
Ed Rullman CF 6 1 0
Harold Pfeiffer 1B 6 0 2
Narciss Gugala LF 6 1 1
Lawrence Ingo SS 6 0 1
Frank Monaco 3B 5 0 3
Mel Ivy C 6 1 1
Albert Heckenberg P 2 1 1
Landwehr P 1 0 0
Roy Hawes PH 1 0 0
Hansell P
Merritt Easley P

Centralia 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 14 9
Marion 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 2

E-Riley, Klaus 2, Broukal 3, Starasta, Ciacchi, Berger, Ingo 2, 2B-Bjorklund 2, Starasta, Ciacchi, Pheiffer, Monaco, Ivy, HR-Hawley

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Chuck Hawley 6 2
Gaylada 1 1
Wayne Wery 4 0 0 3

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Albert Heckenberg 3
George Landwehr 1
Hansell 2
Merritt Easley 3 2

Centralia Evening Sentinel

The Centralia Cubs won their fourth straight victory of the new Illinois State League at Marion last night defeating the Indians by a score of 9 to 6 in a wild and wooly 11 inning twilight game.

Although the Cubs won they deserve very little credit inasmuch as they committed nine errors. Manager Chuck Hawley's home run blast in the third inning was a feature of the game as was Wery's brilliant relief pitching.

Hawley started on the mound and gave a smooth exhibition of control pitching. He forced the batter to hit the ball directly at an infielder or outfielder for an apparent easy out, but it was all to no avail. They boys were jittery behind their perfectly composed manager and bobbled everything that came their way.

Broukal, who had been playing a nice game at second base miscued three times, while both Riley and Starasta lost easy fly balls in the outfield. Klaus made several good stops at third base but threw the ball away twice and Ciacchi dropped a pop foul.

Irked by the Cubs' collapse in the field, Manager Hawley lost his calm in the 7th inning and was ordered from the game by the umpire when he vehemently protested a fair ball ruling of a foul drive down the first base line for a two base hit off the bat of Pfieffer, Marian first basemen. He was relieved on the mound by Mike Gaylada, a right hander, who retired the side without damage.

With the Indians leading in the ninth, the Cubs tied the score when Riley gained life on an error. Broukal singled and Ciacchi doubled down the left field line.

Wery, a diminutive right hander, came into pitch for the Cubs in the eighth inning after Gaylada retired for a pinch batter, and displayed a fast breaking curve that kept the Indians completely off balance.

In the tenth inning, Ivey, Marian manager and catcher, was the first man up and doubled between left and center. He advanced to third on a sacrifice. Wery then issued two intentional passes to fill th esacks and with the courage of a veteran struck out the next two batters to retire the side.

With darkness settling over the diamond, the Cubs put the game on ice in the eleventh on two bases on balls, a single by Starasts and a double by Bjorkland, scoring three runs. The Indians failed to score in their half of the eleventh when a double play erased two base hits. Wery was the winning pitcher.