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Salem ........ 37 19 .661 1
Tacoma ....... 29 21 .580 6
Bremerton .... 29 22 .569 6½
Spokane ...... 29 24 .547 7½
Yakima ....... 22 31 .415 14½
Vancouver .... 17 37 .315 20
Victoria ..... 15 44 .254 24½
TACOMA, story unavailable.
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Tacoma ........... 000 001 001— 2 5 4
J. Fitzgerald and E. Fitzgerald; Greenlaw, Hansen (5), Jimmink (9) and Kuper.
SPOKANE, June 19—The Spokane Indians turned the first triple play of the Western International League season Wednesday, but fell 7-1 to the league-leading Spokane Indians.
Ken Wyatt limited them to three hits and struck out ten, while walking 11.
With the bases full in the first inning, Vern Reynolds lined to George Risk at short, the toss to second base caught the second runner and a throw to first snared the third.
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Wyatt and Salmon; Powers, Lyden (5), and Paulson.
YAKIMA, story unavailable.
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Pintar, Kittle (7), Lowman (9) and Paglia; Yaylian and McConnell.
VICTORIA, [Colonist, June 20]—All was jubiliation in the Victoria Athetics' camp last night.
Picking on the hapless Vancouver Capilanos behind the six-hit pitching of Bob Jensen, the A's handed the Mainlanders an 8- whitewashing to sweep the abreviated three-game series.
The win left the Victorians only four and one-half games out of seventh place, With 11 more games against the Caps in the next ten days, hopes are high that the two clubs will soon exchangepositions in the league standings.
Jensen was in superb form and never in serious trouble as he racked up his second win in three days and scored the first shutout hurled by a Victoria pitcher this year. The big right-hander added to his impressive strikeout total by whiffing nine of the light-hitting Caps. [He allowed six hits, Frank Mullens' double being the only one which went for extra bases, and walked five.]
Their line-up riddled by injuries, the Capilanos turned in another poor performance and committed five errors, most of which played a part in the scoring. Alex Palica made his second start of the series and was charged with his second loss, but stuck around to the finish.
Victoria went into the lead in the second when they counted twice. Pete Hughes doubled to left centre and Beans Marionetti bounced a drive off pitcher Alex Palica's glove. Retrieving the ball, Palica hurled it against the first basee bleachers, Hughes scoring and Marionetti reaching third. He scored on Vic Buccola's sacrifice fly.
VANCOUVER SACKER BOOTS THREE IN INNING
Three more runs came over when Lou Estes, a third baseman playing first, was charged with three errors. The three boots allowed Al Steele to score after he hit an easy roller to short. Hughes walked and doubles by Marionetti and Dunn accounted for the other pair of scores.
Hughes pounded out a two-run homer in the seventh and Dunn singled scross the eighth run to complete the scoring.
Fontaine, Athletics’ new catcher, made his first appearance and handled himself well … Vic Buccola continues his sensational defensive play at first base. He saved an error for Dunn with a pretty play in the ninth, when he leaped high for a bad throw and tagged Gulan out as he came down … Victoria’s Reg Clarkson, playing in the Vancouver outfield, also came up with a great play when he took Murphy’s fly ball in the sixth for a long run … Beans Marionetti has apparently found his batting eye. He included a double among his three hits last night for a perfect performance at the plate … Victoria pitching seems to have settled down and fans can look forward to continued improvement … John Carpenter is improving each time out. Tony Ferrara only needs a few breaks and Joe Blankenship seems to have found himself. With Jensen able to get proper rest, the staff is shaping up nicely … Vancouver received a boost last night when it was announced that Pete Jonas would join the club from the Seattle Rainiers as an outfielder.
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VICTORIA. [Clancy Loranger, Vancouver News-Herald, June 20]—Vancouver Capilanos, who stagger home today after 11 days of disaster, will be packing a new worry in their old kit bag.
The Caps, who have had their fair share of trouble this season, for the first time are in danger of falling right out of the bottom of the Western International League.
They dropped another one with a resounding thud here last night 8-0 to the Victoria Athletics. It was their third straight loss at the hands of the cellar-dwelling A’s and their ninth defeat in a row, and left them just four and one half games ahead of their Island rivals.
The Brownies, who will be happy to see their old home grounds again, can regain a little lost ground tonight at Capilano Stadium, when they resume hostilities with Ted Norbert’s Victoria crew.
Ray Orteig has been selected to do the pitching against the A’s who will probably counter with Don Hess, a southpaw pitcher just arrived from Salem.
JENSEN GOES WELL
There never was any doubt about last night’s outcome. Bob Jensen, billed as the Athletic’s pitching ace, lived up to his notices as fast as any hurler, started by striking out the side and whiffed nine before he was through. He had two on base in four different innings, but he pulled himself out of the rut and deserved his shutout.
Alex Palica, chucking for the Caps had a little support trouble, chiefly from Lew Estes who gets the sun full in his face in the early innings, but he was hit pretty hard, too.
Pete Hughes rapped out a 340-foot homer in the seventh to climax things for the happy Victoria fans.
CUFF NOTES—Vancouver’s catching, a strong point when the Caps left home, is in sorry shape … with Bill Brenner and Ray Spurgeon both suffering ankle injuries, Jimmy Estrada took over behind the log but the capable Indian developed a hitch in his throwing arm and couldn’t get the ball to second base last night … he gave way to Cleve Ramsay in the third, and Cleve did all right … he tossed out the speedy Ed Murphy who tried to steal on him in the eighth … Hunk Anderson, whose back injury has kept him out since the club left Vancouver, will be ready to pitch again by Friday … That first base bugaboo is still with the Caps … wonder if newcomer Charley Mead can play the sack? … or whatever became of Bill Wright?
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Victoria ........... 023 000 30x—8 9 1
Palica and Estrada, Ramsey (3); Jensen and Fontaine.
Seattle Sends Pete Jonas To Vancouver as Outfielder
SEATTLE, June 19—The Seattle baseball management reported Wednesday night that Pete Jonas, a right-handed pitcher, would be sent to Vancouver for outfield duty in the Western International league, on 24-hour option.
The former Whitman college ace, who is handy with the bat, will be consigned for outfield duty only because of a sore arm.
Monday, June 4, 2007
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