Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Friday, April 30, 1948

VICTORIA, April 30—The Wenatchee Chiefs tagged Dick Walkingshaw for all five runs on seven hits in the first three innings and coasted to a 5-1 win over the Victoria Athletics in a Western International League baseball game tonight.
Al Goot came on after that to shut down the Chiefs on one hit until he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
Gene Lierman held Victoria to eighth hits, three of them by Archie Wilson, who had two triples and a single. One of his triples came in the seventh and he scored the Athletic's only run when Babe Jensen grounded out.
Bill Wilson's drive to left field was lost in the lights by Lou Kubiak and fell for three bases.
Gene Gaviglio's fly ball brought in the first Wenatchee run. Singles by Lierman, Tom Warner and Jess McWilliams filled the bases for the Chiefs in the fourth. George Bandy's three-run clout and an error by Paul Jones on the relay from right field completed the scoring for the winners.
Wenatchee ..... 014 000 000—5 8 2
Victoria .......... 000 000 100—1 8 3
Lierman and Sick; Walkingshaw, Goot (4), Kuehl (9) and Recca.

VANCOUVER, April 30—Jack Warren was sent to the plate in the 12th inning with instructions to sacrifice Bill Reese, who had walked, to second. After two failed tries, he laced a double down the left-field chalk line to score Reese and give the Vancouver Capilanos a 6-5 win over the Spokane Indians tonight.
Jim Higgins got the win after taking over from reliever Walt Dembroge, when the Indians tied the game in the sixth on Bud Sheely's home run and a two-run single by veteran Edo Vanni. He got Jim Herrera to strike out, and then carried on, striking out three more Indians while giving up three hits.
The Caps jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings against John Cordell. Frank Mullens hit a solo homer in the first, then three walks, an error and hits by Orrin Snyder and Mullens added up to four unearned runs.
Spokane got two back on Sheely's homer in the third. Both runs were unearned. Then, they added three in the sixth to set the stage for extra innings.
Buddy Hjelmaa went 0 for 5 to end his hitting streak at ten games.
Spokane ........... 002 003 000 0—5 7 2
Vancouver ........ 140 000 000 1—6 9 2
Cordell and Sheely; Dembridge, Higgins (6) and Warren.

Salem ............ 000 010 000—1 9 4
Tacoma ......... 008 210 02x—13 10 2
Stevenson, Carr (4) and McMillan; Nelson and Rossi.

Yakima ............ 000 003 010—4 12 0
Bremerton ....... 202 001 00x—5 8 1
Strait, V. Johnson (6) and Constantino, Eastwood (7); Sullivan, Conant (6) and Volpi.

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