Saturday, June 30, 2007

Monday, June 7, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 26 18 .591 --
Wenatchee .. 25 22 .532 2½
Salem ...... 24 22 .522 3
Bremerton .. 24 23 .511 3½
Spokane .... 22 24 .478 5
Vancouver .. 21 24 .467 5½
Victoria ... 23 27 .460 6
Yakima ..... 21 26 .447 11½

VANCOUVER, June 7—Bill Werbowski is still looking for his first Western International League win this season. The Vancouver Capilanos handed him his sixth straight loss in an 11-3 game against the Spokane Indians here Monday night.
Vancouver walloped 15 hits, six for extra bases.
The Indians gave Werbowski a 2-0 lead after half an inning, before Bill Reese led off the Caps' scoring with a 350-foot homer over left field in the fourth. Charlie Mead singled and scored on Jack Warren's single through the box to even the count at 2-2. From then on, the Caps scored at least twice in every inning. Len Tran added the first pair with a homer in the fifth.
Warren had a pair of doubles along with his single, and Orrin Snyder bashed the left field wall with a double.
Larry Manier made his first start in three weeks, walking three and striking out two, remaining ahead of most hitters as he allowed only seven hits.
Spokane .............. 200 000 010—3 7 2
Vancouver ........... 000 223 22x—11 14 0
Perry, Werbowski (3) and Sheely; Manier and Warren.

TACOMA, June 7—Salem's sizzling Senators, the latest Western International League club to make a move, trounced the league-leading Tacoma Tigers, 10-4, tonight to jump into third place. Lefthander Ken Wyatt, recently returned to the Solons, was sent into action and he came through with a five-hit job.
Salem broke a 4-4 knot in the seventh inning with a three-run burst, added three more in the eighth and picked up a singleton on Joe Gedzius' ninth-inning circuit clout.
It was the Solons' fifth win and only teh fifth time this season the Tigers have lost at home.
Salem .............. 011 101 331—10 11 2
Tacoma ........... 012 100 000—4 5 4
Wyatt and Stumpf; Clary and Rossi, Hargadon (9).

VICTORIA, June 7—The Victoria Athletics and Wenatchee Chiefs combined for 15 errors in a wild, 20-8, win for the A's to open a series before 2,500 shirt-sleeved fans at Royal Athletic Park tonight.
Victoria rapped out 19 hits from the offerings of Glen Lierman and Jerry Gardner, a catcher who started at first base and ended up on the mound. The Chiefs had only 13 men in uniform and Lierman was forced to take a severe drubbing. They were further weakened Sunday when first baseman Steve Andrade quit the club.
The pattern of things became evident in the second inning when Victoria scored eight runs. Successive errors by Jess McWilliams and Ray McNulty started it. Lou Kubiak then swatted a hard ground ball off Lierman's leg and everyone was safe. Len Kasparovitch, which picked up his sixth victory, lined a single to right field for two runs. A single by Charlie Balassi, Jack Palmer's home run, a hit batsman, Roy Gilmore's hit and Babe Jensen's triple followed.
Three errors by the winners were responsible for five Wenatchee runs, but the locals came back with three runs in their half, featured by Balassi's round-tripper. At the end of three innings, the scoreboard read 11-5 but the earned runs were even, 1-1.
Four more runs in the fifth, another trio in the sixth and singletons in the seventh and eighth completed Victoria's run-making. Working behind a big lead, Kasparovitch allowed single runs in the fifth, sixth and ninth.
A's Notes - Shortstop Mike Dalton has been given his unconditional release and pitcher Dick Walkingshaw has been assigned to Twin Falls to make room on the roster for outfielder Roy Gilmore and pitcher Bill Harmsen. Another new arrival will be catcher Dick Morgan, who is driving up from California. On his arrival, Gil Hawkins will be assigned to a club in a lower league.
Wenatchee ............ 005 011 001—8 10 8
Victoria ................. 083 043 111x—20 19 7
Lierman, Gardner (6) and Dalrymple; Kasparovitch and Recca.

BREMERTON, June 7—Yakima nipped Bremerton, 3-1, in 11 innings tonight to shove the Bluejackets down the fourth spot in the Western International League.
Hub Kittle, returning with Yakima to his former Bremerton haunts, found things to his liking. The veteran twirler spaced eight hits over the distance and choked off a Bremerton threat in the second extra inning with two men on base.
Yakima ............. 000 000 001 02—3 9 0
Bremerton ......... 000 000 100 00—1 8 1
Kittle and Constantino; Sullivan, Conant (11) and Ronning, Volpi (1).

Pro Ball Sunday; Caps Play Vics for 'Flood'
VANCOUVER, June 7—Professional baseball will be played in Vancouver next Sunday for the first time. Baseball is going to do its bit toward swelling the Fraser Valley Flood Relief Fund.
The Capilanos will play the Victoria Athletics at Capilano Stadium in an exhibition game. All tickets will sell for one dollar with boxes also going on a reserved sale basis.
The game will start at 2 o'clcok. The sale is expected to realize over $2000, as a full house should be on hand for the Sunday game.
Both Victoria and the Caps have cancelled their Sunday games, the Caps foregoing a trip to Spokane.

Maul Brings Tars $12,500
BREMERTON, Wash., June 7—Allan Maul, Bremerton first baseman sold to the Oakland Acorns for 1949 delivery, brought a record Western International League price of $12,500, it was disclosed tonight.
President Bill Shepherd of the Bremerton Bluejackets said the deal had been completed with receipt of a cheque for the full amount from the Oakland Pacific Coast League club.
Maul, outstanding rookie of the Class "B" W.I.L. last year, signed with the Acorns a month ago fro an undisclosed figure. He is currently hitting at a .314 clip and slammed out two homers yesterday.

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