Friday, June 8, 2007

Thursday, August 1, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 64 39 .621 —
Bremerton ..... 54 38 .587 4½
Salem ......... 58 41 .586 4
Tacoma ........ 54 42 .563 6½
Spokane ....... 43 46 .483 14
Yakima ........ 41 54 .432 19
Vancouver ..... 37 57 .394 21½
Victoria ...... 34 68 .333 28½

SALEM, Aug. 1—The Wenatchee Chiefs made it three in a row over the Salem Senators tonight by edging the Senators, 2-1, in a moundsman's duel in the Western International League.
Wenatchee ....... 000 100 001—2 3 1
Salem .............. 000 100 000—1 4 2
Green and E. Fitzgerald; Soderburg and Salmon.

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 2]—Vancouver Capilanos should get to know the man who owns the scales. There are times when a little scale-tipping comes in handy.
Today, for instance, when Vancouver Capilanos pack up and head for Bremerton with that town’s Bluejackets, they’ll be down 2-1 to Sad Sam Gibson’s boys. But if they’d known the right people, they might just as easily have won all three of those tilts.
With a little push from the umpires, they dropped the opener Tuesday in 11 innings. Then they use and blew a lead in the first game of last night’s twin bill, the visitors sending home four runs in the 9th after two were out to win 11-8. The locals rescued a little self respect by walloping out a 7-4 victory in the nightcap, as Larry Guay registered his first win for Vancouver.
Our forces appeared to be home free in the first contest as they came up with one of their six-run clouting sprees in the first frame that was featured by Bill Brenner’s towering homer over the left field wall, his second of the week.
But Bremerton kept pecking away at Bob Snyder, who was badly off form, and finally worked the score up to 8-7 in the fifth. Then Snyder settled down, and for three stanzas he blanked the Jackets.
He got the first two men in the ninth, then Walt Bliss singled. Bill Barisoff, who had been beaned in the third frame, got even then by powering another one over the long left field fence barrier. A couple of walks and a couple of singles completed the damage.
In the nightcap Guay got into trouble with wildness, walking five, but he gave up just three safeties, one of them still another clout over the distant easy rampart.
The locals sewed it up in the sixth when, with the score tied 4-4, they pushed across three counters on three hits, a walk, and an error by the usually-steady Joe Gedzius.
[WILfan note: Jim Estrada had three hits in the first game for Vancouver, Bliss and Bill Reese has a trio apiece for Bremerton … Brenner’s homer brought in a pair of runs … Hooks De Vaurs and Charlie Mead also homered in the opener … Tars’ starter Beak Federmeyer homered in the night game to bring in a pair, E. Curtis and Bliss had the other two singles off Guay, which also brought in runs … Gedzius’ error allowed two to score after an RBI single by Ray Spurgeon broke the tie].
First game:
Bremerton ....... 221 110 004—11 15 0
Vancouver ...... 601 100 000— 8 13 1
Pintar, Medighini (3) and Paglia; Snyder and Brenner.
Second game:
Bremerton ....... 003 001 0—4 3 1
Vancouver ...... 003 013 x—7 9 2
Federmeyer and Volpi; Guay and Spurgeon.

VICTORIA, Aug. 1—Breaking a 4-4 tie in the first half of the seventh inning when Vic Buccola made a two-run error, the Spokane Indians went on to win the first game of the current series from the Athletics, 12-7, Thursday night before over 3,000 fans at Royal Athletic Park.
With the bases loaded and two men out, Buccola boosted a ground ball and Spokane took a 6-4 lead. Spokane added four more runs in the eighth on two walks, a triple by Sabena, another error by Buccola and a double by Bishop. Spokane tallied two more in the ninth for good measure.
Milt Cadinha, who went the route for Spokane, was touched for 11 hits, including home runs by Bill Dunn and Bob Cherry. Doug Oliver pitched the whole game for the A's but was nicked for 13 blows, but five unearned runs on four Victoria errors did little to aid his cause.
Spokane ....... 110 110 242—12 13 2
Victoria ........ 120 010 003— 7 11 4
Cadinha and Clifford; Oliver and Paulson.

TACOMA, Aug. 1—Tacoma's Tigers hammered out a total of 19 hits, including a homer, two triples and a pair of doubles, to register a 14-3 victory over the Yakima Stars here tonight.
Yakima ........ 102 000 000— 8 6 4
Tacoma ....... 400 140 005—14 19 3
McHugh and McConnell; Martin and Kemper.

Risk's Widow Gets $12,000 Insurance
SPOKANE, Aug. 1—Insurance of $12,000 from insurance covering a bus crash in which nine Spokane baseball players were killed June 24 was awarded in Superior Court today to Mrs. Marjorie Risk, Hillsboro, Ore., widow of shortstop George Risk.
Seven other claims against the insurance firm have yet to be decided.
The insurance money is in addition to a fund of $70,000 raised so far across the country for families of players killed and injured in the crash.

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