Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thursday, July 29, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 62 42 .596 —
Tacoma ...... 61 44 .581 1½
Victoria .... 60 47 .561 3½
Vancouver ... 52 47 .525 7½
Spokane ..... 55 51 .519 8
Wenatchee ... 46 59 .438 16½
Salem ....... 45 62 .421 18½
Yakima ...... 38 67 .362 24½

VANCOUVER, July 29—Carl Gunnarson fired a seven-hit shutout as the Vancouver Capilanos blanked the Spokane Indians, 3-0, in a Western International League game.
The Caps managed only a couple of scratch hits off Jack Teagan until the sixth. Joe Kaney doubled with two out and scored on Frank Mullens' crash against the right field screen.
For insurance, Jack Warren doubled to open the seventh and Charlie Mead and Buddy Hjelmaa followed with bingles for another run.
Hits by Len Tran and Kaney in the eighth scored an unearned run.
Bob Hedington had three of Spokane's hits. Two of them were the only two Indians' hits until the sixth inning. Then in the ninth, two were on and one out when Hedington banged his third blow off Kaney's knee at second. Kaney managed to stay in the game and turned the double-play which ended it.
Spokane ........... 000 000 000—0 7 1
Vancouver ........ 000 001 11x—3 9 2
Teagan and Gibb; Gunnarson and Warren.

TACOMA, July 29—Tacoma Tigers managed to gain a half game as they swept a twin-bill from the Yakima Packers, 5-4 and 16-3. Vito DeVito's bases-loaded double in the sixth frame of the short opener sent Hub Kittle down to defeat. Six runs in the first two innings drove Yakima starter Garth Ford from the mound, and eight more in the eighth made the second affair a walkover.
First game
Yakima ............ 400 000 0—4 11 1
Tacoma ........... 100 013 x—5 8 2
Kittle and Constantino; Greenlaw, Gleason (2), Clary (6) and Rossi.
Second game
Yakima ............ 000 000 300—3 7 6
Tacoma ........... 240 011 08x—16 16 1
Ford, Strait (2) and Constantino; Venturelli and Hargadon.

BREMERTON, July 29—Scoring five runs after two were out in the eighth inning, Bremerton's leading Bluejackets protected their lead in the W.I.L. by defeating Salem, 6-4.
Singles by Ed Samcoff, Allan Maul and Frank Volpi and triples by Al Ronning and Don Stanford did all the damage after Cal McIrvin hurled four-hit baseball.
Salem .............. 020 000 011—4 9 1
Bremerton ........ 000 000 15x—6 8 2
McIrvin and Burgher; Hittle and Volpi.

WENATCHEE, July 29—Del Owens saw his scoreless-innings streak snapped at 16 in the first inning, but went on to start a new streak by blanking Wenatchee in the last eight innings as Victoria defeated the Chiefs 8-1 tonight.
The Athletics have Owens all he needed as they landed on Dick Conover for five runs in the second inning. Dick Morgan led off with his second home run. Vic Buccola then plated the second and third runs with a double and Jack Palmer completed the rally with his 13th circuit smash.
The A's pecked away at Stan Gilson, Conover's replacement, for single runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth.
Jess McWilliams singled in the first inning, his first of four hits, and scored on Bill Wilson's triple.
Victoria has won all three games it has played in Wenatchee this season.
Victoria ............. 050 001 011—8 15 1
Wenatchee ........ 100 000 000—1 8 1
Owens and Morgan; Conover, Gilson (3) and Gardner.

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