Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Saturday, May 1, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ...... 9  2 .818 --
Vancouver ... 8  5 .516 2
Wenatchee ... 8  6 .571 2½
Bremerton ... 5  6 .455 4
Yakima ...... 6  8 .429 4½
Salem ....... 5  7 .417 4½
Victoria .... 6  9 .400 5
Spokane ..... 7 11 .389 5½

VANCOUVER, May 1—Bud Sheely smacked a pair of homers and drove in seven runs as Spokane doused the Vancouver Capilanos, 9-6, in the second game of a Saturday double-header. Vancouver won the opener, 6-5, with a run in the ninth.
Sheely bashed a grand slam in the third inning that tied that game at 4-4, while his second climaxed a ninth inning when the Indians scored four times.
The locals added three in their half of the ninth but left the tying and winning runs on base when Ralph Samhammer grounded for the final out.
In the opener, Charlie Mead's homer tied the game at 5-5 in the seventh, and Vancouver won it in the ninth on a fluke. Orrin Snyder hit a ground ball to third baseman Leo Thomas, with Joe Kaney on second and two out. But the ball hit a rock and bounced off Thomas' shoulder. By the time Tom Nelson had run down the ball, Kaney had scored the winning run.
First game
Spokane ......... 110 201 000—5 11 2
Vancouver ...... 020 110 101—6 9 0
Werbowski, Babbitt (5) and Sheely; Klubnickin, Gunnarson (2) and Warren.
Second game
Spokane ......... 004 000 014—9 13 4
Vancouver ...... 400 000 003—6 14 3
Orphal and Sheely; Costello and Brenner.

VICTORIA, May 1—The improved Wenatchee Chiefs swept a double header from the Victoria Athletics, 11-4 and 6-1, to make it three in a row over the Norbertman after dropping the first game of the series on Thursday.
Lou McCollum permitted eight hits, struck out nine and did not give up a walk in the closer. Three of the hits were to Bob Koraleski, who smashed a tremendous home run in the eighth for Victoria's only run.
Del Owens went the distance for the losers.
Gene Caviglio led the Wenatchee attack with two doubles and a single, while Lou Estes connected for a solo homer and a single.
The Athletics used 17 players in the first game to pull off the win. It was partly because French-Canadian umpire Jerry Mathieu, making his WIL debut, thumbed catcher Sal Recca for protesting that a Wenatchee batter ran off the line in trying to beat a bunt, and tossed Babe Jensen for his language in arguing a Wenatchee runner left third too early on a fly ball. Manager Ted Norbert ended up inserting himself in left field by the end.
Wenatchee got off to a 3-0 lead in the first off Joe Blankenship, thanks to Jack Palmer's error. He was reached for nine runs and six hits in the first four innings. Frank Logue got through an inning, was taken out for a pinch hitter, the Len Kasparovitch came in in the sixth inning, only to give up four runs in the seventh, including three on Tom Sioc's home run, the first by a visiting player at Royal Athletic Park this year. Jim Propst gave up the final Wenatchee run in the eighth.
Archie Wilson provided all the Victoria scoring with his fourth and fifth home runs of the season.
Athletics Notes - Outfielder and leadoff man Reg Clarkson is still attempting to get permission from Fort Worth to play in Victoria.
Wenatchee ..... 311 100 410—11 19 0
Victoria .......... 200 020 000—4 9 3
Stevens, Rose (5) and Sick; Blankenship, Logue (5), Kaspaovitch (6), Propst (8) and Recca, Danielson.
Second game
Wenatchee ........ 010 002 210—6 9 0
Victoria .............. 000 000 010—1 8 0
McCollum and Dalrymple; Ownes and Danielson.

Salem ............. 010 021 100—5 12 3
Tacoma .......... 020 040 00x—6 9 2
Anderson, Sporer (5) and Hanson; Gleason, Venturelli and Rossi, Hargadon (3).

Yakima ........... 401 205 021—15 10 0
Bremerton ....... 002 200 000—4 8 7
Ford and Eastwood; Marshall, Boys (5), Jones (7) and Volpi, Ronning (7).

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