Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wednesday, July 28, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 61 42 .592 —
Tacoma ..... 59 44 .573 2
Victoria ... 59 47 .557 3½
Spokane .... 55 50 .524 7
Vancouver .. 51 47 .520 7½
Wenatchee .. 46 58 .442 15½
Salem ...... 45 61 .425 17½
Yakima ..... 38 65 .369 23

BREMERTON, July 28—The Bremerton Bluejackets,who moved into the Western International League lead largely on the strength of their pitching can also slug that baseball.
The Tars unleashed a 22-hit assault on three Salem hurlers tonight to bury the Oregonians beneath a 19-3 margin.
It enabled Bremerton to maintain its two-game lead over Tacoma.
The result was never in doubt as Bremerton led off with a two-run homer by Allan Maul in the first and followed through with eight runs in the second.
Batting stars for the Bluejackets were Lyle Palmer and Jay Ragni with four singles each, Lil Arnerich, with a triple and two singles, and Eddie Samcoff, with a double and two singles.
Dick Sinovic accounted for all Salem runs with a triple and a home run.
John Conant coasted to his 15th victory.
Salem ............. 000 002 010—3 10 1
Bremerton ....... 284 112 10x—19 22 0
McNulty, Saltzman (2), Shortridge (3) and Burgher; Conance and Volpi.

VANCOUVER, July 28—Hunk Anderson turned in a three-hit effort and Frank Mullens smacked a three-run homer in the third as Vancouver defeated Wenatchee, 5-1, tonight.
Mullens' homer came after Len Tran singled and Joe Kaney was safe on Fern Parades' error.
Anderson struck out six and gave up four walks during the evening. He was never in trouble, except in the fourth, when he surrendered two walks and a single when the Chiefs scored their run. Len Tran made an error on Jack Wilson's grounder and Jack Warren dropped a pitch as Wilson scored.
Wenatchee .......... 000 100 000—1 3 1
Vancouver ........... 003 010 100—5 12 2
Lierman and Gardner; Anderson and Warren.

TACOMA, July 28—The Tacoma Tigers took the front end of a double-header from Yakima, 8-1, but had to settle for a 12-inning, 5-5 tie in the nightcap when the game was halted by the time limit.
Tacoma romped to its first game win and was never headed after scoring four runs in the first inning. They started the second game the same way, but Yakima whittled away at the margin and knotted it in the ninth.
Tacoma threatened in each of the three extra innings but couldn't put the baserunners across.
First game
Yakima ............ 100 000 0—1 7 1
Tacoma ........... 410 210 x—8 13 1
Strait, Kramer (2) and Constantino; Fortier and Rossi.
Second game
Yakima ........... 010 030 001 000—5 9 1
Tacoma .......... 410 000 000 000—5 11 1
B. Drilling, D. Drilling (9) and Constantino; Kipp, Clary (9) and Rossi.

VICTORIA, July 28—Lou Kubiak's eighth-inning single broke a 3-3 tie to give the Victoria Athletics a 4-3 win over the Spokane Indians in a Western International League baseball game tonight.
Joe Blankenship went the distance for his 16th win of the year, although Spokane got on the board first when Gene Petralli hit a solo homer in the first inning.
The A's went ahead in the second when Archie Wilson doubled, Babe Jensen tripled to right field then came home when Kubiak grounded out.
Buck Brownson's error on Kubiak's grounder to shot, Blankenship's sacrifice and a poke through the middle by Charlie Balassi made it 3-1 Victoria. But Spokane tied it when Bob Hedington singled and San Clemente lifted a high pitch to dead centre field on a 3-2 pitch for a home run.
The A's had runners on the bags in every inning but couldn't break through against Frank Nelson until the eighth. Recca drew his third walk with one out and reached thirs base on Russ Walseth's single. Kubiak then rifled an RBI single into right field.
Spokane ......... 100 002 000—3 8 2
Victoria .......... 020 100 01x—4 9 0
Nelson and Gibb, Blankenship and Recca.

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