Saturday, June 2, 2007

Saturday, April 27, 1946

               W L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 2 0 1.000 —
Spokane ...... 2 0 1.000 —
Bremerton .... 1 1  .500 1
Tacoma ....... 1 1  .500 1
Victoria ..... 1 1  .500 1
Wenatchee .... 1 1  .500 1
Vancouver .... 0 2  .000 2
Yakima ....... 0 2  .000 2

SPOKANE—The Spokane Indians made it two straight over the Vancouver Capilanos in a Western International League game here as they squeeze out a 7-6 win.
The Indians took an early lead on the strength of a double by Jack Lohrke in the first inning that scored Vic Picetti who was on on an error. The tribe added three more runs in the third and held a 7-2 lead as the Caps came to bat in the ninth.
Dick Zender opened the frame with a single, and advanced to second on Earl Silverthorn's single. Al Kretchmar was safe on an error to load the bags and Dick Zender scored on Cleve Ramsay's long fly ball. Then Mueller singled, scoring Silverthorn and Frank Gosney drove a single into centre to score Kretchmar. Art Bonnell singled to score Mueller and Doug Oliver went in to pitch for Spokane.
Jimmy Estrada promptly fanned but Ray Spurgeon walked to load the bases. Zender then ended the inning and the game by grounding out.
Doug Ford worked the full game for Vancouver, fanning seven but walking an equal number.
Vancouver ........ 100 100 104—6 9 1
Spokane ........... 103 111 00x—7 12 6
Ford, Spurgeon; Hallbourg, Oliver (9) and Cole.

YAKIMA—With Duane Crawford, Salem pinch-hitter, tying the game with a double in the ninth inning, the Senators went on to beat the Yakima Bears 6-4 in a ten-inning Western International League game tonight. Salem trimmed Yakima 12-4 in the opener Friday night.
Yakima's pitching crumpled in the pay-off tenth and Salem got its victory on runs forced in by a walk and a hit baseman after the bases had been loaded by an error and two bases on balls.
Harlond Clift, former major leaguer, playing shortstop for Yakima, opened the scoring with a home run over the left field wall in the first inning.
Salem ............... 012 000 001 2—6 8 0
Yakima ............. 100 000 030 0—4 10 3
Soderberg, Gerkin (9) and Salmon; McHugh, Strait (8), Bohnen (9), Yaylian (10) and McConnell.

BREMERTON—With 17 year old Dick Colombo pitching four-hit ball, Tacoma defeated the Bremerton Bluejackets, 7-3, in the second game of the season for Bremerton in its first year in the Western International league ranks.
Clean-up hitter Chuck Clifford and catcher Dick Kemper led the Tacoma attack. Clifford got a homer and a single in two times up and Kemper rapped out two doubles and a single in four times at the plate.
Tacoma ............ 210 110 020—7 14 3
Bremerton ......... 200 010 000—3 4 0
Colombo and Kemper; Kittle, B. Federmeyer (7) and Volpi.

WENATCHEE—Walt Raimondi's single that stretched into an error to allow two men to score in the first of the fifth gave the Victoria Athletics two runs to break up a tied ball game and defeat the Wenatchee Chiefs 5-3 here. It evened their series at one game apiece.
Bob Jensen went the route on the mound for Victoria, striking out 19 batters, issuing 14 walks and giving up but three hits—a single, double and triple. He also made four wild pitches and hit a batter.
Victoria .............. 200 100 002—5 8 1
Wenatchee ......... 110 000 010—3 3 2
Jensen and Mulcahy; Vivalda, Logg (7) and Fitzgerald, Pesut (3).

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