Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, May 12, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 11  6 .647 --
Wenatchee .. 11  9 .550 1½
Salem ...... 12 11 .522 2
Victoria ... 11 11 .500 2½
Yakima ..... 11 11 .500 2½
Bremerton ... 9 10 .474 3
Spokane ..... 9 12 .429 4
Vancouver ... 9 13 .409 4½

VICTORIA, May 12—Salem Senators brought an end to Victoria's five-game winning streak tonight, downing the Athletics, 8-3, tonight.
Big Jim Olson came up with his third straight win for Salem. Although touched for ten hits, he kept them well scattered. He ended a potential Victoria uprising in the eighth by fanning Sal Recca with two out after Paul Jones, Archie Wilson and Babe Jensen all singled.
Dick Sinovic and Al Spaeter provided the punch that gave the Senators an early lead. Sinovic picked up a single, double and triple in five tries at bat and drove in four runs, while Spaeter had two singles and a double in four trips and batted in two markers.
The A's first tally came in the fourth when Jack Palmer opened with a slashing single down the left field foul line and scored on Wilson's double off the centre field fence. Wilson was stranded at the keystone.
The Senators added two unearned runs in the fifth, a single tally in the sixth and two unearned markers off Art Kuehl in the eighth to complete their scoring.
Athletics scored their final runs in the ninth. Charlie Balassi was hit by a pitched ball and scored on Lou Kubiak's triple down the right field fline. Kubiak later crossed the plate on an infield out.
The loss stopped the Victoria winning streak at five games.
Salem ........ 102 021 020—8 10 1
Victoria ...... 000 100 002—3 10 5
Olson and Hanson; Ward, Kuehl (8) and Recca.

All other WIL games were rained out.

Condon Gone
BREMERTON, May 12—Bremerton Bluejackets completed today the job of trimming its baseball roster to the Western International League's 17-play limit. Saturday is the deadline.
The club optioned Walt Condon, a left-handed pitcher, to Phoenix of the Arizona-Texas League (Class C). He has appeared only in relief roles.


Honolulu Seeks P.C.L. Franchise
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 — Honolulu interest, promising financial support, have applied for a franchise in the Pacific Coast Baseball League, if and when one becomes available.
The preliminary application, in the form of a letter to league president, Clarence Rowland, already is on file. Sports Enterprises of Honolulu is the franchise bidder.
League directors will no doube acknowledge the application, but there is now little liklihood of expanding the ten-team circuit to include Honolulu and Long Beach.
Coast league bosses cling to their hope to win recognition as a third major, despite all the setbacks to date. In Los Angeles, however, a vigorous following continues to probe the possibilities of acquiring a major league franchise for that city. Big league ball there would be the means to entry of Honolulu into teh Coast League.
But with Los Angeles out, the Coast's chances for major league recognition as a unit would be gone for good.

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