Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Wednesday, June 23, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 39 23 .629 --
Bremerton .. 40 26 .606 1
Vancouver .. 33 29 .532 6
Victoria ... 34 32 .515 7
Spokane .... 31 30 .508 7½
Wenatchee .. 28 36 .437 12
Salem ...... 28 38 .424 13
Yakima ..... 23 42 .354 18

BREMERTON, June 23—Tom Rose, Wenatchee righthander, qualified as a hard-luck pitcher of the season here tonight when he held the Bluejackets to a single hit only to lose the first game of a double-header, 2-0.
The Chiefs were only able to pick up two hits from the offerings of Keith Simon, who won the game himself by clouting a home run with Frank Volpi, who had walked, on base.
The aroused Chiefs came back in the second game to pound out a 10-2 victory, making good use of ten hits and sending John Marshall down to defeat. Their four runs broke a scoreless streak of 29 innings. The Tars won three games in a row, 2-0.
First game
Wenatchee ......... 000 000 0— 0 2 1
Bremerton ........... 002 000 x—2 1 0
Rose and Dalrymple; Simon and Volpi.
Second game
Wenatchee ......... 410 001 004—10 8 0
Bremerton ........... 000 010 100—2 11 2
Gibson and Gardner; Marshall, Moore (9) and Ronning.

TACOMA, June 23—The Tacoma Tigers added a half game to their Western International League lead as they got a two-hit pitching chore from Cy Greenlaw.
The veteran southpaw bested Jack Teagan and the Spokane Indians, 1-0. The only run was scored by Glen Stetter, who singled, stole second, went to third on an infield error and came in on a successful double steal.
Spokane .......... 000 000 000—0 2 2
Tacoma ........... 001 000 00x—1 3 1
Teagan and Sheely; Greenlaw and Rossi.

VANCOUVER, June 23—The Salem Senators lost their 16th game in 18 starts and the Vancouver Capilanos won their 13th in 18 tonight. The Brownies had two big innings to register a 10-9 victory. Bob Snyder received credit for his sixth win, despite socking him for a dozen blows and ganged five of those for as many runs in the third inning.
The Caps had a six-run assault in the eighth inning to go ahead, after trailing 8-4. With one out, Len Tran dumped a three-run homer over the right wall. Joe Kaney flew out and Frank Mullens lofted a fly that would have the rally. But right fielder Bus McMillan lost the ball and the game was tied.
Jack Warren, who had homered in a four-run first frame rally, walked and after Charlie Mead singled, Ken Wyatt was replaced on the mound by Jim Olson. He walked Buddy Hjelmaa and Bill Brenner, coming up for the second time in the inning, singled home two runs.
Salem attempted to make a comeback in the ninth. reliever Sandy Robertson got the first two out, but walked Mel Nunes who scored on Bill Burgher's ringing double to left centre. But he personally tossed out pitcher Olson to end the game after intentionally walking McMillan.
Bob Snyder received credit for his sixth win, despite socking him for a dozen blows in eight innings and ganging five of those for as many runs in the third inning.
Salem ............ 105 000 201—9 13 1
Vancouver ...... 400 000 06x—10 11 2
Wyatt, Olson (8) and Burgher; Snyder, Robertson (9) and Brenner.

VICTORIA, June 23—A wild pitch by Bob Drilling with the bases filled in the tenth inning brought in the winning run as the Victoria Athletics shaded the Yakima Packers, 7-6, in a Western International League thriller here tonight.
The A's gave up an unearned run in the tenth to put the Packers in front, then scored twice to give reliever Joe Blankenship his tenth win and sixth straight.
The Packers tallied once in the first without the aid of a base hit and tied the score in the second at 2-2 after Lou Kubiak put the A's in front with his first home run of the season with Charlie Blassi on base.
Archie Wilson's long fly scored Kubiak in the third to make it 3-2, but Yakima squared the count in the fourth. Wilson led off the sixth with a long triple to right field and scored on Babe Jensen's fly to put the Athletics ahead. Singled by Sal Recca, and Balassi, Bill Harmsen's sacrifice and Kubiak's infield out added another run in the seventh.
The Packers drove Harmsen from the box in the ninth, the first two batters reaching second and third on singles and Wilson's error. Ray French's single drove in both runners to score but Blankenship got out of the inning with a double play.
Bob Pirack, who relieved Bill Freeman, retired in favour of Drilling, after giving up a single to Kubiak and a double to Jack Palmer in the tenth. Wilson then beat out an infield hit to load the sacks and Jensen bounced a single through short to tie the score. With Morgan at the plate and the bases still loaded, Drilling uncorked a wild pitch and Palmer came in from third to send 1,900 fans home happy.
Yakima ........... 110 100 002 1—6 12 1
Victoria ........... 201 001 100 2—7 13 4
Freeman, Pirack (9) , Drilling (10) and Eastwood; Harmon, Blankenship (9) and Recca.

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