Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thursday, September 9, 1948

                W  L  Pct. GB
Bremerton .... 91  58 .611 —
Spokane ...... 95  62 .605 —
Victoria ..... 88  67 .563 6
Tacoma ....... 78  69 .531 12
Salem ........ 72  83 .465 22
Vancouver .... 63  76 .453 23
Wenatchee .... 67  86 .438 26
Yakima ....... 54 104 .329 41½

VANCOUVER, Sept. 9—The Vancouver Capilanos made five errors that coupled with 14 hits to add up to a 9-3 win by the Bremerton Bluejackets at Capilano Stadium.
But the Jackets didn't pull away from co-leading Spokane as the Indians won. Six percentage points separate the clubs.
Four runs in the third inning, aided by two Vancouver errors, had the Tars sailing home. They added three more runs off southpaw Jim Hedgecock in the fourth and fifth innings before Hunk Anderson came on to allow two more runs the rest of the way.
Ed Samcoff paced assault with a triple, two doubles and a single in six trips. One of his blows hit Joe Kaney in the face and forced the Cap second-sacker to leave the game.
Lloyd Hittle allowed eight hits in his 18th win.
Caps notes — Bill Brenner was named Most Popular Player and then drew the name of a fan out of a box for a wristwatch. The winner was Jo-Anne Hatch, a niece of Carl Gunnarson.
Bremerton ......... 004 120 011—9 14 0
Vancouver ......... 000 100 200—3 8 5
L. Hittle and Volpi; Hedgecock, Anderson (5) and Brenner.

TACOMA, Sept. 9—Spokane Indians maintained their first-place tie with Bremerton and swept their three-game series with Tacoma by defeating the Tigers, 5-4.
Frank Nelson notched his 23rd victory of the season, a two-hit job. It put him a tie with Joe Blankenship of Victoria and only one short of the league record of 24, established by Oscar (Red) Miller, of Yakima, in 1937.
The Indians showed signs of the strain of their terrific stretch burst by committing five errors. The ragged Spokane fielding kept Tacoma in contention until the ninth when the winners pushed across one tally on a double, single and an infield out.
Tacoma ended the game by checking in with their 166th double play of the season.
Spokane ......... 000 201 101—5 10 5
Tacoma .......... 010 001 200—4 2 0
Nelson and Sheely, Rossi (9); Kipp, Clary (7) and Kuper.

VICTORIA, Sept. 9—A heavy smoke rolled into Royal Athletic Park, leading to four Yakima runs in the fifth inning of the opener of a twin-bill as the Packers defeated the Victoria Athletics, 5-1.
Back-to-back doubles by Russ Walseth and Al Goot in the fourth inning gave Victoria their run. Then, the sky over the diamond became black — in more ways than one. Goot filled the bases in the fifth on Max Strait's single and two walks. With two out, Lou Estes stayed alive when Vic Buccola at first lost his foul pop up in the smoke. He walked to force in a run. Bill Barisoff followed with a high fly to left centre that Lou Kubiak was unable to find in the haze. It fell for a single and three runs scored.
The Packers finished the scoring with a single off reliever Len Kasparovitch in the seventh.
In the second game, Charlie Balassi's fifth hit of the game broke a tie in the tenth inning to give Victoria a 6-5 win.
The A's were leading 2-0 entering the eighth inning due to Archie Wilson's double that scored Balassi and Buccola, who singled in the third inning. Frank Logue had a two-hit shutout at that point, but Yakima came up with a five-run rally. A walk, singles by Gene Gaviglio and Bill Barisoff, Gene Thompson's double and three Victoria errors produced the tallies.
Victoria came back to knot the game in their half of the inning. Kubiak walked, Russ Walseth sigles and Balassi hammered his third double of the game to score them both. Buccola followed with a triple down the right field foul line.
Balassi won it in the tenth when he bounced a single over second to drive in Kubiak just as the curfew was about to be imposed.
First game
Yakima ......... 000 040 1—5 7 1
Victoria ........ 000 100 0—1 6 3
Strait and Estada; Goot, Kasparovitch (7) and Morgan.
Second game
Yakima ......... 000 000 050 0—5 9 2
Victoria ........ 002 000 030 1—6 12 3
B. Drilling, Estrada; Logue, Kasparovitch (9) and Recca.

WENATCHEE, Sept. 9—Wenatchee Chiefs closed out their home season by trimming Salem, 9-7. Bill Wilson was named the team's most popular player and added his 33rd home run of the seasson.
The Wenatchee season attendance was announced as 81,721, nearly 10,000 more than a year ago.
Salem ............ 000 204 100—7 10 2
Wenatchee ..... 300 051 00x—9 8 4
McNulty, Wilson (6) and Samhammer; McCollum, Lierman (6), Stenman (7) and Gardner, Dalrymple (7).

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