Thursday, July 5, 2007

Friday, June 25, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 42 23 .646 --
Bremerton .. 43 26 .623 1
Vancouver .. 34 30 .531 7½
Victoria ... 36 32 .529 7½
Spokane .... 31 34 .477 11
Wenatchee .. 28 38 .424 14½
Salem ...... 28 40 .412 15½
Yakima ..... 24 43 .358 19

VICTORIA, June 25—Len Kasparovitch provided the pitching and Babe Jensen the hitting tonight as the Victoria Athletics made it two straight over the Salem Senators, and five in a row in their latest win streak.
Surviving a shaky start, Kasparovitch blanked the Solons from the second until the ninth inning to gain a 5-3 verdict over Jim Olson.
Jensen hit a two-run homer in the first inning and singled in what proved to be the winning run in the eighth.
Walks to Charlie Balassi and Jack Palmer sandwiched around Lou Kubiak's single put three men on in the first inning. Archie Wilson bounced into a double play to score one run before Jensen lifted one over the fence.
Salem cut the margin to a single run in the second. Ed Barr homered with no one on to start it. Bill Burger's double and singles to Joe Gedzius and Olson accounted for the second run.
The A's could only get three men on the bags fromn the first until the eighth, when they came up with the rally that decided it.
Singles by Palmer, Wilson and Jensen plated one run and another scored as Dick Morgan forced a runner at second.
Two singles and a wild pitch sent in Salem's last run in the ninth.
Salem ......... 020 000 001—3 10 0
Victoria ...... 300 000 02x—5 8 1
Olson and Burgher; Kasparovitch and Recca.

BREMERTON, June 25—Jay Ragni of the Bremerton Bluejackets virtually defeated Spokane single-handed in both games of a Western International League double-header tonight. Bremerton picked up a 3-1 win in each game.
Ragni accounted for five of Bremerton's six runs. In the first game, he hammered out a triple in the third inning, good for two runs.
In the second, he poled a 350-foot homer over the right field fence, bringing in two runs.
First game
Spokane .......... 010 000 0—1 6 0
Bremerton ....... 012 000 x—3 8 3
Nelson and Sheely; Sullivan and Ronning.
Second game
Spokane ......... 001 000 000—1 3 0
Bremerton ...... 000 003 00x—3 7 1
Babbitt and Sheely; Hittle and Volpi.

VANCOUVER, June 25—Larry Manier tossed a four-hit, 4-1 victory against the Yakima Packers tonight that squared the Vancouver' Capilanos series with the visitors at Capilano Stadium.
Manier is four and three on the season.
He gave up a jit in the first, but the 76th double-killing by the Capilanos this season rubbed that out and he faced but the minimum three men in all but the fourth and fifth frames.
A Packer did get to third in the fourth frame, Larry French coming in spikes flying to cause Len Tran to drop Frank Mullens' perfect throw from the outfield. And in the fifth, a shutout was spoiled when the foes ganged two hits for their run. Jim Estrada had singled, Diamond Cecil walked and Frank Constantino singled in that inning.
This matched a first frame tally by the Caps. Joe Kaney had walked, gone to third on Mullens' single and scored on Bill Reese's fly ball. Three runs on three hits and an error cinched things in the sixth. Leading the Vancouver attack was Bill Reese, who hit three himes in a row after that run-scoring fly in the first.
Caps Notes — Pitcher Hal Saltzman has departed for points unknown. Caps general manager Bob Brown said tonight he had sold him to Salem. ... The game started right on time, thanks to Joe Louis. The Louis-Walcott fight was aired to many early-goers to the stadium and ended just as the groundman was lining out the batter's box and getting the basepaths ready after infield practice. ... Bob Brown signed Manier because of a player he sold to Cleveland in 1915 named Ed Doty. Doty retired to Michigan, and recommended Manier to him. Manier is from Benton Harbor.
Yakima ......... 000 010 000—1 4 2
Vancouver .... 100 003 00x—4 9 1
Kittle and Constantino; Manier and Warren.

Wenatchee ....... 000 200 010—3 10 3
Tacoma ............ 051 100 42x—13 17 1
Lierman, Horton (5), Rose (6) and Dalrymple; Sciarra and Rossi.

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