Saturday, July 14, 2007

Wednesday, August 18, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 79 49 .617 —
Tacoma ...... 69 54 .561 7½
Spokane ..... 70 58 .547 9
Victoria .... 71 59 .546 9
Vancouver ... 57 61 .483 17
Salem ....... 60 68 .469 19
Wenatchee ... 56 70 .444 22
Yakima ...... 42 85 .331 36½

VANCOUVER, Aug. 18—It was the second straight 1-0 ball game between the Tacoma Tigers and the Vancouver Caps, but this time the home team won—behind six-hit pitching by Angelo Venturelli. Tacoma scored in the first on Larry Lee's single and Dick Greco's triple off Jim Hedgecock, who allowed ten hits.
Hedgecock collected two of Vancouver's hits with a single and a double.
Vancouver ....... 000 000 000—0 6 0
Tacoma .......... 100 000 00x—1 10 1
Hedgecock and Warren; Venturelli and Hargadon.

BREMERTON, Aug. 18—The Bremerton Bluejackets swept a three game series from the Victoria Athletics with a 7-4 tonight.
Eddie Murphy gave Bremerton a one-run lead when he circled the bases in the first inning, but the A's bounced back with a three-run outburst in the second, highlighted by Vic Buccola's bases-loaded triple. Babe Jensen opened the inning with a double down the left field line and was sacrificed to third by Sal Recca. Charlie Balassi worked Joe Sullivan for the first count and drew a walk before Russ Walseth walked on four pitches to load the bases. Len Kasparovitch forced Jensen at the plate but beat the relay to first to break up the double play and set the stage for Buccola's long smash.
Bremerton regained the lead in the bottom of the inning with three runs, including Eddie Samcoff's two-run double. They added a single tally in the seventh and a pair in the eighth to make it 7-3.
The A's drove Sullivan from the mound in the ninth when they scored their last run and loaded the bases with one out. John Marshall came on to face Archie Wilson and forced him to ground into a double play to end the game.
Victoria ........... 030 000 001—4 9 3
Bremerton ....... 103 000 12x—7 10 1
Kasparovitch and Recca; Sullivan Marshall (9) and Ronning.

YAKIMA, Aug. 18—Spokane leaped over Victoria into third place tonight by walloping Yakima, 16-0.
The Indians combed three Packer pitchers for 20 hits while John Cordell was weaving a nine hit shutout. Leo Thomas rapped a double and three singles and Edo Vanni socked four singles for the winners. Bill Wright poked a homer and a single in the seven-run seventh inning. The win gave Spokane a 2-1 series edge.
Spokane ........ 100 530 700—16 20 1
Yakima .......... 000 000 000—0 9 3
Cordell and Sheely; B. Drilling, Strait (7), Freeman (8) and Constantino.

SALEM, Aug. 18—The Salem Senators lengthened their win filibuster to eight straight, by waxing Wenatchee, 8-7 and 9-6 at Salem. The home club surmounted a 6-1 deficit to win the first game and peppered 15 hits, most of them in the early going, for the nightcap win.
First game
Wenatchee ...... 110 400 1—7 6 3
Salem ............. 100 430 x—8 7 4
Conover, Rose (5) and Dalrymple; Stevenson, McNulty (5) and Samhammer.
Second game
Wenatchee ...... 000 130 200—6 8 1
Salem ............. 402 200 10x—9 15 2
McCollum, Gilson (5) and Gardner; Saltzman, Peterson (7) and Burgher.

Dehaney Out
TACOMA, Aug. 18—Frank Dehaney, umpire in chief of the Western International League, has been dismissed by president Robert Abel.
No reason was given.
This was Dehaney's second season in the W.I.L. Hs work drew favourable comment last season and he was elevated to umpire-in-chief this year. For most of the season, he was partnered with Jerry Mathieu.

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