Saturday, July 14, 2007

Wednesday, September 8, 1948

               W  L  Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 90  58 .608 —
Spokane ..... 94  63 .603 —
Victoria .... 87  66 .569 4½
Tacoma ...... 78  68 .534 11
Salem ....... 72  82 .468 26
Vancouver ... 63  75 .457 27
Wenatchee ... 66  86 .434 31
Yakima ...... 50 103 .327 42½

VANCOUVER, Sept. 8—The Yakima Packers and Vancouver Capilanos played the second overtime game in a row, and this time it was the Packers who came out on top, 8-7.
Orrin Snyder dropped an infield throw at first base to open the 10th and Bill Freeman, third of the Yakima pitchers, was able to score the winner on a double by Gene Thompson.
Prior to this it had been another close, free-hitting contest, with sore-armed Bob Costello sustaining his 13th loss against 14 wins. With the score tied at five-all in the fifth, Vancouver twice tied it to force overtime.
Charlie Mead walloped a pair of homers, his 22nd and 23rd. Ernie Choukalous collected a double and a single to raise his average to .500. But the Packers stole eight bases off him and advanced on two passed balls.
Yakima ......... 110 031 100 1—8 12 1
Vancouver .... 203 001 100 0—7 12 3
Johnson, Peterson (6), Freeman (9) and Constantino; Anderson, Costello (6) and Choukalous.

VICTORIA, Sept. 8—John Marshall's effective curve struck out 12 batters tonight as he led the Bremerton Bluejackets to a 10-2 victory over the Victoria Athletics, and hung onto a share of top spot in the Western International League.
Two of the hits were bunt singles by Vic Buccola, the other was credited to Archie Wilson in the eighth when Don Stanford played an infield hop badly.
The Tars unloaded for seven runs in the third off Del Owens, who managed to get out of a jam with only one run in the first, when he walked in a run, but then retired the next five batters on strikes.
Ed Samcoff drew a walk to start off, Al Maul singled and Samcoff came in on Lyle Palmer's double. Then, Jay Ragni's lashing liner to right took a wicked hop over Charlie Balassi for a three-run, insider-the-park homer. Singles by Stanford and Lil Arnerich, another walk, and Babe Jensen's low throw on Ed Murphy's ground ball sent in three more runs.
The winners added singles in the sixth and seventh, while Marshall missed a shutout on account of treason in the eighth when the inner guard committed three errors.
Bremerton ..... 107 001 100—10 16 4
Victoria ........ 000 000 020—2 3 3
Marshall and Volpi; Owens, Harmsen (3) and Recca.

TACOMA, Sept. 8—The pennant-frenzied Spokane Indians kept their flag hopes burning with a 11-5 win tonight over the Tacoma Tigers.
They iced the game with a six-run burst in the second frame and coasted in. They wore
the batboy to a frazzle sending him up to the pressbox to find out how Bremerton was doing at Victoria.
Spokane ....... 060 102 200—11 6 1
Tacoma ........ 211 000 100—5 7 0
Cordell and Sheely; Lazor, Gleason (6) and Hargadon.

WENATCHEE, Sept. 8—Wenatchee Chiefs edged visitng Salem Senators tonight, 3-2, although out-hit 11-6. The win evened the series at one each.
Salem ............. 000 000 200—2 11 3
Wenatchee ...... 011 001 00x—3 6 3
Foster, Saltzman (7) and Samhammer; Stevens and Gardner.

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