Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday, August 13, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 76 46 .623 —
Tacoma ...... 68 52 .567 7
Victoria .... 69 56 .552 8½
Spokane ..... 67 57 .540 10
Vancouver ... 56 58 .482 16
Salem ....... 55 68 .447 21½
Wenatchee ... 53 67 .442 22
Yakima ...... 41 81 .336 35

WENATCHEE, Aug. 13—With a month and a day remaining in the Western International League campaign, the pennant-bound Bremerton Bluejackets appear to be a shoo-in, barring upsets, that is.
They clung tenaciously to their seven-game lead as the result of a 9-4 victory over the Wenatchee Chiefs tonight.
The front-runners came from behind to defeat Wenatchee, shoving over five runs in the sixth and seventh frames. Don Stanford and Allan Maul, with a two-run homer apiece and Eddie Samcoff, with two doubles and two singles in four trips, topped the Bremerton attack.
Bremerton ........ 201 002 301—9 13 3
Wenatchee ...... 311 000 000—4 7 3
Conant and Volpi; Stevens, Gilson (7) and Dalrymple.

TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 13—Tacoma's Vince Lazor scattered seven hits tonight in shutting out Spokane, 3-0. Catcher-Manager Earl Kuper drove in two of the three Tiger runs with the help of Larry Lee, who banged out a triple and two singles in four times at bat.
Spokane .......... 000 000 000—0 7 2
Tacoma ........... 100 011 00x—3 7 0
Holmes, Werbowski (8) and Sheely; Lazor and Kuper.

VICTORIA, Aug. 13—Using costly errors and a series of base hits, the Victoria Athletics overcame a 3-0 first inning Yakima lead to defeat the Packers 12-6 tonight.
Victoria scored three in the fourth and four in the fifth and then added to their total in the next three frames after the Packers had made it 7-6 in the sixth on Frank Constantino's three-run homer.
Three Packer pitchers were bombarded for 17 hits and had poor support in the field. Five of the Victoria runs were unearned.
Yakima starter Garth Ford ran into trouble in the fourth when an error, a walk, two scratchy infield hits and a force play brought in three Victoria runs. Ford retired under fire in the next inning when four hits, a hit batsman and awalk sent over four more runs. Dick Drilling was reaced for three runs in the short time he was on the mound and Bill Freeman was touched for a pair of markers in his one-inning stint.
Del Owens received credit for his 12th win but manager Ted Norbert called on Bill Harmsen to finish the game when Owens loaded the bases in the ninth.
Leading Victoria's 17-hit attack was Vic Buccola, who had four safeties, including a double in six trips. Archie Wilson, the league's leading hitter, picked up his 34th double and two runs to run his his production on the season to 201, and scored three times. Owens batted in three runs with as many hits.
Yakima ........... 300 003 000—6 9 3
Victoria .......... 000 341 22x—12 17 3
Ford, D. Drilling (5), Freeman (8) and Constantino; Owens, Harmsen (9) and Recca.

Salem at Vancouver, postponed, wet grounds.


Baseball Marathon Called at Three In the Morning
KANSAS CITY, Aug 13—Kansas City Blues defeated Toledo Mudhens of the American Association 4-0 this morning in the first game of a scheduled double-header but the second contest was called at 2:50 a.m. because of a curfew law.
Lee MacPhail, general manager of the Kansas City Club, lodged a protest, claiming the second game on forfeit on the grounds that the Toledo Club failed to cooperate. He said the Hens arrived here at 10:39 p.m. The game began at 11:57.
The Hens were leading 7-1 at the end of the third when the game was called.

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