Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 28, 1948

             W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 6 2 .750 --
Vancouver .. 5 4 .556 1½
Salem ...... 4 4 .500 2
Wenatchee .. 5 5 .500 2
Victoria ... 5 6 .455 2½
Yakima ..... 5 6 .455 2½
Bremerton .. 3 4 .429 2½
Spokane .... 6 8 .429 4

VICTORIA, April 27—Backing up Len Kasparovitch's five-hitter, the Victoria Athletics nipped at Gene Babbitt in a 5-2 win tonight and a series sweep of the Spokane Indians.
The veteran right-hander also drove in what proved to be the winning run in the seventh when he singled into short left left over the heads of a drawn-in infield, driving in first baseman Paul Jones, who had tripled.
Jones walked in the fifth inning, stole second and scored the tying run on Lou Kubiak's single. He also drove in the final run with a single past third base in the eighth.
Both runs against Kasparovitch were unearned. They came in the third inning after Jack Palmer bobbled Tom Nelson's drive to the short patch. Al Orlando forced Nelson at second and scored the first run on Bill Wright's double. Wright later coubted as Bud Sheely lined a hit into right field.
Archie Wilson picked up Victoria's first hit in the fourth inning and scored all the way from first as Sal Recca followed with a duble to the centre field fence.
The A's tallied the tying run and went ahead to stay with a two-run spree in the seventh. Jones opened the inning with a triple, Kasparovitch singled, was sacrificed to second, took third on Kubiak's single and scored on a fielder's choice. In the eighth, Recca opened with a single, was safe at second when Orlando dopped a double-play ball, took third on Charlie Balassi's single and scored on Jones' single. Babe Jensen tried to score on the same play but was tagged out at the plate.
Spokane ........ 002 000 000—2 5 2
Victoria ......... 000 110 21x—5 10 4
Babbitt and Sheely; Kasparovitch and Recca.

YAKIMA, April 28—Tacoma Tigers increased their lead at the top of the standings to a game and a half by trouncing the Yakima Packers tonight, 14-8. Yakima's loss dropped them into a fifth-place tie with the Victoria Athletics.
The visitors broke a 5-5 tie in the third inning with a seven-run splurge. Four hits interspersed by as many bases on balls produced the runs. Glen Stetter hit a home for Tacoma in the second. Paid attendance was 579.
Tacoma ......... 147 101 100—14 17 4
Yakima .......... 230 000 300—8 7 2
Gilson, Clary (2) and Rossi; Kittle, Freeman (3), Pirack (7) and French, Constantino (3).

Wenatchee at Vancouver, double-header, rained out.
Salem at Bremerton, postponed, rain.

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