Thursday, July 12, 2007

Monday, August 9, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 72 45 .615 —
Tacoma ...... 66 50 .569 5½
Spokane ..... 66 53 .555 7
Victoria .... 67 54 .554 7
Vancouver ... 55 56 .495 14
Wenatchee ... 51 65 .440 20½
Salem ....... 52 68 .433 21½
Yakima ...... 40 78 .339 32

VANCOUVER, Aug. 9—Orrin Snyder buzzed a single past reliever Charlie Peterson's ear to bring in two runs in the ninth to end the ballgame as the Vancouver Capilanos pulled off an 8-7 win over the Yakima Packers.
Peterson was called in from left field when Larry Orteig, another outfielder, couldn't get anyone out in the first, when Vancouver scored three times. Yakima knotted the game in the second, then Vancouver went ahead 4-3 in the seventh when Frank Mullens tripled home Len Tran.
Yakima tied it in the eighth, then the Caps went ahead yet again when Charlie Mead smashed his 19th homer of the year over right centre.
Undaunted, the Packers got three runs in the eight. A walk and a hit with one out resulted in Sandy Robertson being replaced on the mound by Jim Hedgecock. Jim Estrada bounced a blooper in front of the plate and it bounced high enough that the runner scored before Hedgecock could make a play. That tied the game, then Gene Thompson singled to centre to bring home two more runs.
However, Bill Reese walked to open the Vancouver ninth and Frank Mullens hit. Mead walked to fill the bases and one run scored when third sacker Snag Moore made the forceout at third on Buddy Hjelmaa's ground ball, ignoring the double-play set-up at second and first. Bill Brenner walked to fill the bases, then Snyder ended the game with his single.
Yakima ........ 030 000 013—7 10 2
Vancouver ... 300 000 113—8 10 0
Orteig, Peterson (1) and Constantino; Robertson, Hedgecock (9) and Brenner.

VICTORIA, Aug 9—Joe Blankenship went the distance for his 18th win as the Victoria Athletics defeated the Salem Senators, 9-7, tonight, before 2,100 fans at Royal Athletic Park.
Blankenship gave up three home runs which accounted for six of the Salem runs, but four of them were unearned. He held the Solons to seven hits and struck out 11.
The A's shoved across four runs in the first inning after two were out on successive singles by Archie Wilson, Babe Jensen, Sal Recca, Charlie Balassi and Russ Walseth after Lou Kubiak had walked.
Jack Palmer's double down the left field line scored Blankenship and Kubiak in the fourth to restore Victoria's lead after Eddie Barr's two-run homer in the top half of the frame had made it close.
Vic Buccola drove home a run in the sixth to make it 7-4.
Catcher Bill Burgher slammed out the first of two long home runs in the Salem seventh and Palmer's error and Al Spaeter's double plated another run.
Recca then provided the winning runs in the bottom of the inning when he drove out a tremdendous home run, his ninth, with Jensen on the bags.
An error by Walseth paved the way for the final three Senator runs in the eighth. With a runner on first and two out, Walseth took Joe Gedzius' ground ball and elected to throw to first with an easy play at second in front of him. He heaved the ball over Buccola's head and Burgher followed with his second circuit smash.
Salem ........... 000 200 230—7 8 2
Victoria ......... 400 201 20x—9 16 3
Stevenson, Shortledge (2) and Burger; Blankenship and Recca.

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