Thursday, July 5, 2007

Thursday, June 24, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 41 23 .641 --
Bremerton .. 41 26 .612 1½
Vancouver .. 33 30 .524 7½
Victoria ... 35 32 .522 7½
Spokane .... 31 32 .492 9½
Wenatchee .. 28 37 .431 13½
Salem ...... 28 39 .418 14½
Yakima ..... 24 42 .364 18

TACOMA, June 24—Tacoma Tigers gained a half game on the Bremrton Bluejackets tonight by sweeping a double-bill from the erratic Spokane Indians, 5-3 and 7-1. A three-run sixth gave the Bengals the seven-inning opener and they breezed home in the finale.
First game
Spokane ......... 000 102 0—3 4 0
Tacoma .......... 020 003 x—5 9 0
Werbowski, Babbitt (6) and Sheely, Ncholas and Rossi.
Second game
Spokane ......... 000 000 100—1 9 3
Tacoma .......... 100 320 01x—7 11 0
Orphal, Perry (4) and Sheely; Venturelli and Hargadon.

BREMERTON, June 24—Bremerton copped an 11-inning, 4-3 battle from the Wenatchee Chiefs tonight. Lil Arnerich drove in Jay Ragni with the winning run. John Conant gained credit for his ninth victory.
Wenatchee ...... 020 000 010 00—3 8 2
Bremerton ....... 000 001 020 01—4 8 1
Stevens, Rose (10), McCollum (11) and Gardner, Barnise, Conant (9) and Volpi.

VANCOUVER, June 24—Former Vancouver Capilano Lou Estes came back to hunt his ex-mates by driving in the winning run in the eleventh inning to give Yakima a 5-4 victory here in Western International League baseball.
It was a tight game at the start. Hunk Anderson allowed only three Packers to get base after six innings, while Vancouver collected three hits in the first five innings off Bob Pirack.
The Caps went ahead when Anderson scored on a wild pitch in the sixth and again in the seventh when Charlie Mead's homer cancelled the first Packer tally.
The Yaks got to Anderson for two singles and a run in the eighth and chased him in the ninth with two runs. But Vancouver managed to tie the game again in the bottom of the inning.
With one out, Buddy Hjelmaa walked and was safe when shortstop Jim Estrada messed up Jack Warren's grounder. Orrin Snyder singled to centre to score Hjelmaa, pitcher Pirack pitched to centre field to try to get Warren at second and when the centre fielder was a little lax tossing the ball back, Warren came home to tie the game.
Sandy Robertson got the Packers out in the tenth, but surrendered singles in the eleventh to Frank Constantino, Ray French and Charlie Peterson before Estes singled in the game-winner.
Charlie Mead thought he had tied the game with a home run in the eleventh, but umpire Bill Abbey ruled it was foul, and Mead was tossed after arguing his point with some inappropriate words. Abbey had tossed Frank Mullens for arguing a called third strike in the tenth.
It was Yakima's third overtime game in as many nights, the last two coming in Victoria.
Yakima ........... 000 000 112 01—5 12 3
Vancouver ...... 000 001 102 00—4 8 0
Pirack and Tornay, Constantino (9); Anderson, Gunnarson (9), Robertson (10) and Warren.

VICTORIA, June 24—Three home runs, six doubles, five singles and eight walks adding up to 13 runs should be enough to win a ball game. But not for the Salem Senators tonight. The Victoria Athletics used 21 hits, ten bases on balls, and two boots to score 19 times and take the opener of a four-game series.
It was Victoria's fourth win in a row, their 12th in their last 14 home games and 13th in their last 18 games.
Victoria batted around three times, opening up with an eight-run blast in the first after Salem scored twice in the top half. Each club scored four times in the fourth, but the A's made it certain with a five-run explosion in the sixth.
Every player in the winning line-up, except starter Frank Logue, had at least one hit and scored one or more runs. Vic Buccola, who had four singles in a row, led the hit parade, while Lou Kubiak, Babe Jensen, Sal Recca and reliever Jim Propst had three bingles.
Distraught Senators manager Jack Wilson even took a turn on the mound to try to stem the damage. He gave up two runs in his two-inning stint, but he also had a home run and a walk in two trips, and batted in three runs.
Salem ........... 200 401 123—13 14 2
Victoria ......... 800 405 20x—19 21 27
Sporer, McMillan (1), Lazor (6), Wilson (7) and Burgher; Logue, Propst (4), Owens (9) and Recca.

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