Sunday, July 8, 2007

Wednesday, July 21, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 56 39 .589 —
Bremerton .. 56 40 .583 ½
Victoria ... 55 43 .561 2½
Vancouver .. 46 44 .511 7½
Spokane .... 49 47 .510 7½
Wenatchee .. 42 54 .438 14½
Salem ...... 43 56 .434 15
Yakima ..... 36 60 .375 20½

WENATCHEE, July 21—Tacoma continued to pace the Western International League parade today—thanks to Vince Lazor's seven-inning relief mound chore.
The Tigers topped Wenatchee 8-4 tonight to stay a half game ahead of Bremerton.
It didn't look too good for Tacoma when Wenatchee took a 3-0 lead in the second inning as Ken Clary gave up a pair of bingles and walked three. But the pace-setters tied it up with three in the third, including Vito De Vito's two-run homer, and Lazor, taking over the mound in the same frame, held the Chiefs to a single tally thereafter. Tacoma sewed it up in the seventh with another three-run burst.
Tacoma ......... 003 001 301—8 11 2
Wenatchee .... 030 010 000—4 10 0
Clary, Lazor (3) and Hargadon; McCollum and Gardner.

BREMERTON, July 21—Bremerton Bluejackets kept paced with league-leading Tacoma, thanks to a 4-2 win over the Spokane Indians tonight.
The Jackets are a half-game out of first place in the W.I.L.
Bremerton had to come from behind, chasing over three runs in the sixth on two singles, a walk and pitcher Keith Simon's two-run triple. Spokane counted its pair in the second when Boh Hedington homered and Edo Vanni scored ahead of Frank Nelson's two-bagger.
Bremerton ....... 000 003 001—4 10 1
Spokane ......... 020 000 000—2 7 1
Simon and Volpi; Nelson and Sheely.

SALEM, July 21—Featuring Del Owens' three-hit shutout pitching performance in the short first game, the Victoria Athletics swept a double-header from the Salem Senators, 4-0 and 9-5.
The shutout was the first of the year from the A's, who gave Owens the only run he needed in the first inning when Vic Buccola and Archie Wilson both doubled. It was his eighth win in 15 decisions.
Frank Logue came on in a relief role in the nightcap to gain crredit for his eighth triump and second over the Solons in two nights.
Len Kasparovitch started for the A's but twice blew leads and went out in the sixth when Salem plated three runs to take a 5-3 edge. Logue went the rest of the way as the A's stormed from begind to go ahead with three runs in the seventh, the plated a pair in the eighth and one in the ninth. Buccola clouted his sixth home run in the fifth inning off Hal Saltzman, who was charged with his second loss of the series.
Victoria ......... 110 001 1—4 7 0
Salem ........... 000 000 0—0 3 1
Owens and Recca; Olson and Burgher.
Second game
Victoria ........ 100 110 321—9 13 2
Salem .......... 000 203 000—5 14 3
Kasparovitch, Logue (6) and Recca; Saltzman, Wilson (8) and Burgher.

YAKIMA, July 21—For the second night in a row, the Yakima Packers scored all their runs in one inning, then staved off a late Vancouver rally for a one-run victory. Yakima got by the Capilanos 4-3 tonight.
A two-run home from Snag Moore highlighted the Yakima eighth inning.
Packers pitcher Garth Ford held the Caps scoreless for six inning before surrending the first Vancouver run in the seventh.
Jack Warren opened Vancouver's ninth with a homer. With two out, Bill Reese, Orrin Snyder and pinch-hitter Bill Brenner, singled in succession, but Ford got Len Tran to fly out to centre to end the game.
Vancouver ...... 000 000 102—3 9 0
Yakima ........... 000 000 40x—4 5 1
Anderson, Snyder (7) and Warren; Ford and Constantino.

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