Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Monday, April 26, 1948

             W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 4 2 .667 --
Vancouver .. 5 3 .625 --
Salem ...... 4 3 .571 ½
Yakima ..... 5 4 .556 ½
Spokane .... 6 6 .500 1
Wenatchee .. 4 5 .444 1½
Bremerton .. 2 4 .333 2
Victoria ... 3 6 .333 2½

VICTORIA, April 26—Hard-throwing right-hander Del Owens, made the home opener a happy one for over 3,500 nearly-frozen fans here tonight when he held the Spokane Indians to four hits to score a 10-3 triumph for the Victoria Athletics in the first of a four-game series.
All the Spokane runs and their first three hits came after what would have been the third out in the third inning when Babe Jensen uncorked a wild throw to first base.
The other hit charged against him came when Lou Kubiak and Archie Wilson collided while chasing a pop fly in the seventh. He wound up by striking out Gene Petralli and Babe Perry in the ninth and picking Edo Vanni, who had drawn a walk, off first base.
In addition to his smart pitching chore, Owens singled in the second Victoria run during the four-run second frame, tripled to score two more runs in the fifth when the A's iced it with another four-run rall, and took Tom Nelson out of the play at second base to break up a double-play in the seventh at Jensen scored from third.
A fog which drifted in early in the game made visibility for the outfielders practically zero and several fly balls dropped in for hits, with the Athletics getting the advantage.
An infield single by Archie Wilson started the A's off in the second. Sal Recca's double, a walk to Charlie Balassi, singles to Frank Cirimele and Owens plus an error by Vanni plated for runs. After the Indians made it 4-3 in the third with Bill Wright's double driving in two runs, the A's added a single run in their half when Wilson tripled and rode home on Recca's blooper into short left.
In the fifth, a single by Jack Palmer and walks to Recca and Balassi loaded the bags. Paul Jones drove a ground single into left for two runs and Owens followed with a triple to right centre for another pair. Singles to Jensen and Balassi and a fielder's choice completed the scoring in the seventh.
Spokane .......... 003 000 000— 3 4 1
Victoria ............ 041 040 10x—10 13 3
Werbowsky, Perry (5) and Sheely; Owens and Recca.

Only game scheduled.

YAKIMA, April 26—The Yakima Packers of the Western International baseball league added Bob Drilling, a young right hander, to their pitching staff today. Club President Dick Richards said Drilling had a good record with Salt Lake City of the Pioneer League and is being sent to the Packers by San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.

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