Saturday, July 7, 2007

Tuesday, July 13, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 54 35 .607 --
Bremerton .. 52 38 .578 2½
Victoria ... 49 39 .557 4½
Vancouver .. 43 39 .524 7½
Spokane .... 46 42 .523 7½
Wenatchee .. 38 50 .432 15½
Salem ...... 38 50 .432 15½
Yakima ..... 30 57 .345 23½

Bremerton Moves Up
By the Associated Press
Bremerton Bluejackets were back in a challenging position in the Western International league after their second straight 10-inning win over the leading Tacoma Tigers.
Tne victory—by a 3-2 score—came on Frank Volpi's single with two out in the extra inning.
The single scored Al Maul, who had walked and moved up on a sacrifice.
It left the two pace-setters all squared after four games and pared Tacoma's first place margin to two and a half games.
Victoria grabbed off another 10-inning decision, turning back Vancouver 8-7 on Babe Jensen's homer. Joe Blankenship, fourth of the Victoria mound corps to see duty, was credited with his 14th win.
Wenatchee got only seven hits off Spokane's Frank Nelson, but the Chiefs bunched five of the blows into the second inning to score runs. It set the stage for a 6-3 decision as Dick Conover effectively spaced five Spokane bingles.
Salem roughed up Yakima 8-2 on Gene Peterson's four-hit hurling. The Solons put together two three-run innings while the lone Yakima counters came in the sixth on three walks and hits by Snag Moore and Jim Estrada.

BREMERTON, July 13—Bremerton Bluejackets outlasted Tacoma Tigers in a Western International League baseball game tonight, pushing over a run in the tenth inning to win 3-2.
The victory squared the crucial 10-game, home-and-home series at two apiece and left the Bluejackets only 2½ games the league-leading Tigers.
With two out in the 10th, catcher Frank Volpi singled across Al Maul to give Bremerton its winning run. Maul had walked and advanced on a sacrifice.
Tacoma ........... 000 000 020 0—2 9 1
Bremerton ........ 020 000 000 1—3 12 2
Lazor, Fortier (8), Venturelli (9) and Rossi; Hittle and Volpi.

VICTORIA, July 13—Babe Jensen poled the ball over the centre-field fence in the tenth inning to end the game as the Victoria Athletics outlasted the Vancouver Capilanos 8-7 tonight.
Len Tran's high throw to Bill Reese with two out in the first inning led to the first pair of Victoria runs. Archie Wilson followd with the first of four successive hits to score Jack Palmer and then Babe Jensen plated Wilson with a double.
Vic Buccola's two-run homer made it 4-0 in the second and Dick Morgan drove in a fifth run in the third, when the A's used four singles to get their lone marker.
Vancouver managed to tie the game in the fourth. A walk, a double, Jack Warren's two-run single and Orrin Snyder's home run caused the damage and chased starter Del Owens.
Three singles and an error by Babe Jensen at third base put two more on the board for the Caps in the fifth.
Victoria squared matters in the sixth. Jensen led off with a single, went to third when Sal Recca's fly ball was lost in the lights and landed for a double, and scored on Vic Buccola's ground out. Recca moved to third on the play, and came in when Jim Propst hit a pinch single to left field.
Both sides settled down to play scoreless ball until the 10th.
Joe Blankenship worked the final 3 1/3 innings to go his 14th victory, allowing three hits and two walks.
Vancouver ....... 000 520 000 0—7 15 1
Victoria ........... 221 002 000 1—8 14 5
Anderson and Warren; Owens, Harmsen (4), Logue (6), Blankenship (6) and Recca.

Spokane .......... 002 001 000—3 5 2
Wenatchee ...... 040 000 02x—6 7 0
Nelson and Gibb; Conover and Gardner.

Yakima ........... 000 002 000—2 4 1
Salem ............ 033 110 00x—8 9 0
Kittle and Constantino; C. Peterson, G. Peterson (3) and Burgher.

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