Friday, July 13, 2007

Saturday, August 14, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 76 47 .618 —
Tacoma ...... 68 53 .562 7
Victoria .... 71 56 .559 7
Spokane ..... 68 57 .544 9
Vancouver ... 56 60 .483 18½
Salem ....... 57 68 .460 20
Wenatchee ... 54 67 .446 21
Yakima ...... 41 83 .331 35½

VICTORIA, Aug. 14—Victoria Athletics' two veteran righthanders pitched the A's to a double victory over the Yakima Packers today, enabling the Athletics to sweep the four-game series.
Lenny Kasparovitch allowed five hits, including a two-run homer to Lou Estes and another four-bagger by Gene Thompson, in gaining an 8-3 decision in the matinee for his 15th triumph.
Joe Blankenship notched his 19th win in the nightcap, 7-5, after spotting the Packers to a 5-0 lead on two home runs by Bill Barisoff.
The A's hits started dropping in the sixth inning of the finale. Archie Wilson beat out an infield hit and went all the way to third when catcher Frank Constantino threw the ball into right field. He scored easily with the first run after Babe Jensen's smash to Larry Orteig in left field. Dick Morgan followed with a triple down the left field line and scored on Charlie Balassi's single. A walk, a fielder's choice and Jack Palmer's double drove in Lou Kubiak with the third run in the seventh.
Jensen's double, Morgan's single, a sacrifice and Russ Walseth's single squared the count and brought in Bob Drillling in place of Hub Hittle. Vic Buccola drew a walk and Kubiak followed with a double off the boards to plate the winning run.
First game
Yakima ....... 020 000 100—3 5 2
Victoria ...... 010 300 13x—8 13 0
Strait and Constantino; Kasparovitch and Recca.
Second game
Yakima ....... 000 203 000—5 9 3
Victoria ...... 000 002 14x—7 12 0
Kittle, B. Drilling (8) and Constantino; Blankenship and Morgan.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 14—Bob Costello and the Vancouver Capilanos gave away seven runs in the fourth inning of the first game but couldn't catch up as the Salem Senators pulled off an 8-7 win this afternoon. The Senators swept the twin bill and the series with a 6-4 win in the nightcap.
Costello couldn't find the plate and walked five men and gave up two hits in the fourth.
Jim Olson's seventh inning double brought in the run that proved to be the difference as the Caps nibbled away at the Senators and chased both Olson and his replacement, Ray McNulty, in the ninth. Joe Kaney's three-run single on a 3-2 pitch with the bags loaded and two out provided the runs. But they finished one shy as Frank Mullens flew out to end the game.
At night, Vancouver again collected 14 hits while Sandy Robertson surrendered seven, but left 16 men stranded.
Two clusters of three runs was too much for the home club to overcome, and errors didn't help either. Orrin Snyder failed to get a Teaxs Leaguer in the first and Robertson tossed a sacrifice into the dugout to allow two runs to score in the sixth.
First game
Salem ............. 000 700 100—8 8 1
Vancouver ....... 000 002 113—7 14 1
Olson, McNulty (9), Stevenson (9) and Samhammer; Costello, Anderson (4) and Brenner.
Second game
Salem ............ 300 003 000—6 7 2
Vancouver ...... 010 120 000—4 14 1
Peterson, Saltzman (6) and Samhammer; Robertson and Warren.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 14—Tom Rose hurled a one-hitter against the Bremerton Bluejackets tonight as the Wenatchee Chiefs took advantage of the wildness of three Bremerton hurlers for a 10-1 triumph.
The only blow off Rose was a double by Frank Volpi in the second inning which drove in Lyle Palmer, who had walked, in with the only Bremerton run.
Bremerton ....... 010 000 000—1 1 2
Wenatchee ..... 002 107 00x—10 8 0
Simon, Barnise (6), Allen (6) and Volpi; Rose and Gardner.

Spokane ...... 101 005 000—7 10 2
Tacoma ....... 030 000 000—3 7 2
Teagan and Rossi; Greenlaw, Clary (6) and Kuper.

Big Southpaw To Join A's
VICTORIA, Aug. 14—Victoria Athletics received their first pitching help since the start of the season with the announcement that Wally Eads, who was with Twin Falls last season, would join the club at Bremerton on Tuesday.
Eads, a towering lefthander, who has a real fast ball, has been out of action this season with a sore arm but is reported to be ready again. He looked good, although wild, in spring training and may prove to be a valuable addition, His record at Twin Falls shows seven victories and five setbacks in 1947. He pitched 105 innings, gave up 98 hits, 86 bases on ball and struck out 67.
His acquisition brings Victoria's roster up to the limit of 17, but it was stated that the search is still on for a proven starter.

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