Saturday, July 14, 2007

Tuesday, August 31, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 86 53 .619 —
Spokane ..... 84 61 .579 5
Victoria .... 82 62 .569 6
Tacoma ...... 73 64 .533 12
Vancouver ... 60 69 .465 16
Wenatchee ... 64 77 .454 23½
Salem ....... 65 79 .451 23½
Yakima ...... 47 96 .329 41

BREMERTON, Wash., Aug. 31—Vancouver Capilanos squared their Western International League series with the Bremerton Bluejackets at two games apiece Tuesday by defeating the league leaders 4-3.
The Caps scored the winning runs in their half of the ninth and then choked off a Bremerton rally in the bottom half to cinch the win.
Catcher Jack Warren drove in three runs to spark the Vancouver offense. They came on a triple, a double and a single.
The triple, a long one to the centre field fence, brought in the winning run with two out in the ninth. It drove in Frank Mullens, who had walked.
The win was Bob Snyder's 13th against five losses.
Vancouver ......... 101 100 001—4 7 1
Bremerton ......... 000 200 001—3 5 3
Snyder and Warren; Barnise, Allen (7), Marshall (9) and Ronning.

TACOMA, Aug 31—The Victoria Athletics wild ran on the bases, stealing second five times in six attempts, and then blasted Tacoma for 14 hits in a 12-2 win in the second game of a double-header.
Joe Blankenship held the Tigers to six hits and racked up his 22nd win — a league record. Blankenship's total gives him one more than Spokane's Bob Kinnaman and Vancouver's Bob Osborne piled up in 1922. This was the record which Bob Costello, then of Spokane, and Jim Hedgecock of the Capilanos tied last season with 21 victories.
The game was over in the first inning as the A's plated four runs. They added three more in the second and came up with a second four-run rally in the seventh.
In the opener, Del Owens had a shutout going until the sixth inning and allowed only three hits in a 5-1, seven-inning win.
The A's were held scoreless for three innings by Jim Gleason but got a run in the fourth when Archie Wilson singled to centre, stole second and scored on Babe Jensen's one-baser to left.
One hit was good for three runs in the fifth. Lou Kubiak walked, stole second and went to third as catcher Earl Kuper threw wild. Ray Tran bobbled Russ Walseth's grounder and Kubiak scored. Walseth then stole second and scored on Charlie Balassi's long triple. Balassi scored when Vito DeVito made a bad throw on Vic Buccola's ground ball.
Victoria added a final run in the seventh and Owens picked up his 14th triumph.
(First game)
Victoria .......... 000 130 1—5 7 0
Tacoma ......... 000 001 0—1 3 3
Owens and Morgan; Cirason and Kuper,Hargadon (7).
(Second game)
Victoria ......... 430 000 401—12 14 0
Tacoma ........ 010 100 000—2 6 5
Blankenship and Hecca; Clary, Lazor (2), Martineau (3) and Hargadon.

SPOKANE, Aug. 31—Spokane Indians gained a game in their battle to catch Bremerton by blanking the Wenatchee Chiefs, 10-0 behind the five-hit tossing of Del Holmes.
Leo Thomas, Spokane infielder, hit safely for his 20th consecutive game, getting his bingle in the eighth after his mated had batted around to give him another chance.
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 000—0 5 0
Spokane ........... 100 103 05x—10 9 0
Stevens, Gildon (8) and Gardner; Holmes and Rossi.

SALEM, Aug. 31—Dick Sinovic's long outfield fly in the ninth enabled the winning run to score from third as Salem Senators defeated the Yakima Packers, 7-2.
Yakima ......... 200 010 003—6 10 0
Salem .......... 040 000 201—7 8 0
Strait, Kittle (9) and Constantino; McIrvin, Peterson (9) and Burgher.

No-Hit Game Results in Loss
WELLSVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 31—The league-leading Lockport Reds of the Class "D" Pony League went hitless in an 11-inning game with the Wellsville Red Sox tonight but won 7-3.
The Reds scored three runs in the third on five walks and an error. The Sox deadlocked the contest in the seventh, 3-3. In the 11th the Reds pushed across four more runs on four errors, three walks, a fielder's choice and a hit batter.
Meanwhile, at Jamestown, Jerry Kleinsmith fanned 12 and walked five while holding Hamilton Cardinals hitless as Jamestown won 15-0. It was the 19-year-old right-hander's 15th victory against seven losses.

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