Saturday, June 9, 2007

Wednesday, August 7, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 67 42 .615 —
Bremerton ..... 58 41 .586 4
Salem ......... 61 44 .581 4
Tacoma ........ 55 49 .529 9½
Spokane ....... 45 49 .479 14½
Yakima ........ 49 55 .471 15½
Vancouver ..... 40 61 .396 23
Victoria ...... 37 71 .343 29½

SALEM, Ore., Aug. 7—The Salem Senators, snapping out of their batting slump, pounded two Vancouver hurlers for 14 hits and a 9-5 victory in a Western International League game here tonight.
Salem routed starter Vancouver starter Larry Guay, making his third appearance, in the third inning, taking a 4-0 lead.
But the Caps started banging back and picked up a pair of counters on Frank Mullens’ homer in the fourth. They went out in front in the next frame, notching three runs on a pair of doubles, a single and a walk.
But reliever Ron Bryant gave up five hits in the sixth inning, including Hal Summers’ triple, and that was good for five runs and the ball game.
Ken Wyatt went the route for Salem, holding the Canadians to six hits.
Vancouver ......... 000 230 000—5 6 4
Salem ............... 103 005 00x—6 14 2
Guay, Bryant (3) and Brenner; Wyatt and Salmon.

VICTORIA, Aug. 7—Fumbles cost the Victoria Athletics dearly as they dropped a WIL double-header at Royal Athletic Park, 6-5 and 13-8.
After tagging Pee Wee Bass with the loss in the first game by permitting five unearned runs on four costly bobbles, the Athletics lacked pitching and defensive ability in the shortened six-inning finale.
Catcher Bob Stumpf didn't tag Bob Moore who swung at a third strike in the dirt with two out in the third inning and cost Bass thre runs. Moore started for his left field post then whirled and reached first safely when no Victoria player was near the bag, as all were heading to the dugout. That kept the inning alive.
Beans Marionetti's bobble on a hard ground ball and Bill Garbe's single put across three runs. Errors by Gray and Cherry allowed two more runs in the third and the Stars finally earned their sixth run, which came in the fifth.
The A's mounted a three-run rally in the fifth when Stan Gray, Pete Hughes and Marionetti lashed successive doubles and Bob Paulson drew a bases-loaded walk. Reliever Gerry Bohnen forced Murphy to ground into a double play to end the inning.
Victoria scored seven unearned runs in the night game, stopped after six innings by a curfew, thanks to Peterson's error at second base. Bob Cherry's double and Hughes' three-run homer were the highlights.
Frank Cirimele's muff of an easy fly ball helped the Stars score a trio in the fifth.
First Game
Yakima ........... 003 210 0—6 9 0
Victoria .......... 002 030 0—5 8 4
Simon, Bohnen (5), Kralovich and Gibb; Bass, Blankenship (6) and Stumpf, Paulson.
Second Game
Yakima ........... 033 430—13 15 1
Victoria .......... 100 700— 8 7 4
Romple, Bohnen (6) and McConnell; Musgrave, Dumeah (4), Oliver (5) and Paulson.

SPOKANE, story unavailable.
Bremerton ........ 110 310 013—10 16 3
Spokane .......... 400 100 015—11 11 4
Lowman, Medeghini (4), Federmeyer (8) and Volpi; Collins, Hallbourg (4), Tising (5) and Clifford.

TACOMA, story unavailable.
Wenatchee ...... 012 401 000—8 9 4
Tacoma .......... 001 001 000—2 6 5
Vivalda and E. Fitzgerald; Jungbluth, Sostre (4), Oppelt (7) and Kemper.

Stanton No-Show
VICTORIA, Aug. 7—After failing to obtain the services of Jim Stanton, Pioneer League first sacker, the Victoria Athletics yesterday filled their gap at first base when they secured Chuck Suytar, former Sacramento regular.
Towering at well over the six-foot mark, Suytar played over 120 games with Sacramento in 1944. He started the season with the Solons but has been playing with Ventura of the Class C California League.

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