BREMERTON, Apr. 18 — Buddy Hjelmaa's three-run double broke a 1-1 tie in the night game of a season opening double header as the Vancouver Capilanos split a pair in Bremerton, as the Tars took the first game 2-0, and the Caps the second, 4-1.
Big John Marshall held his former teammates to one hit — Hjelmaa's single in the second. He walked one and struck out one.
In the third inning, Marshall walked, Snag Moore singled and then Jim Brown slapped out a grounder to third that Len Tran scooped up, but fired past first base. By the time it was recovered, Marshall and Moore scored.
Carl Gunnarson was the unlucky loser, allowing only three hits.
Joe Kaney brought the Caps' first run in the nightcap, singling in the first, moving to second on a walk, going to third on a long fly ball and scoring on a wild throw.
Moore and Brown hit back-to-back doubles in the third for Bremerton to tie the game, then came the big eighth inning that won the game.
Kaney got a walk, Sam Samhammer beat out a bunt, Bob Brenner sacrificed them over and Charlie Mead walked. Hjelmaa then drove the ball down the third base line to clear the sacks. Larry Manier allowed eight hits and struck out eight to pick up the win. Gene Chelli, who held Vancouver to four hits, took the loss.
Vancouver ........ 000 000 0—0 1 1
Bremerton ........ 002 000 x—2 3 2
Gunnarson and Brenner; Marshall and Volpi.
Vancouver ....... 100 000 030—4 4 1
Bremerton ...... 001 000 000—1 8 4
Manier and Brenner; Chelli and Volpi.
YAKIMA, April 18—A cool little righthander led the Victoria Athletics out of the wilderness in the second game of a double-header at Yakima, today, by holding the Packers to four hits in gaining a 7-2 victory to end the Victoria losing streak at three games.
Dick Walkingshaw, who came into the Boyes Springs training camp of the West Coast Yankees farm clubs last year with a great determination to be a ball player, took the mound after watching the A's take an 11-2 pasting in the opener.
Archie Wilson turned the tide in the victory when he caught hold of a change of pace and banged it high and over the left field wall. The A's were not to be denied from there. Wilson also chipped in with a triple, while Jack Palmer lashed out a triple and a single.
In the opener, Joe Blankenship was reached for three runs in the second inning with an error by Bob Koraleski starting the trouble. The roof fell in in the fourth when eight Yakima runners found their way to home plate. Southpaw Art Kuehl relieved and failed to get a man out. Seven of the runs were unearned.
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Yakima ........ 030 800 x—11 11 2
Blankenship, Kuehl (4), Logue (4) and Recca; Strait and Constantino.
Victoria ......... 010 211 002—7 8 2
Yakima ......... 010 000 001—2 4 3
Walkinshaw and Danielson; Tirack, Fast (6), Johnson (8) and Eastwood.
Tacoma ......... 001 000 0—1 8 1
Salem ............ 000 202 x—4 5 1
Gleason and Rossi; Stevenson and Hansen.
Tacoma ....... 040 000 000—4 2 2
Salem .......... 011 000 21x—5 9 3
Greenlaw, Chetkovich (2), Chapple (8) and Rommi; Anderson and Halter.
Spokane ....... 000 000 001—1 9 2
Wenatchee ..... 100 012 22x—8 14 1
Werbowski, Perry (8) and Sheely; Rose and Dalrymple.
Spokane ...... 400 348 0—19 14 6
Wenatchee .... 616 000 3—16 16 4
Orphal, Babbitt (1), Perry (3) and Sheely; Stenman, Bruce (1), Mann (2), Stevens (5), Tisnerat (6) McCollum (7) and and Siok.