W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 58 41 .586 —
Tacoma ..... 57 42 .576 1
Victoria ... 56 45 .554 3
Spokane .... 51 49 .510 7½
Vancouver .. 47 46 .505 8
Wenatchee .. 44 55 .444 14
Salem ...... 45 57 .441 14
Yakima ..... 38 61 .384 20
SPOKANE, July 24—Behind 6-1, the Spokane Indians rallied to dump Tacoma, 7-6, tonight.
Winners scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth to make it 6-5. Gene Petralli drove in the tying run in the ninth and reached third on the play at the plate. The Tigers then leaded the bases with two intentional walks but Ed San Clemente, former University of California third baseman, came through with a single to break it up.
Tacoma ......... 000 141 000—6 13 4
Spokane ........ 100 000 312—7 7 3
Greenlaw, Lazor (7) and Rossi; Werbowski, Cordell (7) and Gibb, Sheely (9)
WENATCHEE, July 24—The Wenatchee Chiefs edged the Bremerton Bluejackets, 3-2, in tehn innings tonight, as two errors were responsible for the winning run. Catcher Al Ronning, playing in left field, made a two-base muff on Nick Palica's blow. Palica went to third on Len Scarpelli's single and scored when a ground ball got away from shortstop Lil Arnerich.
Ronning was responsible for both Bremerton tallies with a first-inning home run.
Bremerton ...... 200 000 000 0—2 8 2
Wenatchee ..... 020 000 000 1—3 10 2
Hittle and Volpi; Stevens and Gardner.
SALEM, July 24—Hunk Anderson allowed only five hits, and all of them came in the seventh inning when Salem scored their lone run as the Vancouver Capilanos dumped the Senators 4-1.
The rest of the Caps backed Anderson's effort with a three-run sixth inning. Two Salem errors and singles by Len Tran, Joe Kaney and Frank Mullens did all the damage.
Anderson scored the fourth on an outfield fly after tripling in the seventh.
Vancouver .......... 000 003 100—4 9 2
Salem .................. 000 000 100—1 5 2
Anderson and Warren; McIrvin and Burgher.
YAKIMA, July 24—Joe Blankenship went the distance to snap the Yakima winning streak at six games and pull off a 6-4 win for the Athletics tonight.
The game was featured by several arguments with the umpires. The Packers bitterly protested Vic Buccola's bases-loaded double in the fifth-inning uprising which won the game for the A's, claiming the ball was foul. The arbiters, Bluebricht and Skulik, had to have police protection from irate Yakima fans when the game was over.
Single runs in the first and third innings have Victoria an early lead, but Yakima squared matters in the fourth to set the stage for Buccola's game-winning hit down the foul line. The feature of the game took place in the seventh when Lou Kubiak stole home for the Athletics' final run. He reached base on a double.
Victoria ............ 101 030 100—6 11 4
Yakima ............ 000 201 100—4 7 4
Blanemnship and Recca; Kramer, Drilling (7) and Constantino.
IT TAKES TIME
by Jim Tang
The reason Bill Barisoff has not yet appeared in the A's lineup is because the ex-Bremerton outfielder and Business-Manager Reg Patterson have so far failed to agree on terms after an earlier announcement that everyting was set. Barisoff has upped his demand and Patterson feels that his performance this season does not rate the amount asked. This seems to make sense. If Barisoff could not make the grade with remerton, weakest hitting club in the W.I.L., it would take a complete reformation for him to help the A's , whose crying need is more pitching help, not the odd home run from a player who has not shown the drivem speed or defensive ability necessary so far this season. Finalk decision will be made today after Patterson has dicussed the possiblity of further help from the parent New York Yankees with Ed Leishman, West Coast farm director, who will be here in the Spokane series.
- Colonist, July 25, 1948